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Interview with Kim Werker

Kim Werker is a big name in the world of crocheting. The founder of Crochet Me and onetime editor of Interweave Crochet, she has made it her mission to bring cool crochet to the people.

Fritillary Shawl by Aparna Rolfe


The Pearl-bordered Fritillary is a butterfly whose orange wings are adorned with black spots and rows of pearly markings along the edges. The delicate lace and iridescent beads of this triangular shawl capture the spirit of a Fritillary butterfly’s wingspread.

Minnesota Baby Layette by Julia Schwartz

Minnesota Layette Set

For this year the fall means babies. Lots of babies. I would not be exaggerating to say that I know over 20 women who are expecting between the months of September and December.

Russian Woman Spinning Yarn by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, 1910

The History of Yarn

Spinning fiber into yarn is such an ancient art that its origins are lost in the mists of time. That’s not an exaggeration; the oldest recovered artifacts made with ‘yarn’ are string skirts that date up to 20,000 years ago.

Magic Ring Tutorial by Darleen Hopkins

Magic Ring Tutorial

I’ve seen this method called the magic ring, adjustable circle, magic loop and many other similar combinations. Whatever you want to call it, it is a great way to start a hat or any other item that is worked in the round.

Harvest Festival Hat by Melissa Mall

Harvest Festival Hat

By Melissa Mall Model and Photos: Melissa Mall Oh, how I love fall. I love the changing leaves. I love pumpkin and cinnamon. Most of all, I love the crisp bite on the air as it catches the first hint of the chill to come. This is a hat perfect for the beginnings of brisk […]

Pitlochry Cowl by Jo Wolforth

Pitlochry Cowl

By Jo Wolforth Photos: Jo Wolforth Whenever I think of autumn I’m reminded of a picture I saw as a child. It showed Pitlochry in Scotland, a heavily wooded area covered in all the shades of red and orange you could imagine. This yarn reminded me of that scene so much I knew I had […]

Trick or Tote by Melissa Mall

Trick or Tote

By Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Trick or Treat! Don’t worry, though, there’s no trick to this tote! It’s a perfect project for beginners because it’s made completely out of rectangles sewn together and would make a great alternative to a ‘starter’ scarf or potholder to practice your stitches. The secret to the silly face […]

Slouchy Football Hat by Darleen Hopkins

Slouchy Football Hat

By Darleen Hopkins Model: Josh Photos: Crochet by Darleen Hopkins A couple of years ago I learned about Halos of Hope, a great organization that distributes handmade hats to patients going through chemo treatments. I started making silly kid’s hats for this group hoping my hats would bring a smile to a child’s face. This […]

A Letter from the Editor, Fall 2012

A Letter from the Editor

It’s our birthday! Crochetvolution has now been in publication for a full year, and it’s all thanks to you! Without fantastic contributors and readers to put it all together for, this would never have happened. Thank you. We have a great issue for you: there’s an interview with Kim Werker, founder of Crochet Me and […]

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