Thereâ€™s something about late spring that always makes me think romantic thoughts: soft blossom, the return of hazy sunshine, the promise of picnics in the parkâ€¦ who wouldnâ€™t fi nd spring romantic?! The colours of emerging blooms and the dreamy memory of soft lace curtains blowing in a spring breeze have inspired this issue of Inside Crochet, and even though we do say so ourselves, we think itâ€™s a classic!
Because spring is, of course, the beginning of wedding seasonâ€¦ Weâ€™ve got you covered here, from the Something Blue cardigan by Simone Francis to the tableware with Sue Rawlinsonâ€™s adorable jars of crocheted flowers, and even the guestsâ€™ accessories with my delicate lace clutch bag design. And of course, no handmade wedding would be complete without crocheted bunting! And Iâ€™m delighted to say that we have two very different takes on romantic garlands â€“ Carmen Heffernanâ€™s floral triangles, and Hayley Hallâ€™s modern hexies.
However, if (like me) youâ€™re not invited to a wedding this season, there are plenty more crocheted delights to get excited about. Cassie Wardâ€™s Amore cardigan offers another contemporary classic with its filet design and hot coral colour, and the Lots of Love cushion is an easy colourwork project for those with a Tunisian hook. Of course, there are stashbusters too, and we love the array of pretty shawls in this issue, just perfect for putting to use our beautiful butterfly blocking pins.
I really hope you feel as loved up as I do with this issue â€“ enjoy every stitch!
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