Interweave Crochet Summer 2019: Five Favorites for the Season
I will readily admit it: I am new to crochet. I am, historically, a knitter. But there are so many beautiful crochet patterns out there that it seems a shame to limit myself to knitting alone. So I’m giving it my best shot. As I’ve been learning the basics, I’ve been imagining (naturally) all the beautiful things I will make when I finally feel confident enough to venture beyond single and double crochet stitches. Interweave Crochet Summer 2019 has given me ample examples for my imaginings. Here are five of my favorites.
1. Plumeria Shawl by Silke Terhorst
Silke Terhorst’s elegant crochet shawl puts me in mind of Claude Monet’s 1873 painting The Poppy Field. The striking orange color of the yarn combined with the flower motif had me imagining wandering through fields of wildflowers with a parasol in hand. The tassels along the shawl’s edge are created as the shawl is worked, and their presence will make you feel like you’re literally draped in flowers.
2. Goldenrod Wrap by Blazenka Simic-Boro
You might be noticing a pattern: I love floral motifs. Blazenka Simic-Boro’s delicate golden scarf uses a light cotton/wool blend yarn to create an elegant, intertwining floral pattern. Not only is this the perfect piece to wear whilst wandering down the beach, it’s also highly adjustable: the pattern easily lends itself to multiple widths.
3. Shadow Purple Top by Annastasia Cruz
Annastasia Cruz’s gorgeous top uses button closures in the back to elevate the tee to new heights! When I first saw it, I couldn’t help but imagine sitting in the garden, glass of iced tea in hand, wearing a floppy hat and this shirt. The piece uses a shell stitch for the edging, giving it a draping, floral feel.
4. Magnolia Purse by Isa Catepillán
With the delicate, intertwining tassels at the bottom of this purse, Isa Catepillán’s delightful bag evokes sunflowers turning towards the morning light. The bag is deep enough to contain everything for a day of summer fun (in my case, sunscreen and a good book!). The light cotton yarn used in the pattern ensures the bag is perfect in the heat of the season.
5. Dusty Plum Dress by Moon Eldridge
I was utterly enchanted by Moon Eldridge’s soft summer dress. The pattern uses short-row shaping to give the piece a flattering fit, and the multiple colors bring a dynamic interest. Made with a cotton/linen blend yarn, a personal favorite, the material is incredibly breathable during the hottest parts of the day.
These are five of my favorite pieces from Interweave Crochet Summer 2019, though it was quite a challenge to pick! There are many beautiful patterns within these pages, and more than enough to fill your summer with airy crochet. Let us know your favorites in the comments section!
Happy summer stitching!
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