Crochet Blooms of Spring
There is still snow on the ground, but I having been catching a whiff of spring in the air. Soon the snow will melt, the temperatures will warm, the short-sleeve shirts will move to the front of my closet, and my hook will once again create spring lace.
Like many of you, I waited in anticipation for the spring issue of Interweave Crochet, and wow was I impressed. Lace, delicate accessories, flowers and more-I might have to add the entire issue to my queue. Here is its editor, Marcy Smith, to tell us more about the issue.
When gathering designs for this issue, we looked for fresh approaches to technique and construction and focused our palette on those bright colors that burst forth from the gray winter landscape.
Our Flash Garden story, in particular, celebrates these colors of spring. To engage your hook, Suzann Thompson explains her method for joining crochet motifs into a swath of fabric, drawing on Irish crochet techniques. (If you love the colors of her Dogwood Scarf as much as we do, you will certainly want the kit, available at shop.crochetme.com.) Sophie Wire gives the Granny a new spin with her Under the Frost Afghan, which will keep you warm as you create it, then become your go-to cover throughout the year. The gorgeous Roslind Skirt and Shrug, with their combination of Solomon's knots and bobbles and lace, will also carry over easily into summer.
Retro modern designs rule our Modern Classics story with longtime favorites: A twinset! An A-line skirt! A striped pullover! Color and details transform these classics into modern garments you'll want to wear right now. Jewelry, a purse, and a beret round out this story.
If you're more Girl in the City, check out the Urban Outfits story, featuring bold lines, intriguing silhouettes, and innovative crochet techniques. Drawing inspiration from urban architecture, all these pieces will give a zazzy edge to your wardrobe.
We welcome a new columnist to Interweave Crochet. On the Back Page, you'll find Peter Franzi's debut column, Chain Male, which focuses on designing crochet projects for men. With his guidance, you should be able to crochet a project that the man in your life will actually wear. You can start with Peter's cabled Tatami Vest.
Whether you are enjoying warm temperatures or need to head out and shovel the sidewalk, find spring inspiration with these stunning patterns. Pre-order or download your copy of Interweave Crochet Spring 2015 today!
P.S. Which project catches your interest? Let us know in the comments.