I love Robyn Chachula. A crochet designer with impeccable skill, she is a long-time Interweave contributor. In addition to countless magazine patterns, she’s authored five books and contributed to several more. Yet no matter how many of her patterns you may have worked or how many of her books you have on your shelf, you […]

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10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns You’ll Love

Little thread, tinier hooks, delicate intricacies of the stitches and patterns, doesn’t it seem like nearly everything is better if it has just a bit of crocheted lace embellishing it? Lace adds a light sophisticated touch to crochet. Crochet lace patterns don’t have to be worked in thread or lace-weight yarn either. You can create […]

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Swatch Me Saturday #2: Lace Pattern 2

In a continuation of the last Swatch Me session (forgive us for making you wait), this week’s focus is on another of the patterns in the Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 Mixlace Poncho by Denise Lavoie—Lace patt #2 (close-up is shown in the header image on the right). This stitch pattern uses a little more variation […]

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By Sarah Read The History of Irish Crochet Lace Crochet first came to Ireland in the 1700s, in the hands of Ursuline nuns who had learned the technique in France, where it had developed as a shortcut for making Venetian point needle lace. Its characterized raised edges and fine mesh background could be crocheted many […]

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How to Crochet Hairpin Lace in 4 Steps

Many of us crochet scarves, shawls, or wraps as gifts, donating them to organizations or presenting them to loved ones. Kristin Omdahl first began crocheting wraps for family members when she was living overseas. “When I was six thousand miles away from my family, I made it a point to crochet every single stitch of […]

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