Polly Bag

Polly Bag

No, we're not talking about the plastic overwrap on a magazine, but a chic fashion bag that's trendy enough to use as a stylish purse and large enough to carry as a versatile tote.

FINISHED SIZE: 4x11 x 131/2 inches

MATERIALS: Omega La Espiga #9 fine (sport) weight nylon yarn (7 oz/339 yds/100g per roll): 3 rolls #80 turquoise

Sizes C/2/2.75mm and D/3/3.25mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

11/2-inch heavy silver jump rings: 4

Textured Treasure

Textured Treasure

Faux flaps accented with leather buttons create the illusion of buttoned sleeves in this attractive, easy-to-wear pullover. Beatiful tweed-style yarn gives it a rich, more expensive look.

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ].


Bust: 40 inches (small) [44 inches (medium), 48 inches (large), 52 inches (X-large), 56 inches (2X-large), 60 inches (3X-large)]

Smoke and Mirrors Wrap

Smoke and Mirrors Wrap

A blend of dark and light shades of gray gives this pretty wrap a smoky color palette. Glittering sequins in the yarn add a touch of elegant sparkle.

FINISHED SIZE: 22x74 inches, including Fringe

MATERIALS:  Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Fashion Jeweltones fine (sport) weight acrylic/wool/payette yarn (13/4 oz/99 yds/50g per skein): 8 skeins #2201 moonstone

Size 1/9/5.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge 

Straight pins

Darla Tunic - Crochet

Darla Tunic - Crochet

Crocheters who want a quick but elegant wear-everywhere tunic will delight in Melissa Leapman's Darla Tunic, constructed using a half double crochet stitch throughout. The loftiness of the Luxair yarn keeps the sweater light as well as warm, espe­cially with the extended cowl.

SIZES: Darla is sized to fit Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)" Length 29 (29W, 29Vz, 30, 30)"

MATERIALS: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (10g; 120yd) balls

Skacel/Schulana Luxair (50% baby alpaca, 10% merino wool, 19% lurex, 13% nylon) color #44

Crocheted dress

Crocheted dress

Size: 34, 36/38, and 40/42. Figures for sizes 36/38 and 40/42 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all three sizes.

Materials: Schoeller + Stahl “Limone” (100% cotton, approx. 125 m/140 yds/50 g): 500 (550- 600) g of lime green, col 153; 1.5 m/60'' of green satin ribbon, 20 mm/3/4" wide; 1 addi crochet hook, size 3.5 mm (USE/4).

Treble with base loop: Crochet 4 ch, make 1 yarn round hook (yrh), insert hook in the 1st ch, draw 1 loop through, and crochet off with 1 yrh. Then crochet off 2 loops twice, as for normal tr. For each new tr, make 1 yrh and insert hook in the base loop of the last tr with base loop.