Crochet - Red Heart UK
and a mini cable blanket
I was recently sent a press kit with details of Red Heart's UK launch. Red Heart offers a large selection of fashion, baby and sock yarns that have previously only been available in the U.S.
Since delving deeper into the world of yarn I haven't used acrylic much recently but I thought I'd try out the Red Heart Soft they sent me on a small project for Lulu...
There are over 100 free knit and crochet patterns on the Red Heart UK website. You can search these patterns by skill level, project or yarn type. I was taken by this gorgeous Cabled and Shell Throw and although I didn't want to commit to a large blanket I really wanted to try out the pattern and practice my cabling.
I bought the sweetest little wicker dolls crib for Lulu at a car boot sale not long ago. It was only a few £ and was one of those items that I just couldn't walk away from. I had intended to spray it a nice bright colour but Rob said that would spoil it - so now I'm not sure.
I decided to try out the cabled shell pattern on a mini blanket for the crib. I was so impressed with the Red Heart Soft (the colour was Nature). It's an aran weight acrylic but I can honestly say I've never felt an acrylic so soft, it was a joy to crochet with. The pattern was simple to follow and I loved the flow of crocheting the cables back and forth. I edged the mini blanket with a bright pink acrylic that I already had and the difference was measureable.
Cables and shells ♥
To paint or not to paint? Any thoughts?
I definitely recommend having a look at the yarn Red Heart has to offer. You can purchase online at Deramores - I noticed that the 'Soft' is currently £2.09 for 100g :)
The cable and shell pattern is available for free on their website www.redheart.co.uk along with other patterns and how-to videos.
Bye for now.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent some yarn to try by Red Heart but was under no obligation - all opinions are my own :)