Good day to everyone reading this week’s blog! T.K. here to talk about Yarnspiration’s Pattern Round Ups. Since Yarnspiration’s acquisition of Red Heart, they have been drawing on the latter’s pattern archive to bring out only the very best for their customers. Part of this has been their “Round Ups”, a way of categorising projects into sections to make searching easier. For instance, under kids and baby you can find:
This little monkeys blanket: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-monkey-around-baby-blanket/RHC0202-019747M.html?cgid=rh-20150420-57-knit-and-crochet-patterns-for-boys
Flower power makes a comeback: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-stripes-flowers-throw/RHC0502-019722M.html?cgid=rh-20150506-57-patterns-for-girls
A Manly sweater: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-rugby-pullover/RHC0329-021318M.html?cgid=rh-20150420-57-knit-and-crochet-patterns-for-boys
OH MY BUG, I love this dress: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-childs-chevron-dress/RHC0314-019094M.html?cgid=rh-20150506-57-patterns-for-girls
The classic newsie hat: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-surplus-hat/RHC0316-021987M.html?cgid=rh-20150420-57-knit-and-crochet-patterns-for-boys
Owls have been big for a while now: https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-hootin-owl-hat/RHC0316-018373M.html?cgid=rh-20150506-57-patterns-for-girls
In home decor, we have a variety of lovely throws and decorations.
These handy baskets are great for the desk: https://www.yarnspirations.com/lily-sugarn-cream-crochet-nesting-baskets/SCC0504-001845M.html?cgid=071519-jonhas-faves-patterns
Another handy BIG basket: https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-bulky-crochet-basket/BRC0504-010145M.html?cgid=071519-jonhas-faves-patterns
So pretty and lacy! https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-bulky-crochet-basket/BRC0504-010145M.html?cgid=071519-jonhas-faves-patterns
A very easy throw in a bulky yarn https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-easy-vee-sy-crochet-throw/BRC0502-012613M.html?cgid=021419-texture-mix
We’ve all been there… a friend lets you know in passing that you are invited to a baby shower on Saturday, leaving you 5 days to put together that one of a kind gift. The pattern round-ups at Yarnspirations.com should be one of your first stops on your quest for that perfect gift. Whether you are a customer or a maker, round ups are a curated life preserver on the sea of the urgent.
T.k. Wilson has covered crocheting patterns in her portion of the blog today. I’ll be discussing knitting pattern round-ups.
The Yarnspirations pattern round-ups are divided into various categories then pared down into
smaller collections. Some of the collections have both knit and crochet patterns, others are specific to each craft. Since I both knit and crochet, I find this system particularly handy.
I love knitting for babies and kids as most of our readers know from past blog posts. It’s always fun to surf through patterns to find JUST the right project choice for my customers or a gift for a friend! Here are some of my favorite knit patterns for infants whether you are working for a charity or gifting these patterns are great.
Blankets are a lovely keepsake. It is always a privilege to knit a blanket for a child that will be used to decorate their first nursery or used at their christening. This blanket would be perfect as a thoughtful gift. https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-rocking-waves-blanket/RHK0502-016840M.html?cgid=rh-20170419-15-crochet-and-knit-patterns-for-bouncing-babies#sz=12&start=15
Hat and sweater sets are popular gifts but babies grow quickly. This set from Red Heart yarns is sized 3 months. Always good to have room to grow. https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-star-bright-baby-cardigan-and-hat/RHK0238-020387M.html?cgid=rh-20170419-15-crochet-and-knit-patterns-for-bouncing-babies#sz=12&start=13
This sweater is so cute. I love the mixture of stitches! (and it’s one piece!) https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-quick-stitch-cardigan/BRK0229-003943M.html?cgid=061019-quick-and-easy-patterns#sz=12&start=14
No matter what style of home decor is popular, knitting offers a plethora of projects to create a cozy look. Yarnspirations is the parent company of several major yarn brands including Bernat, Caron and Patons. They’ve been helping people create cozy for years!
This blanket is knit in squares to make it a perfect take along project.
Nothing like a couple of throw pillows to brighten up a room. This pillow is made with bulky weight yarn so it’s quick to knit up. https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-down-the-line-knit-pillow/BRK0520-011914M.html?cgid=061019-quick-and-easy-patterns#start=11
I like placemats (well I like glassware and it follows that I’d like placemats) Anything that makes a table look inviting and keeps the cleanup to a minimum is alright by me! These placemats are knit with bulky weight Bernat “Maker” yarn. https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-easy-life-knit-placemats/BRK0537-002216M.html?cgid=061019-quick-and-easy-patterns#prefn1=patternSkillTypeString&prefv1=Knit&start=2
Now for a little random miscellaneous. I’m usually in need of small gifts for my husband’s workmates, stocking stuffers at Christmas, or the gift of thanks for kindness shown. I thought I’d share some small, quick, knit gifts.
This mason jar cover is beautiful! I think it would add an attractive touch to any room https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-snowdrop-mason-jar-cover/RHK0518-024493M.html?cgid=rh-20160811-15-quick-projects-to-crochet-and-knit#prefn1=patternSkillTypeString&prefv1=Knit&start=5
Cup cozies are fast, easy gifts that are fun to knit up in team colors or birthstone shades. They also keep your cup clean and your fingers from getting burned! https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-lacy-knit-cup-cozy/RHK0511-024534M.html?cgid=rh-20160811-15-quick-projects-to-crochet-and-knit#prefn1=patternSkillTypeString&prefv1=Knit&start=3
This is a cute gift with a serious meaning. This is the mustache mug hug… a gift to give during “Movember” (my husband participates). Movember brings attention to men’s health. This little gift may truly be a lifesaver in every sense of the word. https://www.yarnspirations.com/red-heart-mustache-mug-hug/RHC0111-020198M.html?cgid=rh-20150206-quick-projects-for-a-quick-month#start=2
Yarnspirations has created a real boon for makers with their round ups. As Mom mentioned, this should be a first stop for anyone with that last minute gift that they need as well as anyone who wants to make something new for themselves, the home, the kids, whatever! I am very pleased with the selection of very different items, so many, we had a tough time choosing what to do. I hope this has given you a little look into this new resource and I hope to see more like it in the future.
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