Hello everyone! Tara here—
The new Spring issue of Crochet! Magazine is out!
This issue is fun and whimsical, and I can’t wait for you to see the projects inside.
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I wanted this issue to have something for every stitcher. If you love crocheted tops, but worry about the fit and think making a garment is intimidating, the Not-So-Granny tee needs to be on your must-make list— it’s crocheted in squares and panels and joined together later, making it completely customizable! Or, if you prefer to show off your skills with texture, Rosie the Hedgehog is made with a bunch of fun stitches and is sure to make anyone smile. Looking for a cute and colorful bag? The Cherry Blossom Bag is the one you need!
The 22 designs in this issue are divided up between three main sections and the regular beginning sections:
The Beginning sections in this issue are all pieces that you can use year-round, but are perfect for Spring.
Here, you can find the Twin Hair Ties that showcase different borders and are perfect for keeping your hair out of your face, the beautiful Cali Cover-Up (which would look incredible over a long-sleeved shirt and leggings), and the Striped Sleeves Cardi that’s thick enough to keep you warm on cold mornings and chilly days. The Sweet Violet Top, made with less than 3 cakes of yarn, is so light and could easily be layered under a cardigan or blazer. The Beginner’s Apron, which could be used for gardening, cooking, or painting, is also on our must-make list because it can be used for so many things!
Easy Breezy features five light and lovely designs that are inspired by soft spring blooms. This projects in this section have movement and incredible drape.
Some of our favorites from this section are the Dreamy Garden Cardigan, which made it on the cover of the issue and is another piece that will travel between the seasons with you, and the Light & Lacy Shawl, that adds a flirty pop of color and texture to any outfit.
Fun & Fanciful includes seven charming and whimsical designs that have a spring cottage feel. They’re colorful and fun, perfect for you or the kids in your life.
The Toadingtons are an absolute favorite of ours! Their cute smiles are guaranteed to brighten the day of anyone who sees them. We’re also loving the Timeless Tie Topper, which has an incredible texture and is so easy to wear, and the Mushroom Cat House, which adds a pop of color to your room and gives your cat the perfect place to rest.
Popular Patterns is made of four fun projects that feel both vintage and modern. They’re new takes on old favorites.
You can’t have a vintage-inspired section without including a granny square. The Not-So-Granny Tee is made with two large granny squares, side panels, and bottom panels. This means that it is a completely customizable pattern and can easily be altered to be any length and/or width that you want—you just have to adjust the size of the panels. The Ladies Slippers are also perfect for keeping your toes warm on those chilly spring mornings, and use a fun Bavarian crochet technique to add a beautiful, detailed cuff.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite project is!
– Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine
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