Crochet, Summer 2012

Looking for crochet patterns that echo current trends, but also have long-term wearability? We've got them in the Summer 2012 issue. Lacy cover-ups are perfectly suited to poolside or summer parties. Retro stripes grace crochet tops and dresses. Explore the Turkish edgings called oya, and adorn your own garments and home decor with a variety of crocheted edgings. Also, Maire Treanor's series on Clones lace continues with motifs for leaves and a winsome scroll. Twenty-two projects—some of which you'll want to make in several colors—will keep your hook engaged through the summer.

On Newsstands June 12, 2012




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Make Your Own Magic

Coogee Bay Dress
Jenny King

Cover Girls

St. Tropez Tunic
Cristina Mershon

Capri Cover
Tammy Hildebrand

 Between the Lines

Twiggy Dress
Kathy Merrick

Marisa Dress
Beth Nielsen

Lauren Sweater
Mimi Alelis

Vesper Romper
Tagil Perlmutter


Gidget Tee
Linda Permann


 Beyond the Edge

Traditional Oya
Dora Ohrenstein

Loopy Edging
Victoria Hewerdine Thornton

Tiara Trim
Shelby Allaho

Bruges Border
Natasha Robarge



Swirl Edge
P. K. Olson


 A Day in the Sun

Doily Tank
Brenda K. B. Anderson

Bullion Beach Blanket
Donna Kay Lacey

Beach Tote
Janet Brani


Strappy Sandals
Brenda K. B. Anderson

 Feature Projects

Fast & Fabulous: Mod Rings
Jody Witt

Rose Leaf; Clematis Leaf; Scroll
Maire Treanor

Bright Beginnings
Vickie Howell



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  • Back Page


Yarn Spotlight: Fibers on the Edge
by Marcy Smith
Explore fine fibers perfect for edgings.

Fast & Fabulous: Mod Rings
by Nicole Escudé
Crochet beaded rings are inspired by the 1970s.

We Love Stitch Markers
Andee Graves

Discover new ways to use your stitch markers.

Ergonomics: Sit Up and Get a Grip!
Andee Graves

Learn how ergonomics can prevent pain.

Craftivism: A Plarn Plan
by Betsy Greer
Crocheting with plarn.

Home Hooking: Bright Beginnings
by Vickie Howell
Learn to crochet with this easy motif dolly blanket.

Beyond the Basics: Crocheted Oya of Istanbul
by Dora Ohrenstein
Crochet joins traditional needle lace in creating gorgeous edgings.

Clones Lace Series Part 4
by Maire Treanor
Crochet your own Clones story with three new motifs.


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