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Interweave Crochet Summer 2018

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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Ready for a summer getaway?Escape into your crochet with the beautiful projects from this issue.When we realized our summer photo shoot was scheduled for early February, we thought we should probably plan to stay indoors for it. And thank goodness we did! We woke up the day of the photo shoot to a winter wonderland of snow and ice. Challenging (and icy) days make me appreciate having a wonderful team, and the team for this magazine was spectacular. We were all in a summer mind-set, even with the snow!The projects in this issue have had us ready for warmer temperatures for what feels like forever, so we’re very glad summer is finally here. Take your crochet out onto the grass and add some color to your day! You won’t believe…

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reading nook

Summertime CrochetHelgrid Van Impelen and Verena Woehlk Appel, Stackpole BooksThis book of thirty crochet patterns is perfect for summer. The patterns are separated into three sections: “A Day at the Beach,” “Summer in the City,” and “Let’s Have a Party.” The beach section includes patterns for swimsuits, beach bags, headbands, and more. The city section features cute tops and stylish espadrilles, and the party section has patterns for fancy tops and elegant clutches. You’ll find a refresher on all things crochet in the back.Paperback, 112 pages, $22.95, ISBN 9780811717748Modern Bohemian CrochetBeth Nielsen, InterweaveLearn unique crochet stitches while making garments with free-spirited style! This book features twenty crochet patterns, each using a unique or obscure stitch. Create cardigans using hairpin lace, use the spike stitch to dress up your new favorite…

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our favorite products for summer!

1 LEATHER YARN BOWLMAINE FIBER TOOLSMaine Fiber Tools, based out of Saco, Maine, has created this yarn bowl from top-grain leather, brass hardware, and figured maple. At 4.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide, it’s the perfect bowl for every cake of yarn!Retail price: $50.00–$55.00www.MaineFiberTools.etsy.com2 YARN BUDDIESSUN VALLEY FIBERSA Yarn Buddy is your best friend when it comes to holding your yarn. Use this spinning device to hold a cake or center-pull ball of yarn so you can easily work from it as you crochet. No more rolling balls of yarn! The Yarn Buddy is available in a wide variety of woods that are sustainably harvested from around the world.Retail price: $32.00–$40.00www.sunvalleyfibers.com3 OLIVE WOOD CROCHET HOOKADDI (DISTRIBUTED BY SKACEL)Addi has taken its popular Color Coded Crochet Hook design and made…

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summer blues

Blue-on-Blue SweaterPLUS SIZEGetting StartedFINISHED SIZE 44 (48½, 51½, 56½, 59½)" bust circumference, to fit bust sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)". Sample shown measures 44", modeled with 12" ease.YARN Patons Silk Bamboo (distributed by Spinrite) (70% bamboo, 30% silk; 102 yd [93 m]/2.2 oz [65 g]; 3): sea, 11 (13, 14, 15, 16) balls.HOOK Sizes G/6 (4 mm) and E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.NOTIONS Removable st markers (m); yarn needle; 2 sachets Dylon Fabric Hand Dye in Navy Blue; 10 yd waste yarn; glass or plastic marbles, 12; rubber bands, 12.GAUGE 17 sts and 6 rows = 4" in panel patt; 18 sts and 10 rnds = 4" in post st patt with larger hook.NotesFront and back panels are worked from side to…

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ombré nesting baskets

These sturdy baskets are made holding four strands of yarn together while crocheting over a strand of rope. They are dyed using a cold-water dye that doesn’t require a heat source, which makes this a great project for summer. The dyeing method is very easy, even for those who have never dyed before. YARN Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton, distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre. (Ombré Nesting Baskets by Brenda K. B. Anderson)Getting StartedFINISHED SIZE About 5½ (7½, 9¼)" in diameter and 3¾ (4¼, 4¾)" tall.YARN Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton (distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre) (100% cotton; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; 3): #212 poplin, 3 (4, 6) balls.HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.NOTIONS Yarn needle;…

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shibori pillow

Crocheted cotton motifs are transformed using shibori resist techniques with indigo dye. The bright contrast of blue against white left from the shibori resists creates a clean look for summer. Dye each motif according to your own tastes for a beautiful pillow. YARN Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted, distributed by Crafts Group LLC. (Shibori Pillow by Maria O’Keefe)Getting StartedFINISHED SIZE About 19½" square.YARN Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted (distributed by Crafts Group LLC) (100% organic cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; 3–4): #80 marshmallow, 5 balls.HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.NOTIONS Yarn needle; st marker (m); plastic safety pins; 1" buttons, 4 (sample used bamboo #116579905 from Lyanwood at etsy.com); sewing thread (navy); 18" square pillow form; dark…