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Crochet Inspiration on the Runway, Spring 2015

Crochet has made a dramatic resurgence on the runway during the past few years, and it is going to continue to linger around this spring!

The year begins with bold colors, geometric shapes, granny squares, dresses, skirts, floral accents, shells, accessories, extreme detail, including crochet embellishments.

Emilio Pucci (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes crochet motifs, color work, crocheting with thread, geometric and hyperbolic shapes, mixed with a bohemian air.

Barbara Tfank (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes dramatic shapes and to create an awe inspiring crochet crop top, along with crochet embellished dress sleeves.

Christian Wijnants (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)
The designer includes using crochet mesh gloves as an outfit accessory, but also includes crocheting with fabric into a full dress.

Delpozo (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes popcorn stitch crochet while incorporating a detailed floral design into fashions reminiscent of Irish Cro…

Heart & Sole Slippers -free crochet pattern-

Get your heart on with these adorable crocheted heart slippers.  These look cozy and fun!  By using post crochet stitches, a heart graph, along with written instructions, you can whip up your own in time for Valentine's Day!

Designed By:  My Hobby is Crochet Blog

Skill Level:  Intermediate

2 skeins of DK / 8 ply yarn in red (color A) and small amount of white (color B).4.5 mm crochet hook tapestry needle to sew in the endsscissors.Size:  Adult Women

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X Stitch Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

By simply adding a small embellishment to an accessory, it gives it a great polished and finished look!  The designer has done a great job in showing this.  This is also a great time to learn the X stitch! 

Designed By: Maria/Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Easy


Worsted Weight Yarn, 160 yardsCrochet Hook Size 5.0mm (H)Buckles, buttons (optional)
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Valentines Kitty Hat -free crochet pattern-

Make this adorable kitty hat for you favorite little Valentine's!  This pattern includes steps for the hat and all of it's parts, ears, nose, heart eye, and ears.
Designed By:  Knot Your Nana's Crochet
Skill Level:  Easy
Materials:  5.00 mm crochet hookDK or light worsted in white, pink,ScissorsTape measureYarn needleEyes/buttonsStitch markerSizes:  Child, Toddler

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Brompton Abbey Cowl -free crochet pattern-

I love this cowl!  The lacey (ish) square in the center is all it needs to give the look of vintage elegance!  You will need to sign in to get this free pattern, but that is also free to do.

Designed By:  Lion Brand

Skill Level:  Easy

136-398 Heartland Yarn: Acadia Tweed ballsCrochet Hook - Size I-9 Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)  One large snap fastenerNeedle and sewing thread

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This pattern is also featured in a Craftsy Class! Quick & Easy Crochet Cowls (w/Tamara Kelly)

Valentine Heart Granny Square -free crochet pattern-

These Valentine Heart Squares are a great sidekick to any project!  You can connect them to your existing granny squares to make several projects, including afghans, pillows, home decor, clothing, hats, accessories, scarves, or use them singularly as coasters, appliques, and many more projects!

Designed By:  Anoo's Crochert World

Skill Level:  Easy


Crochet Hook 3.25mmDungareez Cotton in various colors
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Easy Peace-y Peace Sign Square -free crochet pattern-

These peace sign motifs can be made with any type of yarn- using any crochet hook to match.  They have been designed so that you can interchange, mix and match, and attach to the granny square motif!  
Two sizes are available for the peace sign square, which gives you more freedom in creating an array of designs.

Materials:  Any yarn and hook to match.  For this pattern, the following was used: ·Small amounts of Worsted Size 4 medium yarn, Red Heart Super Saver in White and Black. ·Size 5.00mm (H) crochet hook.
Size:  Small Motif= 4 inch square, Large Motif= 5 inch square
Abbreviations Used:Rnd=Round, St(s)=Stitch(es), Ch=Chain, Sc=Single Crochet, Sl St=Slip Stitch, Hdc= Half Double Crochet, Dc= Double Crochet, Tr= Treble/Triple Crochet, */**=Repeat from *to**

With Main Color; ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. 

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in ch5 loop, ch1; *2dc in ch5 loop, ch1** 7 times; sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 2dc-ch1 made…