Inside Crochet, Issue 97

Hey, y’all! Exciting news: I was interviewed for the mini “Blog We Love” feature in Inside Crochet, issue 97. And when I say I rode the confidence-boost wave of this magazine interview for at least a month, I’m not the least bit kidding. The proof is where I’ve been doing the majority of my *squeeeeeee*-ing as of late: my IG stories lol


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I’ll let you all read the issue for yourself to see the full interview, but it was so much fun, and got me thinking about big picture ideas like why I do what I do. Sometimes it’s refreshing to get back on track with that “forest” stuff, especially when starting a new endeavor like opening a yarn shop gets you stuck in the trees 🙂

Another fabulous thing about this interview, and the main thing I want to share today, was having to sift through all of my makes to select three photos. Oh my goodness…

*Backstory moment* …If you didn’t know, I used to be “BabyLove Brand” and I just used my website to document and catalog my FOs. Well, when I rebranded in 2013 or thereabouts, I decided to create CypressTextiles for crafter things like tutorials, patterns, etc., and just maintain as my FO Gallery. So all that is to say: there are a TON of projects over there to look through. How to pick just three???

You guys have most definitely met this make, “Amazon Blanket” which I designed for Scheepjes YARN Bookazine, issue 3. I share it every chance I can, because it’s just one of my most favorite designs.

Color-wise, this Geometric Lace blanket is my absolute favorite. There are over 300 motifs in this 86x86in blanket. I used several brands of DK acrylic yarn to get all the color blending, and it was an absolute blast feeling out the layout as I went. Super-fave.

[Related: Check out all 47 Geometric Lace Blankets I have made! Have you made one too? Hashtag #geometriclaceblanket on social media so I can see ❤️]


Lastly, I selected Hexagon Burst, because it is by FAR my most downloaded free pattern. This piece can get up over 250 downloads on Craftsy in one day, and it’s been over a year since I uploaded it. Just crazy! But truly these motifs are so addictive. Try to make just one! You’ll have a finished blanket before you know it.


Hope y’all scoop up a copy of Inside Crochet, Issue 97 – loads of great patterns and pretty inspiration photos inside, and a tiny interview with li’l ol’ me ❤️

Happy crafting, y’all!

Rachele C.



  1. I love the colours in the geometric lace blanket too. That must have taken quite some planning. Congratulations on the great feature in the magazine.

  2. janet says

    Hi got your inside crochet last week and got the free love heart pom pom maker you use lovely colours in crochet work

    • Rachele Carmona says

      Thank you! I’m so glad you liked the Issue! 😁❤️ Happy crafting – RC

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