When I think of Easter it takes me back to a happy place when I was a child. I remember being so excited to shop for a new Easter dress and brand new white shoes, because it was okay to wear white again. I remember baskets, bunnies, egg hunts, flowers and warmer temperatures. It always seemed like everyone was just a little happier and it still makes me smile just thinking about this time of year.
If you’ve never used Red Heart Buttercup for a baby project, you should definitely give it a try. Holy cow this yarn is so “super soft and snuggly” I want to touch it all the time! No wonder babies love it so much! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Kitty Cat Headband”
Top ‘o the mornin’ to ya!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and my little boy wants to be prepared! As I was reading through Donna’s Dozen: Lucky You creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day blog, I came across the St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau pattern and questioned how could I make this for a 4 month old baby. I skimmed through the pattern and realized it uses 2 strands of Super Saver yarn for the hat. I was feeling LUCKY ;) so I tried the pattern with only 1 strand of Super Saver yarn and wadduya know…it fits my little leprechaun! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau”
The color grey was not picked as the “color of the year”, but I think it has surpassed all other colors in the past two years. For instance, it has a book deal, movie deal and most importantly plenty of free patterns on RedHeart.com. I wanted to bring a few together so you could enjoy the beauty of this color and the wide variety of yarns that feature this alluring color. There is something in this list for almost any adult. Whether you need an accessory, garment or something for your home, we have it here. We should embrace the color because it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Enjoy!
Continue reading “Fifteen Shades of Grey Patterns”
An accessory can be the most important element to an outfit. It can turn something drab into dynamic, plain into perfect or oh-no into oh-yeah! A scarf is a perfect example of this. Check out the dozen scarves featured below. I know you will find something to dress up your drab day.
Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Stunning Scarves”
We just added four new shades of Red Heart Super Saver and we wanted to see how they work up. Seems like there is still plenty of winter to come, so we decided to try two of the new colors for really easy cowls. They’re the perfect quick projects for staying inside and relaxing as you knit or crochet.
In one of my previous Cro-Shayley blogs, I mentioned I was on a Red Heart Reflective Yarn kick. Well here’s another awesome quick and easy craft project using this yarn…a Reflective Celebration Hat. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Reflective Celebration Hat”
Welcome to the March Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Top o’ the Morning Throw made in Red Heart Super Saver yarn. 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 third 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 a Make 1, and the cowl is the Lovable Cowl in Boutique Unforgettable. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
A friend of mine is having a little girl in March and her nursery theme is owls. I found Red Heart’s Cutie Blue Bird Hat pattern and thought what a perfect gift it would be! Maybe they can use this for some “cutie” newborn pictures.
I used Super Saver Orchid for the hat, Baby Pink for the feathers, Bright Yellow for the nose and White and Delft Blue for the eyes.
See the pictures below of my progress. If you’re making a baby hat with earflaps for the first time, this pattern is a good one to use. It’s quick with easy steps….my kind of project! ;)