It's a great issue that includes two smashing cardigan patterns, a really striking skirt, several creative vests, and plenty of fun accessories. And four collar patterns, one of which is mine:
|Ruth Collar by Sue Perez; photo courtesy of Interweave Crochet|
Stitched in Firefly by Classic Elite Yarns, the Ruth Collar is 6 rounds of quirky crochet indulgence. I managed to work in many of my favourite lesser-known techniques: Forward Loop Chains, Forward Loop Picots, Twisted Stitch, Twisted Loops, and a completely crazy (but very easy) hook-twirling technique used on the final row to bring the wrong-side beads to the right side.
|Photo courtesy of Interweave Crochet|
AND I made the button myself. :)
The final button is shown above; the prototype can be seen below. (Unfortunately the prototype had to be dismantled as I was running short on the cinnamon-coloured beads. But you get the general idea.) I'll post a tutorial for the beaded button later this month.
To see all the great patterns in the latest issue of Interweave Crochet, visit the magazine site or the Ravelry page.
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Did you know that Friday October 10th is I Love Yarn Day? I'll be celebrating all week - watch this space for more yarny posts and a fun, free crochet pattern on Friday.
How will you celebrate?
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