Seven Free Patterns for Crochet Gifts

Crochet Me! Free Crochet Ideas: 7 PatternCrochet Me! has put together a free e-book collection of seven crochet patterns that are perfect for handmade gifts.  The collection includes a hat, juggling balls, hat & scarf set, market bag, baby cardigan, lace bracelet, and nesting dolls.

Visit Crochet Me! to download your free book.  Interweave does require free registration to the Crochet Me! membership community which allows you to access the blogs, forums, videos, and galleries. Plus, you can share your work with the other crochet community members.

New Editor Selected for Interweave Crochet

Marcy Smith is slated to fill the big shoes left due to Kim Werker‘s departure.  She has been chosen to be the new Editor of Interweave Crochet magazine and comes from The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh, NC. 

Marcy also wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crochet Projects Illustrated (Complete Idiot’s Guide to).

I’m excited to see what style she brings to Interweave Crochet.

Crochet Buzz: Changes at Interweave and More

Kim Werker tilted the crochet world off its axis yesterday when she announced she had sold CrochetMe to Interweave, and if that wasn’t enough she added the double-wammy announcement that she was stepping down as editor of Interweave Crochet magazine.  As soon as I got her email, I ran to Twitter to see what people were tweeting.  This is hot crochet convo right now.  I wish her the best, but I have to admit that I’m a little envious of her being able to make her move and follow her heart.  One day . . .

But Interweave Crochet’s Winter ’08 issue preview is just days away.  You can see the cover here.  BEAUTIFUL, huh?  I think Kim’s going to give us one helluva swan song on her way out with these next two issues of Interweave Crochet, and I’m not just saying that because I will be in them.

I’m also excited to see what flavor the new editor will bring to the publication.