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About the July 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine

We're so excited about the release of our new July 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

July 2023 Crochet Foundry Crochet Patterns

THE DESIGNS OF JULY 2023:

This collection includes a range of garments and a join-as-you-go floral granny square blanket.

1. Sunkissed Summer dress by Smitha Crasta

Sunkissed Summer Dress Collage

A fun, breezy summer dress with easy stitches and airy pattern for a day at the beach or a pool. It is a quick to make design with simple repeats and a stunning outcome. The loose-fit paired with a braided belt gives it a beautiful cinched waist. The yoke is worked flat and then joined at the underarm to work in a round for the rest of the dress for a seamless finish.

Finished Measurements: 

Dress circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)”

86 (97, 106, 117, 126.5) (137.5, 146.75, 158, 167) cm

Yarn: Lion Brand Truboo, DK weight #3 yarn

Hook: Furls E/4 3.5 mm

2. Shadow Box Shell by Mary Beth Cryan

Shadow Box Shell Collage

The Shadow Box Shell adds drama to any outfit.  Layer it over a slip dress or a tank top to add interest to your outfit.  This striking graphic stitch works up quickly into the ultimate summertime layering piece.

Finished Measurements: 

Bust inches:  39 (42, 45, 51, 54) (57, 63, 66, 69)”

Yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton YarnWorsted weight #4 yarn

Hook: Furls I/9 5.5 mm Hook

3. The Azalea Mini by Skeins n Sticks Designs

Azalea Mini Collage

The showy flowers of the azalea bush are the inspiration for this mini skirt, a showy, shimmery, and fun skirt to work up and wear out and about. You’ll be the talk of the moment! Azalea is worked in two parts, the waistband and then the skirt, which is worked from the bottom up then joined to the waistband. The fun and showy texture is due to the loop stitch. Don’t be intimidated by all those loops, a video tutorial is available.

Finished Measurements: 

Waist circumference: 24 (28.5, 32, 36, 40, 44, 47)” or 61 (72, 81, 91, 102, 112, 119) cm

Yarn: Premier Afternoon Cotton, DK weight #3 yarn

Hook: Furls 3.5mm Hook

4. Abundance Tank by The Scarving Artist

Abundance Tank Collage

The Abundance Tank is perfect for spring or summer, versatile, and can also be used as a layering piece throughout the year! The color blocking allows you to use anywhere between 2 and 5 colors, to really help you express your own style. The alternating colors in the stripes give this tank some fun visual interest, and the meditative hdc and dc sts make this a breeze to whip up!

Finished Measurements: 

 (Garment Bust Circumference): 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64)”

    81 (91, 102, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152, 163) cm

Yarn: Lion Brand Truboo (DK weight 3)

Hook: Furls 3.5mm Hook

5. Star Crossed Double Wrap by Ila Quinn Trakel

Star Crossed Double Wrap collage

Lose yourself in the soft as silk feel and elegant drape of the Star Crossed Double Wrap. Worn with ease in the knowledge that this wrap will stay put, you can take the worry out of your going out look! Layer your own wrap over a summer dress and accent with a belt for a more fitted look, or wear it loose so it can be wrapped around your shoulders to keep out the evening chill!

Finished Measurements: 

66” long x 21” wide (48” long x 21” wide)

Yarn: Lion Brand Truboo (DK weight 3)

Hook: Furls 4.5mm Hook

6. Popcorn Sweater by Jane Green

Popcorn Sweater collage

The crochet popcorn sweater pattern with short sleeves is a stylish and versatile piece that is perfect for both summer and winter wear. This pattern features popcorn stitches, which create a fun and textured design on the fabric. The sweater is made with a beautiful raspberry color yarn, which adds a pop of color to any outfit. This sweater is a great project for crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels and is sure to become a favorite in any wardrobe.

Finished Measurements: 

Size

Length

Width

S

37 cm / 14.5” 

40 cm / 15.75”

M

37 cm / 14.5” 

45 cm / 17.75”

L

47 cm / 18.5” 

50 cm / 19.75”

XL

52 cm / 20.5”

57 cm / 22.5”

2XL

52 cm / 20.5”

62 cm / 24.5”

3XL

62 cm / 24.25”

67 cm / 26.5”

4XL

62 cm / 24.25”

72 cm / 28.25”

5XL

62 cm / 24.25”

77 cm / 30.25”

 

Yarn: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/8, Aran

Hook: Furls 5mm Hook

7. Daisy Squares Throw by Andee Graves

Daisy Squares Throw collage

Sweet lacy daisy motifs are joined together in the last round of the motif to create a lovely summer throw. Six colorful tassels are added along each of the short ends for extra flair and fun.

Finished Measurements: Throw - 10 blocks x 14 blocks; 42.5” x 59.5” without tassels 

Yarn: Furls Wander (weight 4 Worsted, 100% Acrylic, 120 yds/109 m, 100 g), 

Hook: Furls I/5.5mm Hook