Knits Gifts 2018: Fraser Fir Mittens

There is no better gift than a lovely pair of handmade mittens with stranded colorwork. The Fraser Fir Mittens from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 have been on my “want-to-make list” for quite a while; I’ve been admiring them ever since I saw Laura Huslander working on them at one of our yarn meetings! I learned […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Woodstove Hat

Hats are my all-time-favorite project to knit, and as soon as I saw the Woodstone Hat in Knits Gifts 2018, I knew it was yet another hat I needed to make. Designed by Anne Jones and featuring a lovely worsted weight yarn, this project will, I feel, fly off my needles; I might, in fact, […]

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One of the most common questions we get from people new to crochet is how to work crochet decrease stitches. Common crochet decreases you might see in a crochet pattern are the single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) or the double crochet 2 together (dc2tog). These stitches are relatively easy to reference in a basic stitch […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Liam the Llama

Brenda K. B. Anderson’s knitted animal designs shine throughout this issue, but Liam the Llama is my absolute favorite! He’s made from Sugar Bush Yarns Rapture (50% LlamaSoft and 50% superfine merino), so he’s extra cuddly and fluffy . . . and yes, he is made with llama yarn! (Almost as though the editors planned […]

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Trend Alert: Crochet Circle Bags!

All summer long we’ve been admiring crochet circle bags! They are simple to make, easy to personalize, and this is the perfect bag to carry you into the fall season! Use your crochet circle bag as you return to school or work, or use it as you start to retreat indoors for the colder months. […]

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A Stitching Melody: How to Triple Treble Crochet

Have you ever worked a triple treble crochet (trtr) stitch? The stitch has a lot of height, and we don’t get to work it very often, but it’s tons of fun when we do! Like a double crochet or a treble crochet, the triple treble crochet simply means we are increasing the amount of yarnovers […]

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Halloween costumes are more fun when you make them yourself. Put your crochet skills to use and whip up these projects to wear for Halloween this year. Here are 15 crochet patterns and corresponding Halloween crochet costumes. Can you think of more? Let us know in the comments below! 1. Isosceles Scarf / Amelia Earhart […]

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Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Mandala Cushion

We were so excited to work with Sandra Eng for Interweave Crochet Fall 2018! You’ve probably seen and admired Sandra’s work before. She contributed many designs to Modern Crochet Mandalas and is the author of Crochet Kaleidoscope. This fall, she created the Mandala Cushion for our Sweet Abode project theme, and it’s one of the […]

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Pattern of the Week: Plucky Cardigan

Do you love Tunisian? You’ll love trying out Juliette Bezold’s latest Tunisian crochet stitch pattern with the Plucky Cardigan in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018. This sweater creates the look of twisted cables without the bulkiness of overlapping stitches and difficult stitch crosses. I don’t normally find myself excited to try Tunisian projects, but Juliette’s designs […]

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Pattern of the Week: Worldly Cardigan

I can’t get enough cardigans when the weather starts to cool. The Worldly Cardigan by Amy Gunderson from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 is the classic cardigan you’ll find yourself living in this fall. With its loose fit and cute pockets, you’ll wear this around the office and leave it on for cuddling up on the […]

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