Rachel Atkinson is back with her final edition of her popular series "Confessions of a pattern collector". In issue 85 she pays homage to the iconic granny square pattern, as a vintage beret with granny stripes inspires her own cosy design (below).
Vintage granny square and stripe patterns inspired this slouchy hat with a deep ribbed band
In the news we cosy up with gorgeous new patterns from The Crochet Project and TOFT, join a semivirtual crochet course with Beautiful Things, and meet indie yarn dyer Emma Boyles.
This monthâ€™s yarn review treats include a lovely rugged Tweedy DK from Deramores, the super chunky (and super snuggly) Sirdar Gorgeous, and Wendy Evolution shawl in a box.
Caring for your crochet
Have you wondered about the best ways to wash your beautiful crocheted garments? We share our top tips, looking at different fibres, machine versus hand-washing and the joys of no-rinse detergents.
In this month's Final Thought we chat to Amanda Machin, the dynamo behind the gorgeous Little Box of Crochet and discover a story of love and determination, and how every little subscription box is filled with happinessâ€¦
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