If you knit or crochet then you have partial balls/skeins of yarn in your home that I call scrap yarn. Personally, I like to use up this yarn so I can buy some more. I have come up with a dozen patterns that you can complete with small amounts of yarn.
Welcome to the first 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 working into the back bars of a crocheted chain, and the cowl is the Twisted Cowl in Medley. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.
Olivia Anderson, age 11, has a chronic illness. She has a pump to give her medicine 24 hours a day, and regularly has to miss school. But throughout, she makes Sashay scarves to share. Read about Olivia’s story here.
Update: Since this post was originally published, Olivia has passed away from her condition. She was surrounded by her family. If you would like to do something in Olivia’s memory, she loved her doll from an organization called Feel Better Friends that gives personalized handmade dolls to ill children. They accept knit and crochet dolls.
Happy New Year! It’s time for resolutions, and around the Red Heart office, getting healthy is a popular goal! If you’ve decided it’s time to walk and run more, here are some accessories to help keep you warm as you brave the cold! We love our Reflective yarn, and think that it’s a great addition to any cold-weather activity!
I can’t believe were coming upon the close of another year. At year end we tend to get nostalgic and reflect back on all the great things that happened throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from 2014. I couldn’t keep it to just ten so here are our top 11! Thanks for all of your support and for loving our yarns as much as we do!
Have you heard about the newest thread in the Red Heart collection yet? Sizzle is a nylon thread that comes in bright colors that are fun to mix together. Whether you’re looking to add pops of color to your own life, or quick gifts to share with loved ones, Sizzle is the answer!
by guest blogger Karen Freeman
My mother always told me if invited to someone’s house for an event, never go empty handed. Well, I have been invited to a friend’s house throughout the year and have brought different gifts such as wine and chocolate. For the holidays I wanted to bring something that my very crafty friend could not have purchased or made herself. This Sashay tree is the special gift I made for her.
My favorite ornaments are the ones that I remember making with loved ones! So I couldn’t wait to show you this idea for using Sashay yarn to make joyful stars for your tree. It’s easy enough for older kids and even non-crafty friends to get in on.
It is hard to believe that 2014 will soon come to an end. We would like to take this time to thank you all for choosing Red Heart® as your source for free patterns. There are so many wonderful patterns to choose from that I am sure you have not had time to see them all. Did you know we have over 2,500 free patterns? The following designs were some of the most viewed in 2014. Maybe there is one in this list that you missed.
A popular craft project is wrapping letters with yarn to make holiday decorations. Simply get some cardboard or papier mache letters at your local craft store, and wrap yarn around them to form a personalized message for your home. Read on to for tips on how to choose the perfect word and how to get started.