Tuesday, October 7, 2014

As Seen in Interweave Crochet

Gosh, Interweave Crochet Fall 2014 has been out for weeks, and I haven't blogged about it yet? Very remiss of me.

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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  1. What a beautiful collar! I need to make some of those as I wear mock turtle tops all winter and they are SO boring! Pretty cool that you are a published designer! I will celebrate ILYD by admiring my monumental stash of yarn. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I love your lacy collar with the homemade bead button and the tiny beads along the edge of your work. If Friday 10th is yarn day, I shall spend a snug day at home working on my latest crochet project! I'll be watching out foir your yarny posts!

  3. It's beautiful, clever you, it's especially nice with the beads added. I love the button as well, it's a lovely finishing touch. CJ xx

  4. It's beautiful Sue you are one clever lady, the little button is lovely can't wait for the tutorial.:)

  5. Such a lovely collar. I love seeing your name in print when I open up a crochet magazine. Keep those cool designs coming! Wishing you a most lovely day. :)

  6. So pretty! I just got a needle I've been waiting for--size D-- and a project that's been waiting for it, so that's what I'll be doing.

  7. Hello Sue
    My but that is fine!!! Very dainty...I love it all but the button and beads add that very special touch to it!
    I'll be looking out for that tutorial.
    keep well

    Amanda x

  8. Congrats on getting yet another pattern published! Can I touch you?!? :)

    I'll be celebrating I Love Yarn Day with a quilt... Because you know how I love to go against the grain. :) But it is a pink quilt...

  9. I love your collar. You have such talent. I love yarn day will NOW be celebrated at my house thanks to YOU!!!!

  10. Hi biking designer lady. That's a beautiful collar. Between Snowcatcher and you, I may learn this stuff yet.

  11. You are amazing my friend.

  12. Beautiful. I'm so glad you blogged about it. I saw it and thought of you proudly.

  13. That collar is so pretty. I missed yarn day, I think I should celebrate now.
    That button is so beautiful.


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