Finished Object Friday: Temescal Cardigan

I finally finished my Temescal Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2016, designed by Peter Franzi. I got my crochet cable practice in with this cardigan—there were so many of them (it’s a good thing I love cables). If you look closely, you might even find where I made a mistake: halfway through the back I […]

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If you love making top-down raglans, Lily Chin’s secrets to fit will help you create great-fitting sweaters. Here, she explains how graph paper can help you map out measurements for a sweater and how gauge translates these measurements into stitches and rows. We’ll demonstrate with examples from her Floret Crop Top in Interweave Crochet Spring […]

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The History of the Pineapple Motif

Here’s a little throwback to a post by Toni on the pineapple motif. Always fun, and always classic, it turns out the pineapple is a symbol of both hospitality, and affluence. Enjoy! Gorgeous thread doilies provided my first introduction to the crochet pineapple motif. In fact, one of my first projects was a pineapple motif […]

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How to Make a Crochet Spike Stitch

Add texture and color to your crochet with the fun and easy spike stitch. In its most basic form, you make a spike stitch by inserting the hook in a previous row or round before completing a stitch. The new stitch thus drops down over 1 or more rows, creating a spike of texture and/or […]

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Chain Male: Crochet Design for Guys

I learned to crochet about fifteen years ago. At first, I went the afghan/potholder/doily route to occupy my stitching time. But as time went on, I wanted to try my hand at clothing. Thus began my search for men’s crocheted clothing patterns. Shawls and stoles I found. And there were plenty of designs for women’s sweaters, […]

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POW: Hi-Fi Hat

When Crochetscene 2017 came out, I added several of the designs to my running list of projects I want to make. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to work other things off the list so I could get to these projects. Now that the weather is turning warmer, I’ve finally gotten around to the Crochetscene […]

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National Craft Month Is All the Excuse We Need

As far as holiday’s go, National Craft Month ranks right up there with Christmas and Superbowl Sunday for me. It’s a time I anticipate months in advance and make plans to celebrate with family and friends. This time of year you’ll find me crocheting in public, starting new projects and buying more hook-alicious goodies like […]

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We are gearing up for Interweave Yarn Fest 2017, and are picking the brains of some of our instructors about their craft. In this installment, Miriam Felton gives us a little sneak peek into her passion. You can meet Miriam at Interweave Yarn Fest – check out her instructor profile and the classes she will be teaching […]

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