The Best Patterns of the Week from 2017

We have featured so many great crochet patterns in 2017. It’s hard to decide which is our favorite pattern of the week. I’ve asked the crocheters in the office to share their favorite from the year. Are these your favorites, too? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comments below, and add these staff favorites to your to-do list!


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I love the Courageous Caftan because it is a fairly simple garment, and it just looks stunning on! I haven’t made it yet, but it looks so comfy, I swear it has to be my next project. And in that beautiful red, it’s the perfect sweater to transition into spring!

Marissa Bouska
Assistant Editor, Beadwork

Get the Courageous Caftan pattern or the full issue of Love of Crochet Fall 2017, and get started today!


As a fairly new but ambitious crocheter, I have my eye out for a crochet shawl I’d like to make in the new year that can be worn in all seasons. I like to learn a new technique in every new crochet project, and I’m really excited to try out Lisa Naskrent’s ever-popular Water Lily Shawl. I might even splurge on The Fibre Company Road to China Lace so mine will look just like the sample!

Andrea Lotz
Social Media Manager

Get the pattern for the Water Lily Shawl or the full issue of Interweave Crochet Spring 2016, and learn a new technique with Andrea!


My favorite Pattern of the Week in 2017 (and one of my favorite projects of the year) was the Martha’s Vineyard Tote. It’s cute, functional, and big enough to hold all my stuff—it’s the perfect bag!

Rachel Koon
Managing Editor, Yarn and Specialty Fiber

Buy the Martha’s Vineyard Tote Kit, the Martha’s Vineyard Tote pattern, or the full issue of Love of Crochet Summer 2017, and make this very popular tote!


When I think about all the “POW”erful projects of the week we’ve featured throughout the year, the one that rises to the top of my list is Alterknit Goes Crochet. Not only did this post show the completely different personalities found in the crochet corner, but it also allowed us to show the 3 different stitches reflected by those personalities.

Susanna Tobias
Project Editor, Crochet

Buy a copy of the Alterknit Stitch Dictionary, and start experimenting with crochet colorwork!


And as for me, I can’t take my mind off the Fall River Shawl. I got the kit for this shawl in Sapphire and worked on it over my vacation. It was the best project to crochet in my chair on the beach! I can’t wait to finish it.

Check out the kit for the Fall River Shawl available in 2 color options, get the pattern, or get the full issue of Interweave Crochet Fall 2017 for a ton of other fun projects.

Did we leave out your favorite pattern of the week? Which of our favorites are you most excited to make?

Happy stitching, and a happy new year!
Sara Dudek
Associate editor, Interweave Crochet


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