Spring Blush: Love of Crochet Spring 2017

Hammock-Shawl

Hammock Shawl by Lisa Doherty

This drapey shawl is made mostly of chains and stitches that connect to make a beautiful fabric. As you crochet, the work may look a little lumpy. Don’t worry—blocking the piece when it’s completed will give you a smooth fabric.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size About 17″ tall and 63″ wide across bottom edge.

Yarn Mrs. Crosby Satchel (100% super wash merino wool; 370 yd [338 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): vintage port, 2 hanks.

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

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 6 ch-4 sps and 6 sc and 14 rows = 4″.

Hummingbird-Garden-Shawl

Hummingbird Garden Shawl by Sheryl Thies

Hummingbirds love to feed on nectar found in brightly colored flowers. In this vivid Tunisian crochet openwork shawl, crocheted birds feed on loomed flowers.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size About 16″ wide and 73″ long.

Yarn Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (100% cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #632 orchid, 4 hanks.
Universal Yarn Pix (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 459 yd [420 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #106 succulent, 1 ball.

Hook Sizes N/15 (10 mm) 24″ flexible Tunisian Hook, L/11 (8 mm) and E/4 (3.5 mm) standard crochet Hooks. Adjust Hook size if necessary to obtain correct Gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; Clover Mini Flower Loom.

Gauge 6 tss2tog and 10 rows = 4″ in patt with A and Tunisian Hook. Hummingbird = 4.5″ tall.

Carnation-Top

Carnation Top by Rebecca Celasquez

A fuchsia top sports lacy chevrons that mimic the fringed petals of a carnation. Worked in double crochet and chains, this elegant tee will brighten your spring wardrobe.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 33 (34.5, 37.5, 41, 45, 51, 53)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 34.5″, modeled with 3″ ease.
Yarn Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (distributed by Knitting Fever) (60% cotton, 40% linen) 284 yd 260 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #16 sloop, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls.

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust Hook size if necessary to obtain correct Gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; removable stitch markers.

Gauge 20 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in dc, blocked.
Note This top is worked in pieces and seamed.

Quatrefoil-Sweater

Quatrefoil Sweater by Jill Hanratty

Four-petaled flowers in filet crochet subtly transition into eight-petaled motifs. With its side slits, square neckline, and deep red color, this top will steal the spotlight.

Difficulty Experienced

Finished Size 29 (33.5, 38.5, 43, 47.5)” bust circumference. Garment shown measures 33.5″, modeled with .5″ ease.

Yarn Bio-Sesia 5 (distributed by Plymouth Yarn) (100% organic cotton; 198 yd [180 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): #1344 claret, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust Hook size if necessary to obtain correct Gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in left sleeve patt (ch count as sts).

Poppy-Vest

Poppy Vest by Jill Hanratty

One motif at the shoulder and one in the back make this vest a standout. Get ready to be noticed!

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 32 (37.75, 43.5, 49.25, 54.75)” bust circumference, unbuttoned. Sample shown measures 37.75″, modeled with 4.75″ ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% pima cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/ 1.75 oz [50 g]): #3713 wine, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins.

Hook Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust Hook size if necessary to obtain correct Gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; st markers; 1” button, 1.

Gauge Motif Rnds 1–6 = 3.25″ diameter; motif Rnds 1–11 = 9″; 7 (ch 3, sc) mesh and 14 rows = 4″ in mesh patt; 2 patt reps and 7 rows = 4.5″ in V-st patt.