The Best of Interweave Crochet: A Collection of Our Favorite Designs
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The Best of Interweave Crochet presents the very best patterns by top designers from the magazine since its inception. From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, you won't want to wait to get started on these popular projects and more.
You'll also find the in-depth instructions, tips, and techniques that you know and love from Interweave Crochet. Create bold new crochet creations using innovative variations on basic stitches and try your hand at more complex stitch motifs, Tunisian crochet, and lacework.
The Best of Interweave Crochet is a complete collection of top designs all in one easily accessible volume. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love these twenty unique and popular projects.
*with yarn in front, dc in next sc 4 rows below, sk sc behind dc just worked, with yarn in back, sc blo in next 4 sc; rep from * to end, turn (see sidebar, page 62). ROWS 5–6: Ch 1, ssc across, turn. Rep Rows 1–6 for patt. Rib patt: ROW 1: Sl st blo across, turn. ROW 2: (RS) Ch 1, sc blo across. Short single crochet (ssc) is worked in the horizontal bar below the top 2 lps normally worked into. With the WS of the previous row facing you, insert hook from bottom to top under horizontal
st—14 (15, 16, 17) sts. Work in granite st patt to last 4 sts, dbl dec, sc in last st every 2nd row 2 times—10 (11, 12, 13) sts. Cont in granite st patt until piece measures same length as back. Fasten off. Right Front With larger hook and A, ch 25 (27, 29, 31). Work in granite st and color patt until piece measures 7¾ (9¼, 10½, 10½)" (19.5 [23.5, 26.5, 26.5] cm). Shape armhole ROW 1: (RS) Work in patt to last 3 (3, 4, 4) sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked—21 (22, 24, 26) sts.
length as back. Fasten off. Sleeves With larger hook and A, ch 27 (31, 33, 33). Foll the color patt. Size 27½" (70 cm) only: Work 3 rows in patt st. NEXT ROW: Work 14 sts in patt, [2 sc in next st] twice, work in patt across—32 sts. All sizes: Work 7 (7, 7, 5) rows even in patt. NEXT ROW: Dbl inc in first st (see Stitch Guide, page 74), work in patt to last st, dbl inc—30 (36, 36, 36). Cont in patt, double inc at each end every 8th (8th, 8th, 6th) row 3 (3, 4, 5) times—42 (48, 52,
Figure 3 Cecily Keim, crochet designer, blogs at suchsweethands.blogspot.com. Diamonds Silk Scarf design by CAROL VENTURA Two silk yarns are tapestry crocheted to create the diamond motif on this luxurious scarf with excellent drape. One yarn is carried while the other is crocheted. It is possible to make a variety of sizes with the same motif simply by increasing or decreasing the size of the base chain. The increases at the ends of the scarf form a pattern as they build one
(counts as dc, ch 2), (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-1 space, *ch 3, skip next 5 sts, [sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip next sc] 4 times, skip next 4 sts,+ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space; rep from *, end last rep at +, dc at base of beg ch, join with sl st to third ch of beg ch-5, sl st into next ch-2 space, turn. ROW 17: (WS) Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 2 dc in same ch-2 space at base of beg ch, *ch 3, skip (2 dc, ch-3, sc), [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next sc] 3