Our 5 Favorite Fall Crochet Patterns
We can all agree that fall is pretty much the best time of year, right? The brutal heat of summer is over, the air is nice and crisp, and we get to break out the handmade sweaters and accessories that have been languishing in the closet since April.
To celebrate this fantastic season, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall patterns—the perfect layering pieces that keep us cool during the day but warm at night. Read on to see if your favorite made our list!
1. Juniper Cape
“My favorite pattern for fall is the Juniper Cape by Anastasia Popova from Interweave Crochet Fall 2017. I love it because it is perfect for layering as the weather starts to get a bit cooler. It’s going to be so much fun to make, too! I love how the cables get more and more complex as you work down the cape. And because it’s a cape, there are no worries about sewing sleeves in or shaping—just cables and increasing back and forth. I have the yarn, and now I just need the time to start stitching!”
— Sara Dudek, associate editor of Interweave Crochet
2. Rosemary Sweater
“The Rosemary Sweater by Robyn Chachula from Interweave Crochet Fall 2007 has been on my crochet to-do list for a while. Like most people, I try to find clothes that emphasize my thinner parts and de-emphasize my thicker parts, so this sweater’s empire-waist styling is perfect for me. However, I tend to push up long sleeves, so instead of making the sleeves full length, I might make these ¾-length. I’m also thinking about switching out the yarn for something a little smoother and possibly a little darker, but I’d probably stick with a fiber blend to make for easier washing. This sweater will be great for fall thanks to its V-neck styling—it can be worn with a cami on warmer days or with a turtleneck when you need extra warmth.”
–Susanna Tobias, project editor of Interweave Crochet and Love of Crochet
3. The Best Guy Hat Ever
“In the fall, I never leave home without a knit-like hat tucked in my jacket pocket. And I mean that literally! I always have a hat with me from early fall to late spring, and my go-to beanie looks almost exactly like The Best Guy Hat Ever by Brenda K. B. Anderson. The slip stitches worked in the back loop make this crocheted hat look knitted, and it has a stunning star-shaped pattern at the crown. This hat looks fabulous is solid and variegated yarns—you can see dozens of examples on Ravelry.”
–Dana Bincer, associate editor of Love of Crochet
4. Ananas Shawl
My personal favorite is the Ananas Shawl by Zsuzsanna Makai from Interweave Crochet Fall 2015. Fall days (and nights!) can mean fluctuating temperatures, so I always like to have a shawl handy in case I get chilly. The Ananas Shawl alternates pineapple lace with solid panels to strike the perfect balance between lightweight and heavy. We used a color-changing yarn at our shoot, but I have a really lovely deep blue in my stash that would be perfect for this. Bonus: The length is adjustable, so I can crochet a slightly larger size if I want to (and I probably will, since I tend to prefer big shawls).
5. Rockin’ Red Dress
And finally, YOUR favorite fall project from recent issues is Doris Chan’s Rockin’ Red Dress from Interweave Crochet Fall 2012. This little number has over 1,800 likes and 68 projects on Ravelry! It’s easy to see why you all love it so much: it’s super flattering and fun, and the length of the swirly skirt is adjustable to your taste. Plus, it’s inspired by Lieutenant Uhura’s suit on Star Trek, and anything inspired by Star Trek is a win in my book.
So, did your favorite make the list? What are you looking forward to making—and wearing—this fall? Let us know in the comments!
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