Check Out the Spring Issue of Interweave Crochet!

If you've been waiting all this long, cold, snowy winter for the fresh pop of spring, your wait is over.

The Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Crochet is bursting with fresh, inspired crochet. We actually did the photoshoot for this issue before Christmas, and it's taken all of my willpower not to give you a sneak peek before now. Because I knew that when you were looking out your window at yet another monster snowfall, nothing would cheer you more than Tram Nguyen's Cupcake Sweater. This pretty cardigan is as fresh as new green leaves and is bursting with Tunisian crochet ingenuity. (Cupcakes are bonus.)

This sweater is just one of the sweet temptations in this issue. We made a special effort to reach out to the little ones in this issue, with patterns for boys and girls, as well as tools and yarn perfect for beginning crocheters. And we tucked in plenty of spring garments for grown-ups.


Granny squares go mod in Annette Petavy's Zoe Cardigan for girls.
Edie Eckman's Bluebell Cardigan explores the boundaries of double-crochet two together.
Lisa Naskrent walks on the lacy side with her gorgeous Dahlia Shawl.
The Ginger and Fred sweaters are based on the same pattern by Margaret Hubert. The Hialeah Bag by Simona Merchant-Dest has a fabulous pop of color. Doris Chan gives you all the broomstick know-how to make her Chamomile Cardigan.

And there's so much more. Go on a global quest for the origins of crochet with Dora Ohrenstein. Learn how to back a button so it doesn't fall off. Whip up Brenda K. B. Anderson's Fast & Fabulous Dew Drop Bracelet. Meet Clarence, the intrepid monkey. Work up five more squares—all designed by readers!— in the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. Pluck your favorites from among the 25 fresh designs in this issue.

To see all the projects in this issue, click here. And to enjoy fresh crochet year round, subscribe today.



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