Isabeau

By Melissa Mall Model and Photos: Melissa Mall Difficulty: Beginner An unadorned headband gathered into a bow is a sweet and feminine way to keep your ears warm this winter. The simple slip-stitches that make up the design create a smooth, elastic, knit-like fabric without any fuss, and the color changes in the yarn add […]

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Blue Granite

By Bonnie Irene Model: James Box Photos: Bonnie Irene Difficulty: Beginner Making scarves for men can be a real pain – and not because they ask for anything special, but because they don’t. Plain and solid seems to be a winner in a masculine scarf, and that spells hours of monotony for the crocheter who […]

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Infant Hat in Simple Cables

By Julia Schwartz Model: Ethan Hunt Photos: Amy Hunt Detail and Process Photos: Julia Schwartz Difficulty: Intermediate I created this pattern because I like to make hats for my friends’ new babies. I wanted a hat that would require a short amount of time from start to finish, but still have a “big” visual impact. […]

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How to Make Pom-Poms

by Melissa Mall Pom-poms: they are puffy, fluffy, and delightful, but how exactly are they made? At the most basic level, pom-poms are many short lengths of yarn tied together in the middle, puffed out, and trimmed into a round shape. So, obviously, to make one you must somehow convince said yarn lengths to stay […]

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Sonata Shrug

By Melissa Mall Model: Melissa Mall Photos: ‘Charlie’ Difficulty: Easy Soft, oversized, slouchy construction, a simple lacy stitch, and beautiful yarn combine to create a shrug that is as cozy as it is attractive. The one-row stitch repeat is easily memorized, allowing you to put the directions aside and just enjoy the changing colors and […]

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A Letter from the Editor

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second issue of Crochetvolution! Are you excited? I am! The response after the launch of the first issue was just overwhelming. Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind words of support, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Many, many hours go into producing something like this, both mine and those of […]

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Contents

A Letter from the Editor FEATURES Crochet Showcase Crochet Cables: Oh, Yes I Can! PATTERNS Take it or Leaf it Nutmeg Shrug Woodland Cowl Deciduous Stripes Sunshine and Rainbows Geez Louise TweetShare

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Take It or Leaf It

I love to design things that look more difficult than they actually are. I want something that is easy to do, but gives me more “bang for my buck,” so to speak. I don’t have many hours in the day to accomplish this endeavor, so I try to make the most of it.

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Crochet Cables – Oh, Yes I Can!

Way back in the dark ages (I worked graveyard shifts then, it was dark!), when I taught myself to knit, I did it for exactly one reason: I was under the impression that it was impossible to crochet cables. I love cables. Unreasonably so, even. So when I discovered that it is in fact possible to crochet a cable, I was in hog heaven.

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