Our all-crochet collection returns for another year with Crochet 2017, featuring 5 gorgeous pieces exclusively in crochet. Spanning a range of yarn weights and styles, this series showcases the beauty of crochet stitches in refreshingly modern and versatile designs.
A study in texture and subtle color play, this cozy crochet wrap by Ashlyn Holmes is worked in 2 colors of fingering weight wool Finch. Sections of both colors held together create a soft marled effect, with double-knot fringe capping off each edge.
18½ " [47 cm] wide and 63" [160 cm] long
finch / 9 skeins caspian 155 / 3 skeins audouin 157
one in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
9¼ sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in bean stitch pattern, after blocking / 19 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in alternate stitch pattern with yarn held double, after blocking
Bean stitch, double knot fringe (links provided), chain, double and half-double crochet. Charted and line-by-line instructions included. Standard US abbreviations used.
Inspired by a bulky-weight knitted brioche cowl, Kristen TenDyke 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 top and bottom edges with its twisted Mobius construction.
24" [61 cm] circumference and 11" [28 cm] deep
osprey / sage 173 / 1 skein
one in size US P [15 mm]
9 sts and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm] in half-double crochet through the back loop, after blocking
Chain, half-double crochet through the back loop, slip stitch. Standard US abbreviations used.
Open, airy, and weightless, Julie Blagojevich’s Lithia Springs shawl is a perfect use of little Piper. Its asymmetric boomerang shape is formed with y-stitches to create a lacy, delicate fabric, beautifully framed by a pointed edging.
69" [175.5 cm] wingspan and 18" [45.5 cm] at deepest point
piper / lone oak 612 / 3 skeins
one in size US E/4 [3.5 mm] / one in size US D/3 [3.25 mm]
22 sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in double crochet with larger hook, after wet blocking
After working 4 rows in pattern, shawl measures 3¾" [9.5 cm] wide at top edge
Chain, Y stitch, single and double crochet, triple and double-triple crochet, half-double crochet, slip stitch, triple crochet decrease and cluster. Charted and line-by-line instructions included. Standard US abbreviations used.
Rebecca Velasquez’s gorgeously textured shawl is a crocheted take on the Danish style of functional beauty, rendered in shell and puff stitches. Worked from the bottom center point out to the sides, with chain-stitch ties for tying at the wearer’s back as traditionally worn.
67½ (81)" [171 (205) cm] wingspan and 25 (31)" [63.5 (79) cm] deep at center / to fit 30 - 38 (38-46)" [76-96.5 (96.5-117) cm] bust / shown in smaller size on 34" [86.5 cm] model
chickadee / iceland 153 / 6 (8) skeins
one in size US G/6 [4 mm]
20 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stitch pattern, after blocking / after completing 13 rows in pattern, shawl measures 4" [10 cm] deep and 11½" [29 cm] wide
Chain, single and double crochet, triple crochet, slip stitch, shell, puff stitch and puff shell. Charted and line-by-line instructions provided. Standard US abbreviations used.
Sara Kay Hartmann’s Latham is a striking crochet shawl. Clusters of lace stitches in sport weight Chickadee result in a rustic, yet graceful triangle, worked from the neck edge down through its elegant dropped lace border.
67" [170 cm] wingspan and 31" [79 cm] deep at center
chickadee / sedum 142 / 5 skeins
one in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
16 sts and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] in double crochet, after blocking / after completing 7 rows in pattern, shawl measures 7½" [19 cm] wide and 2¾" [7 cm] deep at center
Magic adjustable ring (link provided), chain, single and double crochet, triple crochet, slip stitch, V stitch, shell and wide shell stitches, single crochet decrease. Charted and line-by-line instructions included. Standard US abbreviations used.