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Autumn Glow Collection Crochet 2017

Annie’s Signature Designs


With the first cool breeze of fall easing down the golden coast, my crafty spirit is awakening. It’s that time of the year when we can all look forward to snuggling up on the couch to start some new creations. My lifelong love of working in yarn makes me so excited and proud to present this Autumn Glow Collection for Annie’s Signature Designs. Last March, I gratefully collaborated with a talented team of individuals with the goal of bringing you these two collections of crochet and knit designs. The creative stages since then were exhilarating as we immersed ourselves in trends, colors, yarn and creativity. Traversing the globe from traditional Nordic heritage to boho Californian influences, a thread is woven through this collection, creating a classic, timeless look. I think you will see that my uniquely Scandinavian style shines through as I apply my background and traditions in every detail of my designs. The designers I worked with also did an amazing job interpreting my thoughts in the creative process. Their garments look and feel as close to my heart as my own designs. As far as yarn selections go, natural fibers will always be number one on my list as they provide the best quality, look and feel. The rich, vibrant colors and textures stay crisp and graphic. You’ll see, though, that we provide you with a great variety of yarn choices. We’ve carefully paired these with each garment, hoping you’ll fondly reach for these gorgeous creations in your closet for years to come. The photo shoot took place in and around the one and only San Luis Obispo, California. I think the coast of California is out of this world gorgeous, and some of the places here are the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. With this lookbook I wish to take you on a journey through the back roads, watching these rolling hills bathed in the golden glow and exploring what has inspired me. View the trees, rocks and earth weaving together in an autumn tapestry. I just love seeing these garments photographed against the California backdrop. I hope looking through the pages that follow inspires you to create something in the Annie’s Signature Designs Autumn Glow Collection. Enjoy! XOXO,


Hilltop Tee


Hilltop Tee


Vista Point Vest


Vista Point Vest


Kista Pullover


Kista Pullover


La Paz Wrap


La Paz Wrap


La Paz Wrap


Golden Grove Cardi


Golden Grove Cardi


Estelita Messy Bun Hat & Cowl


Estelita Messy Bun Hat & Cowl


Anacapa Cardigan


Anacapa Cardigan


Casmalia Sweater


Casmalia Sweater


Cold Canyon Poncho


Cold Canyon Poncho


Sirimiri Cardi


Sirimiri Cardi


Alameda Tunic


Alameda Tunic


Tolosa Vest


Tolosa Vest


Euphoria Cardi


Euphoria Cardi


Euphoria Cardi


Euphoria Cardi


Poetria Embroidered Wrap


Poetria Embroidered Wrap


Moonbow Beret & Shawl


Moonbow Beret & Shawl


Hilltop Tee Design by Che Lam With on-trend details in crisscross lace and texture crochet, this sleeveless tunic has a relaxed and flattering shape and a timeless boho charm. You will be wearing this loose-fitting tunic in no time! Design is made with a size G/6/4mm hook using 6 (7, 8) skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X).

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Vista Point Vest Designs by Jill Hanratty Three stitch patterns create visual interest within a basic shape. Wear the collar or not—it’s a separate piece! Made using a J/10/6mm crochet hook and 6 (7, 8, 9) hanks of Berroco Vintage DK. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL).

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Kista Pullover Design by Lena Skvagerson This pullover has a lovely cable and row design and, depending on yarn choice, will turn into a wardrobe staple. Casually pair it with jeans or dress it up for a day in the office. On the back there is an allover lace pattern that is also repeated on the front and sleeves, and a cable pattern is constructed with front post and back post stitches. Design is made with a size J/10/6mm crochet hook using 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) balls of Berroco Ultra Wool worsted-weight yarn. Instructions are written for woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL).

