Category: Publications

Cinnamon Cowl | Interweave Crochet Winter 2019

Interweave Crochet Winter 2019 features 20 cold-weather projects to chase the chill and I am so happy to be in!! 🥰

Cinnamon Cowl
Combine puff stitches and stitch decreases to create this stunning pattern. This intricate cowl is worked in continuous rounds with reverse single crochet edging on each edge.

DIFFICULTY
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
About 10” in height and 45” in circumference.

YARN
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials (100% acrylic; 131 yd / 5 oz): #E856_7305 biscuit, 3 balls.

HOOK
Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle.

GAUGE
10 sc and 8 rnds = 3½“ in patt.

This Winter issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out! I am so in love with Granny Hexagon Bag by Jennifer Olivarez @jen_olivarez, Little Llama Amigurumi by Brenda K.B. Anderson, Tunisian Crescent Shawlette by Juliette Bezold … just name a few 😍

Swank Scarf & Cap Set | Interweave Crochet Fall 2018

I bet you long time ago got a copy of Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 issue. But I just got digital my yesterday 🙈 even with my design in.

Well, better is late than never… right?!

Swank Cap & Scarf Set
Use puff stitches to create the incredible texture on this matching scarf and slouchy hat. Superbulky yarn creates the pom-pom on the hat and is threaded through the open spaces in the scarf.

DIFFICULTY
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
Scarf: 8.5” wide and 75″” long, excluding tassels; Cap: about 20″” in circumference at band and 10.5” tall, unstretched.

YARN
Sugar Bush Yarns Bold (100% extrafine merino; 190 yd / 3.5 oz): #3025 chestnut tree (MC), 8 balls.

Sugar Bush Yarns Chill (100% extrafine merino; 52 yd / 3.5 oz): #1005 copper (CC), 1 ball.

HOOK
Size H/8 (5 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle; 4.5” cardboard square, 1; 3.5” pom-pom maker.

GAUGE
Scarf: 3 lg puff V-sts and 6 rows = 3.5″” in patt; cap: 6 puff V-sts and 9 rnds = 4.5” in patt.”

A lovely and fantastic Wednesday everyone!!!

 

Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 | My New Publication

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My very first “adult” dress ;o) Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 features 19 stunning designs, and I am so happy to be in!

Let me introduce…

Coastal Tunic
Make this beautiful tunic in an open lace peacock pattern. Wear it with the tassels at the front or the back—however it fits best over your favorite swimsuit.

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DIFFICULTY
Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE
30 (37.5, 45)“ bust circumference. Garment shown measures 30”, modeled with 2” negative ease.

YARN
DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton; 170 yd / 1.75 oz): #86 brique, 4 (5, 7) balls.

HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle; stitch markers, 7 (9, 11); 3.5” cardboard square, 1.

GAUGE
1 patt rep (26 sts and 14 rows) = 3.75” wide and 7” tall.

NOTES
Tunic is worked in one piece in turned rounds from hem up to armhole, then front and back are worked separately and shoulders are seamed.

Fabric is very stretchy and given measurements are with garment laid flat.

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Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 features 19 stunning designs. Create crochet projects perfect for dyeing and get great dyeing tips (including 3 methods for shibori) from 3 top designers. Try new trendy fibers and create projects made from raffia, abaca, and hemp. Indulge in sweet summer lace with projects sure to be your new favorites, and learn about the magic of crochet thread from a spinner who knows. Finally, crochet up 9 nautical-themed projects perfect for your summer getaway. This issue has all the crochet you need this summer!

Many thanks to Harper Point Photography for such lovely photos!

Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 | My New Publication

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Interweave Crochet, Spring 2018 features 20 trendy crochet projects, and I am so excited to be in!

Vined Vest
Combine back-bar half double crochet and double crochet stitches worked two rows below to create the vine-like patterning on this unique hooded vest. Add a zipper and tassels to make this one-of-a-kind piece even more special.

 

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DIFFICULTY
Fair amount of focus required.

FINISHED SIZE
36.5 (41.5, 43.5, 48.5, 53.5)“ bust circumference with about 1.5” overlap at side seams. Sample shown measures 36.5”, modeled with 4.5” ease.

