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CLOSED Giveaway: Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls

This giveaway is closed! Congrats to our lucky winner Pat. We've got another book from Interweave/F+W Media to giveaway this week! This one is for all you crochet shawl fans (which should really be most of you, because they're so pretty!). Interweave Presents: Classic Crochet Shawls (Interweave/F+W Media, 2017) is a compilation of twenty fan-favorite… Continue reading CLOSED Giveaway: Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls

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Designer Spotlight: Sea Song by Sara Kay Hartmann

In a family where “hardly anyone is crafty,” Sara Kay Hartmann is the exception. She taught herself to knit and crochet in 2008 by watching videos online. Just last year, she released her first book, Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls inspired by Classic Poems. Sea Song is a colorful and cozy Möbius loop crocheted in four… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sea Song by Sara Kay Hartmann

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Designer Spotlight: Toothless Dragon Graphgan by Sarita Kumar

Sarita Kumar spent a lot of time on bed rest during her two pregnancies, but she made the best of it by learning to knit and later, crochet. She mostly crochets now, using her skills to make creative toys and gifts for family and friends. Sarita’s Toothless Dragon Graphgan is an adorable colorwork baby blanket crocheted… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Toothless Dragon Graphgan by Sarita Kumar

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Designer Spotlight: Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit by Elizabeth Cala

Elizabeth Cala stays up at night visualizing how the pieces of her future designs will come together. The loss of sleep takes nothing away from the thrill she gets in creating something from nothing. Elizabeth’s Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit was actually inspired by her Pinterest feed. With many expecting friends sharing pictures of babies in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit by Elizabeth Cala

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Emily Explains: How do I seam crochet slippers?

I was on vacation last week on an island in Maine. It has been a harsh reality coming back to Providence and the work week, after lazy, beach days and cool, star-filled evenings. Each night I bundled up in a big blue wool blanket to keep me warm, but I wished I had brought wool… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I seam crochet slippers?

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Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

While I'm not the most (or even third most) creative person in our design office (there are four of us, in case you're wondering), I do enjoy a pattern that allows for a bit of customization. Sutton, a simple, single-crochet bolster pillow from our new collection is the perfect example. When I first saw the… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Crochet: Building on a Blank Slate

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Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

Andee Graves learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl. More than 44 years later, she still loves crocheting, designing and generally playing with yarn. Andee designed her Eleonora Shawlette after falling in love with Berroco Boboli Lace at her local yarn shop. She got the idea to crochet a mesh… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Eleonora Shawlette by Andee Graves

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Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

Creative is the first word that came to my mind when browsing through patterns in TheMailoDesign’s shop on Ravelry. Interestingly enough, the woman behind these designs never considered herself an artsy person. At least not until her friends and family urged her to share her unique creations with the world.  TheMailoDesign’s Asymmetrical Shrug is a fun… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Asymmetrical Shrug by TheMailoDesign

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Disney Classic Crochet Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our Disney Classic Crochet Giveaway! I really enjoyed reading about your favorite Disney characters. Congratulations to our two giveaway winners... Anna Cruz (entered April 23) Michelle (entered April 27) You each will receive your own copy of Megan Kreiner's adorable book, Disney Classic Crochet & the Berroco yarn to make her… Continue reading Disney Classic Crochet Winner

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Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry

August is here and I am thoroughly enjoying flipping through the latest fashion magazines to see what is new for Fall '14. I love this spread in W so much, it is actually making me long for sweater weather! Okay, okay...I'm not ready for summer to be over just yet, but I am working with tweeds and… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Crochet the Pattern Stitch for Bantry