About the October 2023 Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine

by Heather Mann

We’re so excited about the release of our new October 2023 issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine, and we just can’t hide it! We have to talk about this collection of size-inclusive crochet designs and crochet lifestyle content!

Crochet Foundry Magazine Oct 23 issue cover
We’ll get to the designs in a minute, but first, here are the articles you’ll find in this month’s issue:

  • World of Qiviut: an interview with indigenous entrepreneur Tanis Simpson of Qiviut, Inc.
  • Crochet Seam Methods: Ways to sew crochet pieces together, and how to decide which one to use.
  • Victoria’s Diary of Crochet Fashion Week.
  • DIY Tutorial: T-shirt yarn and basket pattern.
  • October Potluck Recipes.
  • Behind the collection, community scrapbook, and an interview with the designer of our cover garment, Mary Ann Gebhardt who designed the Zinnia Shawl.

 And now about this month’s crochet patterns!Collage of October 2023 Crochet foundry designs: a cardigan, pullover, another striped cardigan, a super scarf, a large cowl/shawl, and a pom-pom beanie hat


This collection includes three sweaters and a gaggle of gorgeous accessories including a super scarf, a large cowl/shawl, fingerless gloves, a beanie, and a lovely floral shawl. Let’s find out more about these designs!

1. Wide Stripe Colorblock Cardigan by Carol Hladik

A collage of the cardigan: it has 3 blocks of color starting with tan at the shoulders, aqua for the mid-section, and copper for the bottom

The Wide Stripe colorblock cardigan is the perfect piece for wrapping up with a cup of coffee on a cool crisp day. This simple cardigan features a beautiful texture throughout and a slightly oversized fit with plenty of extra space in the shoulders and upper arms to fit over your long sleeve shirts.

Finished Measurements: 

Bust Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)” / 85 (95, 105, 115, 125) (135, 145, 155, 165) cm

Yarn: Furls Fiberarts Wander Acrylic Yarn, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 120 yds/109 m per 100g skein) 

Hook: 5.0mm

2. Woven Raglan Sweater by Jess Bennett

Collage of Woven Raglan Sweater - a dark grey sweater with wide sleeves and a subtle effect of woven contrast colors on the yoke and sleeve ends

You’ve all seen crochet that looks like knit, so how about crochet that looks like weaving? The stitches are worked over another strand of yarn to create something really beautiful. You can personalize it by using any color for the woven look sections and you can even use up scraps of your from your stash. This sweater will soon become your favorite.

Finished Measurements: 

Chest circumference

37 (39, 42, 46.5, 48.5) (54, 58, 62, 66)”

94 (99, 106.5, 118, 123) (137, 147, 157, 168) cm

Yarn: Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted #3 yarn (100% Acrylic; 180 yds/165 m per 100g ball 

Hook: Furls H/5mm Hook

3. Sands of Time Cardigan by Cassie Reed-Chavez

Sands of Time Cardigan by Cassie Reed-Chavez collage - a navy blue sweater with small cables up the front and back

Whether you’re headed to the pumpkin patch or curling up on the couch with a good book on those chilly fall days, the Sands of Time Cardigan is the perfect layering cardigan for your cool-weather wardrobe. It’s perfect for layering over a ribbed top or cami and paired with jeans and a pair of knee-high boots for the perfect autumn outfit. The delicate cables on the panels and down the sleeves add interest and structure to this cardigan, making it easy to pair with minimalist pieces. This bottom up cardigan has minimal seaming and works up so quickly, so you’ll be wearing your new cardigan in no time. Video tutorials will walk you through the cables, making them a breeze.

Finished Measurements: 

XS (S, M, L, XL) (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

32.5 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48) (52.5, 56.5, 60.5, 64)”

82.5 (93, 101.5, 113, 123) (133, 143.5, 153.5, 163.5) cm

2-5” of intended positive ease.

