From the Host of the wildly popular DIY & HGTV series, “Knitty Gritty”, and PBS’ “Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell” comes the very first studio quality, community-funded and internationally accessible episodic how-to knitting & crochet series: “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell” — but Vickie can’t do it without you!
Click on any on of the links in this post to go to the KickStarter page to help “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell” reach it’s goal!
Spring is in the air and the April issue of I Like Crochet will get you into the spring of crocheting things up for Easter, Mother’s Day and for yourself!
Some of the projects in this issue include:
Fairy Tale Shawls: Five Spellbinding Designs
Grandma’s Favorite: The Road Trip Throw
Pretty Patterns Just for Mom
Your Next Obsession: China Blue Honeycomb Scarf
One of the best things about Easter is all of the yummy and sugary candy that comes along with the season. Inspired by the pretty pastel colors of jelly beans and chocolate eggs, these patterns will make your Easter extra sweet this year.
Make it for Mom
Mom deserves something special on a day dedicated to her. Crochet something small or something big – and she’ll be grateful for the extra thought behind her gift. Moms are great and Mother’s day is the perfect excuse to shower her with love. Take your pick from this special collection and celebrate mom.
Fairy Tale Shawls
Once upon a time we were little girls dreaming of fairies and princesses on adventures. We will always cherish these dreams and we wanted to create a collection of shawls inspired by our memories of magical lands. These elegant shawls are paired with fancy gowns and are perfect for going to your very own special events. Just be sure to be home by midnight!
What happens when you ask your designers to look to the past for inspiration? Incredible things! This collection of Crochet Classics spans decades of vintage styles and motifs to create new designs with that coveted “new vintage” look.
Birds of a Feather
Springtime means the birds are back and singing sweetly in the morning. While flowers are popular motifs to crochet, we set out to let birds share some of the spotlight this spring. From feathers to bluebirds, get ready to crochet to the tune of birds.
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Between now and October 31, 2017 anyone who makes a purchase of $2.99 or more from my Ravelry store will automatically receive a free download of my Pink Ribbon motif pattern – no special codes to enter. The free pattern will automatically appear at checkout.
Wear this motif as a way of showing your support of those battling breast cancer (please read my previous post) or give to others to show your support for them.
I haven’t shared this news with many of you yet, but I was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. It has all happened very fast. Back in November I was originally told it was Stage 0, non-invasive, only to learn just this week that it was actually Stage 2 invasive. I have undergone 3 surgeries since November, including a double-mastectomy just last week, and have yet one more surgery to undergo tomorrow. I will be starting chemotherapy in the near future, followed by radiation. I don’t know what my ability will be to work during this time and have limited time off and no disability insurance. My boyfriend started this GoFundMe campaign if anyone would like to help during this difficult time. Thank you for ANY AND ALL help, including your thoughts and prayers. XOXO https://www.gofundme.com/help-carrie-battle-breast-cancer
The February issue of I Like Knitting Magazine is now available for download or viewing. Warm your heart with lovely crochet patterns to give your valentine or to treat yourself! Say “Aloe” to nature-inspired designs, and ditch the expensive bouquet of roses for fantastic floral patterns that will never wilt, and fall head over heels for our Forever Diamond series. Create handmade gifts and décor when you receive this bi-monthly magazine on your iPad or Desktop.
- 28+ All-new Patterns
- Sentimental Shawls, Scarves, and More (Legwarmers!!!!)
- Expert Articles and Tips – Why Do YOU Love Knitting?
- Romantic Styles and Designs
Do you want to make the Leaf Socks, Leaf Hat, Re-Leaf Cowl, Succulent Leaves Shawl or “leaf” those options for later and make the awesome Snowflake Infinity Scarf that is on the cover?
You can find all the great patterns and features in the full Table of Contents HERE.
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I just came across another crochet design of mine that I had nearly forgotten about. Here is my Holiday Ornaments Ripple Afghan that I designed for Herrschners using their 2-ply afghan yarn. This was designed as part of their Ripple of the Month series and they are now making it available as a kit, probably just for a limited time.
It’s been a while since I’ve made a new design. I’ve been knitting more than crocheting lately, so this design is a knit one. I’m pretty happy with how it came out. It’s a pretty simple infinity scarf made from DK-weight yarn. I’m a slow knitter, so it took me forever to get it done!
The pattern is available on Ravelry or Craftsy. I hope you like it!