I Like Crochet – August 2017 Issue

A brand new issue of I Like Crochet is here! This summer issue is jam-packed with all your warm-weather patterns (and even a jump start on fall). So after you’re done celebrating this weekend, check out all the latest trends and patterns for crochet. I have a feeling, you’ll love what you see. I have included some photos of some of my favorite patterns below to temp you into subscribing.  And here is a summary of what you will find in this issue:

Easy Being Greenery

The color of the year is a happy and vibrant shade of green. We challenged our designers to create patterns that feature this happy hue in new and exciting ways. Fill your home with greenery accents for a fresh take on summer.

Artwork-Inspired

Crochet like a master artist with these four inspired designs. Will you crochet Monet’s water lilies? Or will you pick up your hook and do a little Boogie Woogie? It’s up to you!

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Feels Like Fall

Fall is around the corner and you’ll want to start preparing soon! With a bright and sunny color palette, these patterns will help ease you into the new season.

 

August Abroad

Headed somewhere fun this summer? You’ll want to have at least one of these designs with you! Lightweight styles and afghans perfect for a car ride, these patterns are adventurous and exciting. Take a trip with your crochet when you begin one of these designs.

 

Beat the Heat

It’s the middle of summer and crocheting in this weather can be quite the challenge! Five new patterns that you can wear on the hottest days of the year will inspire you to pick up your hook and crochet the summer days away.

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Of Quartz We Love Geodes

Trend alert: Geodes! From home décor to jewelry, geodes are seemingly everywhere. These two patterns are crochet interpretations of this marvelous trend.ILC_August_small-101

Subscribe now so you can get starting on these patterns today!

I Like Crochet – SPECIAL OFFER!

Now that the holidays are over and the new year is here, it’s time spend some time crocheting for yourself — and just in time, the February issue of I Like Crochet is here. But before I tell you any more about the issue, let me give you a heads up about a special, limited-time offer that I am able to extend to my readers:  the Website + Tablet subscription of I Like Crochet, normally $34.97 for $19.97, or 43% off. To take advantage of this special offer, read to the end to get the special link for this offer.ILC-February 2016-cover

The February issue of I Like Crochet is loaded with some of the sweetest and coziest patterns, including the Sweethearts Afghan, the Cascading Waterfall Cardigan and the Crescent Heart Shawl. Love-lace patterns, like the Indigo Sunset Shawl and the Pineapple Lace Wrap, will bring in the romance of the season while the collection of stash busters and one-skein wonders will help you jump-start those New Year’s resolutions. Whether you need some simple mitts and cowls for the winter or you’re looking to bring some added warmth into your home with some throws and pillows, this issue has what you need.  ILCFebruary2016Collage

Since I Like Crochet is a digital magazine, subscribing today will allow you to receive the latest issue on your iPad or your Desktop immediately, without any wait!

This month’s features:

  • Obsess over 29+ swoon-worthy projects.
  • Crochet your own very lovely lace patterns.
  • Explore one-+skein wonders to make now.
  • Get inspired with the new magnificent motifs series.

Subscribe Today!  — but wait!  If you want the special offer, read on just a little further!

Special limited-time offer:  The sale runs from 1/4/16 through 1/10/16.  I Like Crochet Website + Tablet subscription, normally $34.97 for $19.97, or 43% off.   To take advantage of this special offer, you must use this special link:  SUBSCRIBE

 

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Out-of-Print Patterns Now Available!!!!!

I’ve just added bunch of my out-of-print crochet patterns to Ravelry and Craftsy, so I hope you will go and check them out. Patterns range from totes and scarves to baby blankets and throws.  Costs range from FREE to $3.99.  Visit my Ravelry Store or Crafty Store to check them out.  You can also find many of my patterns available as Kindle downloads on Amazon.

More Designs in Crochet 1-2-3 Issue 12

I had 4 designs in issue 12 of Crochet 1-2-3. In my last post I provided the link for the free pattern to my Quick ‘n Simply Wooby.

Here are my other designs that were in this issue, but you’ll have to pick up a copy to get the pattern:-)

On that note, Crochet 1-2-3 and Knit 1-2-3 have become available at many more locations. I have found them not only at my local Walmart, but also at several of my local grocery stores. They are also available at other craft chains.  So it shouldn’t be too hard to find a copy.

Four Seasons Wrap

Four Seasons Wrap

School's In Session Tote

School’s In Session Tote

Everything's Peachy Baby Blanket

Everything’s Peachy Baby Blanket

Crochet 1-2-3, Issue #11

Here are some designs I have in issue 11 of Crochet 1-2-3, which officially goes on sale May 6.  The issue is also available for purchase on the Crochet 1-2-3 website.

 

Easy Into Comfort Throw

Easy Into Comfort Throw- Made with beginner crochet stitches, this throw is much easier to make than it looks.

True Dimensions Throw -  This throw has lots of depth and texture.

