Love of Crochet Website

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Have you noticed our new look? We have grown so much that Love of Crochet now has its very own website where you can find all of the fabulous crochet content that was previously on Love of Knitting! To make sure you don’t miss any tips, updates, or bargains, here are all of the ways you can continue to connect with us for crochet-related news.

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  • Subscribe to our free Love of Crochet newsletter to get updates on ourĀ  Crochet Alongs, promotional codes for our Crochet and Knit Shop, as well as helpful tips and information about free patterns. We’re excited to share this great resource with you!
  • You can continue to follow Love of Crochet on Facebook for interesting, adorable, and hilarious crochet links and discussions. We also feature updates about new issues coming out and cool, crochet-related events all over the world.
  • Have you visited Love of Crochet on Twitter yet? Follow us there for glimpses into our future issues, fun images and snapshots, and quick tidbits of exciting information.
  • Check us out on Instagram for fun pictures from photo shoots and sneak peeks into the Love of Crochet office. We’re always up to something fun and crafty, and we’d love to share it with you.

We are beyond thrilled about our new website, and we hope to see you and connect with you online. Stop by and say hello using one of the links above – we’d love to hear from you!

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Crochet Along – Pumpkin Treat Bag – Handle and green trim

Our adorable Pumpkin Treat Bag from our Fall Issue is coming right along! I love fun, fast projects like this – especially when I know they will bring a smile to someone’s face. You can see that I’ve finished the orange bag portion of the pattern and added the green, scalloped edging around the top. The next instructions are for the handle, so I went ahead and attached it now to make my finishing work a little easier at the end.pumpkin with handle and scalloped green edgeYou could use your Pumpkin Treat Bag as a sweet candy dish all autumn long by simply omitting the face. However, I think his little smile is too cute to resist and I’ll definitely be making his eyes, nose, and mouth next!

How is your Trick and Treat Bag coming along? I’m loving the Cascade 220 Superwash yarn in the kit! It’s nice to know that if some of our yummy candy gets on the bag, we’ll be able to machine wash and dry it without worrying.

Sneak Peek – Love of Crochet’s Special Holiday 2013 Issue

Many of us have already started thinking about our holiday crafting, but you will definitely want to set some yarn aside for the fun projects in Love of Crochet’s special Holiday Issue! With its beautiful and current designs, you’re sure to find something to crochet for everyone on your list (and something for yourself too).

04_LOC_4HOL13_HS_1_200pxIf you’ve been searching for the perfect sweater to make a fashionista in your life, try the Turquoise Tinsel Shrug. Using only one skein of gorgeous, specialty yarn, this shrug is quick to crochet and would make a great statement at a holiday or New Year’s party. The Convertible Cashmere Sweater is another fashionable garment that will flatter any figure. Its lacy, open stitches and ribbed sleeves will make it an instant favorite.convertible cashmere 200

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For the guy in your life, the Ice Fishing Gaiter is the perfect accessory to keep him warm and toasty this winter. It’s a perfect project for a beginner and can be crocheted in a flash.

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peppermint trio 200The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a few festive decorations in your home. Crochet the Peppermint Trio and you’ll have a table runner, hot pad, and trivet that are sure to bring some holiday cheer. Also, the Precious Gift Charms are an adorable way to dress up any wrapped gift. You could even use them as ornaments to hang right in your tree.

gift charms 200Our Holiday Issue goes on sale October 15th, so pick it up at a nearby newsstand or from our Crochet and Knit Shop. We can’t wait to get started on these fun projects! Which ones are you most excited for?

Crochet Along – We’ve started our Pumpkin Treat Bag

We are already a few days into October, and that means Halloween will be here before you know it. To celebrate our favorite spooky holiday we are crocheting the Pumpkin Treat Bag from our Fall Issue together, and we hope you join in on the fun!

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We started crocheting our adorable trick-or-treat bag on October 1st, and we are almost finished with the bag portion of the pattern. This project is so fun to make, it seemed like the stitches were flying right off my hook.

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Which Trick-and-Treat Bag did you choose? Remember, to make your yarn selection quick and easy, you can purchase a kit for all 3 bags in our Crochet and Knit Shop. How is your bag coming along?