Crochet, Winter 2011

Who says lace is just for summer? In this issue, we explore lace for winter with several big, bold winter lace designs and a handful of fine lace designs, to add a light touch of lace to your burly winter garb. And socks! We have three ways to make socks, including fabulous Pamir slip-stitch socks. Maire Treanor's series on Clones lace continues with two shamrock designs. Add some jackets and vests, as well as a blanket, and it all adds up to 22 projects to cheer you through winter.



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Winter Wrapsody

Tendril Wrap
Shelby Allaho

Aslan Shrug
Brenda K. B. Anderson

Mountaintop Wrap
Leslie Johnson

Digory Mittens
Brenda K. B. Anderson

Equilateral Shawl
Ana Carranza
Inspiration Stole
Lisa Naskrent
Lady Blue Warmer
Reneé Barnes
Lapis Wrap
Yumiko Alexander
Tunisian Treasures

Barn Jacket
Patsy Harbor

Hap Blanket
Victoria Hewerdine Thornton
Socks! Socks! Socks!

Isafarmo Socks
De Pamiri Artisan Isafarmo

Red Twig Knee Socks
Patsy Harbor

Basic Cuff-Down Sock Recipe
Karen Ratto-Whooley

Suhanoro Socks

Download Color Chart

Winter Blooms

Abelia Jacket
Judith L. Swartz

Amaryllis Tunic
Robyn Chachula

Marina Sweater
Anastasia Popova


Classic Notions

Swain Sweater
Megan Granholm

Eliot Vest
Natasha Robarge

Half-Moon Vest
Dora Ohrenstein


Fast and Fabulous: Reticule
Mishon Wallace

Shamrock & 3-Ring Shamrock
Maire Treanor




  • Strands
  • In the Loop
  • New & Notable
  • Back to Basics: Blocking
  • Contributing Designers
  • Glossary
  • Oops
  • Sources for Supplies
  • Advertisers' Index
  • Departures: Something in the Water


Yarn Spotlight
by Marcy Smith
Explore great sock yarns.
Find more sock yarns on Marcy's blog.

Fast & Fabulous: Reticule
by Mishon Wallace
Give a modern twist to a traditional accessory.

The Sock Artisans of De Pamiri
by Dora Ohrenstein
Explore slip-stitch socks in Tajikistan.

Cuff-Down Sock Recipe
by Karen Ratto-Whooley
Includes a basic sock pattern.

Clones Lace Series Part 2
by Maire Treanor
Crochet your own clones story.


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JanP wrote
on Dec 9, 2011 5:12 PM

Well these designs may be fashion forward, and a few would look very nice in a solid color, most are some of the most unattractive crocheted items I've seen in a long time.  The socks are on the verge of hideous.  Everyone has different taste, fortunately and certainly some of this will appeal to somebody.

ReneeZ wrote
on Dec 10, 2011 10:19 AM

I'll admit I would not wear the red twig or izafarmo socks in the shown colorways, but my first thought was how wonderful it was to have such intricate sock patterns in crochet!  Wonder how they'd look in blue, black, and light orange?

edmondskathy wrote
on Dec 10, 2011 4:17 PM

Finally!  A fashion forward issue that is reflective of the early years of Interweave Crochet. I was beginning to think this magazine was becoming a carbon copy of the other crochet magazines on the market. I look forward to my issue coming in the mail. I might even try a pair of those colorful socks!

chairfixer wrote
on Jan 17, 2012 2:09 PM

These designs are inspiring and takes crochet to a level we're not seeing in other magazines.  Thanks for something different.

Cheryl Arlt wrote
on Jan 30, 2012 6:19 PM

This issue has so many fun things-as does every issue!! Thanks so much for the varied & interesting patterns you always provide. The sock patterns are really cool-it's too bad so many folks have a hard time seeing past what is SUGGESTED in the pattern. The beauty of making your own things is that you can make them any color you like! I don't recall making many patterns using the colors suggested--you can even substitute another make of yarn the same weight if you cannot get the exact yarn specified. Let your imagination shine!! Have fun with the patterns!!  I know we all don't like the same things, but I don't think it's necessary to be mean about it.  Hope everyone has fun with whatever project you try!!  Peace, love & blessings!!

on Aug 21, 2012 1:53 AM

One of my favorite features from the Winter 2011 issue is the first edition in our exploration of crocheted

on Aug 21, 2012 2:02 AM

Happy Valentine's Day from Interweave Crochet!

on Dec 14, 2012 10:41 AM

Inspiring crochet awesomeness.