Crocheting a Classic

I recently spent some time browsing through my past issues of Interweave Crochet. I have them all handily located on a series of CD collections. With new and innovative crochet designs constantly vying for my attention, it's easy to forget the patterns I have carefully collected for years. There are some fabulous classic designs in these previous issues, and you know what they say fashions simply cycle so what was old will be new again.

Here are a few of my favorite classic patterns from the 2006-2007 issues of Interweave Crochet.


Sapphire Stars Skirt by Doris Chan
Interweave Crochet Fall 2006

One of the most popular fashion pieces this year is the maxi skirt. I see them everywhere, and I can't help wondering what a crocheted maxi skirt would look like. A visit to my Interweave Crochet magazine collection revealed this gorgeous crochet maxi skirt by Doris Chan. Definitely have to put this on on my crochet queue.


Schoolmarm Vest by Courtney Kelley
Interweave Crochet Winter 2007

We all need a good vest in our closet. This simple layer can quickly add a level a sophistication to any outfit. Crochet this easy vest in a solid neutral for a great standby layer or try a fun variegated yarn or some funky buttons to keep the vest youthful. I would pair this great vest with everything from a shirt and jeans to a great short skirt and boots.


Sera Lace Top by Doris Chan
Interweave Crochet Fall 2007

Worked from the top down in Doris Chan's ingenious top-down lace technique, this openwork top pattern is perfect for spring and summer. Pair is with a cami for warmer days or a long sleeve t-shirt when the weather starts to turn. You could even easily modify the sleeve length for a great summer top.

Add all of these classic designs and many more to your library by downloading the 2006-2007 Interweave Crochet CD Collection today. For a limited time this collection, along with many of our other fabulous collections are 50% off.

Best wishes,

P.S. What is your favorite classic crochet design?

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How to Crochet, Womens Clothing and Accessories
Toni Rexroat

About Toni Rexroat

Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

2 thoughts on “Crocheting a Classic

  1. When are you females going to realise that there are many males out her who
    are diligrent crotchers.
    so how a bout some balance with patterns for MEN / Males with in your
    I’m so sick and tired of being fed so much female based ideas and comments/ patterns with total disregard to those males like me out here who are very
    well and entrenched crotchers.
    So how a bout some balance and equality in this site ?
    By the way I’m retired and work in what we call here a Mens Shed, to you it would be like a neighbour hood house for females.
    There is over 18o men here all retired, most do the male hobbies but a bout 29 of us do knitting, embroidery,crotchering, tqattinf and the like .
    we crotcher every year between us over 400, scarves and beenies for the homeless here in Melbourne Australia.
    We are sick and tired of being treated like the scum of the craft world that’s so female dominated.
    so how a bout some more balance in your web site !
    And I bet you have not gout the courage to give this message wide publicity on your web site

    MR. Ross Menhennitt.
    Melbourne, Victoria, Auistralia.

  2. My favorite classic crochet pattern is a sweater pattern for babies to toddler sizes. It is elegant and pretty yet very easy to put together and it fits very well.