October 2019: Table of Contents

Woodland views, clear skies, blanket-wrapped laps and mugs filled with cider – going “up north” isn’t just for summer vacations. It’s the perfect autumn getaway! Imagine these gorgeous scenes: hiking through woods with trees so orange and yellow, it’s as if they’re on fire; sitting by the dock, bird watching with coffee in hand, wrapped up in your favorite crochet sweater finished from the night before; or late nights spent roasting marshmallows on the patio, dressed in a cozy pullover, slippers and a brand new cowl.
Doesn’t it sound magical? It’s time to face the facts, folks: the Northwoods and fall are meant to go together! And that means there’s no time like the present to start crocheting.
In this special edition of I Like Crochet, we took our love of cabin life and combined it with crochet. The result? Possibly our coziest issue to date! Featuring brand new sweaters, including the slightly cropped Two Sisters Lake Sweater with an Aztec-inspired design, to the comfiest cabin afghan you’ve ever seen (Lodge Plaid Blanket), this issue will have you counting down the days until the season is finally here.
Dive in and discover new pillows, cowls, cardigans, a basket, wraps and more! Plus, learn how to seam a sweater like a pro! We’re including a step-by-step guide just for you.


by Erinna Lee For every year of my school life (and I am sure it was the same for most of you), the end of the school year meant a report card that you had to bring home to mum and dad. My reports were typically un­memorable – average grades, mundane comments about needing to… Read More 

Making a sweater for the first time can be intimidating for some stitchers.  Sizing, pattern choices, and the extra finishing that sweaters sometimes require can be major barriers to creating the sweater of your dreams. Read More 

by Nancy Warren Every family has annoying relatives; mine just happen to be undead. My Grandmother, Agnes Bartlett, used to own Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting shop in Oxford then died and left her shop to me, without informing me that she wasn’t actually dead. She’s a vampire and part of the world’s strangest craft circle –… Read More 

Click on the images below to get to the entry page for each giveaway. Good luck! Read More