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Summit Slipper Socks CAL Check-In

Are you participating in our Summit Slipper Socks Crochet Along? Well we are! We were able to get about 12 team members from WeCrochet and Knit Picks to stitch along with us, so we’re here to show off their handiwork.

First of all, if you haven’t joined but would like to, you can either post in the comments of the CAL Blog Post, or right here in this one! We also talk about it each Wednesday at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET in our Facebook Live, so join us there if you have questions or want to show off your project.

On a board background, a pair of finished summit slipper socks on sock blockers, along with a partially-finished pair and a couple balls of yarn

Get your Summit Slipper Socks Materials:

You can buy Summit Slipper Socks Kits for less than $10!

Kits are available in 8 colorways, or simply buy a ball each of Fable Fur and Mighty Stitch.

Download the free pattern: Summit Slipper Socks

Check out Our WIPS!

At the top of this post, you’ll see progress from two of our team members who chose the Green & Grey Kit.

The full pair was crocheted by our Outreach Director, Stacey. She claims to have never followed a crochet pattern but we don’t believe her after seeing this! (Also, you can check out some crochet patterns she has written herself!)

The WIP pair is by our new IDP Program Administrator, Alena. We love those little yarn hank stitch markers she’s using!

On a board background, two partially-finished Summit Slipper Socks in hot pink, along with hooks and yarn balls

And, we have a couple people who chose the Pink & Pink Slipper Kits. These were made by Liz L., our new photographer (who just started crocheting but she’s taking off like wildfire!), and Hillary, our Creative Director.

Oh look, there are some cute tools shown like these cute stitch markers: Enamel Stitch Markers – Crystal Gems and our Radiant Wood Hook.

Now it’s your turn! Show us your Summit Slipper Socks in the comments!

Join our Crochet Along: Summit Slipper Socks (November-December 2021)
A pair of feet wearing crocheted slippers with a fur cuff. Text that says "Join the Summit Slipper Socks Crochet Along"

You are cordially invited to join us in our new Crochet Along, featuring the Summit Slipper Socks pattern by Jennifer Olivarez.

Get the pattern here: Summit Slipper Socks

About Summit Slipper Socks:

Summit Slipper Socks will keep your feet cozy during lazy weekend mornings. A textured lattice detail is crocheted with post stitches at the top of the foot, and a wide faux-fur cuff around the ankle adds a touch of luxury.

Slipper is worked in unjoined rounds from the toe up, then worked in turned rows to form the sides of foot and heel. Heel is sewn together and cuff is added around the ankle opening.

Choose your yarn:

Mighty Stitch + Fable Fur

Or use our pre-selected combos in the Summit Slipper Socks Kit.

There are 8 combos to choose from (plus you get a discount when you buy the kit!) A few of the options:

How to Join the Crochet Along:

To participate in the Summit Slipper Socks CAL, join and post here

CAL Timeline:

Join us on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM PT for our Facebook Lives, where we’ll be doing our CAL check-ins!

Start date: November 24th

  • November 24th: Week 1—Toes & Foot
  • December 1st: Week 2—Heel & Fable Fur
  • December 8th: Week 3—Second sock follow up

Tutorial: How to Make a Crocheted Flower Wreath
How to make a crocheted flower wreath: an image of a wreath covered in crocheted flowers

Hooray, the Spring Issue of WeCrochet Magazine is now available, and in this issue we provided 10 Ideas for Crocheted Flowers. Today let’s learn how to use your flowers to make a crocheted flower wreath!

Crocheted flower wreath project supplies: a wreath form, yarn, and a crochet hook

Project Materials Needed:

  • 10 Crocheted flowers
  • A foam wreath form
  • Yarn
  • A crochet hook (to match yarn size)
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) Greenery or other wreath accents

A note about the project materials:

Crocheted flowers: You can use any crocheted flower pattern you want, or make up your own. For our wreath, we used flowers from the Flower Garden Scarf pattern, and the Flower Girl Hairclip pattern, and crocheted them in Mighty Stitch Worsted.

