10 Reasons to Love Interweave Crochet Spring 2018
The newest issue of Interweave Crochet is available now! Spring 2018 is jam-packed with all of our favorite things. Here are 10 reasons you’ll love Interweave Crochet Spring 2018.
1. The projects
The projects in this issue are some of the most innovative crochet projects you’ve ever seen! Combine crochet with sewing, add embroidery to your crochet, or work a stitch that needs a knitting needle. We’re showing you everything you need to make it yourself, and you won’t believe the incredible results.
2. The tips and tricks
This issue focuses on tapestry crochet as a major technique. Use tapestry in 7 incredible projects from this issue. If you’re new to the technique, we give you a list of tips and tricks to succeed at tapestry. We also cover 4 variations on the single crochet stitch plus things we love about each and things to watch out for. These helpful tips will ensure that you’ve never been so prepared to try tapestry! Follow along with the Interweave Crochet blog as we continue posting extra tips and tricks for a range of techniques that didn’t fit in the pages of the magazine.
3. The techniques
If tapestry crochet isn’t your favorite, the issue is full of other techniques sure to up your crochet game. Make incredible lace, experiment with new kinds of motifs and how to join them, try an elongated stitch, make an incredible dress with butterfly sleeves, or create your first pair of crochet shoes!
4. The yarn
Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 showcases a wide range of yarns from the affordable to the luxurious. Excited to work tapestry crochet but on a tight yarn budget? You’ll love our showcase featuring our favorite (and affordable!) Red Heart Yarns. Tapestry crochet with Super Saver Ombre or Super Saver Stripes creates a stunning visual effect that won’t break the bank. Or try a fun suede yarn to capture that western feel. And, trust us, once you pick up Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace, you’ll never want to put it down.
5. The designers
This issue features some of our all-time favorite designers. Interweave Crochet favorites like Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Natasha Robarge, Brenda K. B. Anderson, Nicoletta Tronci, and Jane Howorth contribute incredible designs for this issue. Or try the incredible Sunset Stripes Ruana by internet sensation Michelle Moore of MJ’s Off the Hook designs. We also feature some inspiring first-time designers. Isa Catepillan’s crochet designs typically grace the pages of bridal magazines and make it to the catwalk at international fashion festivals. The Succulent Clutch is her first written pattern for a magazine! You won’t want to miss it!
6. The books you’ll love
If our tapestry crochet articles have you hooked on tapestry, you’ll want to check out these other fantastic resources. Read the full review for AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary and Modern Tapestry Crochet on our Book Nook page, and keep playing with this fun technique.
7. The fashion
A Nordstrom fashion writer, Cirilia Rose, has written an entire article on crochet in fashion. If you’re up on the fashion trends, you’ve probably noticed crochet has been making a comeback. Get Cirilia’s insights in our feature article.
8. The photography
The project photography for this issue is so beautiful, you might forget you’re looking at a crochet magazine. The Botanical Spring projects were shot at a few beautiful local nurseries and the greenery is stunning. But most incredibly, the Way Out West projects were shot on a historic property that was originally homesteaded in the early 1900s. If you look closely, you might spot some of the historic farm equipment in our photos.
9. The social aspect
Get the most out of Interweave Crochet on social media! Interweave’s very own social media manager, Andrea Lotz, shares how you can get the most from the Interweave Crochet Facebook page. And, if you missed it, Salena Baca shares the best from her Facebook live Crochet Confessions.
10. The joy of making
More than anything, this issue will share the joy of making. Learn new and exciting crochet techniques, and make something that inspires confidence and happiness within you! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Let us know what you think of the newest issue in the comments below and on Ravelry.
Happy springtime stitching!
Editor, Interweave Crochet