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Featured Member Crochet: October 14 Morning

At Starting Chain we love to show the great variety of crochet projects that are possible. From traditional to cutting-edge modern, from practical to fanciful, we love the crochet shared by our readers. Here are a few recently uploaded to our Starting Chain Facebook page. We hope they inspire!

It’s time to be thinking about crocheted sweaters. Crocheted stitches can give such a wonderful texture and interest. This lovely light blue sweater was made by Edith Stein. We’d like to thank her for sharing it with us all and for giving information about how she made it:

“Ilove the look of Aran sweaters. This one is a pattern called Summer Solstice from the book Crocheted Aran Sweaters by Jane Snedden Peever. Iused Caron Simply Soft yarn in Soft Blue to bring out the rich texture of the sweater. It almost looks like lace and would do well in lighter colors. My very picky daughter now wants one for herself so I guess I have to start another!

Aran sweaters have a rich history. They take their name from the Aran Islands off the Irish coast. The patterns traditionally used helped identify differing Irish clans or families and stitches often were derived from Celtic symbols. The sweaters were practical for the lives of fishermen and farmers. Today, creating them in crochet and sometimes in lighter weight yarns, gives them a modern adaptablity.

We just love crocheted coats. They really are fashionable. This one was made by Kyrie Hardy Isbell who writes,

“This is a coat I recently finished. Yarn was Caron One Pound in Blue. Pattern was the red coat featured in Annie’s Attic book Crochet Coats.”

It is very beautiful and we can tell it is well done. Crocheted dresses, suits and coats were considered very stylish in the early 1960’s. Good design, as we all know, is timeless. Kyrie’s coat shows that. Thank you, Kyrie, for sharing it with us all at Starting Chain and for giving information about the pattern source and the yarn you used.

It’s always so nice to see afghans that just look happy. This one, created by Robyn Bushta, comes from a Ravelry pattern called Daisy Flower by Krystal Nadrutach. We just love the colors Robyn used! It brings smiles.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their beautiful work. If you’d like to post a photo of your crochet, just come to the Starting Chain Facebook page and upload it with as much description as possible. Our readers always like to know about patterns and their source, if a pattern was used, and about the kinds of yarn used. We love seeing projects made for charity or for family or friends or just for fun. Yarn Over!

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