March is National Crochet Month, which means we’re celebrating with 4 recently released crochet patterns that we would happily welcome into our wardrobe. These patterns go beyond traditional granny squares and offer a modern approach to the age-old craft. Full of bobbles, texture and cozy comfort, these patterns will have you reaching for a hook. And if you don’t crochet, don’t tell us we haven’t warned you; you may be queuing up tutorials on YouTube before you know it.

Briggs Shell Cowl by Phanessa Fong

Using super bulky yarn and a puff shell stitch, the Briggs Shell Cowl is a statement piece for your wardrobe. Worked in diagonal columns around the perimeter of the cowl, three “puffs” are created, forming what looks like shells or flowers. The super bulky yarn gives structure to the cowl, while the allover texture provides stunning visual interest and but also incredible warmth.

BOBBLE CARDIGAN BY EMILY PLATT

Taking heed from the modern, oversized garment trend, this cropped jacket is one that you will want to live in all day. Worked with an aran weight yarn and a size H hook, this jacket features a bobble yoke, dropped sleeves, and horizontal lines that add visual texture and symmetry throughout the body. Published in Inside Crochet’s Issue 111, it’s officially time to bring out the highlighter tape and go old school with a printed magazine pattern.

BRIGHTON ROCK SHAWL BY MRS. MOON

This eye-catching triangle shawl will have onlookers doing a double take, questioning if it is knit or crochet. Totally reversible, Brighton Rock Shawl is worked with 3 colors of DK weight yarn and the linen stitch to create brioche-like verticle stripes and thick horizontal stripes. Textural and colorful, this shawl will quickly become your go-to accent piece when you need a pop of wow!

THE RENAISSANCE CROCHET COWL BY KUNBI AYO-OKANLAWON

This bobble-licious cowl is a stand-out accessory with its allover rows of bobbles and incredible texture. Worked with a tonal, aran weight yarn, the oversized shape allows the cowl to layer nicely around the neck for function and fashion: stay warm while looking amazing.