YARN
Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 219 yd /3.5 oz): #123 dark bronze, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) hanks.

HOOK
Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTION
Yarn needle; sewing needle and coordinating thread; 4” piece of cardboard, 1; 22 (22, 22, 24, 24)“ metallic separating zipper, 1.

GAUGE
16 hdc and 13 rows = 4” in hdc in back bar; 12-st herringbone panel = 2.5” wide.

NOTES
Vest is worked in pieces and seamed.

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This issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!

Many thanks to Harper Point Photography for such lovely photos!

10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns You’ll Love!

10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns

I am so excited and can’t wait for my new publication in Interweave Spring 2018 magazine and checking Ravelry more often than usual ;o) And found that my tassel scarf, published in Interweave Crochet 2012 issue was featured in 10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns booklet.

Make sure to check it out. Such lovely patterns are here!

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Have a lovely and wonderful Thursday!!

Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 | My New Publication

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Interweave Crochet, Winter 2018 features 20 cozy crochet projects, and I am so happy to be in!

So, let me introduce…

Indulgent Wrap

This intricate wrap will help you indulge in relaxation at home. The project is crocheted in one piece and then braided together and seamed.

 

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DIFFICULTY
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
18” wide and 55” long, excluding tassels.

YARN
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK (distributed by WEBS) (100% extrafine superwash merino wool; 137 yd/1.75 oz): #28 fawn (MC), #02 steel grey (CC), 8 balls each.

HOOK
Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle; 5.5” cardboard piece, 1; safety pins, 72.

GAUGE
15 hdc and 14 rows = 4”.

NOTES
After first strand, remaining strands will be connected at the beginning and left loose until shawl is finished.

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This Winter issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!

Many thanks to Harper Point Photography for such lovely photos!

 

Oh, and can you believe, I totally forgot to share here my two designs in Interweave Crochet Fall 2017:

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The details can be found on Ravelry: Mountainside Scarf and Groovy Necklace.

 

Have a lovely day!!

Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 | My New Publication

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One of my goal-dream for 2017 was to be published in every issue of my most beloved Interweave Crochet magazine. I am so happy that my dream come true! Now I work on a project for Spring 2018 issue, yay! Not to mention that it’s such a pleasure to find that my crochet stitch diagrams were worthy enough of being printed in a magazine. Did you I tell you that drawing stitch diagrams in Adobe Illustrator is my absolute favorite part of any pattern?! ;o)

So, let me introduce…

Jardin Hat

This lovely garden hat is worked in the round from the top down. Concealed wire creates a wide brim that will protect your face from the summer sun.

YARN Nazli Gelin Garden 5, distributed by Uviversal Yarn.

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Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 captures the spirit of adventure. Travel to the ocean with seven light and airy projects that let in the ocean breeze. Our Summer by the Seaside story features tops, wraps, a glamorous dolman cardigan, and a beret that’s perfect for taming those tresses after a windy walk by the surf. Continue the adventure in your own backyard and throw a crochet garden party! Make twelve exciting projects perfect for garden gatherings. Brush up on the filet crochet technique with “7 Tips and Tricks for Perfect Filet Crochet.” Read about the crochet culture of Mexico and the story of family-owned Omega Yarn. Also, get a sneak peek and free pattern from Interweave’s newest book, Modern Bohemian Crochet.

This summer issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!

 

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Stay tuned for Fall 2017, Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 issues!

To be continue…

Crochet World 2015 | My New Publication

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My new publication for Crochet World December 2015 issue featured 30 fun & festive projects to celebrate the season!!

 

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Platinum Petals Necklace

Looks can be deceiving with this gorgeous, flower-adorned necklace stitched in metallic embroidery floss. It the expensive look of fine jewelry yet it’s very economical to make.

 

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A lovely and wonderful Tuesday everyone!!

Interweave Crochetscene 2015 | My New Publication

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…My PC was dead for last two days… it was really a challenge, especially if count two my deadlines by end of this week. Many thanks to Igor, we were resurrected to life, and I’ve found that Interweave Crochetscene 2015 featured my Lace Cuffs is published and a digital edition is available here already!!

