Another Source for Fabulous & Simple Crochet Patterns

Jun 24, 2010

I am always on the lookout for a great crochet pattern. If you’re like me, you have hundreds of patterns flagged in books and magazines, stuffed in folders, and PDFs stored in your computer. But this weekend I found a few more, and these are quick and easy to find in one place—on the Knitscene 2005-2007 and 2007-2009 Collection CDs. Here’s a highlight a few of my favorite projects and why they’re in my queue. Can you tell I’m in the mood for fun summer projects? What are you in the mood for?

   

  This article on crocheting circles offered good, basic instructions on creating circle motifs, a few tips, and some great ideas for using the circle motifs. I have a bin full of tiny, leftover balls of yarn just waiting to become circles to embellish a pair of shoes or jeans. 
Hook it UP! (Fall/Winter 2005)

  Speaking of circle motifs, this skirt is just too much fun! The stitch and construction of this summery skirt is simple, and I could wear it from the office to an outing with friends or a backyard party. I like my skirts knee-length, and it's easy to modify the length on this skirt. I might even add a second contrasting band.
The DC Shuffle (Fall 2007)

  I stopped and simply stared for a moment when I digitally flipped to this page. Worked in tapestry crochet, these flames appear to jump off the page. This pattern may move to the top of my queue. It would make a great project bag or larger purse and is sure to spark a crochet conversation whenever I go out.
 Flaming Tote (Fall 2007)

 

I've had my eye on this skirt by Elissa Sugishita for a while. I love the texture of the chevron stitch and the fun, flirty ruffling around the hem. It would make a great summer skirt that could easily transition to fall and winter with a great pair of boots.

Herringbone Skirt (Fall 2007)

 

Stripes! Worked in single crochet, this simple tee has short capped sleeves. The compact stitch gives enough coverage that you wouldn't have to wear an additional layer underneath. For some reason, this shirt gives me the urge to sit in the stands of a local sporting event with my friends and a crochet project.

Singular Tee (Winter 2007/Spring 2008)

  This classic silhouette will always be in style. The color pattern has a wonderful visual texture, and you can wear it with a skirt or jeans. It moves easily from summer to winter depending on what you layer underneath. I love how this vest can "dress up" a pair of jeans.
Crochet Coed Vest (Fall 2009)
And like many of you, I am a multi-crafter. I love the great knitted patterns as well as the crochet patterns. A few of my favorite knit patterns also made it on my list.
     


 
 
Hero Pullover (Fall 2007)                                              Flourish Vest (Fall 2009)                                              Riding to Avalon (Fall 2008)

I may have to pick up a few copies of these CDs as birthday or holiday gifts. Many of the patterns are simple enough that they can be worked by a beginning crocheter or knitter.

Take a look and see what strikes your fancy.

Best wishes,


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on Jun 24, 2010 11:27 AM

I'm interested in the crochet circles and the herringbone skirt (would like to see more on this one first).  What CD/book are they in??  Is there somewhere I can get a closer look at the skirt before purchasing?  I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into first :o)

Wendy

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Jun 24, 2010 1:22 PM

Hi Wendy,

The Herringbone skirt is in the 2005-2007 Knitscene CD shop.crochetme.com/.../2005-2007-Knitscene-CD-Collection.html.  And you can find out more information about it here www.knitscene.com/.../fall07projects.asp.

The Crocheted Circles are also on the same CD.

Char55 wrote
on Jun 24, 2010 5:02 PM

Why should I buy a CD of KNIT patterns to get CROCHET patterns?

Aren't these patterns available in the "175 Crochet Patterns Now Available on CD"??? If not, they should be.

As a crocheter I AM NOT GOING TO BUY KNITTING PATTERNS and I resent having knitting promoted regularly on a CROCHET web site!

kcrochet wrote
on Jun 24, 2010 10:46 PM

i appreciate the fact that crochet patterns are included in Knitscene magazine.  But I think it's quite unrealistic to try to sell $50 worth of cds based on 6 crochet patterns, one of which apparently is how to crochet circles and sew them onto things.  

Char55 wrote
on Jun 25, 2010 6:52 AM

As I promised in a previous comment on another article, as a result of the "CrochetMe" newsletter ALWAYS containing news and articles about KNITTING, I have unsubscribed from the newsletter.

I will still continue to visit the site to help people with CROCHET questions in the forums.

Too bad your staff doesn't feel about crochet the way most of the newsletter subscribers do...it is NOT a "step-child" to knitting...and it is NOT a craft that someone does simply because they CAN'T knit. I was taught knitting long before I learned to crochet. I'll take CROCHET any day over knitting.

gwaite wrote
on Apr 10, 2011 2:12 PM

i am not sure where i need to ask this.  i am looking for a pattern that is called white lace.  i took a class and my teacher gave me a copy-- since then i have moved and cant find the pattern.  i was hoping to do another afghan in this pattern for christmas.  any help is appreciated.  typed in name on computer and couldnt find anything

thanks

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 2:31 PM

Hi gwaite! I'm afraid I don't know that particular pattern. I think your best place to ask would be in the "Where can I find!" forum. You can find that forum here

crochetme.com/.../499.aspx

Just click "Write a new post" and ask your question.

Good Luck!

Toni