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05-09-2011, 05:24 PM
I'm thinking of using Red Heart Stripes self-striping yarn to crochet a baby blanket.

It occurred to me that I have not seen any crochet patterns for self-striping yarns. Does the yarn self-stripe when crocheted or only when knitted?

05-09-2011, 05:30 PM
It will for both knit and crochet, but the patterns would be different. What is the actual yarn name? Maybe I can find some pictures of it crocheted.

05-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Thank you. The yarn is Red Heart Stripes.

05-09-2011, 10:47 PM
I thought that was it and found some crocheted items at Ravelry. There's a few here at the RH site (http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/FreeProjects/SearchProjects?redirect=true). So it does still stripe.

05-10-2011, 08:15 AM
One of my favorites is Red Heart Mexicali yarn. It has rainbow colors in it that make it great for children's items. I find that it looks better crocheted than knitted. Mexicali yarn makes great pot holders for gifts if you use it double stranded with a red yarn. Awesome color combination. You might want to try adding a second color with yours.