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This month the pattern I chose to crochet, just for fun, was Heather’s Shawl. This beautiful design was easy to crochet and it makes a great weekend project. Check out my finished project below and see the other fantastic patterns included in this issue of Crochet World. There are more than 22+ Crochet Patterns included. Enter my giveaway below for a chance to win your own copy of this issue!

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this issue from Annie’s Craft Store. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.[/disclaimer]

Crochet World August 2018 Magazine

Title: Crochet World August 2018
Pattern: Heather’s Shawl
Designer: Jamie Swiatek
Available at: Annie’s Craft Store
Current Price: $5.99*

Crochet World August 2018 – Pattern: Heather’s Shawl

I often forget how many great patterns you can receive in a single magazine issue! The August Issue of Crochet World includes more than 22 crochet patterns!

I love the variety of patterns included in this issue. The difficulty level varies from pattern to pattern, with projects included for Beginners all the way through to Intermediate Level Crocheters. Patterns have been included for garments, blankets, afghans, throws, coasters, table sets, items for the home, scarves and cowls.

The yarns used for the projects ranges from lace weight [0] to medium weight [4]. I have included which weight yarn was used for each pattern below.

The patterns included are:

  • Heather’s Shawl (intermediate), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Painted Boxes Baby Blanket (beginner), light weight yarn [3]
  • Summer Lace Bookmark (easy), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Mandala Coasters (confident beginner), light weight yarn [3]
  • Lacy Tee Top (intermediate), super fine yarn [1], sizes: small, medium, large, XL and 2XL
  • Georgiana Scarf (intermediate), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Brigid Capelet (intermediate), light weight yarn [3], sizes: small/medium, large/XL, 2XL/3XL
  • Knotted Net Tote (easy), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Flower Trellis Afghan (intermediate), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Lacy Loop Cowl (intermediate), fine weight yarn [2]
  • Gumdrop Table Set (intermediate), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Gingham Place Mat & Coaster (easy), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Retro Pot Holder Set (easy), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Polka Dot Toaster Cover (easy), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Cherries on the Top Valance (intermediate), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Eat Your Veggies Towels (easy), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Striped Overalls (intermediate), fine weight yarn [2], sizes: 6 months, 12 months and 24 months
  • Breezy Blooms Throw (intermediate), medium weight yarn [4]
  • On-Point Lace Throw (intermediate), medium weight yarn [4]
  • Sunny Day Sunflowers (intermediate), lace weight yarn [0]
  • Casual Blues Jacket (intermediate), light weight yarn [3], sizes: small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large
  • V-Stitch Basket (confident beginner), medium weight yarn [4]

Crochet World August 2018 Pattern Directory

You can see more of the projects (and a larger size image) here.

This issue includes more than 66 pages of patterns and crochet related information.

Each month I try to choose 1 pattern written by another Designer to crochet, just for fun! This month I picked Heather’s Shawl by Jamie Swiatek.

There were a few other designs I considered from the August Issue of Crochet World, including the Retro Pot Holder Set, Sunny Day Sunflowers and the Striped Overalls. Heather’s Shawl won out because I have always wanted to try making Love Knots but I have never made the time to do so. I always thought they would be complicated and require my extreme concentration to make sure the knot was the right height each time but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed learning and crocheting them! The rows with the Love Knots just flew by and the project progressed quickly because of them.

The pattern is extremely well written. I had no trouble following it and I found no errors. The most difficult part was matching my gauge to the Designer’s gauge. I ended up needing to use a 5 mm (H) hook instead of the hook size suggested. My finished shawl is 60 inches long by 19 inches wide. So my shawl is a little bit wider than the sample in the e-magazine and I think this difference is because of my love knot sections.  I used 391 g (710 yards) of Red Heart Soft yarn, so just under 3 balls, in the color Dark Leaf (E728_9523). The shawl took me one weekend to crochet (while watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix – which for a supposedly scary show, made me cry more than it made me jump! It was a fantastic show – I definitely recommend it – just be sure to have some tissue nearby if you are a softie like me!).

You can see my shawl below:

October Shawl Project from pattern from Crochet World August 2018 Issue

I really love how this shawl turned out! The stitch pattern is beautiful and the love knots add a lovely lace element to the design.

Would you like to have your own copy of the August Issue of Crochet World?

Crochet World August 2018 Issue PDF Giveaway from Annies Craft Store and Oombawka Design Crochet

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This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law. Void in Quebec.

Start Date: October 31, 2018; 00:01 am ET
End Date: November 7, 2018, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the winner of the Giveaway and you would still like to have you own copy of the August Issue of Crochet World, you can purchase your e-magazine directly from Annie’s Craft Store!

Crochet World August 2018

I would like to thank Annie’s Craft Store for both the Review and Giveaway Copy of Crochet World Magazine (August 2018).

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  1. I used to really love getting this magazine in the mail, but any more I just use the internet and My Face Book groups for pattern needs

  2. I love this Magazine! So many Awesome Patterns. I have been receiving it for years. I totally recommend it to those who love new patterns.

  3. Could you review Stress-Free Seamless Crochet from Annie’s? I have been looking at this book but would like another opinion

  4. The Annie’s book I’d love for you to review next is the Figure Flattering Plus-Size Fashions Crochet Pattern Book. It hard to find great crochet plus size patterns. It would be great to know more about this book. Thank you.

  5. I’d like to see a review of the crochet toppers patterns.

  6. I’d love a review of the 101 Snowflakes book from Annie’s. Are they all easy, too difficult etc? It would be good to know before buying!

  7. I’d like to see a review Figure Flattering Plus Size Fashions, Thanks for the review on this. So much crammed in an issue! Love it!

  8. I’d love to see a review of either Figure Flattering Plus-Size Fashions Crochet Pattern Book or Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet

  9. I love to crochet and the patterns in this magazine look amazing! With the holidays approaching I’m on the lookout for new ideas!

  10. Those sunflowers get me every time! I can never have enough sunflower patterns. And I think you should review the Winter Warmers book next!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! One can never have too many patterns.

  12. Love the look of the Heather Shawl & like that there are 22+ patterns in this magazine. It is very difficult to find crocheting magazines where I am. I have to go to my local Barnes & Noble & they charge between $9.99 to $12.99 just for a magazine! I would rather take that money and buy yarn.