June 2018: Table of Contents

Summer is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited at the I Like Crochet headquarters. To celebrate, we’ve put together a special issue that features some of our most creative and playful patterns to date. Inspired by vibrant hues and playful prints, our Tutti Fruity section features fruit-inspired projects – both in shape and color – that are just what your summer crochet has been asking for. Whether you work up a set of cherry and banana key chains to add to your daughter’s purse or you crochet your own Fruit Party Set to use at your next family gathering, you’ll be all set to celebrate the warmer weather. Plus, we’ve added some incredibly gorgeous new pieces for the home, including new pillows, a rug and a clever basket (you won’t believe how it’s made). My personal favorite is the Southwest Rug which features warm colors in muted tones, a fun fringe and carefully placed bobbles in a diamond pattern that adds an extra pop of texture. Happy summer crocheting!

Features

Granny Squares

Grannies, aka granny squares, are the epitome of the awesomeness that is crochet. They can be big and bulky, fun and quirky and even sleek and elegant. I remember the first time I saw a granny square. It was one my sister made. She signed up for a beginning crochet class at the local library… Read More 


Crochet blocking materials

Crocheting a handmade gift takes time. Not only time, but it takes money. You spend a decent amount of both picking out and purchasing the perfect yarn for your next project – whether it’s a grandchild’s baby blanket, a lovely sweater for your mother or a cozy pair of socks for your sick friend. After… Read More 


Leftover yarn can see new life with this nautical knot bracelet! Just follow along with this photo tutorial to make an accessory that's perfect for summer. Read More 


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