Embrace Lace and Fine Thread With Interweave Crochet Summer 2019
Summer is my favorite time of year to crochet. I know most people look forward to cozy wools, soft yarns, and a cabled sweater, but not me. Give me a small hook, some cotton crochet thread, and a lace pattern, and I couldn’t be happier. Maybe that’s why the summer issue is the most fun for me to create each year and the one I’m always most excited to share with fellow crocheters!
This summer we’re embracing lace and fine thread. Find an entire collection of projects inspired by flowers, lace, and a bohemian style. Many are modern twists on traditional techniques (broomstick lace, filet crochet, and Irish crochet) with bright colors added in! They are perfect for summer. And, if you’re in that summer mood, you’ll enjoy making stunning and sophisticated projects in plum, rose, and peach—some of the most popular colors this season.
If customization is your thing, check out our pattern for a basic tank top, then decide how you can alter it with buttons, embroidery, dye, edging, and more (we’ve written out all the ways we can think of for you to make it your own). And finally, read up on the Magic Yarn Project to see how they are improving lives with yarn and how you can get involved.
This issue marks my tenth as editor for Interweave Crochet, and I’ve learned a lot from every single one. Sometimes I can’t believe how much this craft has enriched my life. I count myself lucky every day to work with a brilliant team to make this magazine and to serve an audience of incredible and creative people. I hope reading Interweave Crochet brings you as much inspiration as I’ve found working on it. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Happy stitching and lots of love,
Featured Image: Left: Goldenrod Wrap by Blazenka Simic-Boro Center: Plumeria Shawl by Silke Terhorst Right: Red Dahlia Top by Natasha Robarge from Interweave Crochet Summer 2019. CREDIT: Harper Point Photography