Friday, November 7, 2014

Limpets, Limpets

Does anyone remember last year's Limpets post?

Those limpets have now made their way onto the pages of Interweave Crochet Home 2015... the Limpet Chair Pad:

Limpet Chair Pad by me. (Interesting book choice in the right-hand photo!)

The Limpet Chair Pad was a fun project, both in the designing and the stitching. There's something about limpets - those cheery, little-known sideways shells - that makes the crochet seem to fly off the hook. Alternating rows of front loop slip stitch and single crochet add to the pretty texture, and the cheery zigzag edging seemed the perfect finishing touch.

Though the magazine sample was worked with double strands of a worsted weight yarn (Wool-Ease by Lion Brand), a chunky weight yarn (such as Wool-Ease Chunky) may be substituted.

Other options for this versatile design: go for super texture with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (or another super-chunky yarn) - just size up your hook, do a bit of quick swatching, and adjust the starting chain as necessary to end up with the size you want.

For a smashing pillow, make 2 squares (without the picot edging), then use the edging to join the squares over a contrasting lining.

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Interweave Crochet Home 2015 is a beautiful issue, full of blankets and pillows, potholders and toys, bowls, baskets, and more.

Check out these stylish, reversible Spiral Coasters by tapestry crochet genius Carol Ventura:

Spiral Coasters by Carol Ventura

Or these perfectly adorable (and practical) Tunisian-stitch Jam Fest Trivets by Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith:

Jam Fest Trivets by Marcy Smith

Or the absolutely stunning Stained Glass Rug by Jennifer Raymond:

Stained Glass Rug by Jennifer Raymond

To see all the lovely patterns and purchase a copy, visit CrochetMe's Interweave Crochet Home 2015 page. Patterns can also be viewed on the Ravelry page here.

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Speaking of limpets, here's a sneak preview of an upcoming free pattern...

...which (in case you hadn't noticed) will be featured in my very first Crochet-Along ever.

Stay Tuned.

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  1. Exciting, beautiful news, Sue! Bravo for your efforts :) My crochet hook is begging me to use it! xx

  2. YOU are ever amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent - interesting blog and photos plus beautiful handwork (with free patterns!).

  3. Lovely, well done you. I like the jam trivets as well.

  4. Congratulations on another wonderful pattern! The mitts look warm and toasty! And your very own CAL!!! Boy, you are really moving up in the world, Mrs. M!

  5. Gosh, that magazine ahs some stunning projects. I do like your limpets! Juliex

  6. Oh oh oh the stained glass rug is gorgeous. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it

  7. Wow, I have been craving to make some wrist warmers/fingerless mitts for a long time and your design is awesome! I hope to do the project with you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Congratulations you clever person you! I'm looking forward to your CAL :)

  9. Hooray for you Sue, I am so excited about your design progess, and a CAL for beautiful Mitts, I think I might have to join.
    Hugs to you,

  10. Yay! CAL! Yay....mitts...for all of us who live in the frozen tundra...mitts are always a most welcome gift! Looking forward to the CAL. :)

  11. Excellent! I went back and read your limpets post too - I think I should try that forward loop chain thing :-).

  12. All your makes look wonderful Sue....and the mitts cal sounds very tempting.
    Jacquie x

  13. I do not know I missed those cute chair pads. I will be watching for the crochet along.


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