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Make Your Own Jane Austen-Inspired Cropped Jacket from <em>Austentatious Crochet</em>

Yarncrafting inspiration can come from many places. For some, it comes from a particular silhouette or the style of a particular period. For others, it's color or texture. Recently, we've been seeing all kinds of amazing designs inspired by the world of Jane Austen, and our friends at Running Press Book Publishers have shared with us one of their newest books, Austentatious Crochet, which is filled with romantic designs that any Austen-fan will love. They've also provided us with a FREE pattern from the book to share with you!

Click the image below to download your very own copy of the pattern for Anne's Spencer, a cropped jacket that's sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. (It's definitely now on my to-crochet list!)

Pattern excerpted with permission from Austentatious Crochet © 2011 by Melissa Horozeski, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Book group.  Photos © 2011 by Chris Hynes.

Looking for more period-inspired yarncrafting? Our friend Michelle Edwards designed a beautiful knit shawl inspired by the Prohibition years. Learn more and get her directions by clicking here.

Do you love the world of Jane Austen? Has it inspired you to take on any period knitting/crochet projects? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

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