Spring Crochet Patterns Are in Bloom

Are you totally ready for Spring?

This has been a long, cold, snowy winter just about everywhere, and I am ready to crochet things that are light and airy and just saturated with sunshine and flowers.

We've just sent the Spring 2010 issue of Interweave Crochet to the printer. But it will be a few weeks still before you see it. What to do?

Well, if you don't have last year's spring issue on hand, you could head to the Interweave Store, where we've just released patterns from the 2009 Spring and Summer issues. Among the patterns are these lovely blossoms.

Orphan Scarf by Doris Chan

Orphan Scarf

This ridiculously easy scarf is super fun to make. Using sock yarn and a large hook, Doris Chan discovered a clever way to use that leftover ball of sock yarn to create an easy scarf, just right for days that are almost warm enough for short sleeves alone.

Raindrops Broomstick Lace Shawl by Jill Wright

Raindrops Broomstick Lace Shawl

If you've been itching to try out broomstick lace, this is a gorgeous garment for learning the craft. It features clever increases for shaping and a richly beaded border.

Summer Petals Cardigan by Julia Vaconsin

Summer Petals Cardigan

Perfect for the transition from spring to summer, this pretty cardigan features an engaging petal-like lace design. Wear it over long sleeves for spring, over a sundress for summer.

Malabrigo Top by Julia Vaconsin

Malabrigo Top

This close-fitting vest worked in a delicious laceweight is good over long sleeves or short sleeves, at the office or at the coffeeshop. A slim ribbed body is topped by a simple shell top in a garment that requires very little finishing.

Shape-Shifting Shawl by Tracy St. John

Shape-Shifting Shawl

It's a shrug! It's a shawl! It's both! Clever buttoning and ribbon ties convert a lacy rectangle to a simple shrug. The very pretty floral lace (just a four-row repeat!) is easy to work. Make it now, and you'll be set for all your upcoming fancy events!


When I was leafing through the Spring 2009 issue, I was surprised to recall that it was my first issue as editor of Interweave Crochet!

Thanks for making it a great year! I'm looking forward to the next year of good things in both the magazine and online at CrochetMe.com.


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