Friday, 4 May 2012

Not inside crochet

A little while ago I became utterly overexcited about being asked to crochet professionally. The editor of Inside crochet magazine asked me to make one of his designs and submit it to the publication. It was primarily to cut down on time spent posting things as he lives in Canada. I spent weeks doing, undoing and redoing a lovely garment which I sent off at Easter and which they have been sitting on since. Well, today I have heard they have gone bust and that it wont be published. I was going to have my name in it too.

I had waited ages to show and tell as I was worried about people seeing it before publication but as it wont be in…… How would you like to see the finished piece?

photo 3

You may remember I showed you the yarn. Its from knitshop colour blue green. 60% cotton plied with 40% wool. Its lovely, I used 5 balls and was sent 10 so got to keep the remainder.IMG_0234

The collar


The back




The fancy hem.

I blocked it all  too. I even block granny squares, it makes a world of difference to a finished piece.

This garment is a cover-up for over a swimsuit.

The guy I made it for is trying to get it back so that he can try to get it into another publication so we might see it in print but lets not hold our breath.

I am sad that a moment of notoriety has not come my way but that is nothing to the loss of income for those concerned. My heart goes out to those people.

Anyway I do hope you have enjoyed seeing it, it was challenging and hugely enjoyable.


  1. It's lovely! Looks really complicated. Your hard work really shows. May more opportunities come for you.

  2. I am so sorry Louise - sadly this isn't the first time it has happened with this company from what I can gather. Your crochet was beautiful - thank you for sharing the photos.

  3. Oh what a beautiful piece of work, it looks great, how disappointing for you, but lets keep our fingers crossed something is on the horizon... :) x

  4. So sorry to hear about the magazine, how disappointing. I'm sure another opportunity is just around the corner. Te pattern you made is absolutely beautiful and you have done a fantastic job as it look really complicated. I love the colour of the yarn and how cool you have some left over!!! Hope you have a good weekend.

  5. Oh Louise it's all talk in SIBOL Rav group! I'm sorry to hear you are disappointed. It's a beautiful piece of work. We as a group sent squares up to ! Pop over sometime.i miss you.
    Love sue x

  6. I bought this issue of inside crochet in sainsburys yesterday!

  7. Hello Louise,
    Thanks for your comments on SIBOL I have been very disappointed as you can imagine but I'm so proud of what we have achieved. Yes I did talk about numerous things unfortunately it didn't get me anywhere.
    Love suex

  8. Louise - it's going in! keep your eyes peeled

    Claire x

    1. Hi Louise! Love your Beach Cover up! I know it's something that I would love making up and wearing! Keep pushing on and I'm sure that it will be published! Inside Crochet magazine has been taken on by Unique It's certainly worth contacting them.
      Best of luck, and look forwards to seeing your gorgeous top published!

  9. I saw this in Issue 33 page 76!! Well done.

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