New Patterns: Interweave Accessories 2012
Whew, I have been remiss in blogging my new designs, but there are a lot of recent releases right now. Just before I took this job and moved our lives to Colorado, I was really ramping up my submissions and they were all nestled together in release times, so enjoy. I love my job, but I also still really love releasing new patterns and seeing what you guys come up with, so I hope to be able to continue contributing whenever possible.
I have three patterns in Interweave Crochet Accessories, and all of them are fairly simple. Let’s start with the Textured Swirl Hat. It’s a quick to work bottom up pattern worked in worsted weight yarn (Vickie Howell’s Sheepish). Post stitches and double crochets are about all it takes to get this whipped up.
Next is the Little Hearts Cowl. You might recognize the stitch pattern inspiration from my Hearts Kid’s Cardigan here– I just wasn’t done with it after one pattern. This is worked in Manos Silk-wool blend which is a drapey and soft DK, and makes a really nice FO. As with the kid sweater, you only work with one color at a time, contrary to how it might look, which keeps the stitching simple.
Finally, I came up with a cute little Holiday Lights Garland that you can make to decorate your house or apartment. I still absolutely love my Tree Garland pattern from Crochet Today but this one will work up a lot quicker. Each bulb is worked from the center out, and then you actually crochet the string along with the top of the bulb, so that when you’re done, it’s all put together. This one is worked in Deborah Norville’s yarn, but I think it would be extra fun in a shimmery sparkle yarn. It’s worsted weight as well, so perfect if you’ve got lots of scraps hanging out.
This issues is already out as an E-collection and should be on newsstands too–just in time for holiday gift making.