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A feather-weight yet warm shawl which Jane Austen herself might have worn over an empire waist gown.

The newly upgraded pattern for this popular design is now available in our Store!

A very special shawl pattern by Jude Butterworth, who brings innovative style to her designs.

More fab bags from this great indie group of top crochet designers!

Kristen's fashions are much loved in the knitting world, and she is equally gifted in crochet.

We are honored to feature the very first pattern in English by this outstanding Ukrainian designer, who has sparked so much interest with her modern version of Irish Crochet.

Have you ever been tempted to make yourself some crochet lingerie?  This simple bra is a versatile design for a range of body types. 

Bernadette makes some of the loveliest crochet neckwear around and her finished pieces are best-sellers on etsy.com. Here's her pretty capelet for all seasons.

These sweet little bowls come in several sizes. A great quick project, perfect for de-stashing!

How can you resist such adorable slippers!  Pattern comes in women's sizes 3 through 12, and includes the sole of the slipper plus the top, so no extra parts needed, and no sewing.  What could beat that? 


This unusual handspun and naturally dyed silk yarn from Himalaya Yarns inspired a long lacy scarf that I hope you’ll enjoy making.

This Tunisian jacket is classic, stylish, and a great stash buster. Vertically worked rows of Tunisian Simple Stitch create a dazzling rainbow of color.

Fall 2013

September 2013

End of Summer and the New Season

Kathy Elkins, owner of WEBS

Kathy's positive energy and spirit really come through in this audio interview, as well as her business acumen.

My Grandmother's Gift to Me: Crochet

A grandmother's crochet gift turns into a lifelong passion for crochet.  Tatyana shares her touching story, and the amazing projects she makes today.

Crochet Men Like

Is the sweater you made so lovingly for your man collecting dust in drawer? David sets us straight on making crochet that men will want to wear.

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Family of Stitches by Dora Ohrenstein

Lyrics and tune by Dora Ohrenstein Harmony/arrangement/piano by Jed Distler

Commissioned by Crochet Today for their Music Issue 2011

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Crochet it Away by Dora Ohrenstein

Hope you enjoy this song written in collaboration with the awesome musician Mark Stewart.