Spring Flowers Hot Pad
A bevy of spring blooms covers this double-thick hot pad. Crocheted in a variation of single crochet, choose colors to match your kitchen decor.
A pretty lacy floral design begins at one point of this asymmetrical shawl and continues to grow with each 6-row repeat.
Track Stitch Shawl
Master the double treble stitch and create a stunning shawl to wear this spring! Crocheting with a light and airy alpaca blend, you’ll make increases at three points to create the unique shape.
The Keepsake Dolls of Yolonda Jordan
Every crochet designer has a passion. Some are known for their clothing, others specialize in afghans and there are those who are inspired to create accessories. Among doll designers, the crochet world is fortunate to have Yolonda Jordan, who creates wonderful and unusual dolls of color.
Lacy Shells Tee
Hand-dyed artisanal yarns are all the rage! Learn to make your own for a fraction of the cost with our tutorial on page 14. Then crochet yourself this stunning top to show off your accomplishments!
Flower Blossoms Pillow
Add a bright pop of color to your home! Crocheted flowers and leaves are appliquéd to a simple textured background creating the perfect spring accent!
Heart of the Home Dishcloth
Perfect for gift-giving, this dishcloth features a textured heart design worked in crossed double crochet stitches accented with surface slip stitches.
Blossoms & Lace Afghan
Just right for spring, the filet crochet mesh creates a lovely backdrop for pretty dimensional flowers scattered over its lacy surface. A sweet flower fringe is the perfect finishing touch.
Baby Owl Teether
Crocheted in worsted-weight cotton, this sweet little sleepy owl makes a nice soft teething toy for Baby.
Colorful Cotton: Dye Your Own Yarn
I love the look of hand-dyed yarns—with their speckles, swirls and innovative color play, but I’ve always been too intimidated by the process to try it myself.
Crochet a fun and easy bracelet in an hour! It’s made by crocheting two separate spirals that are twisted together. Make a bunch to give as gifts!
The Inspiring World of Irish Crochet
Traditional Irish crochet, with its beautiful lacy motifs and the intricately cabled fisherman sweaters of the last century, still inspires modern crochet designers today. Recently we asked crochet designers and good friends, Bonnie Barker and Jennifer E. Ryan, to chat about their friendship and Irish-inspired crochet designs. The following is an excerpt from their video chat. Make sure to visit their websites to watch the complete video between these two good friends.
Scrappy Shells Throw
Larger amounts of scrap yarn in a coordinated palette offer a different way to use up your stash. Crocheted from the center out, each 2-round color band is set off with a single round of navy blue.
Totally Scrappy Scarf
Using less than 12 yards per row and simple single crochet and chain stitches, this stash-busting scarf is a perfect way to brighten up a winter outfit!
Popular from the moment it was first published in the April 2012 issue of Crochet World, this cute puppy is such a fun project to make! Make up a bunch to sell at craft fairs or to give as gifts.
Olga Starostina & The Timeless Beauty of Irish Crochet
Years ago, when I was new to crochet, I heard a woman say she stopped knitting “because there’s nothing new to learn.” I was shocked. With new techniques and stitch patterns emerging, there is so much to know about crochet and knit work.
Scrappy Hot Pad
Crocheted in size 3 thread, this double-thick pot holder will add a spot of color to your kitchen decor!
Linen Stitch Rug
A true scrap-friendly project, this rug is crocheted holding 5 strands of worsted-weight yarn together! With an easy-to-memorize pattern and large hook, you’ll be done in no time!
I Love Scraps Afghan
If you’re making an afghan to show someone you love them, this one is perfect! As you stitch this pattern using colorful scrap yarn, little rows of hearts appear.
Cascading Shells Throw
A pretty shell design, crocheted from the center out, is even more striking when you combine similar colors together to create gradient stripes.
Stacked Flower Ornament
Design by Jennifer E. Ryan
Design by Bonnie Barker
Design by Rohn Strong
Design by Kristen Stoltzfus Clay
Shopping Cart Caddy
Design by Stephanie Hill
Luxurious Granny Square Blanket
Design by Debra Arch
Let's "Get Squared" With Jenny King!
In a previous In the World of Crochet article, I said that one of the many advantages of attending yarn shows such as Chain Link or sheep and wool festivals is meeting the dynamic people of yarn companies. Let me broaden that remark to include the great designers who create the patterns you love to make.
Christmas Rose Afghan
All-Time Favorite Scarf