Sneak Peek – December 2019

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The December 2019 issue of Crochet World is now ready as a digital download and will be on the newsstands October 29! It is full of great projects for the upcoming holiday season.

We are very excited to share an exclusive afghan pattern by 11-year-old crochet prodigy, Jonah Larson! The Nordic Winter Afghan featured on the cover is a real show-stopper and works up quickly in bulky weight yarn. You’ll also find an interview with Jonah and learn more about his new book released this year and his new Learn to Crochet with Jonah video series for kids.

I am in love with the gorgeous shawl designed by Denise Voie de Vie using yarn I hand-dyed for this project. It was a fun collaboration and may entice you to try your hand at dyeing your own yarn. We’ve included a photo tutorial in this issue to show you how easy and fun it is to do!

There are several patterns you can crochet quickly to give as gifts.

And a few projects you may just have to make for your home!

To see all 22 projects, click here. Get your digital copy now or look for this issue at your favorite craft or book store beginning October 29!

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Annie’s Signature Design Collection – Fall 2019

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The new Signature Design Collection is here! Just in time for fall, you’ll find 14 exciting new designs for your wardrobe and 7 gorgeous projects to make for your home.

Lena Skvagerson, Lead Designer for Annie’s Signature Collection shares her inspiration behind the beautiful designs, “Autumn is my favorite season. Soon nighttime will arrive earlier and temperatures will drop. I’m passionate about transforming my feelings for autumn into a collection full of modern and wearable clothes.

Our Autumn 2019 collection is focused on texture. You’ll find Gansey crochet, inspired by the knitted fisherman sweaters of the British Isles, luscious embossed crochet and the classic and timeless granny square!

All of these designs are intended to be new and different while keeping the core values and principles of Annie’s Signature Designs intact.


I’m just as eager for the colorful days and renewed energy of the coming season as I am excited to present this collection.”

All patterns are available individually and many include the option of purchasing the yarn used, so you know your results will be stunning!

Click here to see the entire fall collection.

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Sophie’s Universe

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If you have been crocheting for even a few years, you may have come across Sophie’s Universe, a unique crochet afghan that has been made over 6,500 times by Ravelry fans!

Sophie’s Universe is a continuous square afghan crocheted with lots of texture and surface detail. The pattern was originally released as a 20-part crochet-along (CAL) in 2015, designed by Dedri Uys and sponsored by Scheepjes yarn. The concept of a crochet-along is that one person posts a large project bit by bit, either on a blog or Facebook, and a group of people all work on it at the same time.

Sophie’s Universe is one of the most popular CALs of all time and was made into a printed book and published by Scheepjes in the Netherlands, but was not made available in the U.S. until recently.


Annie’s is proud to announce that the popular crochet-along is available in printed format for U.S. customers exclusively from Annie’s.

Despite its complexity, the pattern is actually written specifically for adventurous beginners. Sophie starts out with a simple granny square that has a beautiful crochet flower in the center and gradually unfolds into a stunning hypnotizing design.

The book instructions are broken up into 18 different sections allowing the crocheter to stitch the pattern bit by bit and to see the design unfold as they stitch. Also included are step-by-step color photos and instructions of every stitch used in the afghan to ensure success for even adventurous beginners!

The blanket can be made in 3 sizes using a different weight of Scheepjes yarn. Annie’s is now carrying all 3 weights, so you can choose which size you would like to make.

Get your copy of Sophie’s Universe here and have fun making this unique afghan!

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Sneak Peek – October 2019!

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The October 2019 issue of Crochet World is now ready as a digital download and will be on the newsstands August 27! It is full of great projects for the upcoming autumn season.

The Roundabout Autumn Throw from the cover is such a striking afghan! Featured in the Going in Circles chapter, you’ll have fun crocheting this project full of color and textured stitches.

I love the Kimono Cardi. The easy, oversized shape makes it the perfect go-to sweater for cooler weather.

The Beginner’s Luck Cowl is the creative solution of designer Debra Lea! Her beginning crochet students always wanted to end up with a project they could use, so she developed this pretty cowl!

The Autumn Checkerboard Rug uses a self-striping yarn to create the complex-looking color changes which alternates just 2 different yarns in a simple checkerboard pattern.

I have added the Tiffany Poncho to my crochet ‘to do’ list! Designer Dora Ohrenstein chose a pretty open work shell stitch from her new book, Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary to create a light and airy open design. By the way, Dora’s book is one every crocheter should add to their library! Read the review here.

We’ve featured a few thread projects too, including this Swirling Leaves Doily.

And we even have a pattern for a fun Puppy Bed to match the Cute & Cozy Cat Basket from our October 2018 issue of Crochet World!

You can see all 23 projects here. And don’t forget to look for your copy at your favorite craft or bookstore beginning August 27!

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Meet the Designer – Cherie Bernatt

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Meet Cherie Bernatt, our featured designer in the August 2019 issue of Crochet World.

Her Popcorn Valley Throw featured in the August issue is a fun twist on the traditional chevron design adding popcorn stitches and lacy areas, creating this stunning one-color throw.

Popcorn Valley Throw
Crochet World Magazine
August 2019

Although Cherie has been crocheting for over 20 years, her designs have recently been appearing in Crochet World and Crochet! magazines.

Knotted Fringe Pillow
Crochet Home
Crochet! Special Issue
April 2019

Cherie says, “While I was in elementary school my mom taught me to crochet, and by middle school my first full-size afghan was finished. By the time I was in my thirties and had a family of my own, we were settled in Florida, where the heat made traditional afghans, heavy sweaters and winter hats almost useless. And yet I still wanted to crochet— it relaxed me! So, I experimented with thread crochet and loved it! I began designing earrings, necklaces, lace-weight tops, inserts and anything else that could be made with thread and still be enjoyed in a warm climate. Of course, I still played with yarn, but my love of thread just made sense.

Spring In Your Step Topper
Crochet! Magazine
Spring 2019

Through the process I discovered I love designing as much as—if not more than—crocheting itself. So, I started Crochet Mon Cherie, began sharing my patterns online and in print, and started my career as a freelance designer.

Sandy Shells Dishcloth Set
Crochet! Magazine
Summer 2019

Today, my favorite parts of crochet are hosting crochet-alongs (the crochet community is so fun and supportive!) and admiring a finished project—what a feeling of satisfaction! I am currently working on the third volume of my earring collection, and I still get totally excited every time I finish a new design!”

You can find Cherie on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook and Etsy.

For patterns featured here go to Annie’s and search by magazine title.

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