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About the December 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine

We're so excited about the release of our new December 2023 issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine, and we just can't hide it! We have to talk about this collection of size-inclusive crochet designs and crochet lifestyle content!

December 2023 Crochet Foundry

We'll get to the designs in a minute, but first, here are the articles you'll find in this month's issue:

  • From Beats to Stitches, an interview with crochet artist Seyvon Genie about his Album Cover Crochet Art
  • What is Tech Editing?
  • 6 Bonus Craft Projects
  • How to Make a Temperature Color Key
  • Winter Crochet Ideas
  • Nordic Star Blanket CAL info
  • Plus: Behind the collection, community scrapbook, gallery of tester photos, and an interview with the designer of the Ranunculus Shawl, Olya Mikesh.

 And now about this month's crochet patterns!

December 2023 Crochet Patterns from Crochet Foundry

The Designs of December 2023:

This collection focuses on celebration-appropriate attire, accessories, and gifts! Don't miss this festive pullover sweater, lovely cocoon cardi, and a beautiful gradient shawl. We have great gift ideas: a pocket scarf, TWO temperature scarves (that just use one month of temperatures for a great quick project), and a sweet Sheep Pajama Bag and Tree Stacking Toy for the littles on your list. Let's find out more about these designs!

Holiday House Party Pullover by Jess Bennett

Holiday House Party Pullover by Jess Bennett

Stripes of black and white chevrons contrast with bright jewel toned bobble sections to make this perfect party wear. And you won’t need to compromise on comfort as this pullover is soft and warm.

The V stitches work up quickly, which means this is a really satisfying make and you can carry the yarn you aren’t using up on the inside so there are very few ends to sew in! In no time at all you’ll have made this pullover and with its bold look and comfy style it will soon be your holiday party favorite.

Finished Measurements: 

Chest circumference

31.4 (36.2, 39.3, 44, 47.2) (51.9, 55, 59, 63)”

80 (92, 100, 112, 120) (132, 140, 150, 160)cm


Yarn: Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn

MC Obsidian 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 5) balls

CC1 Snow 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 5) balls

CC2 Laguna 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) balls

CC3 Darling 1 ball

CC4 Sprout 1 ball


Hook: Furls 6mm Hook

Caitlin Zigzag Shrug by Nichola Griffiths 

Caitlin Zigzag Shrug by Nichola Griffiths

Introducing the Caitlin Zigzag Shrug: a must-have crochet pattern for those seeking a blend of comfort and style. With its timeless filet zigzag motif and versatile design, this shrug effortlessly embraces the changing seasons, keeping you cozy in winter and gracefully transitioning your wardrobe in spring and autumn. Discover the joy of creating your very own elegant cocoon shrug—a quick and easy masterpiece that will leave you feeling empowered and chic.

Finished Measurements: 

Width (excluding armhole ribbing)

33 (36, 39, 42.5, 49) (52, 55, 61.5, 68)”

83.5 (91.5, 99.5, 107.75, 124) (132, 140, 156.25, 172.5)cm


Yarn: Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn

Laguna 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) (8, 8, 10, 11) balls or 565 (615, 670, 750, 860) (895, 950, 1095, 1210) yds


Hook: Furls J/10 6.0mm Hook

 

Elegant Granny Square Balaclava by Cristina Diaz 

Elegant Granny Square Balaclava by Cristina Diaz

What do you do when you have a handful of granny squares? Make a balaclava—headwear that covers the head, neck, and often part of the face. This version uses a stylish square motif design made in a single color to give it elegant style.

Balaclavas are commonly used for protection in cold weather or for various outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, or motorcycling. If you live in a cold climate, add a store-bought fleece balaclava liner to add extra warmth.

Finished Measurements: 

Head circumference:

S(M, L) 20 (22, 24)”

S(M,L) 50 (55, 60) cm


Yarn:

Premier Yarn-Anti-Pilling Everyday DK, DK weight #3 yarn (100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic; 273 yds/250 m per 100g ball) Cloudy Day 1 (2, 2) balls or 270 (300, 400) yards


Hook: Furls 4mm Hook

 

Ranunculus Shawl by Olya Mikesh

Ranunculus Shawl by Olya Mikesh

Inspired by the Ranunculus flower, this shawl has just the right amount of interest and texture. The main body of the shawl consists of sections of plain double crochet stitches, broken up by wavy rows, giving movement and interest to the fabric. Textured border is worked in two colors, using the front post double crochet to give an appearance of floral petals.

Finished Measurements: 

86” wingspan, 34” deep


Yarn:

Scheepjes Whirl, fingering weight #1 yarn (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 1094 yds/1000 m per 225 g cake) 769 Blackberry Mint Chip, 1.2 cakes or 1312 yds/1200 m.

