Trip Trap Wrap

The spring issue of Crochet has a bouquet full of colorful spring shawls. I’ve already told you about the Refractions Tunisian Wrap, the Spree Circle & Square Shawl and now fantastically constructed wrap, the Trip Trap Wrap!

It was designed by April Garwood to sit comfortably on the shoulders without falling off. Great idea April! I can never find a shawl pin when I need one but this wrap won’t need one!

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Just one yarn does all the colorwork for you! It’s Premier Yarns Wool-Free sock yarn. Now you’ll know what to make with the gorgeous sock yarn in your stash besides make socks! This yarn is available HERE and you’ll need 5 balls to make this project. This pattern is rated as a “confident beginner” pattern. See this pattern and all the other awesome wraps, covers, cardigans, pullovers, blankets, and kids items from this issue HERE.

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Spree Circle & Square Shawl

If the chill of winter follows you into spring, the Spree Circle & Square Shawl is an amazing wrap.


Designer Diane Moyer uses basic stitches to create this show-stopping yet easy-to-stitch motif wrap in gorgeous Noro Silk Garden yarn. Let one yarn do all the color work. Join these motifs as you go for non-stop stitching.

Get the pattern HERE.

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Crimped Lace Anorak

Designer Jill Hanratty comes through again! Another beautiful timeless and season-less crochet design. Sized to 2X, the Crimped Lace Cardigan is stitched in Fibra Natura Good Earth yarn. If you don’t recognize the brand, it’s part of the Universal Yarns family of brands. It’s a cotton/linen size 4 weight yarn and is perfect for transitional weather.


This pattern is in the new spring issue of Crochet!

See more of Jill’s fabulous crochet patterns HERE.

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Crochet loves Knit!

I was so honored and thrilled when Creative Knitting editor, Kara Gott Warner, asked me to contribute to the new spring issue! I love knitting when I’m not crocheting and wish there were more opportunities to put the two stitching styles together. The assignment developed into the Mini Scarflette!

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The pattern also comes with a photo tutorial on adding crocheted edgings to knits.

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I had fun styling the scarf many ways at home and I was pleased that they showed many of them in the magazine!

Knit Minnie Scarf

See all the projects in the new spring issue of Creative Knitting HERE.

I’ve invited Kara Gott Warner to put her design cap on and join us in a special knit cross-over pattern in an upcoming issue of Crochet! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

Look for my pattern and article in this new issue of Creative Knitting!

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Argemone Motif Blanket


The Argemone Motif Blanket in the spring issue of Crochet! is really a masterpiece of color. Designed by Robyn Chachula using 6 colors of Berroco Weekend yarn, it’s really a sight to behold. See the yarn in detail HERE. This blanket is an intermediate pattern and the motifs are stitched “as you go” so you can keep on crocheting and not have to stop and sew pieces together.

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Refractions Tunisian Wrap

The Refractions Tunisian Wrap is truly one of my favorite projects in the spring issue of Crochet! 


Designer Linda Dean alternates pie-shaped sections of Tunisian stitching to create this amazing crescent shape. The gorgeous Lorna’s laces Solemate yarn in the color Ma Ruth, is perfect for denim or reminding us of sun and sky. Love it! This is a moderately challenging project and you’ll need a size K Tunisian Hook. See video tutorials on how to make Tunisian stitches on the Annie’s Catalog Stitch Guide HERE.


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Brighton Girl Cardigan

We haven’t forgotten the little girls in our lives! The long-sleeved Brighton Girl Cardigan is stitched in Omega Mimosa Cotton


I love a little girl’s garment that has a touch of black! Designed by Tammy Hildebrand this intermediate sweater is sized from child’s size 4 to 10.  Get the yarn HERE. Adorable!

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Kista Pullover!

While you are waiting for warmer weather to come (or maybe you live in a place where it’s warm now?). Either way, we have plenty for you in the spring issue of Crochet! magazine.

I’m in love with the Kista Pullover. It’s another wonderful addition to the Annie’s Signature Collection pattern line. Find all the signature patterns, both knit and crochet HERE

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Kista is an intermediate crochet pullover pattern with lovely cable detail. It has a slightly longer back hem which is desirable for most women! Knit and Crochet Now! assistant producer, Lena Skvagerson, designed this airy pullover. It is stitched in a cotton/linen blend yarn called Aruba, by Tahki Yarns. I love this driftwood color to make it truly seasonless. It’s sized up to 2X and is perfect for lighter layering!



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Velana Cardigan

While the Ravenna Tank on the cover of the new spring issue of Crochet! is encouraging us toward warmer weather, there are several transitional pieces in the issue that can be worn NOW.

One gorgeous, long-sleeved cardigan is the Velana Cardigan. It is stitched in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo light, which is a bamboo wool blend. It’s a smooth yarn and has a soft feel. If that yarn is not easily accessible, a possible substitution is Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop.


This easy to stitch sweater was designed by Angelia Robinson and is sized up to 2X. I totally can see this fitting into my wardrobe. Can you?

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A Quick Gift

I was wearing the Broomstick Lace Shawlette from my Annie’s online class, Learn to Crochet Lace, while out to dinner with my daughter and her BFF.

Lace class broomstick shawlette  I admit, it’s one of my favorite patterns of all times.

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Anyway, our daughter’s friend so admired it that our daughter asked me to make her one for Christmas. :)  My daughter’s pal is totally crochet-worthy. I knew she would appreciate the project and the time to make it, so I said YES!

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I’m so happy she likes it!

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