Is it possible for a crochet design to be relaxing and stimulating at the same time? I wouldn’t have believed it until I made my first crochet mandala. There’s something soothing and Zen-like about crocheting a round motif, with its repetitive stitches and symmetrical design. But add vibrant colors and varying techniques to the mix […]

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Yarn Spotlight: Lion Brand Yarns Heartland

In many parts of the world, winter is still in charge (whether we want it to be or not), but other places are warm. If you’re looking for a yarn that could be used in any climate, try Lion Brand Yarns Heartland. This made-in-America yarn is great for any project, whether you want warmth or […]

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Love Your LYS: Purl Soho

New York City’s Purl Soho is co-owned by sisters Joelle Hoverson and Jennifer Hoverson Jahnke, and good friend Page Marchese Norman. Editors and stylists in past lifetimes, they bring to Purl Soho a passion for pure, natural fibers and exceptional design. —Sara Dudek What is it like to make it your life’s work to curate […]

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WIP Wednesday: Ombré Cowl and Fingerless Mitts

After weeks of making potholders to practice my basic crochet stitches, I was finally ready to choose my first real crochet project. The stakes were high. I didn’t want to choose something too easy (I’m chronically ambitious), but I certainly didn’t want to choose a project that would set me up for failure. I’m absolutely […]

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POW: Labryrinths Cardigan Shows Off Mandalas

Love of Crochet Spring 2017 came out last week, and we’ve chosen its unique cover project, the Labyrinths Cardigan as Pattern of the Week (POW). If you are a fan of the current “all about mandalas” craze, now you can turn a series of them into a beautiful sweater. Robyn Chachula’s design for this issue […]

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Designer Q&A: Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein is the author of Crocheter’s Skill Building Workshop, The New Tunisian Crochet, and most recently, Top-Down Crochet Sweaters. She regularly contributes to Interweave Crochet and Love of Crochet, both as a designer and an author of insightful articles discussing the history of crochet and crochet around the world.  Read on to see how […]

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Happy President’s Day from all of us at Interweave!

I hope you are having a happy President’s Day and take some time to indulge in your favorite craft. To celebrate this holiday, I’m sharing some wonderful articles on crocheters and crochet projects that have graced the White House through the years. Several first ladies used their craft to carry them through difficult times or poor […]

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It’s National Library Month, crafters—time to celebrate reading and the community spaces that libraries provide for so many activities! Libraries collect all kinds of resources for the public to borrow, enjoy, and return for other patrons. They’re the ultimate symbol of neighborhood sharing. How can crafters use and support their local libraries? Borrowing This is […]

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How many of us have a wonderful, loving rescue animal in our lives? Shelters around the country work hard to bring these rescue animals to their forever homes. But what many wonderful adoptive pet parents don’t see is how much caretakers struggle to gain the trust of rescued animals. Many rescues are quick to defend […]

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