About the October 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine
We're so excited about the release of our new October 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:
- World of Qiviut: an interview with indigenous entrepreneur Tanis Simpson of Qiviut, Inc.
- Crochet Seam Methods: Ways to sew crochet pieces together, and how to decide which one to use.
- Victoria's Diary of Crochet Fashion Week.
- DIY Tutorial: T-shirt yarn and basket pattern.
- October Potluck Recipes.
- Behind the collection, community scrapbook, and an interview with the designer of our cover garment, Mary Ann Gebhardt who designed the Zinnia Shawl.
And now about this month's crochet patterns!
THE DESIGNS OF OCTOBER 2023:
This collection includes three sweaters and a gaggle of gorgeous accessories including a super scarf, a large cowl/shawl, fingerless gloves, a beanie, and a lovely floral shawl. Let's find out more about these designs!
1. Wide Stripe Colorblock Cardigan by Carol Hladik
The Wide Stripe colorblock cardigan is the perfect piece for wrapping up with a cup of coffee on a cool crisp day. This simple cardigan features a beautiful texture throughout and a slightly oversized fit with plenty of extra space in the shoulders and upper arms to fit over your long sleeve shirts.
Bust Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)” / 85 (95, 105, 115, 125) (135, 145, 155, 165) cm
Yarn: Furls Fiberarts Wander Acrylic Yarn, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g skein)
2. Woven Raglan Sweater by Jess Bennett
You’ve all seen crochet that looks like knit, so how about crochet that looks like weaving? The stitches are worked over another strand of yarn to create something really beautiful. You can personalize it by using any color for the woven look sections and you can even use up scraps of your from your stash. This sweater will soon become your favorite.
37 (39, 42, 46.5, 48.5) (54, 58, 62, 66)”
94 (99, 106.5, 118, 123) (137, 147, 157, 168) cm
3. Sands of Time Cardigan by Cassie Reed-Chavez
Whether you’re headed to the pumpkin patch or curling up on the couch with a good book on those chilly fall days, the Sands of Time Cardigan is the perfect layering cardigan for your cool-weather wardrobe. It’s perfect for layering over a ribbed top or cami and paired with jeans and a pair of knee-high boots for the perfect autumn outfit. The delicate cables on the panels and down the sleeves add interest and structure to this cardigan, making it easy to pair with minimalist pieces. This bottom up cardigan has minimal seaming and works up so quickly, so you’ll be wearing your new cardigan in no time. Video tutorials will walk you through the cables, making them a breeze.
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: Mary Maxim Starlette, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 180 yds/165 m per 100g ball) Dark Azure
7 (8, 10, 11, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) balls or 1260 (1440, 1650, 1800, 1920) (2100, 2260, 2350, 2530) yards
4. Salve Scarf by Crystal Marin
The Salve Scarf is a cozy and oversized scarf full of texture and warmth--almost enough to lure you out into the crisp fall air. This super scarf is wide enough to double as a small wrap. The stitches are interesting and the repeats are easy so it’s a relaxing make for any level crocheter. This pattern includes a video tutorial from start to finish.
12”/30.5cm wide by 100”/254cm long, without fringe.
Yarn: Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% acrylic yarn; 120yds/109m per 3.5oz/100g ball): Fawn 6 balls or 720 yards.
Hook: H/8 5.0mm
5. Autumn Cinched Cowl by Risë Burgie
This quick, easy, and oh so cuddly multi-functional accessory provides you with various style options depending upon whether or not the hidden drawstrings are used. The design features both vertical as well as horizontal drawstrings which are woven into the body allowing many possibilities such as a cowl, infinity scarf, hood, shoulder warmer, cape, or poncho all determined by which sections are cinched, if any at all. This clever design will take you from chilliest fall nights all the way through the coldest days of wintery outdoor fun and promises to be the most versatile addition to your wardrobe this season!
Circumference; 52”, Length; 16”
Hook: M 8.0mm
6. Homespun Hand Warmers by Jess Bennett
These fun striped hand warmers work up quickly and have loads of texture. The stitch pattern is so simple but looks really unusual and complex. The perfect accessory for when you have cold hands but need to keep your finger free to crochet!
Hand width 5 (5.5, 6)”
Sleeve circumference 8 (8.5, 9)”
7. Alpine Beanie by Rashami Sarode
Indulge in the cozy charm of this exquisitely textured Alpine Beanie, a versatile accessory that's just as appealing no matter your age or gender. The intricate alpine stitch lends appealing texture and the pattern allows for a snug or slouchy fit, depending on your preference. Crafted with a luxurious alpaca blend yarn, this beanie guarantees to keep you snug and stylish throughout the season. Embrace it as your ultimate autumn essential, and consider it a thoughtful holiday gift option to delight your friends and family.
Child (Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large)
Hat Circumference: 19 (20, 21, 22) inches
Yarn: Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca Tweed, Medium worsted weight #4 yarn (77% acrylic, 20% alpaca, 3% viscose; 262 yds/239 m per 100 g skein)
Color: Raw cotton 1 skein or 164 (178, 194, 236) yards for regular beanie.
Hook: H/8 5.0mm
8. Zinnia Flower Shawl by Mary Ann Gebhardt
This beautiful floral motif shawl is inspired by the beautiful fields of flowers. Everything matches in nature! Joining the flowers in this shawl creates a beautiful garden landscape that you can wear. Shown in: Zinnia and Sunflower variants.
Approx 36" across / 91.5cm
Yarn: Amano Sami Peruvian Pima Cotton Dk weight (1.76oz/164yd; 50g/150m)