Interweave Crochet Winter 2017: The Sound of Stitches

Bright crochet edging, and warm woolen mittens, brown cable vests made up
with string, these are a few of my favorite things.


Flibbertigibbet Shawlette by Jen Lucas

This shawl starts with a small number of double crochets and increases along one edge, with a four-row pattern that repeats throughout the body. A bouncy edging accentuates the asymmetrical shape.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 73” across top and 27” wide at end.

Yarn Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone (80% wool, 20% silk; 285 yd [261 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]; #SSY008 caldera, 3 skeins.

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 10 sts and 10 ch-1 sps = 4” in pattern and 12 rows = 5” in patt, after blocking


Do-Re-Mi Beanie by Anastasia Popova

A trio of cables make up the body of this hat, which is seamed and finished with a faux buttonband. The crown is worked from the body edge up to the top.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 18.5 (19, 20)” hat circumference.

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox (60% alpaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon; 450 yd [411 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #1857 nor’easter (MC), #1828 charcoal (CC), 1 hank each.

Hook Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; 1/4” two-hole buttons, 6.

Gauge 24 sts = 4” and 10 rows = 2.5”
in hdc.


Somersault Cardigan by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy

Earth and sky intersect in this color-block raglan cardigan. Crocheted in a Tunisian honeycomb stitch pattern, the fitted cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down for very little finishing.

Difficulty Extreme Focus Required

Finished Size 35.75 (39.25, 42, 45.25, 49.25)” bust circumference, buttoned. Sample measures 35.75”, modeled with 1.25” ease.

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool Light (100% washable wool; 200 yd [184 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]: #6678 mouse brown (MC), 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls; #6697 dusty teal (CC), 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls.

Hook Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” Tunisian cable hook; H/8 (5 mm) standard hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions St markers; 20 mm diameter round buttons, 7; yarn needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Tunisian honeycomb patt with Tunisian hook.


Whiskers Vest by Kristen Tendyke

Double lines of cables twist and crisscross up the front and back of this quick-to-crochet V-neck vest.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 28.5 (32, 35.5, 39, 42.5, 46, 49.5)” bust circumference. Garment shown measures 32”, modeled with 1” negative ease.

Yarn Tahki Yarns Montana (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (100% unprocessed pure new wool; 130 yd [120 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]: #02 bark, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) balls.

Hook Size N/13 (9 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; stitch marker (m).

Gauge 9 sc = 4” and 6 rows = 2.5”.


Warm Woolen Mittens by Brenda K. B. Anderson

These mittens are sure to be your favorite thing on a cold day. They feature a giant snowflake on the back and adorable tiny flakes on the palm.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size About 8.25 (8.75, 9.25)” hand circumference and 9.75 (10.5, 11.25)” long.

Yarn Halycon Yarn Signature Collection Botanica (100% wool; 160 yd [146 m]/4 oz [114 g]; #0260 (dusty blue) (MC) 1 (1, 2) hank(s); #3640 (baby blue) (CC), 1 hank.

Hook Sizes H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions 5 st markers (m) (1 unique); yarn needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 12 rnds = 4” in cesc patt.


Edelweiss Cowl by Anastasia Popova

Two colors overlap in this cowl, which actually uses only one color of yarn in each row. A contrasting picot trim finishes the look.

Difficulty Some Concentration Required

Finished Size 8” wide and 24” circumference.

Yarn HiKoo Kenzie (distributed by Skacel) (50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils; 160 yd [146 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]: #1022 ruapehu (MC), #1011 tamarillo (CC), 1 skein each.

HiKoo CoBaSi (distributed by Skacel) (55% cotton, 16% bamboo, 21% elastic nylon, 8% silk; 220 yd [201 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]; #001 white (A), 1 skein.

Hook Size J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian crochet hook and D/3 (3.25 mm) standard hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 15 sts and 14 rows = 4” in Tunisian st patt.

Notes The cowl is worked flat from one short end to another, sewn together, then edging is added.

To change color, work to last yarn over in old color, pick up new color, and complete stitch with new color.


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