New Year…New Calendar…Outstanding Throws

Each month of 2015 we featured a special throw pattern. You may have saved them (or some of them) to your favorites list in We’ve combined all 12 of these outstanding Throws of the Month into an easy-to-view eCalendar for the New Year. You can either print out the whole calendar, or print out just the pages for the current month. You can also use it in the digital version…just download it to your computer’s desktop for easy reference any time you need a calendar.

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Donna’s Dozen Most Popular Patterns of 2015

I have always wondered what inspires a person to download a pattern. Is it the photograph/model, color of the project, the yarn, interesting stitches, skill level or is it just the right project. Personally, I have a project in mind and begin my search by narrowing the field. No matter what the reason is we are thrilled to be able to bring you so many free patterns on Click on and let the search begin.

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Cordial…is it yarn, or is it cord?

E832 CordialWhen I first met Red Heart Cordial, I thought it was the perfect cord for macramé. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it could be crocheted into such usable, durable, great-looking items. If you see it in the store it looks like a stiff ball of yarn. Like this…

When you crochet with it, it magically becomes perfect for all sorts of things. So I think of it as a “cord that you can either use for macramé knotting or for crochet”.

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Learn a Stitch, Make a Crocheted Cable Cowl

Welcome to the twelfth and final entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we have been teaching you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is crocheted cables, and the cowl is the Diamond Cables Cowl in Sparkle Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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