Happy Labor Day! Are You Ready for Fall Crocheting and Knitting?

Today — Monday, September 2, 2019 — is the day we’re celebrating as Labor Day here in the United States. Many people think of the Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, and the start of fall. You know what that means: No more wearing white shoes (if you’re actually worried about such things) until Memorial Day 2020. Not only that, it’s time to get out your warm sweaters, ponchos, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and other cold weather gear.

Are you ready for fall crocheting and knitting? Need some new patterns for crocheting or knitting fall projects? We’ve got you covered with fantastic suggestions for fall-friendly knitting and crochet pattern books you’ll love. These books include patterns for crocheting appealing sweaters plus other types of clothing and accessories. If you’d rather work on making fall-friendly blankets and home decor, we have suggestions for that, too.

Delicate Crochet: Find Fabulous Patterns for Crocheting Shawls, Sweaters, Scarves, Fingerless Gloves and More

Delicate Crochet features patterns for making clothing and accessories you'll want to wear in the fall, and in every other season, too.
Delicate Crochet features patterns for making clothing and accessories you’ll want to wear in the fall, and in every other season, too.

You could crochet yourself many of the pieces you’d need for a lovely new fall wardrobe using the patterns you’ll find in Delicate Crochet. The book includes patterns for making tops, sweaters, shawls, wraps, scarves and fingerless gloves — and more.

This book includes two patterns that I designed — a pair of fingerless gloves, and a dressy but comfortable necklace. Of all the dozens of patterns I have designed, these are 2 that I am most proud of. I hope you’ll check ’em out.

The remaining patterns in the book were contributed by other crochet designers including Sharon Silverman, Kristin Omdahl, Vashti Braha and others. I think there is some remarkable design work in this book.

The book is a timely one right now because, in the fall, it’s best to dress in layers. It’s ideal to be able to add or subtract a shawl, sweater or scarf to your ensemble, depending on the weather quirks of the day. Almost all the featured projects in this book make fantastic layering pieces. The book’s main focus is projects crocheted with yarns from the lighter weight of the scale — so they are all delicate and drapey pieces that aren’t too bulky or heavy to layer up and wear with your other fall wardrobe pieces.

Not only that, they’re all pretty gorgeous.

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6,000+ Pullover Possibilities

6,000+ Pullover Possibilities, a Sweater Knitting Design Book by Melissa Leapman, published by Sixth&Spring.
6,000+ Pullover Possibilities, a Sweater Knitting Design Book by Melissa Leapman, published by Sixth&Spring.

If you were to ask me to choose a favorite sweater knitting book, it would be hard. Extremely hard. There are sooooo many amazing choices available. But, for sure, Melissa Leapman’s book called 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities would be at the top of my list.

Why am I so enthusiastic about this book?

I love it because it allows you to easily customize exactly the sweater you want — even if you’ve never designed a knitted sweater before.

If you want to knit a fall sweater, or for that matter, a sweater for any season of the year, definitely take a look at this book.

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Traditional Danish Sweaters for Fall and Winter

Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Høxbro, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Traditional Danish Sweaters by Vivian Høxbro, published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you enjoy knitting, or reading about, historic patterns, there’s a brand new sweater knitting book I think you’ll be interested to know about. It is called Traditional Danish Sweaters.

I’m excited about this book because it can be really challenging to find solid information about knitting history — and this book delivers. The author, Vivian, spent countless hours of her life scouring museums, talking to people at historic societies, and getting in touch with sweater owners all around Denmark to compile the information you’ll find in this book.

But this isn’t just a history book — and that’s the other particularly exciting thing about it. Traditional Danish Sweater also includes a stitch dictionary, plus patterns for creating up-to-date, contemporary versions of historic knitted sweaters. So if you’d enjoy owning, and working from, a book that includes all these varied aspects, I think you’ll share my enthusiasm for Traditional Danish Sweaters.

Lately, Scandinavian design has been popular in both fashion and home decor. If you enjoy this style (I do!), this book will give you a whole bunch of traditional Scandinavian design motifs and stitch patterns to knit. There are 200 variations in all. You can incorporate them into your own knit designs if you like — or you can knit the sweater patterns featured in the book exactly as is. This is a timely book, considering current fashion and design trends.

Autumn Ridge Woven Crochet Afghan Pattern by Sharon Silverman

Here you can see a picture of the Autumn Ridge Crochet Afghan pattern by Sharon Silverman; it's an ideal crochet pattern for fall. You can make this blanket using an easy crochet pattern from a book called  Crochet Afghan Revival, or you can download just this one pattern from the publisher's website.
Here you can see a picture of the Autumn Ridge Crochet Afghan pattern by Sharon Silverman; it’s an ideal crochet pattern for fall. You can make this blanket using an easy crochet pattern from a book called Crochet Afghan Revival, or you can download just this one pattern from the publisher’s website.

You can use the woven crochet technique to make this cozy, warm blanket featuring rich fall colors. This is an easy crochet pattern. If you work to the correct gauge, your finished blanket will measures 47.5 x 60.25. To make this project, you’ll need 5 different colors of worsted weight yarn, plus a size H / 5.0 mm crochet hook.

Crochet Afghan Revival includes 40 blanket patterns plus a few additional pillow patterns. Many — most — of the blankets and pillows are suitable for use in the fall. So even if the blanket pictured here isn’t exactly the project you had in mind, I think you’ll still want to consider taking a look at this book. It includes a whole bunch of truly outstanding patterns.

See Also: Our Main Directory of Fall Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your holiday — and that you’ll find time for some relaxing crochet or knitting today.

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