Does your crochet match your star sign? Find out what July holds for you, and what your perfect pattern might be!
Fiery Aries, you need a project to set your heart ablaze this month to inspire you with colour and new stitches! This fabulous Fire Blanket by Tanya Shliazhko is a heady blend of laceweight yarn and bold fire shades! Malabrigo Lace in Snow Bird (228) is a fabulous variegated blend of oranges and fiery reds, or try Katia Jaipur in shade Orange/Brown (207) in 100% cotton for a fabulously cool summer throw!
A cosy corner is what you need this month Taurus, and a good supply of snacks to feed your need for finishing all those projects you started in the spring! But can you resist a guilty pleasure? Rose’s Guilty Pleasure by MADuNaier is a shawl that was inspired by the lush TV series Downton Abbey, and its luxurious drape with hints of English rose and lace are sure to set your heart racing! Malabrigo Arroyo in shade English Rose (057) is the perfect choice – this is a finer than you’d expect sport weight that will crochet on a 3-3.5mm hook, soft as a kitten and dreamily hand dyed….
There’s never just one project to make for you this month Gemini! Can’t decide between that cool cardi for blustery beach walks or a shawl to swirl around your shoulders? The Beatrice Cardigan by Vicki Brown is a perfect cardi to throw over your shoulders when the sun goes down. Make it in a cool cotton DK for the warm weather, and a warm wool for the winter!
There’s always room for another blanket for the home you love so much! An heirloom to treasure will always be welcome in your heart, and the crochet journey will matter to you as much as the finished blanket. Desert Bloom is a fabulous blanket from celebrated crochet designer Rachele Carmona, whose fabulous motifs combine with architectural stitches to create blankets that you’ll love forever. Your favourite acrylic DK will work beautifully here, or even a cotton DK for the warmer months.
A statement piece is what you need Leo, to wow your admirers and flex your glorious creativity this month! A pair of sassy shorts will keep all eyes on you if you’re striding out in the sunshine, and these lace work beauties by Vicky Chan are perfect!
For those Leos who prefer not to show their legs, a glorious long-line tunic is elegant and stylish – this ripple based tunic from Accessorise has two sizes (both designed with plenty of positive ease), in S/M and L, and the Patons 100% Cotton 4py is perfect for summer in beautiful brights or sweet pastels!
There’s nothing you love more, gentle Virgo, than crafting something beautiful – and this month, when the sun is unpredictable, it’s time pull a gorgeous shawl around your shoulders as you work! The Crochet Project, the darlings of the shawl world, have a stunning range to choose from – this is Doris, a feisty little shawl with short rows and stitch changes that will keep you thrilled from chain to end! This one is crocheted in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, but Virgo, we know you’re very particular about your choices, so you’ll need approximately 800m of your favourite 4ply yarn.
Calm and peace is what you crave, and a balance in all things craft! If you can’t decide what to make next, make one small thing and complete it. Accessories are the answer to indecision! Socks are portable and such fun to make – these Marguerite socks by Sylvie Damey have an afterthought heel, so when they need replacing, you can simply add another!
Passion is forecast for you this month, Scorpio! You need something to get your teeth into, and this gorgeous Smoky Silhouette is the perfect sweater for late summer – great for transitioning between seasons. Make it in a sport weight cotton for warmer weather, and then in a warmer wool for later on in the year. Scorpio loves a challenge, and this slinky top has two great stitches – vertical ribbing that will give you a beautiful shape, and a pretty lace bodice with a flattering empire bust line too.
Sagittarius, we know how much you love the great outdoors – and this is a month for festivals and fun! Get yourself a tent and some Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran and make yourself this fabulous Kaleidoscope Coat, so you can sit around the campfire late into the night singing along with a guitar, a glass of wine and some toasted marshmallows!
Earthy Capricorns are the wise owls of the zodiac, the planners, the achievers and the finishers of crochet projects! You need a pattern that will test you to the end this month, and we’ve got just the thing! Alice’s Shift Dress or Top by the fabulous Crafting, uses a Catherine wheel stitch not for the faint hearted, but this beautiful top is perfect for day to evening jaunts – make it in your favourite cotton or linen, or a wool blend for cooler weather. The pattern is for both DK and worsted/aran weight yarn – but you won’t want to be interrupted until you get that pattern repeat right!
Aquarius the Water Carrier, you take us into the future with your dreams of new worlds and exciting discoveries! What you need this month is a quirky project, something different! Stella Squared is a fabulous shrug, perfect for summer and a fun construction that will keep you thinking!
Use your favourite 4ply yarn – you’ll only need 300g (for sizes S and M), 400g for the larger sizes.
Dreamy Pisces, what’s going on? It sounds like you need some cool, calm crochet to help you drift into calm waters this month! The undulating pearl shells of the Pearl Shell top by Accessorise will soothe your soul – just find your favourite cotton aran yarn and you’ll have made this beauty in a weekend! We love Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran – imagine this beauty in one of the 60 shades!