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



I Like Crochet Black Friday Sale

I Like Crochet is offering a discount on their Website + Tablet subscription for Black Friday, and they are extending the offer to my readers.  The sale runs from 11/27 through 11/30.  They are offering their Website + Tablet subscription, normally $34.97 for $19.97, or 43% off.   If you’d would like to take advantage of this awesome offer, click HERE.

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The December issue of I Like Crochet is here!!!!!

ILC-December 2015-coverIt’s loaded with the cutest holiday ornaments and patterns that are perfect for whipping up in time for gift giving.  Patterns include a Poinsettia Throw, Rustic Christmas Bulbs, Spirited Snowflake Coasters and the Winter Winds Slouchy Hat.  I lover that there are a nice selection of hats to pick from – enough to make a different one for everyone on your gift list!  And if you want to make something glamorous, there’s the Geometric Glam Necklace. For warmth, there is also a nice selection of scarves and shawls, not to mention one of my favorites – the Luxe Lace Holiday Sweater.

Whether you’re after some cheerful holiday amigurumi patterns or comfy, cozy winter accessories, this issue has what you need. Grab a copy today and instantly get access to all of the great patterns!

ILCDecemberCollageAnd don’t forget to check out the Crochet Life Hacks feature in this issue to learn about all of the other handy uses for your crochet hooks.  Who’d have thought to use a crochet hook for anything other than crocheting?!

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Free Scarf Pattern – Time is Running Out!

You are almost out of time! You only have until midnight Friday, September 25th to claim the Unforgettable Keyhole Scarf pattern.

I Like Crochet is offering my blog readers the Unforgettable Keyhole Scarf pattern, designed by Kristi Simpson, for FREE for a VERY limited time!


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Free Scarf Pattern – Limited Time Only

I Like Crochet is offering my blog readers the Unforgettable Keyhole Scarf pattern, designed by Kristi Simpson, for FREE for a VERY limited time!  You only have until midnight, this Friday, September 25, 2015 to claim this free pattern.  This scarf is made in one of my very favorite yarns — Red Heart Unforgettable!  Click HERE to claim the free pattern.


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The October issue of I Like Crochet just came out yesterday, and it’s probably my favorite one – and not just because it has one of my designs it!

ILCOctoberCollageI am just loving the autumn colors and designs.  Check out this adorable Owl Stroller Pal. I’m thinking of making a couple of these as backpack accessories.  Owls are really hot right now.  If you like owls, there are a couple of other adorable owl designs in this issue as well.


Another design I’m loving is this Textured Heather Scarf.  I love not only the colors, but the pattern stitch.


And check out this Changing Seasons Sweater! LOVE IT!!!!


The last design I want to mention, even though I love so many of them in this issue, is the Ethereal Lattice Shawl.  This pattern is part of the Elemental Shawl Series. In this case the “element” is filet crochet, and the result is amazing!



I’ve spent a little more time looking around the issue and the I Like Crochet (ILC) website. ILC has the traditional features of a crochet magazine (letter from the editor, book reviews, product reviews), but I’ve found some features that are really great:

  • You can search the patterns by skill level (you can’t do that with a paper magazine)
  • You can also search the patterns by type
  • ILC has a section to feature all of the designers, authors and editors (Yes, you’ll find me in there!)
  • A current features of  ILC is as mentioned above, the Elemental Shawl Series
  • A Join-as-you-go Tutorial (if you hate stitching motifs together, this is for you)
  • Bobble, Puff, or Popcorn – Are you mystified by these stitches?  Well, be clueless no more!
  • Other great finds in this issue include how to do a Russian Join, Self Care and the Crocheter, and Knowing Your Hook Sizes

And, in case you were curious, here is my design, Colors of Autumn Baby Blanket:


To check out the full table of contents for this issue of ILC, click HERE.

If you are sold on this issue and want to subscribe, click HERE.


I’ll be back later this month with a craft project I recently completed along with some new book reviews!