First Frost Comes Home

The First Frost Throw, from the Autumn 2015 issue of Crochet!, has made it back to our home and Minnie has found it!

First Frost with Minnie

Get the pattern in the Autumn issue, HERE.

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Spring 2016!

The Spring 2016 issue is LIVE for the digital edition. The paper copies will be hitting newsstands soon. Check out the website for all the projects. I’ll be featuring many of them here as well.

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Buy the new issue HERE.

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Crochet Christmas Decorations?

A friend of a friend crocheted this Christmas Village. (I’m sorry do not know if there is a pattern or if she designed it herself). Do you have crochet in your Christmas décor?

Christmas village



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Knit and Crochet Now! Sneak Peek!

Did you see this fun Sneak Peek of Season 7 of the Knit and Crochet Now! tv show?

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The Purple Memo

Here are a few members of our Annie’s team at the Annie’s Craft Festival over Halloween Weekend.

Rose, a crochet  (and other crafts) proofreader, Tanya one of the chairpersons of the event and editor of CardMaker magazine, and Jackie, managing editor for Crochet! got the purple and black memo for the event. (I’m teasing of course) but they all look great and helped make the even a smashing success.

Rose Tanya Jackie

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Another Annie Shows Off!

One of our editorial assistants for Just Cross Stitch and Creative Knitting, Annie, shows off her crochet skills with this awesome improvised crochet and fabric oval-inspired handbag!  She said that she bought the handles first and then designed the bag to fit.  Love it! She is welcome on the Crochet! team anytime!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

P blanket in process

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you have a relaxing holiday with much time for stitching!


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Highlights from the Annie’s Craft Festival

Wow, what an amazing weekend! The first annual Annie’s Craft Festival was a huge hit! I met people from all over the country who came to Ft. Wayne, Indiana for a festival of classes, lectures, lessons, demonstrations, shopping, and inspiration! Next year the event is September 16-18. Mark it on your calendar!

For me, the best part of the weekend was meeting readers of Crochet! magazine and viewers of Knit and Crochet Now!  One delightful fan, is Bailey! Bailey is 15 and an avid crocheter and knitter. It was a pleasure to meet the future of our industry! I also got to meet her lovely sister, Taylor (also a fiber enthusiast) and their mom. Thanks for coming to the show!

With Bailey age 15


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Annie’s Craft Festival!

It’s here!  The Annie’s Craft Festival weekend!  Come join us for classes, lectures, lessons, vendors, parties and more!

Here’s what the last few days have looked like in my house…

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Handout heaven for my students! See you in Ft. Wayne!


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You Can Do It! Tropical Waterfall Wrap

Margaret's wrap

Margaret’s wrap

Attached is a picture of the Tropical Waterfall Wrap from the Summer 2015 issue of Crochet!  I made it for my daughter in white for a homecoming dance.  It came out beautiful and so soft!!

Thank you for all the great patterns!


Pat in Ohio

Beautiful job Pat! Here’s the color we presented in the magazine: M22159_Tropical_300

The Tropical Waterfall Wrap was designed by Lynn Wasylkevych and was stitched in Omega Perle Super Fine.

Download the pattern HERE.


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