There’s a chill in the air and it is officially winter. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast we’re talking all about cuddling up and crocheting the winter days away. First, Heather and Sara check in and find out how each other’s holiday went and what projects they worked on during their time off.
Next, Heather & Regan chat about our Wintertide Collection, which has all the crochet patterns you need to make it until spring. Regan gives some behind-the-scenes info about the photo shoot for this collection, and they talk about their favorite of these patterns. Heather also teaches us about “hygge” which was one of the inspirations for this collection.
Last, we’re debuting our new segment, Ask Katelyn! Katelyn answers important crochet questions from our crochet community. Find out important info about yarn swifts, whether or not to use the magic ring, how to find the starting point on a ball of yarn, and more. She also defines what “yarn barf” is for us who didn’t already know there was a word for that.
Timestamps: 0:00 Sara and Heather chat about their cozy winter crochet 5:35 Heather and Regan talk about the Wintertide Collection 20:17 Ask Katelyn! Katelyn and Heather answer questions from our crochet community 22:05 Question: “Where is the best place to get a swift?” 27:54 Question: “How do you use one of those bow needles that come in crochet kits?” 29:30 Question: “When working in the round – Magic ring or 2 chains?” 32:48 Question: “What do I do if I can’t find the starting point of the yarn on the ball?” 35:55 Question: “Is there a trick to not getting two balls of yarns tangled when doing tapestry crochet?” 38:44 Question: “How do I stop crocheting?” 40:22 Credits
WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5 is out, which means: NEW winter crochet patterns! Today we’re talking about the patterns of the Wintertide Collection, our winter crochet patterns collection that features 11 warm & cozy garment and home decor projects to carry you through the coldest time of the year.
A contemporary snowflake motif is used in a variety of ways across this sporty, stylish set of earwarmer, cowl, and mitts. The sport-weight colorwork is worked using tapestry crochet and sewn to the cozy faux-fur lining. Buttons fasten the earwarmer snugly around the head. Quick to whip up, this cozy accessory set will become your neck, hands, and ears’ favorite thing this winter, whether you’re hitting a ski slope or out for some holiday shopping!
We also have this pretty crochet cowl pattern:
Wrap up with this snug woolly cowl designed to add a spot of color to the gray days of winter. The Yuletide Cowl is worked flat in rows, changing yarn color on each row, and seamed along the short sides once the desired size is reached. You can wear it two different ways: doubled up twice for a short and cozy cowl (left), or fully extended (right).
But what the Wintertide Collection is really about is crocheted garment patterns! Our whole team was stunned when we saw this one: the Hygge Poncho.
Relax in this contemporary and sophisticated sleeved poncho. The combination of simple stitches, front pockets, and unique overlapping border create an on-trend poncho that will soon become the star of your winter wardrobe.
The Hygge Poncho really looks like the perfect thing to wear all winter long! And it has pockets!
But wait, there’s more! This collection also has some really pretty home décor crochet patterns for winter.
If you admire the beauty of traditional Fair Isle knitting but prefer to crochet, then the Nordic Colorwork Blanket is for you. Crochet your own heirloom-quality blanket using tapestry crochet!
Another special feature of this project? The ends of each row are left long on the ends to serve as fringe, so virtually no ends weaving necessary for this breathtaking crochet blanket.
Finally, the Pillows of Wintertide! The gray one is the Winter Cabin Pillow: a textured chevron pattern creates a chic geometric look and minimalist feel. The green and white pillow is the Hideaway Pillow. Inspired by Southwestern blanket coats, this unique pillow is packed with texture and interest and can be made in so many color combinations.
Find these patterns and more in WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5
Issue 5 of WeCrochet Magazine channels the feeling of snowflakes on your nose, warm and cozy winter cabins, bright and colorful holiday cheer, and as always, all things crochet!
Don’t miss our other crochet pattern collection: the Warm Wishes collection, our winter holiday crochet patterns collection, featuring 9 brightly-colored projects to carry you through holiday celebrations this year.
Also in this issue: Learn mosaic crochet to bring color to blah winter days with the Prism Mosaic Afghan crochet pattern! Get ready for the new year and join the Temperature Blanket CAL for Toni Lipsey’s temperature blanket. Find holiday gift guides, interviews, book reviews, and more.