Sneak Peek – April 2019

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We have been experiencing below normal temperatures this month, so sharing a sneak peek of the April 2019 issue is especially thrilling. The bright spring colors are a welcome sight compared with the snowy landscape I see from my window!

This issue is filled to the brim with Signs of Spring. You may even have a hard time deciding which project to make first!

Our Baby Bunny is so cute all decked out with spring flowers.

Baby Bunny
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And if you like filet crochet, you may want to make the Happy Bunny Wall Hanging.

Happy Bunny
Wall Hanging
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The Signs of Spring chapter also includes three stunning throws. Each one is so uniquely different you may be tempted to make them all.

Blossoms in Lace Throw
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Bachelor Buttons Throw
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Lacy Ferns Afghan
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Need a quick gift? Crochet a set of these cute Little Bits Bowls. The textured post stitches make them sturdy enough so no fabric stiffener is needed!

Little Bits Bowls
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April 2019

 

We’ve also included a chapter dedicated to your favorite crochet motif – pineapples!

Pineapple Pageantry
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April 2019

 

If you are new to crocheting pineapple designs, start with the Penelope Pineapple Scarf.

Penelope Pineapple Scarf
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The Pineapple Pizzazz Shawl is the perfect accessory for cool spring evenings.

Pineapple Pizzazz Shawl
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And not to be missed is the gorgeous Pineapple Delight Throw.

Pineapple Delight Throw
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April 2019

 

Rounding out this issue is a selection of beautiful thread doilies, items for the kitchen and your home.

Cosmos Doily
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Hexagon Dishcloth
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Make sure to get your copy now. The digital version is available here. Or look for the April 2019 issue at your favorite craft or bookstore beginning February 26.

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Celtic Diamond Wrap CAL

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I am excited to announce our first Crochet Along for 2019! Designer Bonnie Barker will share tips and show us how to crochet each different cable pattern used in her stunning Celtic Diamond Wrap featured in the February 2019 issue.

The Crochet Along will be 3 weeks long and will be available on the Crochet World Facebook page beginning on January 23.

The Crochet Along video will be posted each week, January 23 and 30 and February 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Bonnie will also host a Facebook Live event to answer your questions and finish up the CAL on February 20.

You will need to purchase the February 2019 issue of Crochet World as the pattern for the Celtic Diamond Wrap will not be part of the CAL.

You will also need approximately 2,000 yards of worsted weight yarn. Bonnie used 10 skeins of Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in sterling #5641.  I will be crocheting mine with the same yarn using color #5360 suede.

Bonnie’s designs have appeared in Crochet World and Crochet! magazines many times over the years and have become favorites for those of us who love to crochet cables.

Her Lisdoonvarna Shawl is still just as popular today as it was when it first appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Crochet! magazine!

The Hills of Ireland Throw which first appeared in the December 2015 issue of Crochet World is a favorite with afghan lovers. And recently Bonnie’s cable design, Celtic Cross Cable Throw was featured in the December 2018 issue of Crochet World.

With over 10 pattern books and dozens of patterns featuring her lovely crochet cable designs to her credit, this is one CAL you won’t want to miss! I hope you will join us!

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Sneak Peek – February 2019

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The February 2019 issue is now available digitally and will be on the newsstands soon. There are so many great projects in this issue, you may find yourself itching to get started immediately!

I love crocheted cables and in this issue you’ll find five stunning projects for every skill level. The Cables and Lace Doily on the cover is a challenging thread project for seasoned cable crocheters, but the results are spectacular!

 

If you are a newbie to crocheted cables start with the Jacob’s Ladder Cabled Throw. The cables are simply created by intertwining easy-to-make crocheted loops. There is even a step-by-step photo tutorial!

 

And one of my personal favs is the Celtic Diamond Wrap. I have my yarn at the ready and plan to get going on this project over the holidays!

 

We’ve included a chapter with Socks, Slippers & More to keep everyone warm all winter long. Make a pair of cute Mary Jane Baby Booties for a favorite baby girl.

 

Or how about a pair of Corded Ridge Socks for yourself? Crocheted using a fun hand-dyed speckle yarn, they are sure to make you smile every time you see them, and keep your toes toasty warm too!

 

 

You’ll also find several gorgeous afghans,

 

and a few more projects for baby including this Picot Shells blanket.

 

The Rose Splendor Doily,

a cozy Kimono Sweater,

and a Rustic Cabin Pillow are just a few of the other projects you’ll find in this project-packed issue! Click here to see all 21 projects in this issue. And don’t forget to look for your copy at your favorite book or craft store beginning Dec 26. Can’t wait? Get a digital copy here! Or better yet, try a free issue on us!

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Join Seams the LESS Way!

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I love the look of bold, graphic quilt-inspired crocheted afghans and there is a great one on the cover of the December issue.

Perfect for the holiday season, the Christmas Star Throw is a great project for hours of easy stitching.  Each two-color square is started at one point and increased to the center where the next color is joined and decreased to the opposite point. Four totally white squares are added to the two-color blocks to complete the afghan.

What gives this dramatic throw its bold look is in the finishing. But this also makes the throw a little bit more of a challenging project. Take it slow and pay attention to the details and you’ll be able to complete this project perfectly. Once each block is crocheted, you add a single crocheted edge making sure the stitch count is the same for each block; an important step to make sure all the blocks go together beautifully! Designer, Deb Arch, provides a little trick to help with this.

The blocks are then joined using a new seaming technique that makes all the difference in the finishing of this stunning throw. Designer Deb Arch, always one to come up with new innovative techniques, has once again found the perfect solution!

Her Layered Edge Slip Stitch or LESS seaming technique is not only the perfect choice for this afghan, but I bet you will find yourself using this technique to join other motifs as well.

Watch the tutorial video here and add this one to your arsenal of crochet techniques for future projects!

Get the December issue with the Christmas Star Throw and over 24 other great projects for gift-giving and holiday decorating at your favorite craft or book store or order it here.

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December 2019 – Sneak Peek!

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The new December issue is sure to put you in a holiday mood!

Packed with 25 projects for home decorating and gift-giving,

you’ll want to grab your crochet hook and get stitching!

In addition to the Christmas Star Throw on the cover, you’ll find three

more afghans perfect for adding a festive touch to your home.

There are 5 ornaments including both quick and easy designs

and beautiful threadwork.

This issue is packed with projects perfect for gift-giving including

this fun Snowman Basket

and this adorable Holiday Jumper.

Or surprise someone with this cute Christmas Puppy!

You’ll find lots of ideas for quick and easy gifts too!

See all 25 designs here and be sure to look for the

December issue at your favorite book or craft store.

Happy Stitching!

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