Fall Crochet Pattern Inspiration

Are you excited about fall crochet yet? I can’t wait! Sweaters, hats, cowls, scarves, and cardigans—I am looking forward to cozy and relaxing evenings with warm crochet in my lap.

Crochet Sweater Pattern

Betty Pullover by Jill Wright

And for inspiration, I have to look no farther than the newest fall issue of Interweave Crochet. The Betty Pullover and Sally Beth Bag have definitely captured my imagination. Take a look and you will see what I mean! Here is editor Marcy Smith to tell us more about the issue.

Fall Crochet Inspiration

Crochet Bag Pattern

Sally Beth Bag by Nicoletta Tronci

I love everything about fall: the vibrant color, the crisp air, the crunch of leaves underfoot. In my yard is a dogwood tree that reveals different colors every year—in some years, the leaves are a rich striping of red, yellow, and green, other years they turn entirely red, still other years a brilliant orange. I love that the tree reveals varying personalities, and with so much color to take in, it is nice to focus on a single tree.

The one thing I don’t love about autumn is that it seems so fleeting; the bare branches of winter are revealed too quickly.

The projects in this issue are designed to help you extend the beauty of autumn well into those bare-branch days. Here you will find crispness and color in the Taking Sides story, which explores various crochet projects—from socks to sweaters—with side-to-side construction. In Lace Embrace, the Ananas Shawl captures the peekaboo of sky through fall’s ombré, and the Torchlight Shawl embodies the sparkle of morning dew on a carpet of newly fallen maple leaves.

Crochet Men's Cardigan Pattern

Don’s Day Off Cardigan by Peter Franzi

And, although school days are behind some of us, fall brings on that back-to-school feeling, calling for New School Clothes. To ease the return to structure after summer’s (presumed) loosening of schedules, you’ll find fabulous garments in Going Up. This Mad Men–inspired story fuses classic and retro styles in a thoroughly modern way.

Crochet Hat Pattern

Flash Flap Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson

And, finally, we have our Cold Front story, so that when winter surprises you one morning, you can trot right back inside and whip up one of these chunky, quick-to-make projects.
In early July, as we were gathering materials in preparation for presstime, we were startled by another sort of cold front, which left bare a branch of our crochet tree. We learned that Marinke Slump—better known as Wink to the 41,000 followers of her Facebook page and blog, A Creative Being—had succumbed to depression and taken her own life.

Kathryn Vercillo, our Everyday Crochet columnist, began Mandalas for Marinke to honor the memory of the mandala-creating Wink, as well as to increase awareness about the devastating effects of depression. Learn how you can participate in the project and help others suffering from depression. To get you started, Lori Carlson has created a thread mandala to crochet.

— Marcy Smith

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Best wishes,

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P.S. Let us know in the comments where you find your crochet inspiration.

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