Celebrate 20 Years of Crochet! Magazine & Our Handmade Styles

White Farmers Market Bag

Hello everyone! Tara here—

Did you know that Crochet! Magazine turned 20 years old this spring? Though the magazine itself has been around for longer, it has only been known as Crochet! for 20 years.

To celebrate such a big and exciting anniversary, let’s look at some of our favorite warm weather pieces from previous Crochet! issues:

# 1: Farmers Market Bag  

White Farmers Market Bag
Farmers Market Bag by NTmaglia

With more and more stores jumping in on the plastic bag ban, having a reusable bag that you can bring to the farmer’s market and the grocery store is a necessity. This bag debuted in the Spring 2019 issue of Crochet! and has been a favorite of ours since!

# 2: Summer Poncho

Light Gray Openwork Summer Poncho
Summer Poncho by Jenny King

Published in the summer of 2019, this poncho is light and airy and can take a boring pair of leggings and a tank and breathe new life into them. Throw it on to run some errands, meet some friends for brunch, or just to give an extra flair of fun to your outfit.

# 3: Boho Blue Cadet Cap

Blue Boho Baseball Hat
Boho Blue Cadet Cap by Kristin Kauten

Hats are a necessity when it comes to being protected from the harsh sun. This one is quick to stitch up, looks great with anything and was published in Summer 2018.

# 4: Modern Caftan

White openwork Top
Modern Caftan by Tammy Hildebrand

Much like the Summer Poncho above, this top can spice up any outfit. It’s light and versatile and a warm weather essential in our opinion. It was released in the Spring issue of 2019.

# 5: Shells, Sand & Sea Throw

White tan and blue striped throw with shells
Shells, Sand & Sea Throw by Mary Ann Sipes

This throw was published in July of 2010 and has remained a favorite ever since. The open and airy pattern, soft yarn, and soothing seaside colors combine to create a light but cozy throw.

# 6: Butterfly Nest Scarf

Cream Openwork Scarf
Butterfly Nest Scarf by Tanis Galik

Made with simple stitches and Solomon’s knots, this scarf is a must have! It was released in the Spring issue of 2016 and is still a favorite of ours.

# 7: Little Black Diagonal Fringed Dress

Black Diagonal Lacy Black Dress with Fringe
Little Black Diagonal Fringed Dress by Tammy Hildebrand

Fringe is back in style and pairing it with a must-have little black dress puts it on our list of favorite pieces. This was published in the Spring 2020 issue of Crochet!.

# 8: Pineapple Shawl

Lacy Pineapple Shawl
Pineapple Shawl by Margret Willson

Large shawls are incredibly versatile and can be worn so many different ways. This one, which was published in the summer of 2020, is no exception and that’s why it’s still one of our favorites! It adds a light, lacy touch to any outfit.

If you’re missing any of these issues, don’t worry! You can check out some of our achieved issues HERE.

What’s your favorite Crochet! project?

– Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine

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