• 3-of-a-Kind Ballerinas
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    One of the handmade crochet items that Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital accepts is ...
  • Calcutta Necklace
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    A little thread and a few jewelry findings create this lovely, unusual trapeze necklace. ...
  • Calypso Throw
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Colorful stripes and changing stitch patterns make this a super interesting piece to ...
  • Dreams Prayer Shawl
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Ombre yarn and top-down construction make this shawl design perfect for almost any amount ...
  • Fashion Chemo Caps
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    When times get rough, stitch one of these classy cover-ups and head out in style!
  • Hooded Puppy Love Blanket
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Cute and cuddly, warm and comfy, this puppy blanket will warm hearts and Baby. Make and ...
  • Melange Sampler Throw
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Crocheters looking to expand their stitch skills will find lots to love in this summery ...
  • Pet Wrist Rest Cushions
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Do your wrists ache when you work on the computer for long periods of time? Give them a ...
  • Rosebud Foot-Pocket Throw
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    This fun-to-stitch throw comes complete with a pocket to keep your feet toasty warm.
  • Sampler Table Runner
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Three different stitch patterns blend seamlessly to create this fun and decorative table ...
  • Starry Meadow Baby Blanket
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    This blanket will bring to mind starry nights over flowery meadows. The border includes an ...
  • Stefania Doily
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Bright, summery colors and a variety of stitches combine to form this gorgeous doily.
  • Striped Scrap Dishcloth
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Easy and quick to make, this project involves basic stitches and simple shaping. Combine ...
  • Summer Sunshine Doily
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    This little doily filled with picots and post stitches works up quickly and is perfect for ...
  • Summertime Floral Drop Earrings
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    These delicate floral earrings are stylish and attractive. They make the perfect accessory ...
  • The CASA Blanket
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Making a difference in a child's life is as easy as single crochet. This pattern works up ...
  • Toe-Hugger Slippers
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Push your confident beginner skills with this pattern. But don't worry if you need more ...
  • Tricolor Kitchen Sampler Set
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Add a splash of color to your kitchen with these tricolored kitchen accessories.
  • Tunisian Knotted Hat
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Give back while trying your hand at a Tunisian project with great professional details. ...
  • Twisted Lariat & Bracelet
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Beginner-friendly, fun, quick and adjustable, this jewelry set is just perfect and has ...
  • We Got You! Throw
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    The designer's husband was diagnosed with cancer. When he was going through the chemo and ...
  • Wire, Quartz & Crystal Necklace
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    Wire and bead crochet is a deceptively simple technique with amazing results. With just ...
  • Zorana Tunic
    FEATURED IN OUR JUNE ISSUE
    This tunic combines lacy and textured stitch patterns in bold stripes. Toss this ...
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Note From the Editor

The summer months are upon us. Itís not a common season for crocheters to be stitching up a storm, so we decided to give you some good reasons to pick up your hook in these toasty months.

Most crocheters love to give and share their craft with others. This issue is packed with projects designed just for that purpose. There are several charity projects, some with specific charities in mind and others that are designed with several options in mind. Not really a charity stitcher? Thatís OK. They would make great gifts in general; get a jump start on Christmas instead. Each of the thread crochet projects would also make great presents! Summer is also a perfect time to try out new stitches and new stitch patterns. There are several stitch sampler projects that will keep you happily stitching away as you learn new stitch combinations.

Stitch samplers are trendy and super fun to stitch up. Some of the ones we have picked out for you can also be great stash busters while others look amazing worked up all in one color. Spend your summertime learning new stitch pattern combinations with these beauties and the hot summer months will fly by!

Enjoy!

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Britt Schmiesing, Crochet World managing editor

Britt Schmiesing is a knit and crochet designer as well as an artist. She taught herself to knit in 2005 to relieve stress from the rigors of being a junior and high school Spanish teacher.

A few years ago, Britt taught herself to crochet to assist with her new job at Annieís Publishing. Her designs have appeared in Creative Knitting, Crochet! and Crochet World magazines and Seasons 10 and 12 of the TV show Knit and Crochet Now! She loves designing garments and wearables.

See more of her work on Instagram: @britt.schmiesing.








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