10 Reasons 2016 Was a Great Year for Interweave Crochet

2016 was a fantastic year for crochet — some of Interweave’s all-time favorite issues came out! If you missed out, you can now get a digital collection of every issue released in 2016. Here are 10 reasons you have to own every issue of Interweave Crochet from 2016!

1. It was our birthday!

Interweave Crochet Spring 2016 was our 10th anniversary issue. To celebrate our birthday in crochet, we featured 10 designers who designed classic projects throughout the years and brought them back to create some fantastic new designs. You won’t want to miss these new favorite projects.


2. Birthday cake—enough said.

To celebrate our birthday, the Spring 2016 issue included a pattern for a slice of crochet birthday cake, designed by Donna Childs. The only thing more fun than eating birthday cake is crocheting yourself a slice.


3. Some all-time reader favorites came out.

Tons of people have made the Water Lily Shawl from Interweave Crochet Spring 2016 and the Limpet Lace Top from Interweave Crochet Summer 2016. Both of these patterns feature delicate lace and show how incredibly beautiful crochet can be. If you want to show off your crochet skills, you can’t pass up these patterns.

4. We rocked beach boho style.

Bohemian crochet for the beach is all the rage and just what you need to help you beat the summer heat. We even planned our summer issue around a trip to California! We know the projects from the Summer 2016 issue are perfect for the beach, ’cause we took them there to test them out!


5. We hooked into the gradient shawl trend.

I never had much interest in shawl projects until I saw my first gradient shawl. The Sunset Shawl from Interweave Crochet Summer 2016 hopped on the mini-skein gradient trend early with beautiful results. This project converted me to being a shawl-lover. If you have a set of mini-skeins at home, this project has your name on it!


6. Cables, cables, cables!

If you love crochet cables, you have to get the Fall 2016 issue in your hands. Not only does it include 10 incredible crochet cables projects, it also features 3 articles on different crochet cable methods. Never tried sideways cables, or brioche-inspired cables? Here’s your chance!

7. We are packed full of history.

Not only does our 10th anniversary issue include snapshots of Interweave Crochet throughout its 10-year history, it also opens Dora Ohrenstein’s series on crochet’s incredible history. Start with Dora’s first article on “The Enigmatic Origins of Crochet” in the Spring 2016 issue, and continue reading with “Crochet Comes of Age” in Summer 2016, “Irish Crochet: From Disaster to Triumph” in Fall 2016, and “Crochet Spreads Around the World” in Winter 2017.

8. Vickie Howell stepped in as a special guest editor!

Vickie Howell , one of the leading experts in knit and crochet, combines trends and stitching knowledge into incredible projects. We just can’t get enough of her. See Vickie’s picks for projects, what she listens to and watches when she crochets, and who she’s following on Instagram in our special issue of Crochetscene 2017!

arm crochet

9. Learn to arm crochet!

Anne Weil, the queen of arm crochet, tried out Cascade’s new Mondo yarn (it’s huge, fluffy, and awesome) in her pattern for the Lofty Pouf. Check out the photo tutorial included in Crochetscene 2017 and make a giant project fast with just your fingers.

10. The 2016 collection includes 115 patterns!

Cables, arm crochet, lace, beach boho, favorite designers—the list goes on and on and on. With so many patterns for a budget-friendly price, you are sure to find something to love!

Have we convinced you to get the 2016 collection yet? It was an incredible year of stitching here at Interweave Crochet. And 2017 has been off to a great start, with more awesomeness to come. Stay tuned!

Happy stitching!

-Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet

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