Get your summer stitching list ready with these 10 Quick Portable Projects for Crocheting & Knitting. Summer is a good time to make smaller, fun projects. These projects won’t take much time and are easy to take outside or along with you on vacation. Continue reading “10 Quick Portable Projects for Your Summer Crocheting & Knitting”
We’re excited to present a NEW! 38 page eBook titled Baby Love: 25 Knit and Crochet Projects for Baby from Red Heart Yarn®. This eBook contains 25 knit and crochet projects to welcome and warm baby. You will find projects that suit your skill level and style in this great new eBook. Continue reading ““Baby Love” eBook from Red Heart yarns”
I just got done looking at a Facebook posting about what everyone is making. Not surprising that it seems like every other person is making baby blankets. It’s springtime and everyone knows someone who is having a baby. It’s the perfect gift for year-round use and it doesn’t have to fit! Continue reading “It’s a Baby Blanket World”
If you’ve been crocheting or knitting for awhile, you’ve probably come across vintage patterns from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Perhaps you have a box hiding in the back of your yarn closet (like me) of old patterns that have been given to you by someone whose mother has passed away. Or you’ve purchased old patterns for their old-time charm at an antique shop. These patterns connect us to the knitters and crocheters of the past and give us a sense of the wonderful tradition that we enjoy. Continue reading “Retro Red Heart Patterns”
When my grandson asked me to crochet a bag for him to keep his army men in, I realized I’m always in need of some type of small bag. If you are like me, I’m always throwing my change in the bottom of my purse, so I thought a small bag to clip onto my key ring would be perfect. I was working with Heart & Sole and thought this would be perfect for a key ring bag. Once I started, I couldn’t stop…making different size bags using different weights of yarn. The great thing is that is all one pattern. All you need to do is change the hook size appropriate for the yarn you will be using. These are great for carrying jewelry when traveling, use as favors at a shower, gift bags, little girl’s purse…I even made some and hung them on the Christmas tree with gift cards inside. The pattern I used is Key Ring Pouch. A similar project for knitters Mini Key Ring Purses. How would you use your little bags?
Lace knitting never seems to wane in popularity. But if you are like me with limited knitting time, fine lace yarn doesn’t have great appeal. Of course in my mind, I want to sit down and spend hours casting on hundreds of stitches and follow a complex chart – but then reality sinks in and I realize that I have to get back to my Red Heart work. So much for my knitting dreams! Continue reading “Making Lace with Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller”
Recently while flipping through a magazine on flight to a Stitches show, I came across this ad for kitty litter, but what caught my eye was the crochet afghan over the rocking chair and the basket of yarn on the floor. It’s interesting how popular crochet has become. I see it in print advertisements for every medium. This brought back so many wonderful memories of my grandmother, who taught me to crochet. And this afghan was one of her favorite. I still have the one she made for me and it’s in these exact colors. She made over 100 of this style in lots of different colors. We got to pick out the colors we wanted, but all the others were donated to the church for those in need. Continue reading “Grandma’s Favorite Afghan”
Do you remember a special knit or crochet gift you were given? I remember several, but there is one that stands out in my mind. It was the 80’s and rainbows were all the rage in teen girl room décor! I know I am dating myself, but I know some of you out there can relate! My next door neighbor crocheted a beautiful ripple afghan to my specifications out of 5 solid shades of yarn, it was likely Red Heart Classic at that time. After we bought the yarn, I remember I could barely stand the wait to get the finished product. Finally it was done and it exceeded my expectations and spent many happy years on my bed! Continue reading “Fond Crochet Memories”
Between making turkey–to eat and not crochet–and spending time with family and friends, it’s a great time to rehash your year and all the wonderful things past and yet to come. I could be serious and be thankful for health, happiness and all my non-material riches (which I am), but I’d rather talk about our unifying passion for yarn. Continue reading “It’s time to be thankful”
I’ve been hearing about a return to capes and ponchos for awhile but I wondered about when the mainstream trend would arrive. Last night I read an article in my local paper’s style section called CapeMod.
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