As you may have noticed, I’ve been looking back at some of my old crochet purse patterns recently. I’ve shared a lot of them with you again. That’s because they’re really great timeless makes. As I was going through them, I came across the Red Hot Purse that I designed for Love of Crochet magazine in 2014. And that got me wondering whether or not you could still access those old patterns. It turns out that all six issues from that year are available for sale as a package of digital back issues. They are filled with timeless crochet garments and accessories patterns that are totally worth checking out.
Digital Back Issues, Love of Crochet 2014
You can purchase all six issues as a set from Interweave Crochet. They’re full color digital replications that look exactly like the original magazines. You get all six magazines for $19.99. That’s about $3.33 per issue. With so many timeless crochet garments and accessories patterns in each issue, you’re barely pennies for the patterns. Of course, Love of Crochet Magazine wasn’t just around in 2014. There are other back issues as well. But I’m bringing this set to your attention because it’s the one that has the Red Hot Purse crochet pattern in it.
The Red Hot Purse That Started It All
The Red Hot Purse is what sent me down this rabbit hole of old patterns to begin with. It was featured in the Lobe of Crochet, Crochet More 2014 issue. This is a really chic little purse that is perfect for date night. You’ll add beads to it that give it some shine, sparkle, and just that little something special. I’ve designed a variety of different crochet purses over the years but this is definitely the go-to for special occasions.
More Marly Bird Patterns In This Issue
The Red Hot Purse is a great pattern. However, it’s not the only Marly Bird pattern in the Crochet More 2014 issue. There are about thirty patterns in this issue. And they’re unique in that they each use three skeins of yarn or less. Here are the other Marly Bird designs that you might enjoy:
Candy Apple Cardigan
You can also purchase this cardigan pattern as a standalone design through Ravelry. It’s a flattering tie-front cardigan that works well throughout the seasons. The bright color is bold and fun.
The other three Marly Bird crochet patterns featured in this issue are a hairpin lace shawl, a floral headband, and a set of colorful matching coasters and cup cozies. If you’ve never played with hairpin lace before, this shawl provides a great opportunity to do so. It’s a beautiful, flattering design that’s perfect for summer crafting.
Other Marly Bird Patterns in Love of Crochet 2014 Issues
Crochet More 2014 was only one of the 6 issues from that year. In case you’re wondering, they published my designs in most of the other issues that year as well.
In the Love of Crochet Holiday 2014 issue, you’ll find my Stellar Stripes crochet shawl pattern. This pattern is also now available as a free ad-supported pattern here on the site.
In the Spring 2014 issue you’ll find my Midnight in Paris Cardigan. This is a deep blue lacy tie-front cardigan that is definitely one of my most timeless crochet garments. You can purchase it as a standalone pattern on Ravelry or find it in the Love of Crochet issue. Also in that issue you’ll find my Child’s Sweet Skirt and Capelet set and my Creative Crochet Beaded Necklace pattern.
Then there’s the Fall 2014 issue of Love of Crochet magazine. You’ll discover my Iridescent Crescent crochet sweater pattern. This short sleeved long crochet sweater comes in six sizes and offers a flattering fit on many figures.
In the Winter 2014 issue you’ll find my Mountain Mist Poncho. This is also available for sale as a standalone pattern on Ravelry. It’s definitely one of those timeless crochet garments that you can wear for years to come.
Lots of Timeless Crochet Garments and Accessories Patterns
I’m hardly the only designer featured in these magazine issues. There are so many great timeless crochet garments and accessories throughout these pages. You might be surprised by how many of them really do stand the test of time. Some of the fabulous designers included in these pages are Melissa Leapman, Robyn Chachula, Kristen Stoltzfus, Lisa Gentry, and Yarn Twins.