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Crochet Now 45 – On sale Thursday!

Your new-look Crochet Now 45 is on sale this Thursday!

My goodness, have we really reached August already? I don’t know about you but I can’t quite believe just how quickly this year has flown by, to bring us into the height of summer. But we haven’t reached the end just yet, and there is still time to squeeze in a last-minute sunny holiday or weekend city break, which brings me to the inspiration for this month’s collection!

The French Riviera always evokes sophistication, chic fashion, glamorous views and hints of nautical blues with deep reds. With that in mind, the designers in this issue have brought together a beautiful collection of patterns that will set you up for summer, and even prepare you for – steady yourself – the return of autumn!

A show-stealer this month has to be Cassie Ward’s La Riviera Cropped Cardigan that uses Tunisian crochet to create a great layering piece. I’m also excited to have a flowing, summer cotton top that can be dressed up with heels, or as a casual swimwear cover-up.

It’s not all garments this month though – we’ve got some terrific blankets, from a colourful number through to a classic chevron design, along with toys, must-have accessories and classic homewares.

Of course, we have a collection of awesome reads too! Don’t miss the next instalment in our crochet refashion series, and I’m excited to welcome Sarah-Jayne from Bella Coco (yes, the name behind your brand-new hook!) to the Crochet Now team with the launch of her new column.

Do you recognise this mischievous pair from the iconic Beano? Dennis and Gnasher have been icons for kids and adults for over 80 years, and now you can crochet your very own duo with Alison Holloway’s brilliant pattern! She has captured their likeness and character so well – isn’t it amazing what you can achieve with a hook and some yarn?

Goodbye for now!

About Jenny Conduit

Hi, I'm Jenny and I am editor of Crochet Now! I love to crochet amigurumi, especially my favourite TV and film characters, along with blankets and wraps. If I'm not crocheting, you can probably find me knitting and eating chocolate biscuits.

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7 comments

  1. I have started the boxy summer top in issue 45. I’m not great at following patterns, but think row 2 is incorrect, as the pattern doesn’t match up. Am I misreading it?

    • Hi there, please could you give us some more information on what you mean by the pattern not matching? If you email contact@crochetnow.co.uk we can pick up the enquiry directly and will then post any errata on the website! Jenny

      • I think in row 2 it should be 1 ch 1 tr miss 1 dc, but the miss 1 dc is missing from the pattern?. I’ll email directly, thanks ☺

        • im having the same issue, please van you post the answer?

          • Hi Michaela

            Apologies, the correct row 2 instructions are as follows
            Row 2: 4 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr, [1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr] twice, *6 tr, [1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr] 3 times; rep from * 1 (10, 11) more times to end, working last tr into 3rd ch of 4 ch from previous row. Turn.

            Every row should also finished with ‘Turn’ at the end.

            Many thanks,
            Jenny

  2. Please could post a response for everyone to on the issue with the boxy summer top? as row 2 instructions imply you just make chains and trc with no skips. This doesnt create open boxes shown in the photo. Shouldn’t row 2 basically follow row1?

    • Hi, I am very sorry for the delay in coming back to everyone on this – the update for the pattern is as follows (this will be posted to the Errata section of the website immediately too)

      Row 2: 4 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr, [1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr] twice, *6 tr, [1 ch, miss 1 tr, 1 tr] 3 times; rep from * 1 (10, 11) more times to end, working last tr into 3rd ch of 4 ch from previous row. Turn.

      Every row should also finished with ‘Turn’ at the end.

      Many thanks,
      Jenny

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