Check out the new Interweave Crochet Accessories

It's here! The new issue of Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012 is in the Crochet Me Shop, and I can't wait to get started. Many of these quick accessories are great introductions to new techniques like broomstick lace and reversible intarsia. I can't decide which project to start first. Many of these projects would make great handmade gifts. Here is Interweave Crochet Editor Marcy Smith to tell us more about this new issue.

Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012

The 2012 Interweave Crochet Accessories is ready for you, and it is just stuffed with projects—more than fifty of them. I hardly know where to start to tell you about them all.

Scarves. OK, scarves are a great place to start. What's great about the selection of scarves here is that you can not only crochet scarves for everyone on your list (including yourself), but you can have a lot of fun doing it!

You know how scarves can be to a seemingly endless swath of do-the-same-thing-over-and-over-until-you-can't-stand-it-anymore? Not so with these scarves.

Crochet Scarf   The cover scarf, Elvis 1973 Scarf by Karen Ratto-Whooley, is a great example of crochet fun. You work from a chart in two colors (any of your two favorite colors), in single crochet working on one side only. It creates its own fringe as you work it. (Elvis 1973? Remember that snowflake jumpsuit?)
Handmade Crochet Gift Scarf  

Kathy Merrick's Asymmitered Scarf is an oversized scarf made up of Suessian bi-color mitered squares worked in half-double crochet in the back loop only. It's magic to watch the squares winnow down from 49 stitches to just one. The squares are joined as you go, so when you work your last hdc3tog, you just work the border and you're done! Kathy unifies the squares with gently morphing shades of blue, but you can make your own color choices to make it just right for the person who will wear it.

Crochet Scarf   Robyn Chachula's Bearsden Plaid Scarf was designed especially for the guys on your list, but it's a great fashion statement for just about anyone. After crocheting the striped base, you work surface crochet in chain spaces for a smooth finish. For a tween, you might work some of those stripes with a bit of neon!
  Crochet Amigurumi Fairy
   Lisa Loo by Brenda K. B. Anderson

I'd love to tell you about the other five scarves, the dozen hats and the seven shawls and wraps. Oh, and the fairy! There's a fairy! And a play mat and a crocodile-stitch crocodile and wee nesting dolls! And the best pom-pom ever!

So much. Click on over and see for yourself. This is an issue you'll reach for again and again.

Happy crocheting!

— Marcy

Whether you want to learn a new technique with a small quick project, add to your collection of accessories, or are looking for the perfect handmade crochet gift, check out this newest issue. You can order Interweave Crochet Accessories in the Crochet Me Shop or download it now and start crocheting today.

Best wishes,

P.S. What new crochet technique would you like to learn?

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