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Winter 2021

Elegant & original patters, never-before printed!

United States
Annie’s Publishing
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
a note from the editor

As a lifelong crocheter I love the cold winter months. When the temperatures drop and it’s too cold or wet to enjoy outdoor activities, I love to snuggle into my couch with a great movie and enjoy the day inside. Plus, colder temperatures mean I get to bundle up in my hand-stitched sweaters and accessories that I spent the previous winter making. I love the entire process of crafting. From finding the perfect yarn in my dream color to the tingle of inspiration that begins when I see that project that I know will be my new favorite sweater or the perfect gift for a dear friend. I look forward to the hours spent stitching and sewing, and often spend the entire time daydreaming about how cute I’ll look in my…

3 min
classic plaid ruana

EASY FINISHED SIZE One size FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 52 inches wide x 28 inches long from shoulder to hem MATERIALS • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash medium (worsted) weight superwash wool yarn (3½ oz/220 yds/100g per ball): 18 balls #1946 silver grey 3 balls #1960 Pacific 1 ball #1973 seafoam heather • Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle GAUGE 13 dc = 5 inches; 11 rows = 7 inches Take time to check gauge. PATTERN NOTES Poncho is worked flat from front to back with 2 strands of yarn held together. One strand of silver grey is used throughout and the second strand is changed as shown on Chart to create marled stripes. Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Poncho is assembled by creating two front panels and crocheting them together to start back panel. Superwash…

3 min
construction zone: woven lattice scarf

When you wear this Tunisian crochet scarf, you’ll be asked, “How did you do that?” because it looks complicated. Well...looks can be deceiving; the construction is much simpler than it appears. You already may be familiar with most of the construction techniques used, so don’t be baffled. Here are some tips and photos that show more detail for making slits and strips, picking up along an edge, and weaving. Refer to page 14 for the complete pattern. You may have worked a scarf beginning with a few stitches and working a narrow, long rectangle. Or you may have begun with many chains and worked long rows. This scarf uses both methods, one way for each side of the scarf. Both panels are joined as you work so there is no seaming. PANEL…

5 min
woven lattice scarf

INTERMEDIATE FINISHED MEASUREMENT 7 inches wide MATERIALS • Berroco Ultra Wool medium (worsted) weight superwash wool yarn (3½ oz/219 yds/100g per ball): 2 balls #3305 oat • Size L/11/8mm Tunisian crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Size K/10½/6.5mm standard crochet hook or one size smaller than Tunisian crochet hook • Locking stitch marker • Tapestry needle GAUGE With Tunisian crochet hook: 12 Tss = 4 inches PATTERN NOTES Tunisian crochet is a special technique in which each row is worked in 2 steps with right side facing: a forward pass and a return pass. Loops are picked up and held on the hook during the forward pass. The manner in which the loops are picked up creates different Tunisian stitches (Tunisian simple stitch in this project). Loops are worked off the hook during return passes. Weave in loose ends as…

1 min
coffeehouse cowl

BEGINNER FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 37 inches long x 7½ inches wide before sewing MATERIALS • Lion Brand Wool Ease medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (3 oz/197 yds/85g per skein): 2 skeins in #009 riverside • Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • 3 2-inch buttons GAUGE 10 hdc = 4¾ inches; 4 rows = 2¼ inches PATTERN NOTES This pattern is worked using two strands of yarn at the same time to give it a bulky look. Chain-1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch. COWL Row 1: Leaving a 6-inch tail, holding two strands tog (see Pattern Notes), ch 79 loosely, beg in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. (78 hdc) Row 2: Ch 1 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in each st across, turn. [Rep row 2] 12 more times or until piece measure…

2 min
pheasant’s tail headband

INTERMEDIATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3 inches wide x 20 inches in circumference MATERIALS • Red Heart Unforgettable medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (3½ oz/270 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball #3956 polo • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Size J/10/6mm crochet hook • Tapestry needle GAUGE Size G hook: 7 puff sts in pattern = 2 inches; 4 rows = 11/2 inches Take time to check gauge. PATTERN NOTES Beginning chain is worked with larger hook and 2 strands of yarn held together (about 21/2 yards). When the chain is complete, the headband is worked with the smaller hook only. SPECIAL STITCHES Beginning puff stitch (beg puff st): Ch 2, [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp] twice in same st, yo, draw through all 5 lps on hook, ch 1. Puff stitch (puff st): Yo,…