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.
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!)
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.
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.
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!
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:
Tie yarn around the wreath form, then insert hook inside the yarn circle around the form.
Yarn over and pull a loop through. You have one loop on your hook.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
You are cordially invited to join us in our new Crochet Along Challenge, featuring the Bobble Diamonds Throw.
About the Bobble Diamonds Throw:
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!