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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 BabyLoveBrand.net 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 ❤️]

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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.

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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.

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