Big Red

By Melissa Mall Model: ‘Charlie’ Photos: Melissa Mall Chunky, quick, and cozy, it doesn’t get more classic than a thick ribbed scarf. ‘Big Red’ could easily be made with any combination of hook and yarn and, obviously, in any color – but I’m partial to the chunky red version. Difficulty: Beginner Sizes: As written, measures […]

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Red Sky at Night

By Melissa Mall Model: Melissa Mall Photos: ‘Charlie’ A classic windowpane scarf with bordered edges, Red Sky at Night is quick to work up and easy to wear, which makes it a great choice for gift giving. Difficulty: Beginner Sizes: As written, measures approx. 60″ long x 6″ wide Materials: Caron Simply Soft Paints [100% […]

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Rosie Wrap

By Melissa Mall Model: Bonnie Irene Photos: Melissa Mall A vintage-styled faux headwrap adds a bit of old-fashioned charm to your look. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t feel like fiddling with something you actually have to tie. Difficulty: Easy Sizes: One size (adult) – 20″ circumference Materials: TLC Cotton Plus [51% Cotton, 49% Acrylic, […]

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Vino Scarf

By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Working a scarf from side to side has one big perk: it’s finished in just a few rows. (Of course, you still have to crochet the same amount, but at least you don’t have to keep turning.) Warm and fuzzy with a double row of eyelets running down the […]

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How to Crochet Broomstick Lace

by Kathryn Vercillo Broomstick lace is such a beautiful unique type of crochet. It looks complicated but it’s actually really simple. If you can do the basic crochet stitches, you can crochet broomstick lace. The main difference is that you pull loops up onto the handle of a large knitting needle or the base of […]

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Firecracker Shawl

By Anastacia Zittel Model: Anastacia Zittel Photos: Jonathan Zittel V stitches and shells come together again to create something warm and cozy for the oncoming cool weather. The Firecracker shawl can be made large or small, in thick yarn or fine, to whatever size you like, but however you make it, you’re sure to love […]

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Clusters Infinity Scarf

By Claire G. Model: Claire G. Photos: Her sister I found some super soft yarn and I thought it would be perfect for a cowl. I wanted to make something that resembled puff stitches but didn’t use as much yarn, so I used cluster stitches. This pattern is quite versatile – you can change the […]

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A Letter from the Editor

Fall is in full swing! The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, apples are ripening and flocks of birds are flying south. Time to pull out the yarn! This fall I hope you’re ready to crochet some amazing scarves! Or, perhaps, a shawl or two. Would you rather learn a new skill? Find some […]

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Contents

A Letter from the Editor FEATURES Crochet USA The True Cost of Cashmere Top Tips PATTERNS Sunshine and Marmalade Jumper Deco Shawl Crafty Containers Airy Scarf Green Thumb Garden Apron Lilac and Sage Tote Bag Dahlia Headband TweetShare

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Crochet USA

Did you know crafts and hobbies are a thirty billion dollar industry in the United States? Crocheting alone accounts for about $1 billion of that. Here are some more facts you may not know about our favorite yarny pastime!

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