Your Pattern Picks: Interweave Crochet Winter 2020

It’s prime time to crochet something special for yourself, now that the holiday rush is over and a few months of cold weather still stretch before you. If you’re looking for something simple but striking to stitch, check out these reader favorites from Interweave Crochet  Winter 2020! We mined social media to figure out which of the projects from the issue are gaining the most traction, and we’ve rounded them up here. Whether you’re looking for the perfect project for that variegated skein or want to start your first ever crochet garment, one of these crochet patterns is bound to catch your eye.

The Esker Cowl from Interweave Crochet Winter 2020.

Esker Cowl by Jennifer Olivarez

Gradient yarns shine in this striking cowl. Worked in the round, two balls of the same colorway are alternated to create opposing yet harmonious color shifts. Reverse single crochet creates a subtle ridge texture, with alternating rounds in plain double crochet—the perfect combination to highlight a beautiful yarn.

Finished Size 12” tall and 21” in circumference.

Yarn Rozetti Yarns Alpaculence (distributed by Universal Yarn) (76% acrylic, 9% wool, 9% alpaca, 6% glitter; 536 yd [490 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #106 aquamarine, 2 balls.

Hook Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

The Ogive Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Winter 2020.

Ogive Cardigan by Isa Catepillán

Look no longer: Your perfect cardigan is right here! The sleeves and body are worked from side to side, and the collar is worked along the front opening once the piece is seamed. This is an excellent project for new sweater stitchers, and it even has pockets!

Finished Size 40 (45, 48¾, 53, 57¼)“ bust circumference including collar. Sample shown measures 40”, modeled with 6½” positive ease.

Yarn Patons Classic Wool (distributed by Yarnspirations) (100% pure new wool; 210 yd [192 m] / 3½ oz [100 g]): #12042 dark grey heather, 6 (8, 9, 10, 12) balls.

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm) and H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Rimaye Cowl by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy

In this piece, Tunisian crochet stitches are manipulated to move across the fabric like crevasses rippling along a mountain glacier. This cowl is worked as a simple rectangle, allowing you to focus your attention on the stitches at hand. The split edge of the cowl is shaped entirely by the seam placement.

Finished Size To fit 14¾ (16½, 18¼)“ cross-back width.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport Weight (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #103S deep sea, 3 (4, 6) skeins.

Hook Size J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian hook, 16 (16, 19)“ cable. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Has one of these crochet patterns caught your eye? Or is there a different project from Interweave Crochet Winter 2020 that you’ll be starting first? Let us know in the comments!

Yours in Stitches,

Luxurious Crochet for Cold Weather!