Finished Project Roundup from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018!
I have a bad reputation around the Interweave office as the person that starts all the WIPs (works in progress), and almost never finishes them. Most knitters or crocheters could tell you how many projects they have in progress at one time, but not me! I have three bins full of partially started (some almost finished!) projects. Clearly, I have a problem.
But all of this changed with the release of Interweave Crochet Summer 2018. Never have we had an issue with so many projects I was so excited to make—and finish, and wear! I’ve kept myself busy this summer. Check out all of my finished projects from my summer of stitching.
1. Yesteryear Top, Mimi Alelis
This top is the runaway hit of the summer. Everyone is making it! I started this top in white as we were finalizing pages for the summer issue, and I had it finished before the magazine was even on newsstands! Since then, I’ve also finished a sage-colored version, and I’m several rows into a dusty rose version (fingers crossed I finish that one, and it doesn’t end up in the WIP bin!).
2. Time-Honored Sweater, Natasha Robarge
This was another sweater high on my list of favorite projects. I wanted to wear this one at The National NeedleArts Association Tradeshow, so I made a cropped version with short sleeves and was able to finish it in a week! I got so many compliments on this one, and I’ve been wearing it all summer long with my high-waisted skirts and pants. Such a fun project!
3. Ever-New Skirt, Kristin Lynn
I loved this skirt months ago when Kristin Lynn submitted the idea, but when the finished project arrived at my desk, I knew I had to make it. I made some sizing alterations so the drawstring would fit my waist without too much puckering and still leave plenty of room for my wider hips toward the bottom. I love how it fits, and I had so much fun making it!
4. Basking Crossbody Bag, Ashlyn Holmes
Circle bags were my favorite trend for summer, so I was so glad we had the pattern for this awesome circle bag in our summer issue! I used jute cord from the hardware store and Tulip’s new 10mm GRANDHOOK to make a larger version, then added leather straps from an old belt I found at the thrift store.
5. Oasis Shell, Juliette Bezold
I made a basic tank with traditional crochet rather than Tunisian for this top because it just moves faster for me, but I used the edging stitch from Juliette Bezold’s Oasis Shell from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017. I can’t stop wearing this one, and the edging makes it great for layering as it starts to get colder.
6. Spiral Seashell Top, Nicoletta Tronci
This top is also from Interweave Crochet Summer 2017. I loved reading the article about filet crochet in that issue and then making this top after refreshing my memory on how to read filet charts. I was able to work this one up in an afternoon! I love wearing it under jumpsuits so I have a little bit of crochet peeking out from my outfit.
7. Shibori Indigo Dye Tank Top
The pattern for this project wasn’t included in any summer issue, it was just a simple pattern I made up so I could take full advantage of the articles that explain Shibori Indigo dyeing included in the Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 issue. I think you’ll find inspiration on new things to make, too!
And I still have a few on my WIP list . . .
1. Aquatic Swimsuit, Isa Catepillan
Swimsuit season might be coming to an end, but I’m hoping to get at least the top part of this suit finished in time for a tropical vacation around Christmas time. I just love the motifs that Isa has designed, and writing about it right now makes me want to go home and finish it as soon as possible.
2. First Light Rug, Gwen Buttke McGannon
We loved this project so much we turned it into a kit. And as soon as we had a sample of the yarn photographed, I was working it up into a project. The raffia used to make this rug is different from any project I’ve worked before. I’m hoping to finish this before I launch into all the amazing projects from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018! . . . Can’t wait to start that unicorn!!!
How many projects have you made it through this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Now let’s get ready for fall!
(Featured Image: A collection of finished projects from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018. | Photo Credit: Sara Dudek)