175 Crochet Patterns Now Available on CD!

Jun 7, 2010

Oh, I am soooo excited about our latest crochet treasure!

You can now get back issues of Interweave Crochet, all the way from the special supplement in 2004 through 2007, in a two-CD set!

All of these issues are sold out, so this is your only opportunity to complete your Interweave Crochet library.

Each CD has four issues, copied exactly from the print magazine. So you get not only the timeless patterns— more than 80 projects on the first CD and 95 on the second CD— but also articles on tapestry crochet, Tunisian crochet, foundation stitches, Irish crochet, shaping garments, reading stitch diagrams and more. There are profiles of some of your favorite crochet designers—Kathy Merrick, Carol Ventura, Annette Petavy—and profiles of such crochet artists as Xenobia Bailey and Tracy Krumm.

You can read through the magazines on your computer (even though I have a full set, as soon as I popped the CD in, I spent an an hour with the magazines online without blinking). You can bookmark pages, make notes, print out specific pages. You can save them to your computer, so you have any pattern available at the click of a mouse. I know my early issues are getting a bit tattered, so this is a fabulous way to view them without rumpled up the print issues further.

And, after pulling out my abacus, I find that the patterns are less than a quarter apiece. That's just crazy.

To celebrate the release, we are launching our second Crochet-Along, drawing from patterns in these early issues. I had a really hard time selecting just three from the 175 patterns available.

I looked for seasonal garments that we can make and enjoy before the cooler weather settles back in. (All of these patterns are also available in the store, which is where you can order the CDs. Just click here.)

So, the contenders are a pullover, a cardigan and a vest. Which do you like best for our second Crochet-Along? 

Autumn Romance Pullover by Annette Petavy

Interweave Crochet Fall 2007

sizes: 36", 38", 40.5", 43"

This great versatile sweater, worked in a DK-weight yarn, will carry you from summer into fall, just by varying the weight of the shirt underneath. The length of the body and sleeves can be easily modified to make the sweater that's just right for you.

Spiderweb Cardigan by Marty Miller

Interweave Crochet Spring 2007

sizes: 32.5", 39" 45.5", 52"

This lacy Dk-weight cotton cardigan has a wide size range. It dresses up or down quite easily. Worn open or fastened with a brooch, this is a definite wardrobe staple.

Seafoam Vest by Chloe Nightingale

Interweave Crochet Spring 2007

sizes: 32", 35", 39", 42", 46"

This versatile vest, worked here in a worsted silk/cotton blend, is great over a tee with shorts, pants or a skirt, and also moves easily into fall. Worked in front-loop-only double crochet, it has a sleek appearance. The fronts are worked from the band upward for minimal finishing.

Cast your vote here. I'll announce the winning pattern next week.

And to get the CDs, just click here.





















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ilehlia wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 9:02 AM

What a great idea!  CD ROMs also take up less space and use no trees!  Are you planning to do this from now on?  I will definitely be ordering these.

As for the CAL, too difficult a choice!  I want to make both the pullover AND the vest!  But I note that they are all on the second CD, being all from 2007...  Correct?

tdcory wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 9:59 AM

how do we obtain the CD

Marcy Smith wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 12:38 PM


I've added links to the blog, so you can order CDs. Yes,  the pullover & vest are both on the second CD.

And, you will soon be able to order digital versions of individual back issues not included on these CDs. I'll keep you posted about developments.



on Jun 7, 2010 1:36 PM

I own every issue and love each one. But I can also see the benefits of having the CD's, too. I was wondering if there is any talk of coming out with a digital subcription for the new issues coming out in the future?  I have 3 digital subscriptions and love that I can down load everything to my thumb drive and take all my magazines with me. It saves trees, too...and space. You know less space for magazines means there is more space for yarn.    :)

JenniferT@4 wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 4:25 PM

My vote for the CAL goes for the pullover.  (I've already made that cardigan, in a mossy green, so I'm biased.)

Echobug2000 wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 5:46 PM

I own 2 magazines from each CD set. Is there a way that I can choose the 4 issues I want?  If not at the moment, is there a possibility you would think about offering that in the very near future?

cynaminbear wrote
on Jun 8, 2010 11:21 PM

Oh, Autumn Romance is so beautiful!  I've never participated in a crochet-along, but if that pattern is chosen I will!

chrystalmoon wrote
on Jun 9, 2010 10:04 AM

My friend does knit-a-longs and I've been looking forward to my first crochet-a-long.  I hope we get to do the pullover.  Thank you.

on Jun 11, 2010 12:20 AM

how much is the cost. may I know?

on Sep 23, 2010 3:41 PM

Most definitly Autumn Romance