The Best of Interweave Crochet

Aug 28, 2014

My next big project is to organize my books. I currently have three bookshelves and several boxes full of books, magazines, and patterns. I need to downsize, but I can't imagine getting rid of any of my crochet books and there are so many more I want to add to my collection.

So how to you add a new crochet book without taking up any additional bookshelf space? Digital books not only take up zero room on your shelf, they are also easy to take with you on your computer and digital device. If you like to write on your pattern, you can also print out only specific pages which are much easier to slip in a bag than an entire book.

One of my favorite digital books is The Best of Interweave Crochet. Many of my favorite patterns are all in one place!


Big Bow Cardigan by Julia Vaconsin

This crochet cardigan is a classic design that you will reach for over and over again. My favorite elements of this classic sweater are the asymmetrical closure and the ribbed crochet fabric. Because single crochet ribbing (worked through the back loop only) has incredible elasticity, this cardigan has built in shaping that is beautifully slimming to the eye. The high collar and attached scarf add a fashionable flair to a classic design.



Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick

Arguably Interweave Crochet's most popular pattern, the Babette Blanket is a journey into the world of color. With a total of seventeen colors, this blanket is a perfect stashbusting design and a fun way to play with color. And while the design may appear complicated at first look, the modules are actually all based on the same motif pattern worked in a different number of rounds. Worked in simple double crochet, this pattern is fun for any crocheter.


Dragonfly Shawl by Lisa Naskrent

A delicate web of lace, the Dragonfly Shawl is a perfect blend of openwork crochet lace and geometric shapes. Just like the dragonfly that creates a symphony of elegance with a dance in flight, this shawl emulates that harmony through variances in stitch density and an elegant edging of lace and winged scallops. An intricate stitch diagram illustrates how the stitches work together to create this stunning piece.


Northern Dreams Pullover by Julia Vaconsin

The inspiration for this gorgeous pullover was the traditional Icelandic sweaters. Worked in the round from the bottom up, the body of this beautiful sweater is worked in a single color that highlights the colorwork at the yoke. The unique capabilities of crochet colorwork are highlighted in the eye-catching yoke. Each row is worked in a single color, but this simple technique creates a distinctive interplay of the stitches.


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Best wishes,

P.S. Do you prefer digital or physical books?

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Barbara@197 wrote
on Aug 28, 2014 4:39 PM

I'm old fashioned enough to prefer physical books over digital.  that being said, I do download patterns into EverNote,  

Gilder wrote
on Aug 28, 2014 8:50 PM

I own almost every issue of INTERWEAVE CROCHET, dating back to the original insert section in INTERWEAVE KNITS. Though I now subscribe digitally, I still have the hard copies.  Purchasing the digital collections is therefore not cost-effective.

I would love it if you offered five-year pattern indices in a digital format at a reasonable price. (Remember when NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC offered similar indices, way back before the digital age?)

If, instead, your company uses as an online pattern index, please advise.

Thanks for considering this!

ohigley wrote
on Aug 28, 2014 9:45 PM

I still prefer Books  So much easier to flip thru and see the pictures.  Just have to know too much to successfully search

the efiles.   Okay if you know what you want but when looking for ideas the paper is so much more atisfactory

ilehlia wrote
on Aug 29, 2014 5:07 PM

I still like books, even though I have patterns on CD-ROM's and saved in files in my computer.  There's nothing like kicking back on the couch with a book and savouring turning the pages.  I also tend to remember what's in which book, where, but not so much with the digital patterns.