It’s Wedding (Shawl) Season!

At Interweave, we talk a lot about how a shawl is such a satisfyingly perfect project. In addition to being endlessly versatile, relatively quick to stitch, and a great canvas for trying something new, a shawl also has the capacity to go beyond pretty to fancy. Fancy enough, in fact, for a wedding. Whether you’re […]

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In the lovely introduction of Modern Tapestry Crochet, Alessandra Haydn describes how she has always been drawn to bright, vibrant colors and admires the colors and patterns associated with Fair Isle knitting. She’s comfortable with the basics of knitting, but never hit the same rhythm with it that she has with crochet. Tapestry crochet allows […]

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Designer Q&A: Alessandra Hayden

Designer Alessandra Hayden has had a passion for crochet almost her entire life—especially for tapestry crochet. It was only natural she would write a book about it. In her new pattern collection, Modern Tapestry Crochet, she treats crocheters to a beautiful array of patterned projects for the home and wardrobe. We sat down for a […]

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I am an equal opportunity crocheter and knitter—I love them both. When it comes to shawls, I’m historically more of a knitter, but while editing Interweave Presents: Classic Crochet Shawls I developed an unavoidable hankering to hook up some crochet shawls. Dare I say shawls are the perfect small project? Whether it’s as simple as making […]

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Get That Bohemian Look with Crochet

Ever since bell-bottoms, head wraps, and flowy tunics hit the fashion scene in the 1960s, the bohemian-chic look has been a fixture on the runway. As the look evolves with up-to-date colors, fabrics, and accessories, one constant remains: crochet. Crochet is practically synonymous with bohemian style—it’s part of what defines the look, contributing lacy, flowery […]

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If you have an old rug that isn’t what it used to be, today is the day to send it on its way. That’s right, it’s Lumpy Rug Day: the holiday where you take a moment to appreciate the good rugs in your life and say goodbye to the bad. While you’re celebrating Lumpy Rug […]

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I have been going to the New York Sheep and Wool festival every year without fail since I moved to the East Coast from metro Detroit in 2005. It’s an annual excuse to acquire at least a little bit (if not a lot) of interesting yarn. Several years ago, one of those purchases was a […]

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3 Tips for Crocheting Home Décor

As a stitcher, no one needs to tell you what a versatile needlecraft crochet is. This versatility is a big part of what makes it ideal for crocheting home décor. If you haven’t yet sunk your hook into making home dec items, consider these 3 tips to get started: 1. Showcase some not-mass-produced personality. There is […]

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Designer Q&A: Tamara Kelly

Tamara Kelly is the designer and blogger behind Mooglyblog.com, where she shares her crochet patterns (and a few knitting ones, too), video tutorials, and whatever fun yarny goodies she can find. Her new book, Quick Crochet for the Home, recently hit shelves, so I figured this was a great time to sit down for a […]

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