My Passion for Yarn!

Guest Blog Post Written by Janice Ogata, Founder of The Pasadena Crochet Meet Up

I believe my love of fiber arts started at a very young age, and it has only grown over the years. My great-grandmother was a crocheter, and I remember being 5 years old and admiring all of her granny square afghans.  In addition both my Mom and Aunt crochet. I have been exposed to some sort of needle art for many years. It wasn’t until later in life that my hobby became my obsession. Continue reading “My Passion for Yarn!”

Red Heart’s 9 Months of Baby Projects Month 6

Welcome to Month 6 of Red Heart’s 9 Months of Baby Projects. This month we bring you an adorable Button-Up Baby Cocoon and Hat to make for your special baby made with Red Heart Soft Baby Steps. Be ready to take your precious bundle home from the hospital in this cozy cocoon and hat. Buttoned front makes it easy to wrap up even a sleeping baby.  Continue reading “Red Heart’s 9 Months of Baby Projects Month 6”

Make a Boutique Swerve Scarf in a Jiffy!

If you’re like most people you enjoy making things for your friends and family but wait until the last minute. Red Heart Boutique Swerve can solve your problem in a jiffy!  It is available in a multitude of colors. All you need are 2 skeins of SWERVE and believe it or not, just your hands. This scarf is so easy you don’t even need a crochet hook!

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Crochet Rubik’s Cube Project by Marcy Kraft

It thrills me when I hear about younger people who are excited about yarn and crocheting. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Marcy Kraft, a 25 year old full-time Mom and the founder of “Crochet Grenade.” What I also love about Marcy is she’s a fearless, self-taught crocheter. Her Mom taught her a few basic stitches and she was off and running! Marcy does not work from patterns, which makes her story even more amazing, when you see the scope of her artistry. She says she just looks at the shapes of things and plans it all out in her head and then she executes the design. Continue reading “Crochet Rubik’s Cube Project by Marcy Kraft”

Knit the Bridge

OrganizingWhat is “Knit the Bridge?” It’s the largest attempted yarn bombing in the United States. They are working on trying to get the Guinness World Book of Records representatives to come out and document this marvel. Amanda Gross and her friends from “The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh” in addition to 1,847 volunteers from all over Allegheny County have knitted and crocheted large panels to cover the bridge. This is no small undertaking, to put it in perspective these are the dimensions of the bridge. The Andy Warhol Bridge, also called the 7th St. Bridge, was built in 1925 and measures 1,061 feet in length, 62 feet in width and is 83.5 feet tall.

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Meet Twinkie Chan, Celebrity Crocheter

When one hears the name Twinkie they automatically think of snack food, so it’s only fitting that Twinkie Chan should specialize in crocheting the fun foods from her childhood.  Since 2005 Twinkie has been a fresh force in the fiber world with her cute creations of all types of foods, from cupcakes, to pizza, to hot buttered toast.  Her unique designs are instantly recognizable and her whimsical sensibility earned her a fan base that was unexpected.  Continue reading “Meet Twinkie Chan, Celebrity Crocheter”