Finding the Perfect Spring Crochet-Along


Spring officially began last Sunday, and the weather here in Colorado complied with balmy temperatures in the high 60s. I guess that means it's time to rotate the clothing in my closet and the projects in my crochet queue. As I imagine many of you would, I chose to update my crochet queue before my closet.

The first step was pulling out my back issues of Interweave Crochet. If you don't have a full set, stop by the Interweave Store. I love having easy access to all the patterns and articles. 

I was looking for something quick and lacy. Doris Chan's China Doll crocheted tunic (above left) from the Spring 2006 issue caught my attention with its pale lilac shell pattern. I added it to this year's queue, but I really wanted the instant gratification of a quick crocheted accessory and Carol Ventura's Spring Market Bag (above right) from the Spring 2009 issue also found a place on my queue.

My search concluded with the Summer 2010 issue. Mimi Alelis'  Moth Wings Shrug is the perfect spring project and a great gift. A good friend of mine is getting married this summer and has been searching for the perfect shrug to wear with her wedding dress. This pretty crochet motif creation is so feminine and the luscious Nazli Gelin Garden thread is relatively inexpensive. 


 
  Moth Wings Shrug, Summer 2010

I know I'm not the only one who has fallen in love with this delicate crocheted shrug. So I am hosting a crochet-along on Crochet Me. (See the schedule below.) Come join us and learn how to join motifs as you go and check out our new Crochet-Along page! 


 

Schedule

March 30th–April 6th: Order yarn and pattern.
April 6th–April 13th: Get gauge!
April 13th–April 20th: Work base row of motifs.
April 20th–April 27th: Complete the right front.
April 27th–May 4th: Complete the left front.
May 4th–May 11th: Complete the back.
May 11th–May 18th: Complete the sleeves and collar.
May 18th–May 25th: Complete the edgings and block.

Don't forget to go to the Interweave Store to get your Interweave Crochet back issue for almost half off. This sale goes through March 28th. Then I'll see you over on Crochet Me. 

Best wishes,

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