As we get ready to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a whole new year, I thought we’d take a look back at the top 10 most popular things on www.Redheart.com in 2013.
Many companies and charities have Masquerade Balls for their Christmas or New Years Eve celebrations. Are you attending one? If so and you’re in need of a mask pattern, you’re in luck! Check out these 2 patterns below. Dress it up or dress it down, either way, when someone compliments you on your mask, you’ll be able to say, “Thanks, I made it!” :)
(PS, I love being able to say this!) Continue reading “Make your own mask for the Masquerade Ball”
Who’s on your Nice List this year? Choose from a baker’s dozen of quick-to-make gifts to knit or crochet for the holidays! Continue reading “A Baker’s Dozen of Last Minute Gifts”
I think my sister has been nice rather than naughty this year and I have been looking for a special scarf that I can finish for her in time for Christmas. I was just looking through the wonderful designs in the new issue of Knitter’s magazine and found the perfect scarf. It is shown in two color ways of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable…both Dragonfly and Petunia. The talented Kathy Zimmerman has designed it like a seaman’s scarf, working each half separately, narrowed at the center back and then grafted together. Her use of color and finishing ideas are exquisite! Continue reading “Stunning Gift Ideas with Boutique Unforgettable”
Seems that Santa kissing mama under the mistletoe was a very healthy thing to do. I just read that kissing helps reduce blood pressure, amps up your happy hormones, fights cavities and even zaps headaches! So improve your health (and benefit from the hugs and kisses) by making this quick and crafty Kissing Ball with Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric. It’s just one of a few ideas I used for adding sparkle and softness to my Christmas decorating.
Gumdrop yarn creates items that are cute enough to eat! Gumdrop comes in bright, trendy colors and a silky soft hand, this 100% premium acrylic yarn is perfect for kids, toddlers and adults too! Be inspired with these nine colorful knit and crochet patterns. Continue reading “Nine Gumdrop Patterns Cute Enough to Eat”
Do you enjoy looking at old photos as much as I do? Well you’re in for a TREAT! Red Heart has so many patterns dating all the way back to the 1930’s so we’re going to join in on the Throwback Thursday (#tbt) digital trend FUN! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday’s Grandstand Cardi”
The holidays are quickly approaching and everyone could use a quick and easy gift idea. Here is a collection of 17 knit and crochet free patterns that will be sure to make anyone feel special this holiday season. Plus these projects work up in the (St.) Nick of time! Continue reading “In the (St.) Nick of Time Gift Ideas”
Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. This time of year makes me want to exercise, shop and most of all create. I love going out on the back patio and crochet for hours in the fresh crisp air. It just gives me so much energy. This past weekend was one of those weekends. The sun was out, but it was about 70 degrees so I sat out for hours crocheting and loving it. This made me think of some patterns that are especially appropriate for this time of year.
We have been busy this year creating lots of fun, new Halloween free knit and crochet patterns. Choose from adult and children costumes and accessories projects. Let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite. Remember to “Pin” a few to your Pinterest page too! Continue reading “24 Halloween Costume and Accessories Knit and Crochet Free Patterns”