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Behind the June 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine
We're so excited about the release of our new June 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 some behind-the-scenes info. 

Collage of Crochet Foundry June 2023 Size Inclusive Crochet Patterns

Behind this Collection:

The Designs: For our Summer 2023 Design Call, we wanted easy, breezy designs that would be everyday staples for your summer closet. We were looking for a variety of crochet techniques, and wow, did this collection deliver! We love the techniques featured this month: Tunisian crochet, pineapple lace, crochet cables, crochet ruffles, and a twist on the classic granny square.

The Color Palette: This month we stuck pretty close to a specific palette of Periwinkle and Deep Rose Pink to evoke the colors you'd find in a June garden.z

Read on to find out more about each design:

1. Pearlescence Shawl by Edith Martin Smith

Pearlescence Shawl Crochet Pattern

For the ideal elegant accessory to dress up your summer outfit, grab the Pearlescence Shawl as you head out the door. When you wrap it around your shoulders you’ll find that it is shaped to stay in place without pinning. The lacework, optional beading, and strategically placed pineapples will add a dramatic touch of class to any outfit.

Finished Measurements: Neck edge = 16”, wingspan = 56”, center depth = 19”, lower edge = 105”

Yarn: Lion Brand Perle 5/2 Cotton Cone Yarn

Hook: Furls E/4 3.5 mm

2. Rain-Boho Pillow by Erin Toews

Express your love for color by working up the Rain-Boho Pillow. By creating a Granny Square with a circle for the center, you can create this bohemian throw pillow that will brighten any space. If you know how to crochet a Granny Square, this pattern is a breeze! Essentially it is one large granny square seamed together around a pillow insert. Don’t worry if this is a new technique for you because there is a video tutorial to help you out.

Size: 16” x 16” Pillow

Yarn: Furls Wander

Hook: Furls I/5.5mm Candy Shop Hook

3. Wild Rose Crop Top by Jane Green

Wild Rose Crop Top Crochet Pattern

The crochet "Wild Rose" crop top pattern is a beautiful and intricate design that is perfect for those who love a feminine and romantic look. This pattern creates a beautiful lacy effect, but it's still sturdy enough to wear without needing to be lined. With its beautiful design and practical construction, the "Wild Rose" crop top is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe.


Sizes:
Bust in Inches: 16.5, 19, 21.25, 23.5, 26, 28, 30"
Bust in CM: 42, 28, 54, 60, 66, 71, 76cm


Yarn: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/4 Super Fine (100% Cotton; 186 yds/170 m per 50g skein)

Hook: 3.0 mm

4. Twisted Tunisian Top by Joanne Fowler

This is a versatile garment that’s eye-catching and very adaptable for different occasions and outfits. The simple stitch and block shaping make this a great first garment project with easy seaming and blocking and a subtle, interesting texture. The Tunisian twisted simple stitch is much less prone to curling than the standard simple stitch so it’s ideal for this garment with its interesting neckline and hemline.

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 36 (39, 43, 46, 50) (54, 56, 57, 62)” / 91 (99, 109, 117, 127) (137, 142, 145, 157) cm

Intended Ease: 0-4” (0-8 cm). Note that the amount of ease varies, with most ease for smaller sizes and least for larger sizes. The bias setting means that the extra width of ease in the smaller sizes will pull the top longer on the figure and the top will also stretch wider on larger sizes to compensate for the length variation. See pattern notes for full explanation.

Yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton Yarn, Worsted weight #4 yarn

Hook: 6 mm (J) Furls Tunisian Hook;
5 mm (H) Furls Laurel Streamline Wood Crochet Hook for edging;
3.75 mm (F) Furls Laurel Streamline Wood Crochet Hook for straps (or hooks to obtain gauge).

5. Royal Regatta Sweater Vest by Kelly Baum-Sehon

Royal Regatta Vest by Kelly Baum-Sehon

This month, we feature a unisex design that works equally well for any person who loves vests: The Royal Regatta Sweater Vest. Wear this vest to a wedding, graduation, or even to the office. Because it's made with cotton, it provides breathability and easy care.

Sizes: 

34 (38.5, 43, 47.5, 50) (54.5, 59, 63.5, 66)”

86 (98, 109, 121, 127) (138, 150, 162, 167) cm

Yarn: Lion Brand Perle 5/2 Cotton,

Hook: US D/3 3.25mm