Yarn: Mary Maxim Starlette, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 180 yds/165 m per 100g ball) Dark Azure

7 (8, 10, 11, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) balls or 1260 (1440, 1650, 1800, 1920) (2100, 2260, 2350, 2530) yards

4. Salve Scarf by Crystal Marin

Salve Scarf by Crystal Marin - a light brown large scarf with fringe and a subtle crossed stitch texture

The Salve Scarf is a cozy and oversized scarf full of texture and warmth–almost enough to lure you out into the crisp fall air. This super scarf is wide enough to double as a small wrap. The stitches are interesting and the repeats are easy so it’s a relaxing make for any level crocheter. This pattern includes a video tutorial from start to finish. 

Finished Measurements: 

12”/30.5cm wide by 100”/254cm long, without fringe.

Yarn: Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn, Worsted weight #4 yarn (100% acrylic yarn; 120yds/109m per 3.5oz/100g ball): Fawn 6 balls or 720 yards.

Hook: H/8 5.0mm

Yarn: Furls Wander, worsted weight #4 yarn

Hook: Furls H/5mm Hook

5. Autumn Cinched Cowl by Risë Burgie

Autumn Cinched Cowl by Risë Burgie - an oversized shawl-sized circular cowl that has drawstrings running horizontally and vertically so you can cinch it in different ways depending on how you want to wear it.

This quick, easy, and oh so cuddly multi-functional accessory provides you with various style options depending upon whether or not the hidden drawstrings are used.  The design features both vertical as well as horizontal drawstrings which are woven into the body allowing many possibilities such as a cowl, infinity scarf, hood, shoulder warmer, cape, or poncho all determined by which sections are cinched, if any at all. This clever design will take you from chilliest fall nights all the way through the coldest days of wintery outdoor fun and promises to be the most versatile addition to your wardrobe this season!

Finished Measurements: 

Circumference; 52”, Length; 16”

Yarn: Premier Yarns Colorfusion Chunky, Bulky weight #5 yarn (100% Acrylic; 109 yds/100 m per 100g ball) Vintage 6 balls or 654 yds/690 m.

Hook: M 8.0mm

6. Homespun Hand Warmers by Jess Bennett 

Homespun Hand Warmers by Jess Bennett - fingerless gloves made in dark grey with stripes of teal, red, and orange

These fun striped hand warmers work up quickly and have loads of texture. The stitch pattern is so simple but looks really unusual and complex. The perfect accessory for when you have cold hands but need to keep your finger free to crochet!

Finished Measurements: 

Hand width 5 (5.5, 6)”

Sleeve circumference 8 (8.5, 9)”

Yarn: Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted #3 yarn (100% Acrylic; 180 yds/165 m per 100g ball 

Hook: Furls  G/4.5mm Hook

7. Alpine Beanie by Rashami Sarode 

Alpine Beanie by Rashami Sarode: a cream tweed crocheted hat with a yarn pom-pom

Indulge in the cozy charm of this exquisitely textured Alpine Beanie, a versatile accessory that’s just as appealing no matter your age or gender. The intricate alpine stitch lends appealing texture and the pattern allows for a snug or slouchy fit, depending on your preference. Crafted with a luxurious alpaca blend yarn, this beanie guarantees to keep you snug and stylish throughout the season. Embrace it as your ultimate autumn essential, and consider it a thoughtful holiday gift option to delight your friends and family.

Finished Measurements: 

Child (Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large) 

Hat Circumference: 19 (20, 21, 22) inches

Yarn: Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca Tweed, Medium worsted weight #4 yarn (77% acrylic, 20% alpaca, 3% viscose; 262 yds/239 m per 100 g skein)

Color: Raw cotton 1 skein or 164 (178, 194, 236) yards for regular beanie.

Hook: H/8 5.0mm

8. Zinnia Flower Shawl by Mary Ann Gebhardt 

Zinnia Flower Shawl by Mary Ann Gebhardt - a crocheted shawl made of round floral motifs connected with chains

This beautiful floral motif shawl is inspired by the beautiful fields of flowers. Everything matches in nature! Joining the flowers in this shawl creates a beautiful garden landscape that you can wear. Shown in: Zinnia and Sunflower variants.

Finished Measurements: 

Approx 36″ across / 91.5cm

Yarn: Amano Sami Peruvian Pima Cotton Dk weight (1.76oz/164yd; 50g/150m)

Hook: 3.75mm


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