Scheepjes Whirlette, fingering weight #1 yarn (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 497 yds/454 m per 100 g cake) 860 Ice, 0.75 cakes or 372 yds/340 m.


Hook: Furls E/3.5 Hook

 

Noughts and Crosses Pocket Shawl by Lara Carter

Noughts and Crosses Pocket Shawl by Lara Carter

Are you ready to get warm and cozy? This enchanting pocket shawl will leave others in awe of your stylish looks. Vibrant pops of color will captivate all those who dare to stare at your Nought and Crosses Pocket Shawl, transfixing their gaze in a binding spell. No matter what you pair this crochet accessory with, you are guaranteed to draw everyone’s attention. XOXO.

Bonus: Pattern also includes instructions for making a matching cup cozy.

Finished Measurements: 

Shawl Width - 13”
Shawl Length - 55”
Pocket Width - 7.5”
Pocket Length - 5”


Yarn:

Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g ball): 

MC Midnight – 3 balls.

C1 Sprout – 2 balls.

C2 Dahling – 2 balls.


Hook: Furls I/9 5.5 Hook

 

Sleepy Sheep Pajama Bag by Karla Der 

Sleepy Sheep Pajama Bag by Karla Der

This pajama bag is soft and cozy. The bobble stitches create a beautiful texture that is perfect for cuddling to sleep. The cute design keeps the bedroom looking cute and gives children a fun place to store their pajamas.

Finished Measurements: 

Finished animal 15” long by 9” wide


Yarn:

Premier Parfait Chunky Pom Pom, or Premier Parfait Chunky Weight #6, Super Bulky 

3.5oz / 100g, 109yds / 100m per skein

Color A: Neon nights, 3 skeins or approximately 240 yds

Color B: Let’s Glow, 1 Skein or approximately 75 yds


Hook: Furls H/8 5.0mm & J/10 6.00mm Hook

 

Tree Stacking Toy by Faith Schwinger

Tree Stacking Toy by Faith Schwinger

This tree stacking toy is perfect for the little one in your life. Festive and soft, this adorable stacking toy is a great way to encourage motor skill development while keeping with the holiday spirit. It can also bring some nice holiday decor to your little one’s playroom! Or keep it in your common spaces so that you always have something on hand to entertain your little one with.

Finished Measurements: 

11 ¾ inches tall, 5 ¾ inches wide at the widest point


Yarn:

Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g ball): 

MC Mahogany 1 ball

C1 Conifer 1 ball

C2 Meadow 1 ball

C3 Ambrosia 1 ball

C4 Dahling 1 ball


Hook: Furls F/5 3.75mm Hook

 

Winter Whimsy Temperature Scarf by Erin Ellis

Winter Whimsy Temperature Scarf by Erin Ellis

The Winter Whimsy Scarf is the perfect accessory for showing off your fun side!  Not only do the stitches mimic snowballs and falling snow, but the Winter Whimsy scarf also captures the twinkling colors of multicolored Christmas tree lights by using the Celebration Wander Palette Pack from Furls Crochet.  The color pattern is based off of a month of temperature changes and will create a differently striped scarf depending on which month you choose to showcase.  Celebrate the holidays with this easy and quick accessory!

Finished Measurements: 

Approximately 7.25” wide x 72” long

Approximately 18.4cm wide x 183 cm long


Yarn:

Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g ball): 

MC Orchid (1 ball), C1 Campfire (1 ball), C2 Festival (1 ball), C3 Laguna (1 ball), C4 Moonbeam (1 ball) 

I ball of each or 600 yards total  


Hook: Furls I/9 5.5 Hook

 

Pebbly Hues Temperature Scarf by Rashami Sarode

Pebbly Hues Temperature Scarf by Rashami

Don’t want to crochet a year long project like a temperature blanket? Don’t worry. This is only a month long temperature scarf. This long and wide super scarf can be used as a shawlette during cold winter days. It can also be made in different weight yarns depending on the season. Scarf length can also be easily adjusted. It will also make an amazing gift for loved ones!!

Finished Measurements: 

84” by 10.5” without fringe


Yarn:

Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g ball): 

C1, Surf: 1 skein or 90 yards

C2, Caspian: 2 skeins or 240 yards

C3, Amethyst: 2 skeins or 210 yards

C4, Fawn: 3 skeins or 270 yards

C5, Alabaster: 2 skeins or 240 yards


Hook: Furls I/9 5.5 Hook

HOW TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THESE DESIGNS? WE HAVE THREE WAYS:

  1. Buy the December 2023 issue now
  2. Buy the Winter 2023 Seasonal Bundle and get this issue, as well as the next 2 Winter issues (January & February 2024)
  3. Buy the annual Crochet Foundry subscription and get this kind of content delivered to you every month!