Fall Into Inspiring Crochet Designs

Jul 12, 2010

I am All. About. Crochet. 24/7. But that doesn't mean I get to crochet all the time.

Like you, I have to balance my crochet time with work time—editing, writing, what-notting.

But the projects in the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet were so inspiring that I made time to crochet.

I have crocheted three projects from the issue, and have a few others on my must-make list (including the elegant cover sweater by Robyn Chachula).

If you don't have this issue in your library, now is the perfect time to add it!

You can download a digital edition of Interweave Crochet Fall 2009 (as well as other 2009 issues). Presto!

Don't you love immediate gratification?

To help inspire you, here are the projects I've worked up so far from the Fall 2009 issue.

Moorish Mosaic Afghan by Lisa Naskrent

I selected my own colorway for this fabulous afghan. I also left off the edge triangles (I like the look and it let me finish even faster!). This afghan usually lives on my turquoise couch, but sometimes finds its way to the red chair, where I may or may not weave in the few ends that are dangling on the back (shhh)!

Hmm, what colors do you have in mind for your own afghan?

Moss Fern Wrap by Kimberly K. McAlindin

Love it! In the magazine, the Moss Fern Shawl is worked in  lovely autumnal colors. I worked it up in springlike azalea tones.

You can wear this five or more different ways. I've worn it with a pink sheath, both over the shoulders and wrapped as it is on Peggy Sue the mannequin there. I look forward to wearing it with my pink coat in winter. (I might have a pink problem ...)

Veronica Sweater by Sarah Barbour

Love this, too! I worked the sweater as shown in the issue, but decided to wear it with just one button instead of fully closed. The addictive wattle stitch works up quickly!

I added a brown reverse single-crochet edging. The button is a polished rock that's been transformed to a button—it looks like a mountain peak to me. The sweater is great with pants or a skirt or a dress, as shown here.

Tahoe Hat by Marcy Smith

I made several of these hats while traveling. Works up fast! Great for holiday gifts as well as charity giving.

So if you're ready to work on fall projects, now's the time! Your digital edition is just a click away!

Best,


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photogmomma wrote
on Jul 12, 2010 12:44 PM

How fun! I love what you've done so far... I have all my yarn for the quilt and have a few squares(?) done... I can't WAIT! I hope to finish it by the fall...

My Moss Fern Wrap is about 25% done. I just ordered more yarn, but it's a chunky one so it'll look quite different. It's cold here in the winter so I wanted something more substantial. I can't wait to keep it going!!! :)

E.L wrote
on Jul 12, 2010 2:39 PM

I like the way you did the Veronica Sweater. Looks like a completely different garment!  How was the rock made into a button?

Marcy Smith wrote
on Jul 12, 2010 4:09 PM

Hi photogmomma!

I can't wait to see your FOs! What colors are you using for the Moorish Mosaic?

Marcy

Marcy Smith wrote
on Jul 12, 2010 4:12 PM

Hi E.L.

Isn't it funny? I did the Veronica exactly as written, but just put on the one button. Totally transforms it. Glad you like it!

The button artist polishes the rocks the way he likes -- this one is all polished except that one rugged edge. Then he either drills holes (mine has two holes) or attaches a shank.

Marcy

catmomma wrote
on Jul 12, 2010 8:32 PM

Is there a way to get the pattern for Moss Fern Wrap without getting a whole magazine? From what I can see- the wrap pattern is all that I would be interested in

Marcy Smith wrote
on Jul 21, 2010 7:54 PM

Hi catmomma,

The Moss Fern Wrap is available only in the magazine at this point. You can check out all the patterns in the FA09 issue here: interweavecrochet.com/.../materials-fall09.asp. Hope you see something else you like!