Please let me introduce…

Lace Cuffs
Add feminine flair with these delightful lace cuffs. Wear them with a sleeveless dress or let them peek from the cuffs of a long-sleeve top. (Or work them in a wool yarn for winter!) Yarn: Omega Cotton #5

I was so excited to find that magazine used my original Ruffled Border Stitch Diagram! YAY!

The only I found that since diagram was customized to match magazine style, accidentally in Rows 2 and 4 single crochet symbols was missed, but written instructions are just perfect!

 

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Crochetscene 2015
Crochetscene 2015 features 30+ on-trend crochet projects designed with the beginner crocheter in mind, but engaging enough for experienced crocheters. From geek chic to sassy lace, this special issue of Crochetscene is packed full of DIY projects that will impress your friends (and yourself too). Discover terrific crochet designs clearly shown to inspire and create like corset socks, vests, totes, sweaters, cowls and more! Plus, don’t miss our Crochetscene-exclusive section, Yarn Play, which includes macramé, pom-poms, and weaving. Grab a copy today and let the magic of making begin!

A digital edition is available here already. I’ve just got mine (sure, I can’t resist ;o) Oh my, this special issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!

 

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In the other news. I’m so excited to share that I’m going to be part of the blog tour for Colorful Crochet Lace, a book by my dear friend and beyond talented crochet designer MaryJane Perry Hall! The blog tour kicked off yesterday and runs through August 24th. I’m thrilled to be in such great company on this tour and will be sharing my post on the blog tour here on August 10th. My post will tell you more about Colorful Crochet Lace book and will feature an interview so you can learn about the inspiration behind the patterns. And we will have a giveaway for you!

Colorful Crochet Lace Book Blog Tour schedule:

  1. Knit Crochet Craft – Vickie Howell (Mary Jane will be Vickie’s guest blogger that day, kicking off the tour 8/4)
  2. Outstanding Crochet – Natalia Kononova (review and promotional giveaway 8/5) +photos of her project
  3. Bonnie Bay – Bonnie Barker (review, interview, and promotional giveaway 8/6) She’s making a project
  4. Crochetville – Amy Shelton (she’ll show the Au Naturel Top she made, review, promotional giveaway 8/7) Amy made the Au Natural Cropped Top and will share her picturesj
  5. My Little City Girl – Alla Koval (she’ll show the Juliette Scarf she made , interview, and review 8/10). Alla made a project which she will share.
  6. Yarn Thing Podcast – Marly Bird (author interview podcast 8/13)
  7. Hook & Needle Designs – Lisa Gentry (8/14)
  8. GoCrochet – Ellen Gormley (review and author interview) (8/17)
  9. Turquoiz Blue – This is Crochet – Turquoiz Blue (8/18)
  10. Cute Crochet Chat – Jocelyn Sass (review and promotional giveaway 8/19)
  11. Hot Lava Crochet – Tammy Hildebrand (interview, review, and promotional giveaway 8/20)
  12. The Crochet Architect – Susan Lowman 8/21
  13. Crochet Renee – Renee Rogers 8/24

These other bloggers will be doing interviews, reviews and giveaways. Everyone’s posts will be different so make sure to follow along!

 

A lovely and terrific Wednesday everyone!!

My New Publication | Crochet! 70+ Crochet Gifts 2014

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I can’t believe I did not post about my new publication yet ;o) I have a new published pattern for 70+ Crochet Gifts in 1-2-2, a special issue of Crochet! magazine.

The paper and digital versions are available at Annie’s Crafts. This issue includes 70+ beautiful, cost-saving and time-friendly crochet patterns. Make sure to check them out!

 

Crochet! 2014 Design

Icing on the top scarf Just like mascarpone makes a fancy frosting on a classy desert, this gorgeous scarf, stitched in the same rich color in a silky-look yarn, will be an elegant accent for a dressy coat or sweater.

 

In the other news. I just realized that did not release any single patterns for you this year yet, even if done many for publications and my books. It’s not right, don’t you think so too? ;o) So, in a couple days I’ll release a new pattern, which I decided to offer for free – just a little gift for You! Stay tuned!

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

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