National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month! Celebrate your creativity and relax by spending time making the things you love. Learn a new skill, pick up a craft you started long ago, or continue with your favorite activity — all crafty activities are welcome! If you’re new to yarn crafts or want to start again after being away, we have resources and tips for you.

Knitting and crocheting have numerous health benefits, including reduced stress, increased ability to cope with illness, and decreased risk of cognitive impairment as you age. You’re never the wrong age to learn, as crocheting and knitting will help your health no matter when you start them.

A great way to learn how to crochet or knit is to have a friend or family member teach you. If you don’t know anyone you can ask, check out Marly’s Learning Corner. Marly has crochet and knitting videos for learners of all ages.

Many local craft stores offer classes. You can also download our FREE ebooks Crochet Made Easy and Knitting Made Easy to teach yourself, and use the Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet sections of our website. Our YouTube channel is a wonderful resource as well.

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If you get started now, you’ll have plenty of time to become proficient and complete projects in time for the holidays. Make sure you check back here in July for our annual Christmas in July celebration to get you inspired to make items for presents.

Once you learn the basics of knitting and crocheting, you can follow our My First with Marly Bird series. Marly teaches you how to make your first projects, explaining all of the steps of reading the pattern and making the item.

Below are some other great patterns to get you started. You can also see our over 3000 free crochet and knitting patterns on


Color Dip Scarf

Knit in Irresistible
Color Dip Scarf Free Knitting Pattern LM5419

Simple Knit Scrubby Washcloth

Knit in Scrubby
Simple Knit Scrubby Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern LW5258

Knit Change Purse

Knit in Super Saver
Knit Change Purse


On-Trend Messy Bun Hat

Crocheted in Grande
On-Trend Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern LW5606

Spa Day Crochet Scrubby

Crocheted in Scrubby
Spa Day Crochet Scrubby Free Crochet Pattern LW5276

Crochet Change Purse

Crocheted in Super Saver
Crochet Change Purse


Woven Wall Hanging
Made in Grande and Super SaverWoven Wall Hanging Free Craft Pattern LM5422
Cool Canvas Yarn Art
Made in Super SaverCool Canvas Yarn Art Free Craft Pattern LM5512
Everyday Ornament
Made in Super SaverEveryday Ornament Free Craft Pattern LM5509

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2 thoughts on “National Craft Month

  1. Joyce Pearson

    I love Redhearts. You guys are the greatest! So many patterns so little time. I could literally spend day just playing on your site, from being in awww at the patterns to downloading the patterns I know that I can do. Easy site to navigate to find what you need. From purchasing items to just browsing. Keep up the good work Redhearts!!!


    I completely agree with Joyce…Red Heart is the very !!! It has wonderful patterns and yarns that are beautiful and glorious…THANK you for all your hard work on all your sites and videos…what an outstanding company for so many years…Just LOVE you!!!!😀😀

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