Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 333 – Crocheted Cerro Tote

When brand new Cerro arrived, we immediately set to work planning its introduction to the yarn world. How to best showcase this new summery blend of pima cotton and alpaca? Cerro is perfectly suited for lace and colorwork designs, but also texture and crochet too. As we began dreaming up designs, we knew Kathy North was a trustworthy choice to design a crocheted tote. After all her resume includes the ever-popular Summer String Bag!

Kathy must have been inspired by Cerro too. She designed, crocheted and sent back the Cerro Tote in a matter of days. Built from the handles down, we think this multi-stitch, textured tote will become a useful addition to your beach or market bag collection.

Meg Myers   

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The Yarn

85% pima cotton • 15% alpaca

Cerro is a blend of soft pima cotton and alpaca that creates a yarn with drape and excellent stitch definition. These summery hues are complimented by Cerro’s undyed cousin, MountainTop Canyon.

Crochet designs in Sunny Day

Sunny Day features both knit and crochet designs. No matter which craft you prefer, you can have your pattern any way you like it. Look for the beautiful, printed book at your LYS or purchase the eBook and individual PDF patterns online. If you like to have both the printed and PDF patterns handy, then you're in luck! Every printed copy of Sunny Day comes with a free one-time download of the eBook. Just scratch off the sticker on the last page to reveal your unique download code.

There are three new crochet designs in Sunny Day and no matter what pattern format you choose, they will keep your hooks flying. If you fall in love with crocheting Cerro, then consider Arpina (left). The cardigan has layered frill edges and a one button closure. Orli (center) is a skirt crocheted in Firefly that also has a decorative edging at the hem. It is worked from the top down and finished with a drawstring at the waist. An A-line tunic in Provence, Nahara (right) begins with lacy flower motifs in the center and is finished by working ribbed panels from the center panels out.

Visit our Sunny Day page to learn more about these and the other brand new designs this month. Sunny Day is available at your LYS and the individual patterns and eBook are also available instantly online.

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