Crocheting Red

If February has a color, I would say it is red-from deep burgundy reds to bright candy apple reds. During February we wear red to promote women's heart health, and red is the color most frequently associated with Valentine's Day.

Red is a color that gets noticed, and I think that everyone needs a few red garments and crochet accessories in their closet. Here are a few of my favorite red crocheted accessories:

 
  If you are looking for a quick gift this Valentine's Day, there is still time to whip up a pair of Betty's Button-up Mitts over the weekend. These easy mitts are a great way to use all of the mismatched buttons you have been collecting, and this bright pop of red is perfect with any outfit on a chilly day.

Betty's Button-Up Mitts
Interweave Crochet
Accessories 2010

   
 

For a little more warmth, check out the Seamed Mittens. These warm winter accessories begin with a long chevron cuff and are worked flat before working the single seam.

Seamed Mittens,
Interweave Crochet Fall 2008

   
  Shawls are another great way to add red to your wardrobe. If you aren't ready to commit to a bright red, I love the deep burgundy of the Dragonfly Shawl. Web like crocheted lace takes its inspiration from the wings of a dragonfly. This elegant shawl would look lovely with that little black dress for a romantic evening out.
Dragonfly Shawl, Interweave Crochet Winter 2008    
  The Guinevere wrap is the perfect accessory for a stylish tunic dress or a great pair of jeans. I love the feminine ruffle edging and the beautiful halo of the mohair yarn.
Guinevere, Wrapped in Crochet    
 

The Crochet Bobble Beret may be classified more as a pink than a red, but these sister colors are closely enough related for me. This chic crochet hat creates texture by crocheting bobbles that form on the wrong side of the fabric as you work the beret.

Crochet Bobble Beret, Knitscene Fall 2009    

Add a little red to your wardrobe this February with great accessories. You can, of course, work any of these patterns in a different color, but grab some attention and crochet with red this month. You can find more great accessory patterns in the Crochet Me Shop.

Best wishes,

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