We’re so excited about the newest edition of Crochet Foundry magazine! With seven brand new Spring crochet patterns for sizes XS-5X, this size-inclusive collection has something for everyone! Let’s look inside the Spring 2021 issue from the Crochet Foundry Team.
This issue includes 7 garments to get you through the Spring season. We have curated this collection with modern women in mind. Each design is meant to flatter all body types and make you feel stylish and confident.
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The Spring 2021 Digital issue features resort wear styles in lush greens, hot pinks, and cool fibers. We have easy to wear pieces that can be worn on their own, or layered for a breezy vibe. To really bring home the staycation feeling, we have each included a tropical recipe. Think fruity drinks, yummy snacks, and DIY face masks!
In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast the team focuses on the crochet community. First, Heather, Sara and Katelyn come together for an impromptu healing session when they think about the last year and how it has changed how they look at community. Each has found ways to stay connected in a physically- and socially- distanced world. Thankfully they have crochet to keep them together (and this podcast).
Next, Heather talks to Amber Millard and Lee Sartori from Stitch Together about their online community of monthly Crochet Alongs or CALs. Stitch Together is unique because this team of 8 designers works together to bring dynamic and premium patterns every month. They offer a Crochet Along pattern that they work on together with their global community. Lee and Amber share what they love most about their group.
Lastly Heather checks in with the Crochet Foundry team about their origins and their upcoming spring collection. Briana Kepner, Lorene Eppolite, and Pamela Stark share a passion for crochet, design, and community and design a quarterly collection of size-inclusive crochet garment patterns.
Crochet Foundry is back with their third magazine and this time everything’s coming up cozy! With seven brand new crochet patterns for sizes XS-5X, this size inclusive collection has something for everyone! Let’s look inside the Winter 2020 issue, and behind the scenes with the Crochet Foundry Team.
But first, What is Crochet Foundry?
In case you’ve never heard of them, here’s a bit of background before we dive into the Winter issue:
Crochet Foundry was created in February 2020 when a group of crochet designers came together with a simple mission: To create beautiful garments for women of all sizes. Briana Kepner, Lorene Eppolite, Michelle Moore, and Pamela Stark each work behind the scenes juggling, planning, coordinating, and overseeing every aspect of Crochet Foundry Magazine.
Hi y’all! It’s a pleasure to have you here on the blog, and a pleasure to support the great work you’re doing with Crochet Foundry Magazine. What will readers find inside this issue?
Our winter issue has seven wonderfully warm and cozy creations for you to make! With the snow piling up outside, we really feel that Winter is the best time to crochet. There is nothing better than being inside a warm home, curled under your favorite throw, while crocheting a beautiful masterpiece that you will treasure for years to come.
What is the theme behind these Winter designs?
Since we are all spending more time than ever at home, and winter has us cozying up indoors, we thought it was fitting that the Winter theme be Cookies! A little sweet treat to help us through the last couple weeks of 2020. We have each included our favorite cookie recipes that we made growing up, were passed down from our parents, or are something we enjoy making with our own kids! Even our designs are named after baked goodies!
Ahhh! That sounds like so much fun! Crochet + Cookies, yes please! What should Crocheters be looking for in this issue?
Aside from all the cookie yumminess, we also have 7 brand new sweater designs! Each one is written for sizes XS-5X, and all seven have accompanying video tutorials (some even walk you through the entire pattern)!
Readers can also find a yarn substitution guide with each design, which is great if you want to use a different fiber than the designer did. Substituting yarn can be tricky, especially with garments. Drape and gauge are so important and we help take the guesswork out.
We love that you add so many extras to make each issue of the magazine so useful. Any other details we need to know about the Winter issue?
Each issue also has two Companion Guides that are available for purchase on the Crochet Foundry website. The Custom Fit Guide has tips on how to change up each design to make it longer, shorter, change the sleeves, alter necklines, etc. The Style Guide goes into detail on how to take your garments from home, to the office, on a date night, out with friends, and more! We want to make sure our readers get the most out of each issue, and are able to maximize the potential of each design.
We can’t wait to make these patterns! Thank you so much for taking time to chat about the new issue!
WeCrochet offers some of the patterns of Crochet Foundry as individual downloadable patterns, and we’re happy to announce that we have turned a couple of the Crochet Foundry Fall issue patterns into kits, from size XS through 5X!
Our most popular pattern of the last couple months has been the Double Espresso Duster, made in Brava Sport! The kit ranges in price from $21.99 to $33.99, depending on your size.
The Macchiato Sweater has also been a really popular crochet pattern, so we turned this one into a kit as well. Featuring our super soft and fluffy Wonderfluff yarn, this kit ranges in price from $49.99 to $94.99, depending on the size.
We hope you’re as inspired as we are by Crochet Foundry and their mission to create beautiful crochet garments for all sizes. Which pattern caught your eye?
With Thanksgiving over and done, we have moved on to the part of the fall that gets erased and just becomes everyone’s default winter. Our crafting queues are now full of fun projects that will brighten our homes for the holidays and beyond. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re talking about our holiday crafting lists, what to do with pom-poms, and interviewing a yarnpreneur and crocheter about her yarn vending machines.
First, Sara and Heather check in about crocheting for the holidays and what does or does not constitute a good crochet gift for kids or other members of the family. Find our their favorite cold-weather yarn picks and whether they are pro pom-pom.
Next, Katelyn joins Heather to talk all about pom-poms: how to attach a removable pom-pom to a hat, and how to use pom-poms in your holiday decor and beyond. Pom-poms are fun and easy way to use up yarn and add some whimsy to a project. They can also be used to engage your kiddos in a craft project.
Heather and Sara briefly discuss Crochet Foundry, a group of crochet designers dedicated to creating beautiful crochet garment patterns for women of all sizes. WeCrochet now offers kits for making the most popular Crochet Foundry designs.
Finally, Heather interviews Emani Outterbridge, an entrepreneur who has launched her own yarn line as well as the world’s first yarn vending machines. Emani’s yarn line, Needles, offers unique colors in 8 Ply Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic yarn as well as cotton t-shirt yarn. You won’t be able to find these color combinations anywhere else. If you’re in Philadelphia, you can get this unique yarn at one of her bright pink yarn vending machines. Outside of Philly, you can connect with her on Instagram where she says she “always on”.