About the November 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine
We're so excited about the release of our new November 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!
We'll get to the designs in a minute, but first, here are the articles you'll find in this month's issue:
- Dyeing to Crochet, an interview with Indie Dyer and Crochet Designer Cassie Reed-Chavez (who designed our cover garment, the Forest Walk Pullover)
- 9 Tips for Using Hand-Dyed Yarns
- Left-Handed Crochet Tips
- Interview with Torie Dell of DarkNTwistyHousewife
- November Potluck Recipes
- Plus, Behind the collection, community scrapbook, gallery of tester photos, and an interview with the designer of the Vinland Pullover, Kelly Baum-Sehon.
And now about this month's crochet patterns!
THE DESIGNS OF NOVEMBER 2023:
This collection includes FOUR pullover sweaters and a lots of lovely accessories including a throw, pillow cover, slipper socks and a lovely floral shawl. Let's find out more about these designs!
1. Forest Walk Pullover by Cassie Reed-Chavez
The Forest Walk Pullover is sure to become your go-to Fall and Winter wardrobe sweater. The oversize fit and balloon sleeves make it perfect for layering or wearing all on its own. A generous cowl neck doubles as a neck warmer to keep those chilly winds at bay.
This pullover is worked bottom up until it splits for the sleeves, then the front and back panels are worked separately and seamed at the shoulder to provide strength and stability to the pullover. A fun combination of spike stitches and herringbone stitches creates a unique and gorgeously textured fabric that is sure to keep even the most experienced crocheter engaged.
Use a tonal hand-dyed yarn for a truly unique garment!
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)
32.5 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48) (52.5, 56.5, 60.5, 64)”
82.5 (93, 101.5, 113, 123) (133, 143.5, 153.5, 163.5) cm
2-5” of intended positive ease.
Yarn: Sunshine Queen Fibers Aurora DK, DK weight #3 yarn (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino; 246yds/225m per 100g skein) Forest Canopy
7 (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins or 1530 (1740, 1850, 2090, 2210) (2420, 2670, 2820, 2990) yards
2. Autumn Bloom Sweater by Zara Powter
The Autumn Bloom Sweater is a modern crochet garment perfect for all occasions, a pretty piece that will show off your crafting skills! It combines classic elements like raglan construction with contemporary features such as fresh stitch patterns and modern embroidery to create a snuggly sweater. Stunning floral embroidery adds a feminine touch to this design that is explained thoroughly in a step by step video tutorial.
35.5 (41.5, 44.5, 49, 53) (57, 63, 66, 69)”
90 (105, 112, 123.5, 134.5) (145, 160, 167, 175) cm
Recommended 5-8”/13-20cm positive ease
Yarn: Premier Yarns Rustic (Bulky weight #5 yarn, 100% acrylic, 218 yds / 200 m per 200g skein) MC Dark Cloud 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 7, 7, 7) skeins or 700 (786, 848, 979, 1052) (1168, 1319, 1439, 1520) yds and C1 Stream 1 skein all sizes.
3. Vinland Pullover by Kelly Baum-Sehon
One of the most popular depictions of Vinland (modern-day Labrador in Canada) is that it was rich in grapes or berries that the Norse would use to make a delicious wine. This sweater demonstrates this image of abundant fruit vines cascading down the sweater. Enjoy crochet cabling with the Vinland Pullover!
34.5 (38.5, 42,5, 46.5, 50.5) (54.5, 58.5, 62.5, 66.5)”
87 (98, 108, 118, 128) (138, 148, 158, 169) cm
2-4” (5-10 cm) positive ease in the chest.
Yarn: Whims Merino, DK weight #3 (50% extra fine superwash Merino, 50% nylon; 200yd/182m per 3.5oz/100g skein)
4. Tranquility Tunisian Pullover by Smitha Crasta
Fall is rich with colors and sounds. The rustling of the leaves, an array of foliage and yet in the midst of all, tranquility fills the air. An oversized sweater with Tunisian knit stitches, beautiful v neck and an amazing drape translates the simplicity of the fall into a simple Tunisian pullover.
Designed By Smitha Crasta
Panel width 17 (19.5, 21, 23.5, 25) (27.5, 29, 31.5, 33)” /
43.5 (49.25, 53.75, 59.5, 63.75) (69.5, 74, 79.75, 84) cm
Yarn: DK Whims Merino Crochet yarn, DK weight #3 yarn (50% Superwash Merino wool, 50% Nylon; 200yds/182m per 100g skein)
Teal 8 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) skeins or 1460 (1590, 1765, 1925, 2073) (2293, 2452, 2650, 2850) yards / 1335 (1453, 1613, 1759, 1895) (2095, 2241, 2422, 2604) m
Hook: Furls L/7mm Tunisian Hook (or hook with cable to obtain gauge)
I/5.5mm Furls Streamline Hook for edging and seaming
5. Looking Glass Throw by Jessica Dodson
6. Boho Chevron Pillow by Katie Clary
Add cozy, squishable texture to your favorite space with the stunning Boho Chevron Pillow. Neutral is anything but boring with these gorgeous pops of texture. Beginners and advanced crocheters alike will love the popcorn stitch, which is easy to master with the video tutorial provided!
Size: 20” x 20” standard pillow sham
Yarn: Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 (100% acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g skein) in
Fawn, 7 balls or 840 yards
Hook: H/8 5.0 mm Furls Streamline Wood Hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
7. Shannon River Slipper Socks by Ciara Doyle
Cozy slippers for cold feet. A perfect introduction to crocheting socks, these thick and warm slipper socks have a subtle lacy design which keeps tired feet warm, but also stops them overheating as it lets them breathe too.
Finished Measurements width fitting, measure around widest part of foot.
7 (8, 9)” /18.5 (20.5, 23) cm
1 - 1.5 in Negative Ease
Will stretch to fit foot approx
7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” /19 (22, 24) cm
Paintbox Yarns 100% Wool Worsted Superwash, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Superwash Merino; 218 yds/200 m per 100g ball
MC - Pistachio Green 2 balls or 300 yards
CC - Slate Green 1 ball or 218 yards
Hook: 4.5 mm Furls Hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
8. Hexagon Flower Shawl by Mary Ann Gebhardt
The Hexagon Flower Shawl is the perfect accessory and lovely compliment to any outfit. The design is an easy drape over the shoulders. Drape one side with your favorite shawl pin. Hexagon flowers are constructed as motifs and joined as you go.
Approx 36" across / 91.5cm
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash 100% Superwash Merino Wool Bulky #5 (100g (3.5oz)/128yds (117m)) - 4 skeins MC, 1 skein CC
Hook: 5.5mm/I Furls Hook