Knit and Crochet Lovers Now Have New Community Website Rich with Free Patterns

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Debuting today, December 15, 2008, for all knit and crochet enthusiasts to enjoy, is a brand new website from Red Heart Yarns and Coats & Clark. Redheart.com (http://www.redheart.com) is a community-based website designed to bring information, education and inspiration for knitters and crocheters. Redheart.com members have access to free downloadable knit and crochet patterns, chat forums, a gallery, the new free Heart2Heart newsletter, on-line learning, pod casts and much more. Membership is free.

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Redheart.com members have access to free downloadable projects, chat forums, a gallery to post finished projects, the new Heart2Heart free newsletter, on-line learning, pod casts and much more. Membership is free.

Knit and crochet enthusiasts now have a dynamic new website, Redheart.com, where they can find beautiful yarns, how-to information, inspiration, a plethora of free knit and crochet patterns plus a community of like-minded yarn lovers, all from Coats & Clark and Red Heart Yarns.

"Our new site, Redheart.com, was designed based on feedback from the Red Heart yarn consumer," said Alyson Bell, senior vice president, sales and marketing needlecrafts for Coats & Clark. "Redheart.com members have access to free downloadable projects, chat forums, a gallery to post finished projects, the new Heart2Heart free newsletter, on-line learning, pod casts and much more. Membership is free."

Debuting this month for all to enjoy, Redheart.com features a pattern finder which allows members to search for patterns by category such as baby or throw, by yarn weight and type and even by pattern name. Red Heart has spent months gathering projects to create a comprehensive collection based in an interactive module making it easy for the enthusiast to find what she wants, when she wants it with minimal effort.

The most popular downloads are tracked for all to see and updated regularly on the home page. Plus, when a member spots something she wants to make right away, she can click on the store locator to find the closest store or shop on-line and order yarn for immediate satisfaction and creativity.

Redheart.com also has the My Red Heart section where members can create a profile, store their favorite patterns for future use or organize and create a wish list of desired projects or yarns.

Daily, follow the thoughts, wisdom and yarn antics of the redheart.com bloggers including Kathleen Sams and Nancy J. Thomas, our Red Heart experts. Our bloggers will be constantly on the look out for other Red Heart enthusiasts to serve as Red Heart Ambassadors to help spread the joy of crocheting and knitting. It could be you.

Plus for inspiration, the gallery offers members a place to post their latest creations as well as to view the work of other members; a sharing of fashion and fun for yarn lovers around the world. The gallery will make Redheart.com your place for ideas, ideas and more ideas.

Open access will be available to a charity section, listing a number of organizations looking for the heartfelt creations of crafters. The number of organizations will increase as readers introduce Red Heart to some of there favorites.

All in all, the new Redheart.com promises to keep yarn aficionado's on the pulse of what's new, fun and trendy in the knit and crochet world.

Coats & Clark, is one of the most recognized names in yarn, sewing and needlecraft products in America. First marketed in 1936 under the name Chadwick's Red Heart, the Red Heart brand today continues to exude its founding principles; quality, value and inspiration for the knitting and crochet enthusiast.

Editor's Note: For pattern images, contact: Nancy L. Jewell, (704) 329-5031 or nancy.jewell at coats dot com.

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