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La Paz Wrap Design by Lena Skvagerson Wear it one day as a wrap and next day as a poncho. With its flirty fringes, trendy shaping and its laid-back style, you’ll find yourself always looking good no matter where or how you wear it! It is made using a size N/15/10mm crochet hook and Patons Alpaca Blend, a chunky-weight yarn. For the multicolored version you need 2 skeins each of 5 different colors, and the solid version uses 3 (4, 5) skeins of one color. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL).

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Golden Grove Cardi Design by Jill Hanratty Easy construction, a textured stitch worked from side-to-side, and lots of wearing ease make this cardi a wardrobe staple. It is made using a J/10/6mm hook and 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15) skeins Plymouth Yarn Encore, a worsted-weight, wool blend yarn. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

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Estelita Messy Bun Hat & Cowl Designs by Lena Skvagerson Join the fun trend! Make a hat that lets you wear your hair in a bun or ponytail. The pattern also includes directions for no hole, for a more classic set. This cozy duo features a chunky rib texture, and the cowl is long enough to wrap twice around your neck when the autumn winds kick in. Pieces are made using a J/10/6mm hook and Knitting Fever worsted-weight Painted Sky yarn. Use 1 ball for the hat and 5 balls for the cowl. If making the set, 5 balls is also enough to make both pieces. Instructions include hat sizes teen (adult small/medium, adult medium/large), and the cowl is one size.

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Anacapa Cardigan Design by Amy Gunderson This amazing hooded cape is crocheted from the top down, making it easy to customize the length! Cables flank the raglan lines and are also continued up into the hood. Button bands are worked from the sides of the fronts. The hood is worked separately from the bottom up and sewn to the neck edge. It is made using a size M/N/13/9mm hook, a K/10½/6.5mm hook and 15 (17, 18, 19) skeins Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky Heathers. Garment is intended to be very oversize and instructions are written for sizes XS/S (M/L, XL, 2X/3X).

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Casmalia Sweater Design by Tammy Hildebrand This quick single crochet pattern works up into a cozy sweater in no time! This stylish design is made with an I/9/5.5mm hook using 4 skeins of Berroco Remix Light, a soft cotton/silk/linen blend yarn. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

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Cold Canyon Poncho Design by Lena Skvagerson This on-trend poncho is worked in 4 larger squares and 2 smaller squares for the hood. Once all squares are made, they are joined by crocheting them together. A fur edge is added along the bottom edge and around the hood opening, and topped off with a darling fur pompom! Made using a size L/11/8mm crochet hook, 8 balls Lion Brand Woolspun bulky-weight yarn and 2 balls King Cole Luxe Fur worsted-weight yarn. One size fits most.

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Sirimiri Cardi Design by Jill Hanratty A blending of style and stitches creates a semifitted hoodie with impact! This asymmetrical cardigan has a one-button, offcenter closure, long sleeves, a hood, hits at hip on garment right and falls 4 inches lower on garment left. It is made using 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21) skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore DK. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

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Alameda Tunic Design by Che Lam This casual and feminine boho-style tunic with split sides features a granny square pocket and shell edging embellishments. It is worked alternatively in fan stitches and V-stitches, thus creating a light and soft crochet fabric. Made with a G/6/4mm hook and using 6 (8, 9) skeins of King Cole Drifter DK yarn. Instructions are written for woman’s S/M (L/XL, 2X /3X).

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Tolosa Vest Design by Lena Skvagerson An ultra-cozy vest that is simple to stitch yet is a statement piece that speaks volumes about your sense of style! This easy skill level vest is worked all in one piece, so minimal seaming is required. Crochet with 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls of Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted Heathers using size J/10/6mm crochet hook. Instructions are written for woman’s S (M, L, XL, 2XL).

