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Spring Breeze Collection Crochet 2017

Annie’s Signature Designs


With sand between my toes and the California sun warming my heart, I am excited to present the Spring Breeze Collection for Annie’s Signature Designs. I welcome you to this special presentation of my creative energy. Every element and nuance of this collection reflects my never-ending love for yarn and the needle arts. Back in September, I met up with my team of talented colleagues to begin the process of creating a spring collection of knitting and crochet patterns. We spent several creatively exciting days looking at the hot trends in fashion, yarn, fiber and colors. This beginning phase of the creation process is so exciting. As we start with a blank page and our combined vision, we can see how things start to take shape. Through my own experience and personal sense of style, I gather inspiration from all that I see around me. The exciting results are on-trend designs that are practical for everyday wear. I’ve worked extensively in the European and Scandinavian fashion markets and derive much of my knowledge from this time of my life. I intuitively know what will attract a wide audience of people with a variety of tastes and aesthetics. I can see how a collection of pieces can fit into a woman’s wardrobe that’s not fussy or complicated, but rather clean and minimal. The designs I envision are timeless, just like my own sense of style. I’m so attracted to the lifestyle of living on the coast (both in Sweden and California). I just love being at the beach. The sand, sea and sky draw me in. I’m fascinated with the details of the seashore, the shells, the grasses, even the rhythm of the tides. The shapes of starfish and sand dollars dance in my mind as they subtly influence details in my designs. The pastel spectrum of the morning sky is infinite with its amazing colors. The color palette I chose for this collection captures some of these delicate tones. Even on not-so-sunny days, the mysterious coastal fog produces a delicate light that kisses the textures of the beach, softening the colors. I’m often captivated by this misty spectacle. When it comes to the yarn selections we’ve chosen, natural fibers are always the easy choice because they provide the best quality. Throughout this Lookbook, you’ll see that we provide you with a variety of yarn choices that are carefully paired up with specific garments. Remember the first time you listened to a seashell? Please join me in a walk along the shore. Our footprints in the sand may wash away, but my passion woven into this Spring Breeze Collection will stay on-trend for years to come. Warm wishes,


Starry Night


Starry Night


Wanderlust Cardigan


Wanderlust Starry Cardigan Night


Serein Tee


Serein Tee


Wanderlust Cardigan


Serein Tee


Arid Tunic


Arid Tunic


Cuyama Cardi


Wanderlust Cuyama Cardi Cardigan


Tulia Circle Vest


Tulia Circle Vest


Tulia Circle Vest


Tulia Circle Vest


Miramar Tee


Miramar Tee


Wisteria Top


Wisteria Top


Seacliff Tunic


Wanderlust Cardigan


Seacliff Tunic


Seacliff Tunic


Pinya Tunic


Pinya Tunic


Gazette Sweater


Wanderlust Cardigan


Gazette Sweater


Gazette Sweater


Wanderlust Cardigan


Starry Night Design by Robyn Chachula This intriguing design will be a great addition to your spring wardrobe. For dress or casual, this lacy tunic is perfect for layering. Design is made using Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Style DK-weight yarn.

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Serein Tee Design by Mona Modica This soft and elegant top will become a summer favorite. Begin stitching at neck opening and work down toward hem, increasing in the center. The front and back are stitched the same, attaching them at the side seams, then adding arms and neck edging. Design is made using Omega Mimosa sport-weight yarn.

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Arid Tunic Design by Jill Hanratty A quick shell pattern with no beginning chain works up into a swinging halter top in no time! This stylish design is made using Berroco Mixer DK-weight yarn.

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Cuyama Cardi Design by Jill Hanratty Draping lace bordered with airy rib detail creates your new go-to cardigan. Using 2 easy stitch patterns, you will be wearing this loose-fitting cardi in no time! Design is made using Plymouth Yarn Cleo, a light-weight yarn.

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Tulia Circle Vest Design by Lena Skvagerson This openwork layering piece is certain to be the pièce de rÊsistance of your spring apparel! Its circular shape gives swing to its drape, and it works for all body types. Made using Universal Bamboo Pop, DK-weight yarn.

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Miramar Tee Design by Lena Skvagerson With its flattering split sides, trendy hoodie and laid-back style you’ll find yourself always looking good no matter where you wear it! Made using Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton worsted-weight yarn.

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Wisteria Top Design by Lena Skvagerson The search for the perfect crocheted tank is over with this lovely striped top. The design is made using Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic Lite sport-weight yarn.

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Seacliff Tunic Design by Che Lam With its eye-catching crochet medallion and lace trims on a contrasting mesh background, this tunic is destined to become your favorite pullover of the season! Design is made using King Cole Cottonsoft DK light-weight yarn in 2 different colors.

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Pinya Tunic Design by Lisa Gentry Crocheted pineapples are beautifully displayed in this sleeveless summer tunic. Made using Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop DK-weight yarn.

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Gazette Sweater Design by Lena Skvagerson Flattering to many body types, this openwork circular sweater can easily be dressed up or down for multiple seasons. It is made using 5 colors of worsted-weight yarn.

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Contributors Lena Skvagerson, Connie Ellison and Kara Gott Warner joined forces to create the Annie’s Signature Designs Spring Breeze Collection, 20+ captivating knit and crochet designs that symbolize passion and creativity in those who enjoy the crafts of knitting and crochet. 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; Connie Ellison provided more than 30 years of merchandising expertise; and Kara Gott Warner contributed her knowledge of online marketing and public relations.

Lena Skvagerson

Che Lam

Mona Modica

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. 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.

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.

Mona Modica is a lifetime crocheter who has only recently realized her dream of designing for others. As a very lucky owner of a yarn and thread online retail and wholesale business, she has many options for crocheted projects that show off what products she sells. She and her husband recently moved to California from Ohio and very much enjoy the sun, warmth and the absence of snow and ice.


Lisa Gentry Lisa Gentry was born in Germany and raised by nuns in a Catholic church. She has been a fleetfingered crocheter since the age of 6 when she learned crochet in first grade. Lisa now lives in Louisiana on a beautiful lake, and her fingers still fly through yarn. Lisa has crocheted her way into the Guinness database with an average time of 170 stitches per minute.

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. Connie Ellison provided more than 30 years of merchandising expertise. Kara Gott Warner contributed her knowledge of Jill Hanratty is a freelance crochet Scott has made a Robyn Chachula is a crochetonline marketing andCampbell public relations. designer with a degree in career of photographing the cheerleader, teacher, designer fashion design and many years of fiber arts for over 30 years. He and author of 9 crochet books dressmaking experience. Jill lives continuously searches for light including Vintage Modern Crochet, in New Jersey and is happiest that illuminates and reveals the Blueprint Crochet Sweaters and Scott Campbell has made a career of designing and making crocheted subtleties woven into the creations Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia. photographing the fiber arts for over and sewn garments. that he photographs. He enjoys Her work has been featured 30 years. He continuously searches for light that collaborating in the creative in popular crochet magazines and illuminates and reveals the subtleties woven process with designers, stylists and publications, and she is one of the into the creations that he photographs. He graphic professionals. crochet experts on the Annie’s TV enjoys collaborating in the creative process with show Knit and Crochet Now! Her designers, stylists and graphic professionals. crochet inspiration comes from her little “office assistants” while out and about in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jill Hanratty

Robyn Chachula

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell


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Annie's Spring Breeze Crochet Pattern Collection 2017  

Welcome to the Spring Breeze Collection, a sensational lookbook of contemporary crochet pattern designs created by Annie’s, a leading specia...