Knitting and crochet are sisters who share a rich history. From knitted buntings to crocheted lace collars, these two crafts have been providing beauty, pride—and even a livelihood—for hundreds of years.
To celebrate this history, I've pulled together five
patterns that use knitting and crochet to achieve beauty, style, and even a
little whimsy, in Sensational Knit and Crochet: 5 Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns, a free eBook!.
|Clockwise from top left: Lacy Cables Scarf; Snow Queen Hat; Snowflake Sweater; Coco/Holly Topsy-Turvy Doll; Mélange
Knitted cables wind through the center of Annette Petavy's Lacy Cables Scarf
with a deep frame of elegant mesh crochet stitch. The Snow Queen Hat
Anastasia Popova is a quick knit with crocheted motifs adding a bit of snowy
style to the brim. Mari Lynn Patrick's Snowflake Sweater
knitting skills to shape worsted-weight yarn around a crocheted motif worked in
a lightweight yarn. Clever crocheted seams draw the garment together.
by Katie Himmelberg pairs a stockinette body with crocheted,
shell pattern sleeves and collar. It's great in two colors, or use just one to
make a sophisticated show-stopper. Knit and crochet form fast friends in Annie
Modesitt's Coco/Holly Topsy-Turvy Doll
. The socialite Coco is knitted,
and her hippie chick friend Holly is crocheted.
We've also provided some crochet basics for you in case you're new to crochet
or need to brush up on your skills.
Expand your needlework skills by trying one or more of these knitting and
crochet patterns; download Sensational Knit and Crochet: 5 Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns