Red Heart’s Featured Snowflake Wreath of the Month – January

Enter to Win the Wreath of the Month!

There will be 3 lucky people who will win the yarn, needles and hooks to make this month’s wreath.

Red Heart will be featuring a new wreath project every month in 2013! It will include a free pattern for the particular wreath and some tips and photos for assembly  from the designer Sharon Mann.

PLUS get a January Wreath Calendar that you can print out to keep track of important dates.

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A Kid Can Create with Yarn

The older I get the more I realize that some of my best memories are the times that my mother, aunt or grandmother spent with me baking or crafting. I spent a bit of time with my great-niece, Ella, over the Thanksgiving holiday. We collaborated on a yarn-wrapped headband and then we filled clear ornaments with bits of yarn. Here are some tips if you would like to do these two projects with a young person in your life. Continue reading “A Kid Can Create with Yarn”

Part 2 of 3 Getting past being a beginner scarf maker…and get into the holidays

In September I reflected on how beginners might take the next step in their knitting and crochet hobby. Now that the holidays will be here soon, there are many ways to use yarn to make the season bright. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy your craft, add loving touches to your home and give homey things to friends and family.

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Calling all action-hero lovers!

SpiderWebThrow Every once in a while there is a pattern that I think everyone will want to know about, and this is one of those patterns. Here’s a throw design that any kid (or adult) action-hero aficionado can get excited about! Spider Web Throw was designed by Ellen Gormley, a mother herself with young children, and so it comes naturally that she does great kids’ designs. Here is the link to the free Spider Web Throw pattern. Continue reading “Calling all action-hero lovers!”