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Red Heart Classes and Patterns
Crochet a Southwestern ThrowMarly Bird
Learn how to crochet this vibrant, textural throw with acclaimed designer and teacher Marly Bird. This blanket takes its inspiration from the Southwest, combining bold colors to create a design with major graphic punch. The throw is made with a mix of simple stitches and textural stitches, like Post Stitch Vine Pattern, the Puff Pattern, the Ripple Pattern, and the Post Stitch Boxes Pattern. Throughout the class, Marly provides lots of tips, showing you how to hide your yarn ends as you work, add a border, plus great ideas for making this blanket in other colorways.
Knitted Cocoon CardiganMarly Bird
Designed by Marly Bird, this soft and cozy cardigan wraps you in warmth and style. The oversized shape flatters any body type, while the fitted cuffs add a dose of structure. Make this cardigan in a bright, bold color for a statement piece, or in a neutral for everyday wear.
Crochet Shawl WorkshopMarly Bird
Marly Bird is passionate about crocheted shawls. In this three-part series, she offers up big-time knowledge with healthy doses of enthusiasm and sass. Using three classic shawl shapes—side-to-side, crescent, and top-down triangle—she shows you how to make three distinctly different designs. These patterns are perfect for customizing and ideal for building skills. Once you understand these classic templates, it’s easy to create your own unique designs using any yarn and hook size you please.
Crocheted Broomstick Lace BraceletMarly Bird
This seemingly complex stitch pattern is a clever crochet technique, and Marly Bird makes it super simple to understand. Using a crochet hook and one giant knitting needle, you’ll learn how to work a small band of lace and create a finished cuff in no time!
Entrelac WorkshopMarly Bird
Entrelac looks complex but it doesn't have to be. Marly Bird brings her fun, casual teaching style to an advanced knitting technique, showing how to create this beautiful interlocking pattern with ease. You’ll learn new skills throughout this three-part series by making a simple rectangular entrelac shawl, a cowl that is worked in the round, and a hat that comes together with simple shaping techniques. Once you’ve taken this series, you’ll be able to work any entrelac pattern with confidence.
Cabled AfghanEdie Eckman
Over the course of 12 parts, knitting pro Edie Eckman takes you on a whirlwind adventure exploring the wide world of cables. In each class, you will learn new stitch patterns with a variety of twists and turns, and at the very end, you’ll put all of the blocks together to make a gloriously textured, cozy afghan. Edie presents this afghan in one neutral shade, but you can use whatever colors float your boat for your own unique design.
Granny Squares Baby BlanketEdie Eckman
Learn how to make this cheerful baby blanket alongside crochet expert Edie Eckman. Two easy crochet squares are repeated over and over to create the design, and the entire blanket can be made with just three skeins of yarn. This four-part course is perfect for beginners who are eager to expand their knowledge as well as more experienced crocheters who want to brush up on their pattern-reading skills.
Adding Duplicate Stitch to KnitsMarly Bird
Learn how to add customized monograms to your knits with the magic of duplicate stitch. Marly Bird shows you how this simple hand-sewn stitch is applied to knitted fabric, mimicking the knit stitches in order to create a seamless embellishment. Best of all, this stitch can be added to any finished knitting, so you can choose to embellish your project even after you’ve bound off. Downloadable PDF with monogram charts included with class.
Beaded KnittingMarly Bird
Learn how to add beaded embellishments to your knits with Marly Bird. There are several ways to add beads to your knitting, and Marly covers all the basics. You’ll learn how to place beads between the stitches on purl rows and knit rows when you’re working Stockinette, and how to add beads directly to the stitches with a crochet hook any old time you feel like it.
Working Short Rows in CrochetMarly Bird
Crocheted Short Rows are used to create three-dimensional shapes—like socks, bust darts, or curved shawls—without adding a lot of seaming or bulk. In this snappy tutorial, Marly demonstrates how to work short rows on a crocheted sock in order to create a perfectly cupped heel. This lesson is helpful for anyone who wants to explore ways to shape crochet, and can be applied to any pattern that calls for short rows.
Crocheted LemonTwinkie Chan
Learn how to make this sweet and zesty crocheted lemon from renowned yarn foodie, Twinkie Chan. This lemon can be made in a flash with simple single crochet and slip stitches. Originally designed for the Craft Yarn Council as a “stress ball” for National Stress Awareness Month, this lemon is the perfect thing to squeeze when you’re having a rough day. If you find yourself hooked on making crocheted fruit, learn how to make other delicious (in)edibles in Twinkie’s Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Crochet-Along!
Beaded CrochetMarly Bird
Marly Bird shares tried-and-true techniques for adding beads to single crochet. You will not only learn how to pre-string beads to add to your work as you go, but also how to add beads spontaneously right onto the stitch. Marly demonstrates her beading techniques on worsted weight yarn and large pony beads, but you can use this technique with any yarn gauge and bead—as long as your crochet hook and yarn can fit through the bead.
Cabled CrochetMarly Bird
Did you know it’s possible to work cables with crochet? In this quick class, Marly Bird demonstrates an easy way to make rope-like crochet cables with post stitches. While specific patterns will tell you the exact numbers and stitches to make right- or left-leaning cables, this class gives an overview of how they come together, demystifying the process.
Cabled Christmas StockingMarly Bird
Get into the holiday spirit with this classic knitted Christmas stocking. Knitwear designer Marly Bird shows you how to construct this oversized stocking, which features a gorgeous centered cable flanked by seed stitch. The stocking is created in two pieces, and then the edges are crocheted together to create a tube. Add decorative tassels and pompoms for an extra dose of holiday cheer.
Prima ShrugMaggie Pace
This lovely shrug is knit all in one piece so there is no seaming. The back is knit from side to side to take advantage of the distinctive color gradation of the yarn. Its unique construction means that you can size as you go, ensuring a perfect fit and a ballet-inspired shrug that you can customize to fit your own body and style.
This lovely shrug is knit all in one piece so there is no seaming. The back is knit from side to side to take advantage of the distinctive color gradation of the yarn. Its unique construction means that you can size as you go, ensuring a perfect fit and a ballet-inspired shrug that you can customize to fit your own body and style.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:Materials:
- 450 yards worsted weight yarn
- size H crochet hook
- waste yarn
- size 10 16” circular knitting needles
- size 10 24” circular knitting needles
- two stitch holders
- yarn needle
- two stitch holders
- tape measure
- Work a provisional cast-on
- Work a long tail cast-on
- Size as you go
- Work side to side sweater construction
- An easy-to-follow lesson on creating a prima shrug
- 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list
- Downloadable PDF included - $8 value
- Step-by-step instruction by expert knitter Maggie Pace
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Prima Shrug Reviews
238 users recommended this class to a friend
I NOW understand how the beads are crocheted into the pattern. That technique always frustrated me. Now I understand and can use beads to crochet something to decorate with or wear. Thank you for the how to!
August 13, 2023
Marly has a pleasing personality and manner of presentation. She’s inspiring!
More than 3 months ago