Interweave Crochet Summer 2019

Check out Interweave Crochet and take your crocheting to the next level! This is your single best source for crochet news, ideas, articles, and best of all — patterns! Enjoy the best crochet projects in addition to expert guidance with techniques and step-by-step instruction. Whether you have a wealth of experience or are just starting your crocheting journey, Interweave Crochet magazine is a must read.

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Summer is my favorite time of year to crochet. I know most people look forward to cozy wools, soft yarns, and a cabled sweater, but not me. Give me a small hook, some cotton crochet thread, and a lace pattern, and I couldn’t be happier. Maybe that’s why the summer issue is the most fun for me to create each year and the one I’m always most excited to share with fellow crocheters! This summer we’re embracing lace and fine thread. Find an entire collection of projects inspired by flowers, lace, and a bohemian style. Many are modern twists on traditional techniques (broomstick lace, filet crochet, and Irish crochet) with bright colors added in! They are perfect for summer. And, if you’re in that summer mood, you’ll enjoy making stunning and…

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reading nook

Eco Colour India Flint, Interweave This stunning book features the work of dyer and textile artist India Flint. She has perfected many techniques for eco-friendly dyeing and even created some of her own methods, outlined here. This book fabulously traces the contextual history of natural dyes and explains how to harvest plants and create a safe work space. You’ll also learn about specific plants and how to process them, special effects to create with dye, and how to care for your cloth and the natural resources you’ll be using. Pick up this book today for all your summer dye inspiration. Hardcover, 240 pages, $40.00, ISBN 9781596683303 The Dyer’s Companion Dagmar Kos, Interweave The Dyer’s Companion is one of a series of books from Interweave. (You might also enjoy Interweave’s The Crocheter’s Companion, which features similar tips…

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summer floral!

1. COCO KNITS FRENCH MARKET BAG (PETIT) This straw market bag is sourced all the way from France. At 18 inches wide, 10 inches deep, and 12 inches high, it’s just large enough to fit your bigger crochet projects plus appropriate notions and personal effects. It features both short leather handles for an easy grip and longer leather straps so you can throw it over your shoulder. If you’re looking for an even larger bag, this is also available in grand size. Retail Price: $45.00 2. DANICA STUDIO SMALL WORLD LARGE COSMETIC BAG This stunning bag is made from 100 percent linen with a vegan leather lining that’s easy to clean. At almost 12 inches wide and nearly 7 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for taking your favorite crochet top from this issue…

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jasmine flower dress

This delicate maxi dress features a solid top, a V-neck, and an empire-waist silhouette—flattering on many body types. It is made from the top down and can easily be altered to any length. Simply stop stitching when it reaches the length you want. YARN Knit Picks Lindy Chain. PLUS SIZE DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 37¾ (43½, 46½, 52¼, 55¼)" bust circumference. Sample shown measures 37¾", modeled with 2¾" positive ease. YARN Knit Picks Lindy Chain (70% linen, 30% Pima cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/1¾ oz [50 g] 1): #26447 swan (off-white), 13 (15, 17, 19, 20) balls. HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Stitch markers (m), 2; yarn needle. GAUGE 22 hdc and 17 rows = 4", blocked; arch motif = 3" wide and 2¼" tall; 1 chevron rep…

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coral ranunculus vest

This vest is an ever-expanding circle that begins with a lovely flower pattern and expands into broomstick lace. It fits most sizes, and its intricate lace will dress up any summer outfit. YARN Omega La Abuela #6, distributed by Creative Yarn Source. DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE About 42" diameter. YARN Omega Yarn La Abuela #6 (distributed by Creative Yarn Source) (100% cotton; 306 yd [280 m]/2½ oz [70 g]; 1): #508 pale coral, 4 balls. HOOK Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Size 50 (35 mm) 32" circular knitting needle; yarn needle. GAUGE Rnds 1–9 = 4¼" in diameter; Rnds 1–25 = 12¾" in diameter; 4 rnds = about 2¾" in broomstick lace patt. NOTES — See the Glossary on page 78 for terms you don’t know. Visit our master glossary…

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gentian hat

Create this lovely, leafy stitch pattern with a series of chains and double crochet stitches. Quick to make, this open hat will allow the summer breeze in to cool you off. YARN Zitron Feinheit, distributed by Skacel. DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE One size fits most. 19" head circumference and 9½" tall, including ribbing, blocked. YARN Zitron Feinheit (distributed by Skacel) (100% superwash wool; 393 yd [359 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; 1): #1621 (blue-gray), 1 hank. HOOK Size B/1 (2.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Removable stitch markers (m), 6; yarn needle; water spray bottle; mug and balloon (optional). GAUGE 10 sts = 1¼" and 20 rows = 4" in hdc blo; Rnds 2–9 of lace patt = 2¾" wide and 2" tall before blocking. NOTES — See the Glossary on page 78 for…