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Euphoria Cardi Design by Lena Skvagerson This squared cardigan is worked from the center of the back and out, and the sleeves are also worked in the round from armhole and out with no seaming. Flattering to many body types, this openwork cardigan can easily be dressed up or down for multiple seasons. In the solid version it is made using 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Style, a DK-weight yarn. In the multicolored version it is made using 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Mandala, a multicolored DK-weight yarn. Recommended hook size is J/10/6mm. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

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Poetria Embroidered Wrap Design by Britt Schmiesing Wrap yourself in elegance. This striking wrap features a whimsical cascade of embroidered foliage stitched in rich earthy tones reminiscent of a crisp autumn day. This wrap also features a cable trim and deep pockets, making this a lovely, classic design. Crocheted with 2 skeins worsted-weight Lion Brand Yarn Pound of Love and 1 package of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Palettes using an I/9/5.5mm crochet hook. Finished measurement is 18"W x 60"L.

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Moonbow Beret & Shawl Designs by Lena Skvagerson This beret-style hat and generous flouncy shawl are perfect accessories for transitional months. The interesting rib texture is easy to execute and crochets quickly! It is made using a J/10/6mm hook and Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, a worsted-weight yarn. Use 1 ball for the beret and 4 balls for the shawl. If making the set, 5 balls is also enough to make both pieces. Instructions include beret sizes teen (adult small/medium, adult medium/large), and the shawl is one size.

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Contributors About the Team: Lead Designer Lena Skvagerson drew from her years of experience in the European design markets to create many of the captivating designs in this collection; and Connie Ellison provided more than 30 years of merchandising expertise. They collaborated with this group of talented designers, who did a wonderful job bringing Lena’s and Connie’s visions to life.

Lena Skvagerson

Jill Hanratty

Britt Schmiesing

Lena Skvagerson is the lead designer of Annie’s Signature Designs. You may know her as one of the experts on the Annie’s television show, Knit and Crochet Now!, which airs on PBS and CreateTV. Lena passionately designs everything from exquisite knit shawls to adorable crochet booties. She draws her creativity from more than 25 years in the European knit and crochet design markets. The Autumn Glow collection is her fourth collection for Annie’s Signature Designs.

Jill Hanratty is a freelance crochet designer with a degree in fashion design and many years of dressmaking experience. Jill lives in New Jersey and is happiest designing and making crocheted and sewn garments.

Britt Schmiesing is a former high school teacher living in rural Indiana with her family. She divides her downtime between several hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, sewing and drawing. She has been knitting since 2005. After altering most of the patterns she was knitting to fit her own needs, she started producing her own designs in 2011.


Che Lam

Amy Gunderson

Tammy Hildebrand

Scott Campbell

Che Lam is the creator behind the knit blog Handy Kitty. Once the in-house knitwear designer at Drops Design in Norway and now working as a freelancer, Che shares her design ideas, inspirations and tutorials on her blog. Her first book, Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares, was published in February 2016. Che is also a contributor to Annie’s magazine Creative Knitting.

Amy Gunderson lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two ornery dogs. She is the creative director for Universal Yarn and does a variety of freelance knit and crochet work on the side. Amy also provides services for knit or crochet tech editing, schematics and custom knit or crochet charts. Other hobbies include motorcycle riding, practicing the violin and dog cuddling.

Tammy Hildebrand is the author of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way and Crochet for Baby All Year. She has had hundreds of designs published in national magazines, various books and for many yarn companies. She is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America, previously serving as Vice President. Tammy is also a nutritional coach and loves to help people look and feel their best.

Scott Campbell has made a career of photographing the fiber arts for over 30 years. He continuously searches for light that illuminates and reveals the subtleties woven into the creations that he photographs. He enjoys collaborating in the creative process with designers, stylists and graphic professionals.


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Annie's Autumn Glow Crochet Pattern Collection 2017  

Welcome to the Autumn Glow Collection, a sensational lookbook of contemporary crochet pattern designs created by Annie’s, a leading special-...

Annie's Autumn Glow Crochet Pattern Collection 2017  

Welcome to the Autumn Glow Collection, a sensational lookbook of contemporary crochet pattern designs created by Annie’s, a leading special-...