Interweave Crochet Spring

Cottons, silks, linen, and ribbon—are you ready for spring crochet? I love the gossamer lace of spring cardigans and shawls. They walk that delicate balance between the warmth of the summer sun and the chill of winter. And there is something about the first green buds of spring that make me think of the intricate stitches of necklaces, bracelets, and hair accessories. The newest issue of Interweave Crochet has all of this and more; I can't decide what I want to start first.

Here is Interweave Crochet Editor Marcy Smith to tell us more about the Spring 2013 issue.

Swan Lake Shawl by Lily Chin  

Interweave Crochet Spring 2013

Spring sashays in like a country square dancer—one step forward into warmth, two steps backward into chill. (And to make it even trickier for us—it was 100 degrees outside when we first started lining up our dancers last summer and about 30 degrees at our photo shoot in November!) No reason you can't do-si-do into this fickle rhythm with flirty layers that keep you warm without weighing you down.

You might start with the dance-inspired story in the Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet. Two gorgeous shawls-the Swan Lake Shawl by Lily Chin and the Promenade Shawl by Kathryn White-add both warmth and style with a fresh edge. Give warm leggings a sassy edge by topping it with Doris Chan's Salsa Skirt.

  Yaddo Cardigan by Moon Eldridge

You'll find more lacy layers in our Transitional Statements story, including two garments that crochet up quickly into three-season garments: the Moreover Duster, by Kimberly K. McAlindin, a sleeveless layer that is sized from 30" to 51" and comes in two lengths, and Tammy Hildebrand's Bloomsbury Tunic, which makes any outfit bloom. The Yaddo Cardigan by Moon Eldridge combines lacy fabric with a classic silhouette for a garment that you will reach for again and again.

For year-round glamor, crochet up some jewelry to enhance your wardrobe. The Chameleon Cuff by Pat Cooper is an easy way to brighten an outfit in a snap. Or add instant elegance with the Celtic Necklace by Jennifer Ryan or the Promise Necklace by Kathryn White.

 Promise Necklace by Kathryn White  

And for the little dancers in your life, you'll find three beautiful dresses sure to inspire twirling in tutus.

Don't let the fickle weather get you down-sashay your own way into spring.

— Marcy

Subscribe to Interweave Crochet today and find the perfect crochet projects for every season plus articles and how-to guides on basic and innovative new crochet stitches and techniques.

Best wishes,

P.S. What projects do you like to crochet in the spring?


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