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Norah’s Knits: Crochet Red

Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet.  So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting!

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The third book in Laura’s Stitch Red campaign, it combines all things crafty with heart-healthy lifestyle tips. It contain 30 innovative crochet designs from a wide variety of designers. The designers also share stories of how heart disease has touched their lives and what they do on a daily basis to stay healthy. You’ll find a great sneak peek of the book here.

Jimmy Beans Wool contributes a minimum of 5% of their gross profits from the sale of this Stitch Red product to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth® and women’s heart health education and research.

Berroco joined the cause by designating our most popular red shade in Vintage (#5150 berries) as our Stitch Red color. For the next year, 5% of the gross profits of this shade will also go to support the program.

I thought you’d like to see the snap shot I took of my piece on the dress form before I sent it off for the official photography.  I used two easy crochet stitches and joined the infinity scarf into a loop with a decorative seam. Instead of attempting ing to hide the seam, I flaunt it with a shell stitch that stands up and away from the scarf.

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