You enjoy crocheting but, only have a limited amount of time for your hobby. Accessories are perfect for completing in a short timeframe. "Interweave Crochet Accessories" special issue 2014 has just the projects for you. Whether you are looking to crochet 40 + hats and toys for children, mitts, hats, socks, cowls and scarves for adults... you will enjoy the variety and the look these designs have to offer.
There are patterns worked in techniques using Tunisian, Tunisian entrelac, edge-less cables, intarsia, tapestry, lacework and more. You will find tips on styling, adding grommets (Winterbloom Bag), the 'Star Stitch' pattern, how to stiffen the brim of a hat and master edgeless cables in 'Basketweave Mitts'. If you crochet for babies up to young adults and acrylic yarns (washable) are what you like to use the review of five different yarns will peak your interest.
"New & notable" section has some nice gift ideas. Lace lovers will want to crochet 'Network Shawlette' by Annette Petavy. It is beautifully shaped to accent your look. If Steampunk designs are your style, they are featured in the segment 'Like Clockwork'. They are an artistic clothing style of a futuristic Victorian Age and the American Wild West. There is a cap, belt, legwarmers...
The feature project is by Annie Modesitt, 'Lady Knight Balaclava'. It is an interesting headcovering that is sure to keep you warm and get you noticed. 'Amigurumi 101' will help to get you started on designing these toys. 'Build a bag' is an instructional article by Karen Ratto-Whooley . She will take you through the steps from deciding on shape to texture, stability, handles and closures. You will be ready for spring with your newly designed bag.
This special crochet issue magazine has a lot to offer. There are so many great patterns. So start now. Enjoy the slideshow and see some of the projects this issue has to offer.