Consider These Yarns for Fall Projects

As we endure the heat of summer, keep in mind that we’re closer to season’s end than we are to its beginning, and that means fall is just around the corner. As you prepare the kids for a return to school and look forward to turning leaves, you may start wondering what yarn blends would […]

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Pattern of the Week: Dashing Cardigan

Every once in a while, you come across a project you know will be special. That’s what I felt when I saw Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby’s Dashing Cardigan in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018. The form, featuring five rectangles and a collar, is simple. The technique, however, is not. The stitch technique here is more than innovative, it’s […]

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Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Easygoing Throw

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find that many of the projects you create have one or more things in common. For me, these commonalities are size and yarn weight. My projects almost always are “travel-sized” and almost always use a yarn that hits around the midweight range. When I saw the Easygoing Throw in […]

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No matter how you divide crochet into categories, one is sure to be garments. As with all new things, you must begin somewhere, and I have the perfect beginner garment for you: the Cultivated Pullover in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018. Why is this garment so great for beginners? Not only can it be worked in […]

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If you’re looking for a Tunisian crochet set that’s unique and challenging, Kabila Sri Ponnusamy has come up with the one for you. She joins a soft yarn and a repeated stitch pattern to create a hat-and-cowl set that anyone would love to have sitting in their closet for crisp fall days. Featured in the […]

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Pattern of the Week: Swank Scarf and Cap Set

A slouchy hat-and-tasseled scarf set is just what everyone needs this fall. While you may not think you need one, you’ll think again once you check out this pattern! Registering a 2 on the skill-level scale, the Swank Scarf and Cap Set from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 is not only easy enough to challenge a […]

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Can You Modify? Yes, You Can!

Every once in a while you come across a project that is a definite must-do. When I came across the Blue Lagoon top in the Love of Crochet Summer 2013 issue, I decided that it needed to go to the top of my to-do list. Why? It’s fun, flirty, and it can be altered with […]

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Happy Thrift Store Day the Mandala Way!

Thrift stores are so awesome that songs have been written about them (thank you, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). These stores are an awesome source for many things: laughter (“Someone actually wore that?!?”), necessary items (who couldn’t use another juicer?), and crafting materials (yes, I’m actually serious about this one). So, in honor of Thrift Store […]

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Summer Projects for My Vacay

Crochet projects take planning. If you’re like me, you plan your crochet projects around your free time. Now that it’s summer, I’m planning my projects around my vacations—the size and type of project I take with me on a trip are based on the length and type of vacation. For example, if I’m traveling by […]

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Everyone Will Want to Steal This Stole

The word “stole” brings to mind the early decades of the 20th century, when ladies dressed for nights on the town in fur stoles and elegant dresses. The Festoon Stole isn’t made of fur, but it will still dress up any outfit you choose to pair it with! Its V-stitch body contrasts beautifully with the […]

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