October 2018: Table of Contents

Sweater weather is officially here and we couldn’t be more excited. Bundle up in your favorite warm hues – oranges, yellows and reds, and get ready for the new season in style. We’ve collected some of fall’s best patterns in our Orchard Originals section featuring exciting new ponchos with gorgeous stitches, cozy sweaters and even a scarf. In the Spiced Fall section, you’ll discover an assortment of classic designs inspired by autumn’s many aromas – think cinnamon, cardamom and allspice. And we haven’t forgotten Halloween. Get ready for three of the cutest crochet treat bag patterns you’ve ever seen. The Owl Treat Bag even as a secret – its eyes light up! Find out how in this brand new issue.


  On the hunt for new crochet lace stitches to try? Practice a swatch for the Winter Romance Cardigan, featured in the October 2018 issue, with this tutorial on crocheting lace clusters and V stitches. Master this stitch and you’ll be equipped to make the stunning lacy cardigan, perfect for holiday gift giving with the… Read More 

Teaching crochet doesn’t have to be intimidating! While teaching is a skill in itself that takes practice and refining ¾ just ask any teacher ¾ you can learn some basic tips and tricks for teaching so your loved ones can learn a skill near and dear to your heart. Create a basic lesson plan. I… Read More 

Discover the best crochet hooks to use as we answer the age-old debate on the inline vs tapered crochet hook. The answer to this question may surprise you! Crocheters all have their preferences as to which hook feels better. Learn why some people prefer one hook over the other. Read More