The snow is melting, windows are opening, you’re ready to shed some layers and start wearing some Summer makes. All you need is the perfect crochet pattern. Well, how about seven of them?
The Crochet Foundry Team is proud to bring you our latest issue!
Spring 2021 is once again filled with seven brand-new size inclusive designs that are here to make you feel cool and stylish through the warmer Spring months. We offer beautifully photographed items, tech edited patterns, yarn substitutions for every budget, and DIY staycation self-care recipes so you can feel like you’re on a tropical vacation within the comfort of your home!
SEVEN SIZE-INCLUSIVE DESIGNS
The Spring issue not only includes staycation recipes, but our designs themselves are named after Tropical Vacation spots!
Check out the seven patterns included in the Spring 2021 issue!
BAY BREEZE COCKTAIL DRESS by Lorene Eppolite
Yarn: Paragon Sport
Simply unique, the Bay Breeze Cocktail Dress features texture, design, and style. It will fit in perfectly with your wardrobe and will carry you from Spring through the Summer season. This is a dress for that daring crocheter that wants to venture into garment making; its simplistic, two panel construction will make it a delight to work up. When you crochet your Bay Breeze Cocktail Dress, get creative with bold colors that pop but don’t overpower the design. Add a cute i-cord belt to finish off the look with its folded over top.
KEY LARGO TOP by Briana Kepner
In spring we often dream of tropical places as the winter weather begins to pass. Key Largo is just over 4 hours from my home and one of my favorite places. It’s not as far south or as crowded as Key West with a lot to offer. This top is inspired by the tropical greenery backdrop at every view. It’s easy to grow a variety of beautiful plants in humid climates and the Key Largo Top fabric reflects the luscious greenery.
RIVIERA TEE by Pamela Stark
The Riviera Tee is a loose, drapey tee that doesn’t skimp on style. The gorgeous leaf pattern on the yoke reminds me of a breezy day on the coast. The construction of this tee is simple. First begin with the yoke. Worked from one side to the other, you will stop the pattern repeat when you have reached your desired width. Next, turn, working a simple dc stitch until you reach your final length. Repeat this for a second panel and easily seam together. Finally, work some simple cuffs around the arm opening and you are done! The best part of the design is how little you need to really think about it while crocheting. It is astonishingly easy to customize, and so much fun to wear!
Includes a video tutorial.
BORA BORA SLEEVELESS CARDIGAN by Michelle Moore
Yarn: Curio #3
Whether you’re lounging by the pool or heading out on the town, The Bora Bora Sleeveless cardi is the perfect versatile piece for your wardrobe. Wear as a beach coverup or layer over a tank, sundress or romper. The beautiful lace stitch pattern replicates tiny pineapples that give this cardigan a tropical vibe. Video tutorial included for M-L on YouTube.
VERONA TEE by Hannah Cross
Yarn: Stroll Fingering
Effortless style shines through in the Verona Tee, making it the perfect top to dress up, dress down and look fabulous however you decide to wear it. With a simple matching front and back panel, the delicate filet section climbs its way up the top and the subtle V neck is detailed yet simple. With no shaping to worry about and only beginner stitches, it’s the perfect garment for those just starting out and for more experienced hands too.
TOBAGO SUNDRESS by April Gopwani
Yarn: Comfy Worsted
This dress was designed with the beginner in mind. The Tobago Sun Dress is beautifully textured and versatile. On warm days, pair with a sun hat and sandals. Throw on a light jacket and ballet flats to enjoy a night out. Its boxy frame is comfortable, easy to wear, and easily adjusted to any size. With optional front pockets, it will be your favorite go-to dress for the season.
But here’s the BEST NEWS! If you get an annual subscription, you will always get the Companion Guides with every issue during your subscription. No need to worry about FOMO (fear of missing out)!
For each issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine, we have incredible (and helpful!) companion guides that are available to purchase separately, or included with the annual subscription.
Read on to learn more about them.
The Team at Crochet Foundry knows that the ability to customize your clothing is one of the most appealing reasons to crochet your own wearables! With that in mind, we have designed this easy guide for you to refer to when deciding how to best create each garment for your perfect fit.
The weather is finally warming up and we are so ready to start shedding some layers!
As much as we love the cozy sweaters we spent so many hours making, we are ready to level up and show off the warm weather makes we crafted! We spent lots of time choosing the perfect yarn to pair with the perfect pattern.
We gauge swatched, crocheted, frogged, maybe changed the yarn, crocheted some more, fastened off, and blocked. We are so excited to finally wear our labor of love! But, what exactly should we wear
it with? No worries, friends!
We have your back.
The Crochet Foundry team has put together styling tips on how to get the most out of your newly finished project garment!
Use the table of contents to the left to read advice from each designer, specific to their design. We
hope this inspires or helps you to find new ways to wear, accessorize, and enjoy all of your hard work.
We want you to LOVE what you make from this magazine.
Not to mention, there’s nothing better
than when someone compliments your new top and you get to reply “thank you, I made it myself.”
#3 – GAUGE GUIDE
Gauge Matters. And most of all, when you are making something wearable! The Team at Crochet Foundry has written a comprehensive guide to help you figure out gauge.
Because your time is precious! Taking the time to make an accurate gauge swatch allows you to see if the hook and yarn you chose for your project will give you the correct finished measurements according to the designer’s instructions.
Not only that, but it allows you to see if the yarn you chose will give you the desired drape once your project is complete! This is especially important if you decided to use a different yarn than the one used in the designer’s sample.