  • NOTE: The number of flowers you need depends on the size of your wreath, the size of your flowers, and how full you want the wreath to look. Make it your own!

Wreath form: Ours is 10″ and from the dollar store.

Yarn: Use this to wrap the wreath form. We used Mighty Stitch Super Bulky to cover the wreath form.

Blocking Crocheted Flowers:

Before you begin assembling your wreath, block your crocheted flowers. To block the flowers:

Blocking crocheted flowers on a blocking mat, with T-pins

Mist flower with water, then pin it to a blocking mat to spread petals. Allow to dry.

Covering the Wreath Form with Yarn

Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet

To cover up the foam finish of our wreath form, we decided to crochet Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarn around the form.

  • Alternately, you can just wrap the yarn around the wreath form, using a small dab of hot glue to secure the ends of the yarn.

How to crochet around a wreath form:

Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet
  1. Tie yarn around the wreath form, then insert hook inside the yarn circle around the form.
  2. Yarn over and pull a loop through. You have one loop on your hook.
Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet

3. Wrap yarn around the form, going through the center of the wreath, and catch it with your hook. Pull yarn through loop on hook.

Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet

4. Wrap yarn around the wreath in the other direction (around the outside of the wreath form), and catch it with your hook. Pull yarn through loop.

Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet

5. Continue to crochet yarn around the wreath form this way, alternating between bringing yarn through the wreath opening, and around the back of the wreath, until the wreath is completely covered in yarn.

Keep your chain of loops around the outside of the wreath form.

Covering a wreath form with yarn and crochet

6. To finish, chain 10 to create a loop for hanging. Connect end chain to first chain to create the loop. Fasten off and cut yarn. Weave in any ends.

Decorating the Crocheted Wreath with Flowers

How to make a crocheted flower wreath: an image of a wreath covered in crocheted flowers

Now for the fun part! You get to decorate the wreath with your crocheted flowers and any other accents you want to add.

Pin the flowers on the wreath using straight pins with a small head (like dressmaker’s pins or floral pins). Arrange the flowers however you like!

Add other wreath elements, such as greenery or ribbons, and pin in place.

And, you’re done!

Like this tutorial? You’ll love WeCrochet Magazine, Issue 2!

WeCrochet Magazine issue 2 Cover and interior sample page

In this issue we feature two distinct crochet collections—first, Blooming Spring has 12 brand new crochet patterns that celebrate flower power with garden-inspired patterns, floral motifs, appliqués, and unique colorwork.

Next, Beloved features 12 original projects designed to help add a handmade touch to the ceremony of a lifetime. In this collection, you’ll find romantic accessories, garments, gifts, and party décor that will express your creativity on the big day.

Join our latest CAL with the Bobble Diamonds Throw. Read up on favorite crochet books, including and interview with author Salena Baca. Learn tapestry crochet, intarsia crochet, puff stitch, bobble stitch, popcorn stitch, horizontal puff stitch plus 10 ways to use a crochet flower!

We’ve added a lot of love to this issue, and we hope you find some patterns and ideas that YOU love! Let us know your favorite thing in the magazine by sharing with #wecrochetmag on social media.

How to make a crocheted flower wreath - tutorial from the WeCrochet Blog at crochet.com
How to make a crocheted flower wreath - tutorial from the WeCrochet Blog at crochet.com

Join Our Crochet Along: Bobble Diamonds Throw (March & April 2020)
Join WeCrochet for a Crochet Along. Photo: Bobble Diamonds Throw. Crochet with us, March through April 2020.

You are cordially invited to join us in our new Crochet Along Challenge, featuring the Bobble Diamonds Throw.

About the Bobble Diamonds Throw:

The Bobble Diamonds Throw: A gray crocheted blanket with a geometric diamond pattern made in bobble stitches

This small throw uses texture and geometric shape to create a playful diamond pattern. Practice your bobble stitches while learning to read a crochet chart. You’ll find that both skills are easier than you expect!

How to Join the Bobble Diamonds Throw Crochet Along:

To participate in the Bobble Diamonds Throw Crochet Along, join and post here:

Bobble Diamonds CAL Timeline: