April 2022: Table of Contents

As I write this, the ground is snow covered and the wind is chilly, but signs of spring have arrived. Robins are flitting across tree branches in search of berries. Small patches of soil are poking through blankets of grayish-white snow. And after months of freezing weather, it’s hard not to get excited about what’s to come. It’s with this anticipation, that fellow editor Nicola Prybell and I approached this special curated collection from the I Like Crochet archives. Each project expresses the beauty of spring in a different way – whether through delicate textures, touches of lace, incredible color or the use of playful ruffles.
Explore more than 45 patterns that are all ideal for welcoming spring! As you’re waiting for your garden to bloom, crochet your own flowers with seven flower-inspired projects, from colorful scarves to beautiful items for the home. Ready to lighten up your wardrobe after months of wearing thick and heavy clothing? The Up in the Air Section features lighter-than-air designs that are ideal for the shift in seasons. Featuring tanks, tunics, tees and one of my favorite ponchos we’ve ever published, this section will make you wish spring lasted all year long.
But that’s not all: this updated issue features projects for baby, gorgeous shawls, comforting afghans, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this hand-picked round up featuring some of our spring favorites.
Happy crocheting,
Caitlin Eaton


Seafoam blue chevrons is just what summer ordered! Quick to crochet and flowy by design, this top will be a go-to favorite for warm days and breezy evenings. Pair it with denim pants or shorts for a look you’ll wear all season long. Read More 

Who said you can't wear granny squares? This effortless top blends soft colors with bold textures to create a breezy sweater that's light enough for the summer heat. Read More 

Spice up that drab sofa in no time with the brightly-colored Retro Flower Cushion. It uses only two motifs, each made in two sizes. The main leaf motif uses the five basic crochet stitches, so it's ideal for a group or teaching project or for a crochet novice. Read More