5 Crochet Designers to Watch
At Interweave Crochet, we get to work with some of the most incredible crochet designers in the world. One of the best days on the job is when we sit down to review design submissions. This is when we meet as a team to review the swatches and sketches submitted by crochet designers and decide which projects will become the magazine. (If you’re interested in submitting to Interweave titles, check out our submission page).
While many incredible designers submit to the magazine, there are 5 that frequently have us wondering how many of their projects we can fit in one issue! Here are 5 crochet designers leading the pack in innovative crochet patterns. You’ll see their designs in Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 and in upcoming issues of the magazine.
1. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Shannon is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Shibaguyz (the other half is his partner Jason). Their Aloe Wrap graces the cover of our Spring 2018 issue. Shannon is our go-to designer when it comes to garment design and construction; he even teaches a course on how to design your own crochet garments. You’ll be sure to see plenty more projects from this team in upcoming issues, including a pattern that uses a new technique that has Interweave crocheters pretty excited and a garment so wonderful Shannon wants one for himself (and so do we!).
2. Natasha Robarge
Natasha Robarge is another leading crochet garment designer. Her projects are so innovative, they often make readers exclaim, “I didn’t think crochet could do that!” Indeed, looking back at the year, her projects have been incredibly popular. (If you haven’t yet, check out the crochetalong Natasha started on Ravelry for the Oakley Top from the Spring 2018 issue.) We’re pretty sure you’ll love the projects Natasha has designed for future issues of Interweave Crochet, too. Editor Sara Dudek already has the first draft of Natasha’s Summer 2018 pattern printed out and hopes to start it this weekend—it’s that beautiful!
3. Brenda K. B. Anderson
We can’t get enough of Brenda’s accessory, colorwork, and amigurumi designs! When we need beautiful accessories, Brenda is our ultimate resource. We were blown away by the beauty of the Flourishing Purse and Sumptuous Sandals in the Spring 2018 issue. And have you seen the colorwork in the Love of Bees Notion Bag Set? It’s amazing! Just wait until you see the incredible projects Brenda has delivered for the Summer 2018 issue—they’re crochet at its best!
4. Jane Howorth
Jane creates beautiful garments and accessories alike. She is especially skilled at combining the right stitches with just the perfect garment or accessory; for example, she created a 3-D flower pattern for the Roseate Shrug in the Spring 2018 issue. Some of Jane’s most popular designs from years past recently became available for individual purchase on www.interweave.com. Type her name into the search bar to find your favorite. With the growing popularity of her patterns, you’ll want to keep an eye out for her pattern in our upcoming Summer 2018 issue. It might become your favorite yet!
5. Isa Catepillán
Isa is originally from Chile and currently lives in Byron Bay, Australia. She is best known for creating custom crochet wedding dress designs. Her work has been featured in the pages of several bridal magazines and on the runway at Byron Bay’s International Fashion Festival. You can read more about Isa’s work in our article “Crochet on the Runway“. We are so excited to debut Isa’s first design for a magazine in our Spring 2018 issue with the Succulent Clutch, but we’re even more excited to let you know there are more incredible designs from Isa to come!
Each of these designers has created incredible projects for our Spring 2018 issue, and stay tuned to see what they have coming up in 2018! To make sure you never miss a pattern from these incredible designers, subscribe to Interweave Crochet. You’ll love seeing what they create next.
Editor, Interweave Crochet