Crochet, Summer 2011

We pay homage to the dainty doily in this issue with 23 fresh designs for summer. Learn the history of the doily and crochet modern interpretations in shawls, tunics, bowls, and jewelry, as well as a bag and a tablecloth. Cardigans and pullovers featuring delicate pattern stitches are perfect for warmer weather. You'll find a few darling designs for children as well as a sneak peek at our upcoming series on Clones lace. Plus: Betsy Greer's Craftivism column focuses on comfort shawls. And we wrap up the Chain Reaction Afghan Project with assembly instructions and a chain border.

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SUMMER RETREAT


Botanical Pullover
Kristin Omdahl




Nantahala Tunic
Kristin Omdahl


Swannanoa Skirt
Natasha Robarge

 
FIELD TRIP


Pinecone Top
Annastasia Cruz




Unicycle Vest
Kim Guzman


Zipline Shell
Linda Permann

 
AT HOME


Fiddlehead Basket
Brenda K. B. Anderson




Azalea Bowls
Linda Permann


Swift Eddy Tablecloth
Elisa Cleveland

 
THE CHILDREN'S ROOM



Owlivia and Little Livvie
Brenda K. B. Anderson





Mandolin Top
Annastazia Cruz



Early Girl Dress
Lisa Naskrent
 
 
CHAIN REACTION AFGHAN PROJECT



The Wrap Up
Marcy Smith





 
SUMMER AFTERNOON



Arboretum Cardigan
Annette Petavy





Banjo Bag
Sharon Ballsmith



Grove Park Tank
Robyn Chachula

 
EVENING WEAR



Galaxy Wrap
Susan Jeffers





River Walk Wrap
Sharon Falkner



Trillium Tunic
Natasha Robarge

 
FEATURE PROJECTS



Fast & Fabulous: Freewheeling Jewelry
Anna Tirat-Gefen





Craftivism: Crochet a Hug
Betsy Greer
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DEPARTMENTS AND FEATURES

  Departments

  • Strands
  • In the Loop
  • New & Notable
  • Back to Basics: Short Rows
  • Anatomy of a Crochet Stitch: The Chain Stitch
  • Glossary
  • Oops
  • Sources for Supplies
  • Advertisers' Index
  • Departures: Mending the Landscape

Features

Yarn Spotlight
by Marcy Smith
Explore crochet thread.
Fast & Fabulous:
Freewheeling Jewelry

by Anna Tirat-Gefen
 Practice thread crochet with a tiny motif.
Beyond the Basics:
Doilies

by Dora Ohrenstein
Learn about the Darlings of Crochet.

From Kiev, with Lace
by Dora Ohrenstein
Ukrainian magazine celebrates needle arts.

Craftivism: Crochet a Hug
by Betsy Greer
Includes a comfort shawl pattern.

Series Preview: Clones Lace
by Maire Treanor
Crochet your own clones story.


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on May 18, 2012 5:15 PM

You know those inevitable little yarn-ball leftovers from all your crochet projects that are not-quite