I just read that 25% of the US population are millennials born between 1977 and 2000. And it seems that most every female millennial I know is in baby mode. In our office alone there have been five employees in the last year having a baby…and one of them had twins! Every baby has been a reason to get our yarn and hooks and needles busy making cute baby things!
While searching for a stuffed animal pattern to make for a baby shower gift, I came across Red Heart’s Birthday Bear for a Prince free pattern. As I was about to begin, I thought how I could turn this bear into a tiger. Both baby’s mom and dad went to Clemson University so I thought how fitting this would be to give as a baby gift. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Tiger Friend”
A few weeks ago we published on a blog on How to Create an Ombre. An ombre is a color effect that gradually goes from one color to another color. If you’re interested in creating an ombre effect but aren’t sure which colors to use, read on! We have eight color combination suggestions for you, plus more ideas on creating your own effects.
by Jennifer E. Ryan of Celtic Knot Crochet
I love the Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarns – they come in wonderful colors with a variety of sequined and metallic versions. They work up quickly to make a pretty scarf to give as a gift or to add pizzazz to any outfit. But I also love the challenge to see how they can be used to add ruffles to other things besides scarves, such as this Christmas Ruffle Tree.
Follow along so you can learn how to make one of your own to get a head start on your holiday decorating this year!
Welcome to the July Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Patriotic Pride Throw made in Super Saver. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.
Welcome to the seven entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is the slip, slip, knit (ssk) decrease, and the cowl is the Love This Lacy Cowl in Sparkle Soft. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Everyone likes to have a nice bag to use for whatever the need. So we thought we would put together 13 of most popular bag knit and crochet free patterns that can be used for shopping, traveling, to a night out on the town or whatever the occasion. Plus, they can make a great gift too! Continue reading “13 Free Knit & Crochet Bag Patterns for Any Occasion”
I’m sure you agree with me that one of the nicest things about crocheting your own cowl is that you can use any yarn and any color that you please. So when Salena Baca did this easy crochet cowl pattern we were not sure which yarn to use to please the most people. So we asked her to do the same pattern in 3 different yarns – Red Heart Soft, Boutique Treasure and Boutique Unforgettable. And we chose colors that were as different as we could.
Is bath time your little one’s favorite part of the day? It is for mine! Add to the fun and make him or her a bath scrubby with Red Heart’s new Scrubby yarn. It’s made of textured polyester which makes great washcloths and “scrubbies.” I decided to crochet Red Heart’s Turtle Bath Scrubby using these colors: Coconut, Duckie, Ocean and Cherry. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Red Heart’s Turtle Bath Scrubby”
Weddings go on all year long so we wanted to bring you some of our favorite wedding designs made with Crochet Thread. Any of these designs could be for the bride herself or for a bridal party present with a handmade touch. Please enjoy these patterns, but importantly embrace your memorable day! Continue reading “Going to the Chapel… Bridal Projects that Will Inspire!”