New Crochet Techniques for Fall

School has started, routines are starting to settle in, and it is time to begin crocheting for fall. It's my favorite time of year!  Every fall I choose a new crochet technique or unique construction to explore. Check out some of these innovative crochet patterns.


Crochet Colorwork

Tapestry crochet allows you to easily create incredible colorwork designs. This technique is so simple it's the perfect way to dip your toe into the world of crochet colorwork. With the striking Mitla Purse, you will also learn how to sew a zipper into a crochet project. Or create a beautiful Fair Isle scarf.

Milta Purse by Carol Ventura   Elvis 1973 Scarf by Karen Ratto-Whooley    

Crochet Post Stitches

Crochet post stitches are deceptively easy. Instead of working your stitch into the top two loops of the indicated stitch, insert your hook from front to back to front or back to front to back around the post of the stitch. The resulting fabric boasts a raised textural design that is perfect for cables and three-dimensional designs. The Atomic Hat is a classic cable design while the Thundersnow Bag highlights this stitches textural qualities.

Atomic Hat by Linda Permann   Thundersnow Bag by Linda Permann    

Crochet Socks

Have you tried crocheting socks yet? Over the last two years, I have seen an increase in the number of innovative crochet sock patterns in magazines and books. Designers are exploring sock construction methods, side to side and toe up to name a couple, as well as playing with a variety of stitches from split single crochet to Tunisian stitches. Tunisian crochet socks like the ZigZag Socks have great cushion and are beautifully warm.

Zig Zag Socks by Patsy Harbor   Red Twig Knee Socks by Patsy Harbor    

Crochet Cardigans

Have you ever crocheted a sweater? I have talked to many crocheters who have made hundreds of hats and afghans but haven't yet "tackled" a garment. Jump in with a great fall cardigan! Simple shaping and basic construction make both the Saturn Sweater and Fall Fields Cardigan a great place to start. Then wear your cardigan on a brisk fall day and bask in the compliments.

Fall Fields Cardigan by Beth Nielsen   Saturn Sweater by Linda Permann    

Which pattern will you start first? For a limited time, all of these patterns are on sale. Download your next crochet pattern today and learn a new technique this fall.

Best wishes,

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