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Interweave Crochet

Interweave Crochet

Fall 2020

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
Frequency:
Quarterly
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in this issue

1 min.
strands

This year has certainly been an exercise in learning and adapting to change. Each day throws new information and eye-opening experiences our way. Life is never going back to “normal,” but we haven’t reached the “new normal” yet either. With everything going on in the world, it’s hard to know what to do and how to move forward. How can we help make a better future? What can we do to make our communities kinder, safer spaces for everyone? As crocheters, we can use our hooks and yarn to improve the lives of those around us. The term “craftivism” was coined in 2003 by Betsy Greer, combining the worlds of crafting and activism. Craftivism can take many forms. Thousands of sewists have stepped up to the Million Mask Challenge, sewing masks…

2 min.
reading nook

Love Your Creative Space: A Visual Guide to Creating an Inspiring & Organized Studio Without Breaking the Bank Lilo Bowman, C&T Publishing If you’ve ever yearned for a space that inspires and invigorates your creativity, then this book is your perfect guide. Author Lilo Bowman has been exploring how to organize her crafting space for years. This book steps through the numerous things we crafters need, from yarn and fabric to needles and cutting mats, and it shows you how to organize them to create a space that motivates without overwhelming. Bowman also explores good ways to decorate your space, including lighting and wall design, and has a whole chapter for crafting while traveling. Even better, This book shares lots of inspirational photos, such as the creative spaces of six amazing designers,…

2 min.
a walk in the woods

GRAHAME THE BADGER Brenda K. B. Anderson Grahame is in good company with his deer and squirrel pals. Like his buddies, this animal is crocheted in a durable wool/acrylic blend using a smaller-than-usual hook to make the pieces firm. Easy “furry” embroidery done after assembly adds an amount of believability to this little guy. YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted. PAGE 20. AMELIA THE FLYING SQUIRREL Brenda K. B. Anderson No detail was spared in this charming character! Complete with aviator goggles and a jaunty travel scarf, Amelia is clearly ready for a trip around the world. The body pieces are crocheted separately and joined together at the end in this adventurous project. YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted and Encore Worsted Tweed. PAGE 22. MY DEER WATSON Brenda K. B. Anderson It’s elementary, my dear crocheter: This stuffie uses…

12 min.
grahame the badger

DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 12" tall, excluding ears. YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3. oz [100 g];): #0389 grayfrost (MC), #0146 winter white (CC1), #1317 vacation blues (CC2), 1 ball each; #0217 black (CC3), 9 yd. HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); fiberfill; 3/8" black shank buttons, 2; sewing needle and black thread; quilter’s pins; yarn needle. GAUGE Head rnds 1–5 = 2" in diameter. Gauge is not important for this project. NOTES — See the Glossary on page 78 for terms you don’t know. Visit our master glossary at http://bit.ly/iwc-glossary. — Project uses nearly entire ball of main color (MC). Consider purchasing an extra ball as insurance. — Head is worked in the round from the back of the head to…

13 min.
amelia the flying squirrel

DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 11" tall, excluding ears. YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Tweed (75% acrylic, 22% wool, 3% rayon; 200 yd [183 m]/3½ oz [100 g];): #T456 spiced pumpkin (MC), 1 ball. Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/ 3½ oz [100 g];): #0240 taupe (CC1), #0460 golden glow (CC2), #0217 black (CC3), 1 ball each; #0597 pale peach (CC4), about 1 yd HOOK Size s E/4 (3.5 mm) and I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Stitch markers; fiberfill; 1/8" black shank buttons, 2; black thread and sewing needle; quilter’s pins; yarn needle. GAUGE Head rnds 1–5 = 2¼ " in diameter with smaller hook. Gauge is not important for this project. NOTES —See the Glossary on page 78 for terms you don’t know. Visit our master glossary…

20 min.
my deer watson

DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 11" tall, excluding hat. YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3. oz [100 g];): #6006 latte heather (MC), #1202 sand (CC1), #0597 pale peach (CC2), #0217 black (CC4), #0146 winter white (CC5), 1 ball each. Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Tweed (75% acrylic, 22% wool, 3% rayon; 200 yd [183 m]/3. oz [100 g];): #6389 ruby (CC3), 1 ball. HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); fiberfill; 1/8" black buttons (with shank), 2; black thread and sewing needle; 1¼ " × 3" piece of craft foam, 2; quilter’s pins;¼ " small black snap, 1. GAUGE Head rnds 1–5 = 2" in diameter. Gauge is not important for this project. NOTES — See the Glossary on page 78 for terms you don’t…