Crochet for Men! 4 Projects You’ve Been Waiting For
We’ve all been there—stitchers wants to crochet for the men in their lives, whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend, a family member, or yourself (hello crochet dudes!). It can be a struggle to find just the right project. Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 features 4 projects for guys you won’t want to miss! The holidays are the perfect time to crochet for men, so grab the latest issue and get started!
Check out these 4 projects and the features that make them unique.
1. Perrault Pullover by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
This stylish pullover combines linen stitch, spike stitch, and crochet ribbing. With its shawl collar and neutral gradient colors, this sweater is perfect for a man or a woman. The pattern comes in 7 sizes, from 38.5″ to 63.5″ chest circumference. The sample photographed measures 43″ in chest circumference with 3″ of positive ease.
2. Woodcutter’s Vest by Jennifer Pionk
This eye-catching plaid vest is fit for a day in the woods. The checkered patterning is created by working two colors in one row and working over the nonworking color. There are no floats or pesky yarn ends with this color-changing method. Check out my secret to color changing for extra help. This pattern comes in 5 sizes from 37″ to 53″ chest circumference. The sample shown measures 37″ and is modeled with 3″ of negative ease. This vest is crocheted 2 layers thick for extra warmth (plaid on the outside layer and black on the inside layer). If you would like more drape and less warmth, try making it in a single layer.
3. Huntsman Sweater by Natasha Robarge
Perfect for the woods, this unisex sweater features exquisite tapestry crochet colorwork. Its loose fit makes it a fantastic layering piece for men, women, and plus sizes. Chest circumference ranges from 38.5″ to 53.5″ The garment shown measures 42″, modeled with 2″ positive ease. If you enjoyed experimenting with the colorwork in the plaid Woodcutter’s Vest, this sweater is the next step in crochet colorwork. Here, you’ll sometimes work only 1 stitch in a color before switching to the next. It will keep you on your colorwork toes, but it’s a lot of fun to make.
4. Whispering Pines Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson
Venture into the woods in this hat with cables reminiscent of pine trees. Front post double treble stitches create this unique stitch pattern that’s perfect for winter. This pattern will also fit women as well as men.
Will you be crocheting projects men? Do you know any women that would like them? Let us know in the comments.
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet