What makes crochet so special compared to other yarn-based crafts is its speed, flexibility and ease of learning. Besides the other obvious option of allowing oneself an enormous yarn stash (guilty!), what I also love about crochet is just how easily I can create glorious texture. Puff s, bobbles, popcorns or fluff y lace â€“ I love it all! And in crochet itâ€™s often so very simple, too. In this issue, we show you how an addition to a basic stitch pattern either with a carefully placed raised stitch or with a strand of beautiful mohair can make a project pop.Buy this issue →Go digital →
Iâ€™m wasting no time hooking up Emily Plattâ€™s chunky cardigan â€“ its subtle bobble pattern and soft alpaca is perfect for this in-between-seasons time of year, and to match I will be wearing Theodora Burrowâ€™s gorgeous lacy beret hooked up in one of my favourite hand-dyed yarns, no doubt. For the braver crocheters, the beautiful Be Bold sweater is another favourite of mine, in sheer, soft mohair toughened up with chunky stripes. If youâ€™re just getting started with textural stitches, we have a lovely project by Anique Von Kooij that can be used as a notions pouch or centre stage as a clutch bag, and a light and lacy cardigan crocheted in rustic Garthenor wool by Annelies Baes. Gosh, arenâ€™t we spoilt this month (as per)?! I just want to make it all! So I wonâ€™t waste any more time â€“ find your favourite project and get hooking today!
Kath Webber, Editor
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