Where the Whimsy Things Are

We all need a touch of whimsy in our lives-something to make us smile and to spread those smiles to those around us. These fun and fantastical crochet creations are also a whole lot of fun to crochet.

Do the Twist Game by Sarah Read  

Trying to add a little flexibility to your life? Branch out from yoga and try a fun game of Do the Twist. These nine and three quarters inch circles are cheap and easy to create; they travel great as well. Just through them down on the lawn and let the hilarity proceed. You can arrange them in color coordinating rows as pictured or mix them up. Lay them down randomly or in rows of varying colors.

  Cornhole Beanbags by Brenda K. B. Anderson

I remember a particularly enjoyable 4th of July party when I was a child. We played a rousing game of beanbag toss. I wasn't really good, but I had a lot of fun. These Cornhole Beanbags are just as exciting to crochet as they are to play with. Colorwork crocheted in the round creates adorable bird and bee designs. If this is your first foray into colorwork, these bags are the perfect project.

And after all of that exercise, it's time to dress up for an imaginative tea party. Don't forget to invite the hedgehog. This teapot cozy is just too cute and a great gift for adults and children alike.

Hedgehog Teapot Cozy by Victoria Hewerdine Thornton  

Then maybe settle in for a quiet game of checkers on the floor. This is the perfect way to teach the younger generation to appreciate a game that has been around for centuries. And if the players get a little tired, this checkerboard doubles for an excellent nap blanket.

  Checkerboard by Sarah Read

The Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 issue is full of whimsy, but you will also find a detailed article on creating your own crochet bags, exciting steampunk crochet fashion, and enough innovative accessory patterns to fill your dreams.

Why wait? Download your special issue today and spread the joy and laughter.

Best wishes,

P.S. Have you ever crocheted a toy?

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