Your Favorite Crochet Patterns of 2017
I don’t know about you, but 2017 went by really quickly for me. One day it was the middle of summer and the next I was making my 2018 New Year’s Resolutions! The quick passage of time always makes me feel like I’m missing things, especially in my craft life. Interweave Crochet puts out so many fantastic designs every year that I often feel like I’ve missed most of them. And that’s a shame, because all our crochet patterns deserve to be seen!
So if, like me, you might have missed some of the best crochet patterns of 2017, check out this list of the most popular designs from each of last year’s issues of Interweave Crochet!
1. Spring 2017: The Urban Poncho
I love a good poncho, and apparently so do you! For a while my attitude toward ponchos was very much like Andy’s in The Devil Wears Prada (in which a skeptical Andy is handed a poncho during a makeover and says “A poncho?” in a voice dripping with disdain), but I’ve recently come to embrace them, and the art deco–inspired Urban Poncho by Jane Howorth is one of the designs that changed my mind! The Urban Poncho’s sleek, flowing lines create a super flattering silhouette that pairs well with anything (see our styling post for tips!) but looks especially good over slim jeans and a tank top.
2. Summer 2017: The Boardwalk Tank
A good tank top is essential to any summer wardrobe, and the fabulous Boardwalk Tank from designer Jane Howorth fits the bill! The simple shaping of this chic garment lets the gorgeous linked double crochet stitches shine. I love that the pattern is simple enough for beginners like me but interesting enough to keep more advanced crocheters engaged. The long length is super on-trend and looks great over shorts, slim-cut pants, or even leggings. Wear it to the beach, a festival, or brunch—it’s perfect for all your summer activities!
3. Fall 2017: The Fall River Shawl
We fell head over heels for Lisa Naskrent’s gorgeous Fall River Shawl last fall, and you all obviously felt the same! This is exactly the shawl I want to wrap around me when fall temperatures arrive. The dense post stitches and mesh-like combo of single crochets and chains that make up the body of this shawl provide warmth; the floral clusters and lacy scallops on the edging add a touch of whimsy. Pair it with jeans and a jacket for weekend days or a dress and cardigan for work. Or take it with you to the mountains and throw it on over your jammies to keep warm while you watch the sunrise. (Pssst! If you haven’t made this shawl, I highly recommend that you get the kit!)
4. Winter 2018: Crimson Hooded Cardigan
The runaway hit from our Winter 2018 issue was the stunning Crimson Hooded Cardigan from designer Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby. The stars of the show are the incredible cables—including the truly lovely Celtic-knot cable on the back—that adorn the edging and hood. This cardi also has thumbholes, which makes it a winner in my book! And the bright, cheery red is also just the pop of color we need during long, gray winters. (Although if red isn’t your jam, this piece would be just as divine in gray, navy, or a mossy green.) Start this beautiful cardigan now to have it ready in time for the first chilly day of fall.
Love these projects? Want to see more like them? Get our 2017 Interweave Crochet digital collection—a super-handy way to get all of last year’s patterns in one place! You’ll find plenty to keep your hook busy throughout 2018 and beyond.
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