There’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 park… who wouldn’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 it’s a classic!
Because spring is, of course, the beginning of wedding season… We’ve got you covered here, from the Something Blue cardigan by Simone Francis to the tableware with Sue Rawlinson’s adorable jars of crocheted flowers, and even the guests’ accessories with my delicate lace clutch bag design. And of course, no handmade wedding would be complete without crocheted bunting! And I’m delighted to say that we have two very different takes on romantic garlands – Carmen Heffernan’s floral triangles, and Hayley Hall’s modern hexies.
However, if (like me) you’re not invited to a wedding this season, there are plenty more crocheted delights to get excited about. Cassie Ward’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 – enjoy every stitch!
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