Head of the Class Pattern Collection
Head of the Class Pattern Collection
Go back to class in style with four brilliant crochet projects for fall.
Ready for your school to-do list? 1. Check that arithmetic: this collection is more than half off! 2. Start by crocheting the messenger bag. Then it can hold your basics, including the start of one of the other three projects. 3. You can build a whole wardrobe around three statement garments! 4. Transform a basic tee with the winsome Prep School Vest or slide the vest over a dress for quick style. 5. Pretty Pleats Skirt dresses up or down depending on your mood. 6. The gorgeous Lopi-Inspired Pullover pairs easily with jeans or a skirt. 7. Buy it now and get a head start on your style homework!
See what's inside this A+ crochet pattern collection:
Brenda's Basketweave Bag by Faina Goberstein
The terrific Brenda's Basketweave Bag is an easygoing messenger bag sturdy enough for all your school or work needs. This tote bag incorporates a basketweave crochet stitch pattern made from double crochet post stitches to create texture and visual interest.
Finished Size: 13 ½" wide, 12" tall, and 2 ¾" deep.
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (100% wool; 465 yd [425 m]/8 oz [227 g]; ): #125 brown heather (MC), 2 skeins; #126 nature's brown (CC), 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium
Hook: Sizes G/6 (4 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (m); yarn needle; two 1 ½" buttons.
Gauge: 18 sts and 14 rows = 4" in basketweave patt with larger hook and 1 strand of yarn; 15 sts and 17 rows = 4" in sc with smaller hook and 2 strands of yarn. Gauge measured after blocking.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Accessories, 2010
Northern Dreams Pullover by Julia Vaconsin
The designer's inspiration for this casual pullover was traditional Icelandic sweaters. The lower body and sleeves are worked in the round to the armholes, then are joined together to form the yoke, just as a traditional knitted Lopi would be. Simple stitch patterns form the colorwork yoke, showing off a unique effect that only crochet can achieve. Worked in sportweight alpaca, this sweater is lightweight, close-fitting, and very warm.
Finished Size: 32 (36 ¼, 40, 44 ¼, 48, 52 ¼)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 32" and is modeled with 2" negative ease. Fit is snug, sweater will stretch when worn; choose size with 0-2" negative ease.
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Sport (100% baby alpaca; 146 yd [134 m]/1 ¾ oz [50 g]): #NT-505 natural grey (MC), 9 (11, 13, 15, 16, 18) skeins; #9402 grape (A), #NT100 natural white (B), #VL9100 lavender (C), #2302 petal pink (D), 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 23 sts and 21 rows = 4" in sc blo.
Hook: Size G/7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; removable markers (m) or waste yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2008
Prep School by Doris Chan
Crocheted in one fantastic piece, this little vest is retro in all the ways we like. Striped edgings and a deep U-neckline equal cheeky fun - perfect for topping that somber uniform after class.
Finished Size: 32 (35, 38, 42)" bust
Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Merino Cable (100% wool; 83 yd (76 m)/50 g): #105 brown (A), 4 (5, 5, 6) balls, #110 cream (B), 1 ball, #137 fuchsia (C), 1 ball, #118 mauve (D), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 10 sts and 8 rows = 4" in body patt, using larger hook; 11 sts = 4" in band patt, using smaller hook
Needles: Size K/10 ½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook, Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook
Notions: Yarn needle
Originally Published: Knitscene, Spring 2007
Pretty Pleats Skirt by Annie Modesitt
Annie Modesitt's hip skirt features pleats that rein in the skirt's fullness at the top, while contrasting gores celebrate the skirt's swingy silhouette. The shaped yoke is worked up from the skirt panel section, and the piece is finished with a chain lattice hem. The sizing ranges from girl to grown-up, making it a great mother-and-daughter crochet-along.
Finished Size: 19 (23, 27, 32, 36, 40, 46)'' circumference at waist and 16½ (18¾, 20, 22¼, 24½, 25, 25)'' in length. Garment shown measures 27" and is modeled with 3" ease.
Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura (75% wool, 25% bamboo; 460 yd [421 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #1540 aged cedar (dark gray; A), 2 balls; #1541 sage (B), 2 balls; #1600 camel (multi; C), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Yarn Weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 18 sts and 30 rows = 4" in sc with larger hook.
Hook: Sizes E/4 (3.5 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; waste yarn.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Summer 2009
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