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Interweave Crochet Winter 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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Winter Pillow, page 33One winter day a couple of years ago, I was bundled up for a walk through the crisp Colorado snow to meet a friend for coffee in the historic part of town. As I bustled through the streets decorated for the winter holidays, something bright and colorful caught my eye. One of my favorite sculptures on a cold street corner was wrapped in a colorful crochet scarf! Attached to the scarf was a small note that said, “I am not lost! If you’re in need of warmth, take me!”Just seeing that scarf left for someone in need was enough to warm my heart, and I had one of those moments when you feel perfectly happy with the world and lucky to find yourself in just the right…

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reading nook

The Art of Crochet BlanketsRachele Carmona, InterweaveThis isn’t your ordinary crochet blankets book. Rachele Carmona finds inspiration from other art forms and uses them as the creative spirit behind these awe-inspiring blanket designs. She looks to weaving, digital art, fabric design, paper cutting, cement tile, and quilting for inspiration and translates design elements into new and innovative crochet designs. If you’re tired of granny-square afghans, this is the blanket book for you.Paperback, 144 pages, $24.99, ISBN 9781632505736Corner to Corner CrochetJess Coppom, SewandSoIf you’ve been admiring the corner-to-corner crochet technique, you won’t be able to pass up this book. Jess Coppom (whom you might know better as the designer behind Make and Do Crew) breaks down corner-to-corner basics, increases, decreases, and color changes. She also provides tips for adding edging, tassels,…

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happy llamadays!

Make your own llama see p. 391 ATENTI MAMALLAMA BACKPACKThis adorable llama backpack is just what you need for taking your favorite project from this issue on the go! It’s large enough to fit a crochet sweater work-in-progress, and it has an inside zipper pouch for your notions and hooks. The straps zip together, so you can easily wear it over one shoulder or two. Check out the website to find the closest retailer.Retail Price: $163.00www.atentiwholesale.com2 DRAMA LLAMAS MUGCuddle up this winter with a crochet project and your favorite hot beverage in this mug featuring two adorable llamas. Better still, grab another as a gift for your llamaloving friend.Retail Price: $19.95www.pithitude.com3 LLAMARAMA LARGE ZIPPER POUCHEvery crocheter needs a notions bag! At 9.25 by 6.75 inches, this one is just the…

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crochet through history

Many people believe that crochet is an ancient craft, but recent scholarship has shown that it is relatively young, originating sometime in the early nineteenth century. Crochet has not been extensively studied by scholars, so reliable information is hard to find, allowing many myths to circulate. Here is the best information available to date about how and where important crochet developments occurred.Acorn Cap from Interweave Crochet Fall 2010. (Photo by Joe Coca)MEDIEVAL PERIODSLIP STITCHESSlip stitching (or shepherd’s knitting, if you’re from Scotland) is older than crochet and was once considered a special kind of knitting. It involved looping one stitch to another and is a precursor to crochet. Try your hand at slip-stitch crochet with the Acorn Cap from Interweave Crochet Fall 2010.Robert Haven’s tambour hook with a mother-of-pearl handle…

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the winter collection

Wintertide SweaterPLUS SIZEFINISHED SIZE 36¾ (41, 45¼, 49½, 58¾)" bust circumference. Sample shown measures 36¾ ", modeled with 4¾ " positive ease.YARN HiKoo Simplicity (distributed by Skacel) (55% merino superwash, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 117 yd [107 m]/1¾ oz [50 g];): #003 natural (MC), 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) skeins; #050 forestry (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins.HOOK Size G/4 (4.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch markers (m), 6.GAUGE 15 sts and 9 rows = 4" in stripe patt, blocked.See the Glossary on page 78 for terms you don’t know. For our master glossary, visit http://bit.ly/iwc-glossary.NOTESSweater is worked top down in one piece to underarms, then separated for body and sleeves. Increases are made along raglan and center sleeve lines and…

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snow day sweater

Wear this cozy sweater and you’ll have no need to sacrifice style this winter. It’s the perfect layering piece to add warmth. Pair it with button-up shirts and stylish scarves and add a jacket over the top for cold winter weather. YARN Plymouth Yarn Tuscan Aire.PLUS SIZEFINISHED SIZE 39½ (43½, 48½, 52½, 55½)" bust circumference. Sample shown measures 39½ ", modeled with 5½ " positive ease.YARN Plymouth Yarn Tuscan Aire (90% merino wool, 10% nylon; 163 yd [149 m]/1¾ oz [50 g];): #0007 charcoal heather, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) balls.HOOK Sizes J/10 (6 mm), I/9 (5.5 mm) and H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.NOTIONS Removable stitch markers (m), yarn needleGAUGE 16 sts and 15 rows = 4" in linen st patt in rows…