current obsession: crochet

current obsession: crochet

Leading up to this week’s release of the Pocket Menagerie (shown above), crochet has been at the top of our team’s minds; it seems like we’re seeing it everywhere now! From Olympian Tom Daley’s rainbow creations to darling amigurimi animal friends to traditional granny squares, we’re decidedly in the midst of a crochet moment. So, it only made sense to revisit some of our favorite crochet patterns and show some love to a craft that is ever-evolving yet timeless in its appeal. 

Below, we’ve rounded up nine crochet patterns worked in a wide variety of Quince yarns, and hope you find them as inspiring as we do!

current obsession: crochetFrom left to right: Haiku by Rebecca Velasquez, Buffalo River by Ashlyn Holmes, and Margaux Mitts by Rebecca Velasquez.

Haiku by Rebecca Velasquez

Rebecca’s Haiku seems to draw inspiration from organic forms and combines them with beautiful geometric patterns. Crocheted with Tern, the shawl starts at the tip and increases in width every second and third row, resulting in an intricate pattern created from simple yet thoughtful stitch repetitions.

Buffalo River by Ashlyn Holmes

A study in texture and subtle colorplay, this cozy crocheted wrap is worked in two colors of fingering weight Finch. Sections of both colors held together create a softly marled effect, with double-knot fringe capping off each edge.

Margaux Mitts by Rebecca Velasquez

These fingerless mitts are the perfect balance of style and functionality. Using a combination of slip stitches, Rebecca achieves a design full of movement that is as fun to make as it is to wear. We love the mesh-like effect of these mitts, crocheted in our soft yet sturdy Chickadee.

current obsession: crochetFrom left to right: Celia by Sara Kay Hartmann, Lambert by Kristen Tendyke, Hop La Vie by Louise Bélair.

Celia by Sara Kay Hartmann

Pretty crochet mesh makes up the body of Sara’s Celia shawl. Worked in Piper and polished off with a perfectly simple pointed lace border, this airy triangle can be worn all manner of ways—as a shawl, or wrapped about the neck as a scarf or kerchief.

Lambert by Kristen Tendyke

Inspired by a bulky-weight knitted brioche cowl, Kristen envisioned her crocheted version utilizing clever back loop stitches in Aran weight wool Osprey. Simple on its face, this clever little piece is worked from center out to its top and bottom edges with a twisted Mobius construction.

Hop La Vie by Louise Bélair

We cheered when we first saw this piece. Louise’s scrumptious Hop La Vie is a textural delight in crochet. Chickadee’s soft, bouncy wool gives it irresistible stitch definition, and the perfect balance of ribbing and textured stitches result in a fun project to make and a warm, happy layer against cooler temps.
current obsession: crochetFrom left to right: Pauline Hat by Rebecca Velasquez, Popham by Pam Allen, and Uniola by Isa Catepillán.

Pauline Hat by Rebecca Velasquez

Worked in Chickadee, we can envision pairing the Pauline Hat with the Margaux Mitts for the perfect gift set for yourself or a loved one. Slouchy yet stylish, this hat is a soothing project that’s quick to crochet and one we think you’ll return to again and again.

Popham by Pam Allen

Pam Allen’s Rue Mouffetard bag, published in 2011, gets a crochet version in both Sparrow and Kestrel. We love the results and hope you do, too. With an extensive linen palette to choose from, this is a fun warm-weather project resulting in a fun shopping accessory.

Uniola by Isa Catepillán

Uniola is everything a cowl should be: beautifully textured, luxuriously plush, and incredibly wearable. Crocheted in our lofty worsted weight Owl, this cowl's texture is made up of a clever combination of front post and back post double crochet stitches, creating a rustic, yet intricate look that’s perfect for chilly weather. Isa created the pattern to celebrate the pastoral Chiloé Island in southern Chile, where her ancestors spun wool to withstand the harsh Patagonian winters.

Looking to explore more crochet patterns? We’ve got you covered. View our entire crochet collection and get ready to cast on a new project today!

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