Fabulous Friends and Granny Hats

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.

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Knot a Sashay Scarf! No needles, no hooks!

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.

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Make it Merry – Red Heart Holiday Pattern eBook

Make It Merry Free Knit & Crochet Pattern eBookNeed 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:

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Pasadena Crochet Meet Up makes Red Heart’s Infinite Shells Cowl

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.

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Donna’s Dozen Charming Cowls

I wish that I could tell you that I am up on all the current styles and I know what everyone is wearing, but I can’t. I have a secret weapon, a college age daughter who lets me know what’s hot and trendy. She also feels free to let me know what I should and should not wear.

I can tell you that she will only accessorize with cowls, no scarf for her. Over the summer she brought me four scarves that someone had given her and asked me to sew the ends together and make them cowls. I understand it because they are stylish, warm, sensible and they won’t fall off.

In honor of the colder temperatures I wanted to bring you a variety of cowls. At RedHeart.com we have so many different styles to choose from. We have short, long, wide, twisted, dressed up or dressed down and even finger crocheted cowls. Please enjoy my dozen picks, but check out our website for other free knit and crochet patterns and so much more.

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