Your Crochet Horoscope for July 2017
What is your crochet destiny for this month? Should you take on a real challenge or stick with what you know? Associate editor Sara Dudek walks you through the possibilities with a July crochet horoscope for each of the astrological signs. Whether you take her non-scientific advice or not, keep at those projects and above all – have fun!
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
July will help Cancer focus on the home. Take time to enjoy your space and invite others into it. If you’re preparing for company this summer, crochet Dora Ohrenstein’s Waves Pillow from Interweave Crochet Home 2015. The colors and comfort of this pillow will make your home feel like a welcoming place for you and your guests.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
This month might seem overwhelming for many Leos. Don’t let it get the best of you. Take time to center yourself and get back on track. This is the month to focus on mindfulness in your crochet. Try your hand at the Zinnia Pillow by Amy Kleinpeter from Crochet to Calm. Any feelings of being overwhelmed will quickly subside and you’ll end up with a perfect pillow for summer!
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgos may spend July thinking about a missed opportunity from the past. Now is the time to act on it. Revisit that Ravelry queue and go buy yarn for that project that has been waiting for you. No more regrets this month—find that perfect pattern from long ago and get started.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Many things may worry the Libra this month. Don’t dwell on those worries; they are likely in your head. Enjoy the summer and distract yourself with a large crochet project to occupy your thoughts! We suggest the Limpet Lace Top by Mimi Alelis from Interweave Crochet Summer 2016. Made out of size 10 crochet thread, it may take all summer to finish, but the end result will be well worth the effort. Plus, you can’t worry while your brain focuses on a big project!
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
July brings financial stability to Scorpios. Opportunities will arise to make more money, easing any concerns in that part of your life. Time to treat yourself to some incredible yarn! The Ghost Ranch Shawlette Kit features beautiful Freia Fine Handpaints yarn in a stunning ombré gradient. This kit is just what you need to treat yourself without breaking the bank.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
A kept promise will provide tremendous opportunities for Sagittarius in July! Seize the moment and start a new project or business. Try your hand at designing your own crochet patterns. You’ve always wanted to play designer, and now is the time. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby’s course on crochet garment design will provide you with all the knowledge you need to get started.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Important events are coming your way this summer. Prepare yourself by making something lovely to wear for the occasion. Lisa Naskrent’s Water Lily Shawl from Interweave Crochet Spring 2016 would add beauty to any social affair. It is perfect for weddings, parties, work gatherings—you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way in this gorgeous shawl.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Aquarius will feel a drive to get things done this month. Take advantage of this energy and get ahead in your work and daily life. That includes your crochet life: bring out those WIPs from the craft room and get to work! This is the month to finish up projects you’ve been stitching for a while. Free up project bags and prepare to start something totally new in August. It will feel great! Be sure to post pictures of finished projects on Ravelry!
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
You may be visiting a long-lost friend this month. Take the time to plan your travels so all goes smoothly. Don’t forget to pack some crocheting! If you need a fun bag to put some projects in, make yourself a Mod Squad Bag designed by Brett Bara, featured in Crochetscene 2017.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
A loved one may be moving far away this month. Remember you can always visit. Send them on their way with an easily packable crochet gift to express your affection and remind them of you. Try the River Rock Necklace by Sue Perez from Love of Crochet Summer 2017.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
A new hobby will get you excited this summer. Take time to embrace the learning phase and don’t get frustrated by steep learning curves. If you are already an experienced crocheter, learn a new technique! Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 includes an article on filet crochet, or you can read up on hairpin lace in Love of Crochet Summer 2017.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
You may get carried away with your spending this month. Be sure to watch that yarn budget and don’t go overboard! Red Heart Yarns provides fantastic yarn at affordable prices. Check out Interweave Presents Favorite Crochet Blankets. Each project has a suggested Red Heart Yarn to use so you can feed that need to create without overspending.
No matter what is coming your way in July, it’s the perfect month to pick up your crocheting and make something beautiful. Crochet can enhance any aspect of your life this summer—we saw it in the stars!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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