Who says style stops when the weather gets chilly? Not us! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite winter trends, including cowls, ponchos, and more!
I’m sure you’ve purchased Mason jars to use for everything from holding your crochet hooks to giving gifts of food…but have you thought of using them to make totally inspiring Crochet Christmas décor? This modern version of the old fashioned snow globe is great for displaying bits of your crochet craftiness for everyone to enjoy!
After you’ve finished the last sliver of pie, the turkey and cranberry sauce are tucked into the fridge, and napped, what will you be working on? If yarn is in your plans, here are some easy ideas for stitching after the stuffing.
Today I wanted to introduce you to a whole new way to look at Boutique Sashay. You have probably seen and most likely made the ruffle scarves, but wait until you see what else you can do with this versatile yarn. I hope you enjoy the twelve different ways to use Sashay.
I like to make small gifts for my group of friends each year. This year, I decided that I would make a snowman ornament for everyone. I couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so I made my own. Here it is!
In this article you will learn all that you need to know in order to read a filet crochet chart pattern. You’ll get some tips to make it easier as you go. And you’ll see how to adapt one of Red Heart’s free crochet patterns as you do your holiday crafting this year.
Filet Crochet is Easy
I have to confess that until I tried filet crochet I was quite intimidated by it. I’m not at all a visual learner. I always skip the symbol charts in crochet patterns and work from the words only. Filet crochet relies on its own unique set of charts so I thought I needed to stay away from it because it would be too hard. I was wrong. Once I knew some basic tips, I was easily able to read a filet crochet chart. And since filet crochet is worked entirely in double crochet and chain stitches, it’s actually a perfect crochet technique for beginners in the craft.
Once high school and college are over you wonder if you will ever make lasting friends like you had when you were young. I grew up in Louisiana and moved to North Carolina as an adult so I was not sure it would happen. It did! I have five fabulous ladies that are my “grown up” friends. We all lived in the same neighborhood, five of us in the same cul-de-sac. Our kids grew up together and we remained friends even after most of us moved away. I think we are on 14 years now.
Since crafters are doing knotted macramé things (like friendship bracelets), I thought I would try a simple knotted Sashay scarf…it actually turned out much easier than a macramé bracelet and you can complete it in an evening. It’s made just like knotting double or triple knotted fringe and is a stylish alternative to the ruffled scarf.
Need inspiration for your Holiday project list? You have found it with the Make It Merry free eBook from Red Heart. Download the Make It Merry eBook with 34 knit and crochet ideas to delight this holiday season. It begins with a wide range of wonderful ideas for giving your home an enchanted hand-crafted holiday feel including Red & White or Heart-Warming themes. It goes on to ideas for kids and special accessories to give or make ahead for holiday photos with Santa!
With so many projects you are sure to find something to help you plan your gift list with your knit and crochet projects. And don’t forget yourself this holiday season, as this eBook contains ideas for your own holiday or winter wardrobe!
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Sampling of the free projects inside the eBook:
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of introducing The Pasadena Crochet Meet Up to the beautiful Red Heart Soft yarn. The texture, the way it drapes, and the variety of colors are just amazing. Some of the group members opted to use Red Heart Super Saver for this project and it worked out just as well.