True Dimensions Throw – This throw has lots of depth and texture.

Sherbet Baby Hat - A sweet hat for a sweet baby, sized for 0-12 months.

Sherbet Baby Hat – A sweet hat for a sweet baby, sized for 0-12 months.

 

Free pattern coming soon, so watch for it!

Spring is Almost Here!

We can wish, right? 🙂  Spring

Actually, I’m finally getting around to posting some more patterns that got lost in the abyss when the old Caron blog got removed.   All patterns here Simply Soft Party yarn, which  I really like better than other yarns with a metallic strand incorporated into it.  Simply Soft Party yarn has the metallic strand twisted into the yarn in a much better manner so the hook never seems to get caught on the strand like it does with other yarns, yet the yarn still maintains the softness it is known for.

I used my favorite Simply Soft Party color (Yes, Spring), to make these quick ornaments.  I made a small shamrock that can be used for just about anything- a pin, a pencil topper, a headband, etc- an all-around great St. Patty’s day embellishment. If you prefer the real luck of the Irish, then how about a 4 leaf clover?

Using the Embellish Knit, I made a cozy for a pencil by just knitting the length of the pencil and inserting the pencil into the tube (a sharpened pencil works best). The really fun thing about this cozy is that you can twist it in different directions on the pencil and get a really interesting textured effect. To top the pencil cozy off, I added a little flower done in Spring and Snow.  Or try knitting around a chenille stem and see what you can come up with. I coiled one around a chopstick and then added beads for embellishment.  I bent another into the shape of a shamrock.  If you want to make any of the projects pictured, my instructions are below.

Happy Oh, How I Wish It Was Almost Spring!

MATERIALS: 

  • Caron International’s Simply Soft Party (99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic): small amounts  #0003 Spring Sparkle (A), #0001 Snow Sparkle (B)
  • One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • One size US H-F (3.75mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Embellish Knit (to make Pencil Cover and Pencil Coil)
  • Yarn needle
  • Chenille Stems (for Pencil Coil)
  • Pencil
  • Beads

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SMALL SHAMROCK:

With F-5 crochet hook ch 5. Slip stitch in 1st ch, ch 4, sl st in same sp (1st ch), ch 4, sl st in same sp (1st ch).

Sc in 1st 4 ch sp, *[hdc, 3 dc, sc, 3dc, hdc, sc] in same ch 4 sp, sl st in center, sc in next ch 4 sp, repeat from * 2 more times.

Stem: Ch 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in next ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in center of clover. Bind off. Weave in ends.

FOR A LARGER SHAMROCK:

With H-8 crochet hook, ch 6. Slip stitch in 1st ch, ch 5, sl st in same sp (1st ch), ch 5, sl st in same sp (1st ch).

Sc in 1st 5 ch sp, *[hdc, 3 dc, sc, 3dc, hdc, sc] in same ch 5 sp, sl st in center, sc in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * for this and 3rd ch 5 sp.

Stem: Ch 8, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in next ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in center of clover.  Bind off. Weave in ends.

LUCKY 4-LEAF CLOVER

With F-5 crochet hook, ch 5. Slip stitch in 1st ch, ch 4, sl st in same sp (1st ch), ch 4, sl st in same sp (1st ch).

Sc in 1st 4 ch sp, *[hdc, 3 dc, sc, 3dc, hdc, sc] in same ch 4 sp, sl st in center, sc in next ch 4 sp, repeat from * 3 more times.

Stem: Ch 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in next ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in center of clover. Bind off. Weave in ends.

FLOWER

With F-5 crochet hook, ch 5, slip stitch in 1st ch, ch1.

Round 1: 5 sc in ring, sl st to 1st sc, switch to B, ch 1.294

Round 2: With B, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next sc, sl st in next st, repeat from * around 4 more times.

Bind off. Weave in ends.

 

PENCIL COVER

Using the Embellish Knit, knit a cord the length of pencil.  Insert pencil into center of cord allowing tip to come out the other end. Bind off at top of pencil.  Make small clover and attach to top.  Weave in any ends.

CHOPSTICK  COIL

Using the Embellish Knit, start knitting a cord.  Insert a chenille stem into the center of cord and continue knitting the cord until the chenille stem is entirely covered.  Bind of end.  Coil around pencil.  Add desired embellishments, such as beads. Weave in any ends.

EMBELLISH KNIT SHAMROCK

Using the Embellish Knit, start knitting a cord.  Insert a chenille stem into the center of cord and continue knitting the cord until the chenille stem is entirely covered.  Bind of end.  Bend into desired shape working from the center of the cord so that the ends can be twisted together.  With a yarn needle, stitch together.   Weave in any ends.

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New Patterns with Willow Yarns

It’s been a busy summer, so I haven’t been posting much, but wanted to share some of my new designs with Willow Yarns. Just click on the design name to link to the pattern and learn more about the design.