New Patterns in February 2015 Issue of I Like Crochet!

I’m excited to share two new crochet pattern releases!

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Both are in the February, 2015 issue of I Like Crochet, a relatively new digital crochet magazine that is available for your desktop or iPad. New issues are released every two months.

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My first pattern in the issue is the Scrappy Shells Blanket.

Scrappy Shells Blanket, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
Image (c) ILikeCrochet.com.

Although you could definitely make a scrappy stashbusting project with this pattern, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in seven colors for the sample.

Scrappy Shells Blanket, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I love the way it turned out! As you may have noticed, I love asymmetry, and I’ve included an asymmetrical edging on just one side of the blanket.

Scrappy Shells Blanket, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

My second pattern is the Shimmery Valentine Bangles.

Shimmery Valentine Bangles, crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.
Image (c) ILikeCrochet.com

These are super quick and easy to make and are a fun project for teens. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour in 3 colors to add some bling for my samples.

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One of the things I love about I Like Crochet is how many patterns are included in each issue (more than 30). My favorites from this issue are Nazanin Fard‘s Berry Sherbet Shawl, Beth Graham‘s Scraptastic Log Cabin Blanket, Olivia Kent‘s Cherry Tart Cowl, Patti Notestine‘s Forever in Love Slippers (available in 3 sizes), Dora Ohrenstein‘s Plum Raspberry Pullover (available in 4 sizes), and Suzanne Visch‘s Lime-Trimmed Cardigan (available in 5 infant and toddler sizes).

There’s also a great tutorial for the spike cluster stitch along with a pattern for the Spike Cluster Clutch (also by Dora Ohrenstein).

You can find the table of contents for the February, 2015 issue here. What’s your favorite pattern in the issue?

Knit Picks Chroma 2014 Collection

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Last week, Knit Picks released it’s Chroma 2014 Collection, a set of patterns designed to highlight the distinctive colorways of Chroma Worsted.

I’m happy to introduce my pattern from the collection, the Symmetrical Scallops Scarf.

Photos (c) Knit Picks.
Photos (c) Knit Picks.

The sample was knit in Seaweed, which reminds me of the darker green colors we see in our waterways here in New York City.  The pattern is based on a stunning vintage counterpane in Knitting Counterpanes: Traditional Coverlet Patterns for Contemporary Knitters by  Mary Walker Phillips.  (It’s a wonderful book, by the way, and I’m so glad it was republished after being out-of-print for many years.)

There are four other designers featured in the collection, Tian Connaughton, Nazanin S. Fard, Faye Kennington, and Carol Schoenfelder.  The collection has something for everyone – 2 blankets, 2 scarves, a shawl, mitts, a hat, and mittens. Ravelry members can see all the patterns on the Chroma 2014 Collection source page here.

One of the interesting things about being published in this collection was that Knit Picks had a sample knitter create the sample, which means that I can join in the knit-a-long to finish my own version!  I started it way back in July when I was working on the pattern, but it’s been in hibernation for quite a while.  My scarf will be in Parakeet.

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(You only need 3 skeins for the scarf, but I have an extra.)  I love these colors, too, so I’m excited to see how my version turns out.