Seaming crochet simply means joining two or more pieces of crochet fabric together. This is frequently done when a project, such as a crochet blanket, is made in motifs; you seam together all of the motifs to create the finished project. Crochet seaming is also important when making crochet clothing (and some accessories), where you create portions of the item (such as the sleeves) separately and then join them (to the body of a shirt, for example). Continue reading “Methods for Seaming Crochet”
The Red Heart® team is excited to introduce you to the newest extension of the Red Heart Soft® family, Soft Essentials™. This chunky weight yarn is made with the same premium acrylic you already love, and its heavier weight means you can knit and crochet faster! Continue reading “Introducing Red Heart® Soft Essentials™”
by Donna Stinson
This blog is for those of us who are not last minute Christmas shoppers and for those who wish they were not. Make your list, check it twice and get your hooks and needles ready. Below I have found a dozen knit and crochet throws to help get you started. Some have a holiday theme and others will make beautiful, handmade gifts. Who says the holidays have to be stressful? Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Christmas in July Throws”
Here’s a project that is very basic and easy and you don’t have to wait for the cooler weather to enjoy using what you have created! These Freezer Pop Cozies are easy enough that even beginners can complete them with your help. And with the promise of being able to use their creation and enjoy a freezer pop without cold hands, they will be totally inspired to finish the project.
It won’t take you long to crochet and knit these dishcloths. Since they only take a couple of hours each, you can make an entire set in a week — perfect for a last-minute housewarming gift!
Wall hangings are an easy DIY project! They’re quick to do, and craft versions don’t require any knitting or crochet knowledge. Below are some of our favorite free patterns to decorate your walls.
It’s almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that families are about to start taking vacations! Whether you’re going for a week away to a remote area, or just a day trip to the nearest city, we’ve got you covered with a variety of crochet and knit projects.
We chose projects that are easier to pick up and put down as you travel, with few color changes and with pieces that are easy to carry with you. Also, we’ve put down some estimates for times these projects take. These are just estimates and the actual time will vary based on your experience, how distracted you are, and so on.
No matter how expert the knitter/crocheter, mistakes happen. The dilemma then becomes a question of what to do: Leave the mistake and keep working or go back and fix it? The problem is compounded when the mistake is several rows back.
Here is a collection of colorful crafty ideas from the Red Heart website. Hope you find an idea that your kids, grandkids or neighborhood kiddos will enjoy! It’s always fun to see kids become absorbed in the creative process. Just be sure not to frustrate them with projects that are beyond their dexterity level.