Pick a Project Now to Make for Father’s Day!
Just a friendly reminder that Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Now is the perfect time to get started on a quick project to show your dad how much you appreciate him on June 18th. These projects work up fast and are designs we know our dads will love! So whether you’re making something for your own father, the father of your children, or any influential father figures in your life, check out these patterns and get stitching!
The four of us in the crochet corner of the Interweave offices have all picked out the projects we plan to make for our dads (ssshhh… don’t tell them).
“I don’t know about your dad, but mine often enjoys a mug of hot tea even on warm days. When I saw this mug cozy in Crochet to Calm, I knew it would be the perfect gift for him for Father’s Day. Since it seems like none of his mugs are the same size, I made the cozy in a twisted 2-ply yarn so it would have a little more stretch. The best thing about this project, other than the fact that I’m pretty sure my dad will love it, is that it worked up really quickly so now I can make a matching one for myself. Matching father-daughter mug cozies— so cool!”
—Susanna Tobias, Project Editor for Interweave Crochet, Love of Crochet, and PieceWork
“Plaid makes me think of my dad. He looked good in plaid golf shirts, back before he retired his clubs. I think he’ll appreciate the Plaid Rug by Christina Marie Potter from Interweave Crochet Fall 2007. He can use it either as a welcome mat or by his bed. The double crochet construction means it’ll whip up quick. The surface crochet finishes it off beautifully creating a stunning plaid design. It’s so handsome . . . I wonder if I have time to make a second one to give to my golf-enthusiast boyfriend!”
—Dana Bincer, Associate Editor for Love of Crochet
“If anyone deserves to put their feet up and relax on Father’s Day (and every day), it’s my dad. He works so hard all the time. That’s why I plan on making him the Lofty Pouf by Anne Weil from Crochetscene 2017. It uses two strands of jumbo yarn held together and crocheted with your fingers! It’s a great way to make my dad a substantial project that will work up really fast so I can finish it in time for Father’s Day. The Cascade Mondo yarn used to make this project is made of alpaca and wool, so it will be so soft and luxurious for his feet. I hope this gift will remind him that he’s earned some time to relax and put his feet up.”
—Sara Dudek, Associate Editor for Interweave Crochet
“In the sixth grade, my dad came to me and said, “Lisa. I don’t know how to turn on the computer. Can you show me how?” So I very patiently found a pad of sticky notes, wrote directions on how to turn on our Mac G3, how to move the mouse, how to type in the password, and how to log onto AOL. Today, he’s a much more computer-savvy man, managing several email accounts, making spreadsheets, drawing up contracts and invoices, and working his Macbook Pro like a pro. I’m a proud daughter!
This Father’s Day, for my sophisticated daddy-o and his 21st-century capabilities, I would love to make him a laptop case to tote his tech to work. Mollie Makes Crochet has a darling Spike Stitch iPad Cozy. Australian designer Pip Lincolne suggested adding extra width in multiple of four stitches to modify the iPad pattern for a laptop. I’d love to work this pattern with blacks, blues, and greys to fit my dad’s cool, calm, and collected personality. Here’s to you, dad!”
—Lisa Espinosa, Editorial Coordinator, Crafts Books
How about you, stitchers? What crochet projects do you plan on tackling in honor of the dad in your life? Let us know in the comments!
—The Crochet Corner
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