Coats and Clark Introduces RedHeart.com

comments (3) January 5th, 2009     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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I love this retro-inspired Mosaic Grannyghan, and the pattern is free on RedHeart.com.

I love this retro-inspired "Mosaic Granny'ghan," and the pattern is free on RedHeart.com.

Photo: Redheart.com

If you're looking for fun and free knit and crochet patterns, along with tips, advice, and chat forums, check out RedHeart.com, recently launched by Coats and Clark. You can search their free patterns by craft, use, yarn type, and more, and an online directory makes it easy to find the nearest store that stocks the yarn necessary (or you can order online). While you're there, check out their free knitting and crochet lessons, too! If you end up making too much stuff, you can always search the Creative Giving section for links to charities in need of knit and crocheted items. To top it all off, a forum is coming soon.

You'll need to register in order to access the patterns, but the wealth of information is worth it. Have fun exploring, and maybe you can start making next year's holiday list now!

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Comments (3)

johanna57 writes: This is exactly what i've been looking for. I want to start making things for Christmas now and i've got so much yarn it's not even funny. Thank you oh so very much.
Posted: 9:55 am on January 17th
LindaPermann writes: Hi Jen- I agree with you, Coats and Clark really has kept an affordable line, and I love Lion Brand too. I think pretty much anything available at large craft chains (bernat, red heart, lion brand, Caron, patons) are pretty affordable, a nd if you take buy one skein at a time w/the Joann's 40% off coupon, then you can really get a deal! When I want stunning colors at an affordable (but slightly more expensive) price I love Brown Sheep (Lamb's Pride wool in all of the weights, and cotton, too). Crocheters definitely have to keep cost in mind because generally, we use more yarn! :)
Posted: 12:30 pm on January 5th
Jen1964 writes: MOre genius! I finally tried one (last year) with black as the background color, and love it. I never thought I would, but I do. I have one with forest green as the background, and it's been with me since I first finished it in 1978. Why I never thought of tan, I don't know, but that's a beauty! With my kids being such fiends for orange rust and eggplant, I can imagine that tan being the perfect foil for it.
RedHeart seems to be one of the few who have kept a bargain line out there. Not to be biased, since I love Lion Brand too, but I wish there were more yarn companies who loved us crafters that much! Would you let me know if you know of others who have good durability, variety and price? Thanks!
Posted: 9:56 am on January 5th
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