Annie's Crochet World Autumn 2019 : 2019-09-01

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Design Directory

stitch patterns, simple color changes and easy shaping and finishing. Simple in-the-round projects, such as coasters, hot mats, flowers, hats, neck warmers and cowls fall within this skill category, as well as the ability to read simple stitch charts and keys. Skill Levels Buyer’s Guide Beginner ALEENE’S PREMIUM GLUE OMEGA Projects that incorporat­e a wide variety of stitch techniques beyond the basics, such as shells, fans, popcorns, clusters, post stitches, basic cables, lace, simple intarsia, shaping and finishing. The crocheter has the ability to read more advanced stitch pattern charts, such as lace and cable charts. Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches, with little or no shaping. www.aleenes.com Distribute­d by Creative Yarn Source (614) 205-3210 www.creativeya­rnsource.com ANNIE’S AnniesYarn­Shop.com Confident Beginner BERNAT PATONS Projects for new crocheters who are comfortabl­e with the beginner basic stitches and are ready to combine them into short pattern sequences. Skills include simple increasing, decreasing and minimal color changes. Distribute­d by Yarnspirat­ions.com (888) 368-8401 www.yarnspirat­ions.com Distribute­d by Yarnspirat­ions.com (888) 368-8401 www.yarnspirat­ions.com ChaLLengin­g CHIAOGOO PLYMOUTH YARN CO. INC. Projects that utilize a wide variety of stitches and techniques such as those noted above, as well as more detailed colorwork, shaping, constructi­on and finishing. (248) 457-6887 www.chiaogoo.com (215) 788-0459 www.plymouthya­rn.com eaSy HANDY HANDS PREMIER YARNS Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes and easy shaping and finishing. Simple in-the-round projects, such as coasters, hot mats, flowers, hats, neck warmers and cowls fall within this skill category, as well as the ability to read simple stitch charts and keys. (Lizbeth) (217) 379-3802 www.hhtatting.com (888) 408-3800 www.premieryar­ns.com ChaLLengin­g RED HEART KING COLE YARNS (Aunt Lydia’s) (800) 648-1479 www.redheart.com Projects that require a more intuitive understand­ing of a pattern or chart and that also include advanced stitches and techniques, as well as more intricate methods such as intarsia, cables, lace, stranded colorwork with numerous color changes and advanced shaping and constructi­on techniques. www.kingcole.com LILY SUGAR ’N CREAM STITCHED NATURALLY Distribute­d by Yarnspirat­ions.com (888) 368-8401 www.yarnspirat­ions.com (Scheepjes Dealer) www.stitchedna­turally.com intermedia­te Projects that incorporat­e a wide variety of stitch techniques beyond the basics, such as shells, fans, popcorns, clusters, post stitches, basic cables, lace, simple intarsia, shaping and finishing. The crocheter has the ability to read more advanced stitch pattern charts, such as lace and cable charts. UNIVERSAL YARN LION BRAND YARN (Nazli Gelin) (877) UNIYARN (864-9276) www.universaly­arn.com (800) 258-9276 www.lionbrand.com Standard Yarn Weight System moderateLy ChaLLengin­g Catagories of yarn, gauge ranges and recommende­d hook sizes. Projects that utilize a wide variety of stitches and techniques such as those noted above, as well as more detailed colorwork, shaping, constructi­on and finishing. Yarn Weight Symbol & Category Names Lace, Fingering Size 10 Crochet Thread ChaLLengin­g Sock, Fingering, Baby Super Chunky, Roving Sport, Baby DK, Light Worsted Worsted, Afghan, Aran Chunky, Craft, Rug Type of Yarns in Category Roving Projects that require a more intuitive understand­ing of a pattern or chart and that also include advanced stitches and techniques, as well as more intricate methods such as intarsia, cables, lace, stranded colorwork with numerous color changes and advanced shaping and constructi­on techniques. Crochet Gauge* Ranges in Single Crochet to 4 inches Recommende­d Hook in Metric Size Range 6–9 sts 5 sts and fewer 32–42 sts 21–32 sts 16–20 sts 12–17 sts 11–14 sts 8–11 sts 1.5– 2.25mm Steel 8–1 Regular Hook B1 2.25– 3.5mm 3.5– 4.5mm 4.5– 5.5mm 5.5– 6.5mm 6.5– 9mm 9– 16mm 16mm and larger Recommende­d Hook– U.S. Size Range I9 to K101/2 K101/2 to M/ N13 B1 to E4 E4 to 7 7 to I9 M/ N13 to Q Q and larger * Guidelines only: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and hook sizes for specific yarn categories. 114 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS

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