19 Crochet Projects to Learn Something New in 2019!
A new year has begun, so now’s the perfect time to learn something new! If you’re on a mission to improve your crochet skills in 2019, you’ll want to check out these 19 patterns that are perfect for honing a new skill. Once you master these techniques, you’ll be able to take on any crochet challenge!
1. Tapestry Crochet
Try the Nordic Tapestry Pouch from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
Single crochet through the back loop is an easy way to achieve clean-looking colorwork. This stitch pattern may look quite complicated, but it uses an easily memorized pattern and has a simple rectangular shape, making it a great introduction to tapestry crochet colorwork!
2. Mosaic Crochet
Try the Mosaic Snowflake Hood from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
Learn mosaic crochet with this simple hood for the chilliest winter days. The stitch pattern is easy to make and fun to wear. The dynamic V-shaped stitches give the pattern motion and style.
3. Front and Back Popcorn Stitches
Try the Cardinal Wrap from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
Combine open-lace stitches with popcorn-stitch texture in this stunning wrap. The yarn—a blend of silk and wool—creates lovely drape and gorgeous stitch definition. This might become your favorite winter project.
4. Working Bobble Stitches with 2 Colors
Try the Winter Pillow from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
This throw pillow, perfect for dressing up a couch or chair for the winter season, makes a great housewarming gift. Crocheted with basic stitches and bobble stitches in contrasting colors, it’s a fun home-décor project.
5. Tunisian Crochet
Try the Tunisian Crescent Shawlette from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
This crescent shawl features traditional lace elements with Tunisian crochet and a gradient yarn for a modern feel. Worked from the outside in, this shawl has ever-shortening rows that make it seem to fly off your hook.
Try the Little Llama Amigurumi from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
This little cutie will make you smile every time you look at him. The oversized head, extra-long neck, and little tuft of a tail pack extra personality into this pint-sized llama. The placement of his felt eyelids determines his expression, and you can change his look completely by tilting them just a fraction of an inch. Take your time when stitching them into place.
7. Corner to Corner and Post Stitches
Try the Harmonious Pillow from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
Try out the popular corner-to-corner technique with this lovely pillow. Add post stitches as you increase and decrease from corner to corner to create this stunning textured-lattice pattern.
8. Making Rag Yarn for Crochet
Try the Rag Yarn Vase Cozy from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
Use simple single crochet stitches to create this vase cozy; the fun is in making the yarn! Cut and then string together sheet-weight clothing or fabric remnants to create yarn for this playful project.
9. Overlay Crochet
Try the Mandala Cushion from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
This circular pillow uses overlay crochet with post stitches worked into rounds below to create a colorful three-dimensional effect. The intricate design pops off the surface of the cushion, highlighting its beautiful symmetry.
10. 2-Color Tunisian in the Round
Try the Urbane Hat and Cowl Set from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
This cowl-and-beanie set is created with 2-color Tunisian crochet in the round using a double-ended hook. If this technique is new to you, these accessories are a great place to start.
11. Shadow-Stitch Cables
Try the Dashing Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
Practice a new cable technique with this stunning crocheted cardigan. The comfortable fit of a poncho and the sleek lines of fitted sleeves combine to create a tailored, casual look you’ll want to live in!
12. Faux Tunisian Cables
Try the Plucky Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
Cables and lace combine to update the classic cardigan with a modern silhouette. Tunisian crochet mock cables and lace panels skim and elongate the body, and short sleeves and a shawl collar complete the look.
13. Triple Treble Crochet
Try the Mondaine Shawl from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.
This simple, 2-row shawl pattern has major visual impact. Triple treble crochet stitches create an open shell design with very long stitches and a fan pattern.
14. Dye Your Crochet
Try the Shibori Pillow from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018.
Crocheted cotton motifs are transformed using shibori-resist techniques with indigo dye. The bright contrast of blue against white left from the shibori resists creates a clean look for summer. Dye each motif according to your own tastes for a beautiful pillow.
15. Make Shoes!
Try the Daybreak Espadrilles from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018.
Crocheted hemp twine pairs nicely with beautiful jute espadrille soles to create the perfect summer shoes. This smooth hemp twine has no elasticity, but when worked up in this V-stitch pattern, it has just enough stretch to hug your feet.
16. Embroider Your Crochet
Try the Flourishing Purse from Interweave Crochet Spring 2018.
Center single crochet makes a smooth, sturdy fabric that is the perfect canvas for embroidery. Work the embroidery using pieces of purchased lace pinned to the fabric as a template. This “paint by number” approach makes it easy to achieve neat, tidy, and symmetrical embroidered stitches.
17. Work the Long Double Crochet Stitch
Try the Sunset Stripes Ruana from Interweave Crochet Spring 2018.
This ruana features an appealing stripe pattern with elongated double crochet stitches, which add texture and airiness to the design. The striking arrow-patterned band is worked separately and adds a Western flair.
18. Broomstick Lace
Try the Oakley Top from Interweave Crochet Spring 2018.
Add a unique layering piece to your spring wardrobe. The yarn itself becomes a feature in this lightweight broomstick-lace top.
19. Filet Crochet
Try the Spiral Seashell Top from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017.
Try out filet crochet with this cute cotton crop top featuring spiral patterning that is reminiscent of a seashell.
Did we leave off your favorite crochet skill? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll help you find yarn, a hook (affiliate links), and a project to try out any crochet technique, tip, or trick! Have a wonderful 2019!
(Featured Image Credit: Harper Point Photography)
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