Rustic Modern Crochet
Author: Yumiko Alexander
Presents step-by-step instructions for eighteen crochet projects by the Japanese designer with organic themes and earth colors, including such items as gloves, scarves, cowls, and shawls.
Amazing Crochet Lace
Author: Doris Chan
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Explains how to transform and incorporate traditional lace patterns into wearable art in a guide for crocheters of a variety of skill levels that features twenty innovative designs that include the Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl, Heatwave Mini Dress, Tiramisu Topper, Pumpkin Pie Jacket, and Irish Mist Stole, among others. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Author: Doris Chan
Publisher: Potter Craft
Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
Crochet So Fine
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine takes crocheted clothing from fussy to fashionable! By working with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches, crocheters can produce garments that are stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering without being form-fitting and great for layering. And just because the yarn is thin doesn't mean crocheters need to use the smallest of hooks, fine crochet can be quick and easy, too. Crocheters begin by exploring techniques specific to crocheting with fine yarns: gauge, blocking, and garment construction tips to maximize drape. Then they can choose from 20 projects inc.
Author: Robyn Chachula
Your invitation to pretty crochet. Elegance can be affordable. Simply Crochet is packed with valuable designer advice and practical, yet stylish projects for crocheters who want to make the most of their yarn stash. Inside this helpful resource, you'll find:. *22 cleverly designed one, three, and five skein projects, including delightful patterns for scarves, a bag, shawls, vests, cardigans, home accessories, and children's items. These patterns--from top designers including Kristin Omdahl, Carol Ventura, and Doris Chan--will help you learn how to maximize the value of your yarn without compromi.
The New Crochet
Author: Marion Madel
Publisher: Potter Craft
A fresh, upscale approach to crochet, with 38 simple projects presented in 25 comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lessons for anyone just picking up this craft. Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cozy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags, and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repetoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasting stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical "beginner's" projects.
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Join the seamless revolution! Kristin Omdahl debuts her revolutionary, one-of-kind seamless motif joining crochet technique in Seamless Crochet. Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet! Innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's brand-new modular construction allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round. Inside you'll find a showcase of 18 garment, home decor, and accessory projects from Kristin that will change the way you crochet forever. From pillows to shawls to blankets, these projects will show you just how versatile and time-saving this "tail-free" construction method is. Seamless Crochet will transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design, giving you professional crochet results in a fraction of the time.
Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! -Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet DudeTM) presents ladies cutting-edge fashions, from dressy and flirty to casual and career styles.
So Pretty! Crochet
Author: Amy Palanjian
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Stitch up super-stylish handmade goodies with So Pretty! Crochet. Here, editor and craft expert Amy Palanjian presents twenty-four irresistible projects—from craft stars around the world. You'll find patterns for delicate necklaces, a soft and cozy hat and gloves, chic headbands, a darling garland, sweet nesting bowls, and much more. With detailed instructions, helpful charts, crafty anecdotes, and stunning color photographs showcasing the oh-so-pretty projects, this vibrant collection elevates the classic craft of crochet and makes it perfectly stylish for today!
• Patterns for 18 wraps and shawls using 6 crochet techniques: traditional crochet, motif crochet, Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and double-ended crochet • Includes one easy, one intermediate, and one advanced project for each technique • Accessories for every occasion: delicate shawlettes, comfy ponchos, intricate lace shawls, and vibrant, modern wraps
Knits at Home
Author: Ruth Cross
Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too! Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross's Knits at Home. You'll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns--from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organic feel. Starting with the very basics of simple knitting and purling and progressing to add further texture and embellishment, Ruth guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes. Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home decor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself, with unexpected and striking results. With help from Knits at Home, you'll create completely personal pieces that will light up any room.
The Best of Interweave Crochet presents the very best patterns by top designers from the magazine since its inception. From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, you won't want to wait to get started on these popular projects and more. You'll also find the in-depth instructions, tips, and techniques that you know and love from Interweave Crochet. Create bold new crochet creations using innovative variations on basic stitches and try your hand at more complex stitch motifs, Tunisian crochet, and lacework. The Best of Interweave Crochet is a complete collection of top designs all in one easily accessible volume. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love these twenty unique and popular projects.
Shares how to alter a pattern in order to adapt clothes to any body type, and offers ten stylish projects including dropped-shoulder, raglan, and fitted-sleeve.
Hip to Crochet
Author: Judith Swartz
A broad range of garment patterns and home accessory projects that transform traditional crochet projects into today's trendiest clothing are provided in this collection of fashionable crochet designs. Presented with easy, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos, these 23 projects include a bohemian coat sweater, a mohair hat, retro bed slippers, and an assortment of trendsetting bags. Projects are included for baskets, pillows, and a throw to add a stylish twist to a crocheter's home decor. In addition to introducing basic crochet techniques, this guide tackles more advanced projects using a variety of yarns, including mohair, merino, angora blends, and linen.
Crochet So Lovely
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave Press
Oh-so-Lovely crochet lace designs! Enjoy 21 beautiful crochet patterns that you will wear again and again in Crochet So Lovely. Author Kristin Omdahl offers a collection of crochet lace patterns along specific themes--creating interesting lace by playing with gauge; creating allover lace; keeping lace as the focal point; and working motifs�as well as the time-honored techniques of broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet, and Bruges lace. Wrap yourself up in crochet accessories like shawls and cowls, along with sweaters, cardigans, and tunics. Show off your shaping techniques in fitted and flattering garments. You will find a veritable orchestra of crochet ideas to choose from, even felting, in the form of a sumptuous felted handbag.