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Crochet Red

Laura Zander created Knit Red and Sew Red as part of her Stitch Red campaign in support of The Heart Truth® which brings awareness to heart health. It’s now crochet’s turn.

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Through partnerships with manufacturers and retailers in the needlearts industry, Stitch Red helps people understand the risk factors for heart disease and encourages the adoption of a healthier lifestyle. All funds raised will benefit the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) in support of the Heart Truth®. You can find more information at www.StitchRed.com.

In Crochet Red, more than thirty crochet celebrities have come together to help raise awareness of the number-one killer of women in the United States. The skill requirements range from easy to experienced. There are no beginning projects.

Woven Afghan 2I’m proud to say my design – Gingham Afghan, a bit of Scottish elegance for your home – can be found on page 34. (For a demonstration on how to create a mesh foundation or how to perform the woven technique, check out these videos.)

Video: How to Crochet a Basic Filet Mesh

Video: How to Weave a Basic Filet Mesh

Some of my personal favorites in the book include:
Woven Cardigan, a cropped cardigan with a stripe pattern, by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton found on page 24.
Tunisian Chevron Scarf, a simple chevron pattern scarf made with chenille yarn, by Sharon H. Silverman found on page 28.
Vintage Tunisian Shell, an airy summer shell, by Rohn Strong found on page 42.
Asymmetrical Sweater, a versatile and modern design, by Jenny King found on page 57.
Eyelet-Stripe Tunic, featuring stripes of alternating stitch patterns, by Marie Wallin found on page 69.
Tunisian Shrug, featuring oversized ribbed cuffs and collar, by Kristin Omdahl found on page 97.

Pick up a hook and start crocheting one of these fabulous items for your home or yourself.

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