Crochet in PPQ

Howdy, Pom Pals! One question we get asked a lot is “Which issue of Pom Pom should I buy for crochet patterns?” Well, we thought it would be useful to have a crochet-dedicated blog post – ta da! Below are all the crochet patterns ever published by Pom Pom for you to enjoy. We hope this will make it easier to decide which issue holds the crochet pattern(s) for you!

From Issue 38...

by Tyra Smith (left): Why choose between two beloved crafts when you can make a project which includes both? Can you guess which half is knit and which half is crochet? #StargroveHat

Alsia by Reed Keyes (right): This crochet pullover is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up then seamed. In particular, we love Alsia's distinctive stand up neckline! #AlsiaPullover 

From Issue 37... 

Fenix by Sandra Gutierrez: This tank is worked in two identical panels that begin with a triangle and then branch out with vertical rows. The finished straps and panels are sewn together. #FenixTank 

From Issue 36...

by Gina Fama Röckenwager: The modular construction of this granny square crochet cardigan means that it can easily be made longer or shorter, depending on your style! #BattenbergCardigan

From Issue 35...

City Lights by Sandra Gutierrez: City Light's pattern echoes the appearance of knitted rib, but with added squish and density! The more squish the better for winter garments, we think! #CityLightsPullover 

 Issue 33

Coatlicue by Sandra Gutierrez (top left): This perfect-for-summer tank is worked from the bottom up, using a single row mosaic technique. #CoatlicueTank

Delta by Isa Catepillán (top right): Who doesn’t love a bit of crochet lace?! One of the many things we love about this tank is that you can adapt the length of the straps to make the armhole depth right for you. #DeltaCrochetTank

Güneş by Ezgi Tandogan Onat (bottom left): We think a handmade bag really is the cherry on top of a me-made wardrobe! #GunesBag

Sunblink by Marjan Gouda (bottom right): Welcome to the scrunchie renaissance! PPQ33 includes a tutorial on how to make your very own crochet scrunchies. We think they make a thoughtful gift for the long-haired loved ones in your life! #SunblinkScrunchie  

From Issue 32

Vayu by Lana Jois: This shawl is worked sideways, from one tip to the other, and every stitch is worked through the backloop for a textured effect – oh my! #VayuCrochetShawl

 Issue 31

Acre by Judith Brand: This is one #PomProject we love being tagged in – the colour combinations you choose are endless! The sweater is worked in flat pieces and then crocheted together, meaning it’s easy to break the project down into bitesized chunks. #AcreCrochetPullover

 Issue 29

Minton by Isa Catepillán: This crochet bag is made up of 12 identical square motifs, so by the 12th, the pattern will be second nature to you! #MintonBag

 Issue 28

Filix by Judith Brand (top left): If you’re looking to expand the number of crochet techniques you know, then these mitts should be your next make! Fsc (chainless crochet) is used at the beginning to make the cuff stretchy, then each mitt uses half double crochet worked in the third loop only (hdc 3lo) in a continuous spiral (rather than in joined rounds) from the bottom up! Wow! #FilixMitts

Davallia by Isa Catepillán (right): Perfect for the beach or over a dress for dinner, like you see here! For this design, we recommend taking the time to familiarise yourself with the pattern before you start, but my goodness it’s worth it – just look at those ferns! #DavalliaCoverUp

Waterclover by Isa Catepillán (bottom left): Our most popular crochet pattern to date! This gorgeous tee is worked from the bottom up and there are instructions on how to reduce the pattern length to your liking. If you’re wearing Waterclover on a sunny day, beware of waterclover-shaped tan lines! #WatercloverTop

 Issue 20

Hanabira by Eline Alcocer: We love this crochet cardi for its pop of floral detail! Hanabira is worked from the top down in a raglan construction. To avoid puckering, we advise that you work the ribbing to a tight tension when crocheting the button band in particular! #HanabiraCardigan

 Issue 17

Altair by Joanne Scrace (left): This geometric lace summer shawl is as light as a feather and so easy to wear, making it a great travel companion whether you’re enjoying a staycation this year or just popping to the park! #AltairShawl

Tannery Falls by Sara Delaney (right): The loose gauge of this tunic means that it’ll be your go-to on those hot summer days! The front and back bodice of Tannery Falls are exactly the same, so the tunic can be worn with the centre ‘skirt’ seam either way round – we can get on board with that kind of simplicity! #TanneryFallsTop

 Issue 16

Riveret by Merrian Holland (left): This tee is made up almost exclusively of simple double crochet stitches, meaning that it’s appropriate for a novice crocheter (or an experienced crocheter in need of a comfort project)! #RiveretTee

Imitation by Judith Brand (top right): So named because the combination of crochet stitches imitates the look and feel of knitted fabric!#ImitationMitts

Unfold by Yuliya Tkacheva (bottom right): We think the post stitches used to create a three-dimensional texture on both sides of this cowl takes crochet to a whole new level! #UnfoldCowl

 Issue 14

North Toque by Maria Valles: This hat is quick to make, and we think the bold wavy lines make for a dramatic exclamation point at the top of any outfit! Why not add a pop of colour to a grey winter’s day? #NorthToqueHat

 Issue 13

Azulejo by Judith Brand: How cute is this little pouch?! It’s made using tapestry crochet, which has a long tradition in South America, Africa, and Eurasia, and is often used in intricate colourwork. #AzulejoPouch

 Issue 11

Falling Snow Mitts by Judith Brand (left): The star stitch used in these mitts is giving us all the wintery feels with its resemblance to falling snow! Is there anything more perfect for winter? #FallingSnowMitts

Trienne by Rachel Atkinson (right): We think this half granny square motif shawl will look fab-u-lous thrown over a winter coat! #TrienneShawl

 Issue 10

Florilegium by Johanna Weinreich: There are many things we love about this project; from the comforting granny square design to the three ways which you can wear this wrap! It’s versatile and contentment-bringing, all in one! #FlorilegiumWrap


From Issue 7

Vintage Bullion Scarf by Marie Segares (left): The somewhat forgotten bullion stitch makes this scarf a textured dream! Little tip: due to the number of wraps required for the fabled bullion stitch, you might find it easier to work this pattern on a straight-handled hook. #VintageBullionScarf

Anzen by Simone Francis (right): When we saw this crochet ‘fair-isle’ yoke, we couldn’t resist! This cosy cardigan is worked top-down which means you can try it on as you go! #AnzenCardi

 Issue 4

Samphire by Bee Clinch: Such a fun addition to an outfit! Samphire is the ideal handmade accessory to brighten up a vintage dress or top! #SamphireCollar

 Issue 2

Abuelita by Meghan Fernandes: The cover star of our second ever issue! This top is designed to have plenty of positive ease for layering, but if you want a tighter fit, there’s nothing stopping you from making a size smaller. #AbuelitaTop

Available on our blog

Neon Love Mitts by Meghan Fernandes: Although these mitts do pack a punch in neon shades, choose whichever colours suit your winter wardrobe best! We’re delighted to offer this pattern for free on our blog, just click the link above. #NeonLoveMitts

Woah, that’s a whole lotta crochet! There are a few stand out issues which feature lots and lots of crochet patterns, such as Issues 1628, and 33, so we’d recommend those PPQs if you’re a prolific maker, but perhaps there was a stand alone crochet pattern from another issue which caught your eye! Either way, happy making! Love, Pom Pom xx

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