If you haven’t checked out Red Heart’s Reflective yarn yet, then you’re seriously missing out. We admit that the yarn (in normal lightning conditions) looks like your classic Red Heart bulky weight yarn. But as soon as lights hit it, you soon realize why this yarn is seriously so cool.
Our friend and crochet blogger Jaime Maraia of Crochet Dynamite was kind enough to review Red Heart Reflective yarn for us, as well as design two patterns using this hot new yarn. According to Jaime, the reflective thread makes this yarn “perfect for projects where you want to increase your outdoor visibility” because it “adds a LOT of attention-getting flair when lights directly shine on it, whether it’s car headlights, or the flash from your camera.” Although the reflective thread makes it “a little less flexible than the acrylic yarn,” it’s still “soft and easy to work with,” she says. Read her full review here, and check out her original designs below!
This stylish Summertime Shrug is a great layering piece for kids. Red Heart’s cool Reflective yarn is used to work up this particular crochet pattern, which means that this particular shrug reflects light at nighttime. The reflective component also shows up really well in flash photography, which kids will surely have a lot of fun with. This free crochet pattern for summer is written to fit girls size 10/12.
Add an extra element of safety to your bike rides with this free crochet pattern. The Reflective Bike Helmet Cover is especially perfect for nighttime bike riding because of the reflective thread that is woven into the yarn. This particular yarn reflects light, which helps increase nighttime visibility. Work up this cute cat-inspired crochet pattern for your children’s bike helmet today and keep them extra safe. It’s written to fit youth helmets sized 5 and up.
More patterns with Red Heart Reflective Yarn:
PLUS: Enter to win Red Heart Reflective Yarn! We are giving away 3 skeins of Reflective yarn to one lucky winner (Neon Pink, Neon Green, and Neon Yellow). This bulky weight acrylic yarn is unique because it has been plied with a nylon light reflecting thread. The reflective thread makes this yarn perfect for projects where you want to increase your outdoor visibility. The deadline to enter is April 9th, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Enter for your chance to win right now!