Stripes Microwave Bowl Cozy
Microwavable glass dish
Floral Pot Protectors
Crocheted in chunky yarn in the round, this quick and easy cowl features bobbles to add fun texture.
Heirloom Aran Afghan
Intricate cables and pattern stitches combine to make a piece you will be sure to pass down through the generations.
Days Gone By Lapghan
Stitch a warm and cozy heirloom lapghan that you can pass along to the next generation. This project will make a nice intro to tiny cables for crocheters who haven’t tried crossed stitches previously.
Wrap yourself in this elegant triangular shawl that alternates openwork rows with rows of bobbles. Work it up in your favorite color and it will be your go-to accessory for warmth and beauty this winter.
Two beautifully stitched bowls to pass down from generation to generation to hold lovely little charms and trinkets.
The Kalispell Throw is an amazing winter project and will keep your legs cozy as you make it. Be prepared: This velvet yarn is the softest, most luscious yarn you’ll ever work with. Rows of cluster stitches add another layer of fun to this project, as do the fuzzy tassels in each corner.
This adorable cardigan features a lovely textured bobble stitch pattern and drapes elegantly. You’ll love accessorizing with this piece!
Magical moments are made of these!
Crocheting With Alpaca
Once considered an exotic fiber among hand crafters, alpaca has become commonplace, even showing up in the yarn aisle at big-box stores! There is a reason alpaca has become so popular: The yarns are soft and warm, making them ideal for crocheted hats, scarves, cowls, sweaters, throws and more!
Rose City Headband
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4 inches wide x 19 inches in circumference
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6 inches x 243/4inches
Tales of the Crochet Widower
I learned to crochet in 2001, relatively late in life, after 40 years of sewing. My husband, then a New York City sanitation worker, brought home a box of hooks that he rescued from life in a landfill. He gave me the box and said, “Can you do something with these?”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width: 18 inches Length: 67 inches
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.
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.
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.