Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create wonderful and unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making figures. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece.
This comprehensive guide features 200 beautiful crochet block patterns to mix and match. With clear instructions you'll learn how to create your own unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colorful contemporary and traditional designs.
This book has everything you need to create unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories; from knitting techniques and step-by-step instructions for 200 decorative blocks to inspiration and advice for creating a finished piece.
With 35 vintage-vibe projects for your handmade life
Author: Sara Sinaguglia
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!
Inside The Best of Interweave Crochet, you'll discover the very best patterns by the top designers of the first 6 years of Interweave Crochet magazine. Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, has compiled the most popular pieces and expert advice from the magazine's first six years into one highly sought-after collection. From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, these designer projects are both original and stylish. Each pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by helpful charts, detailed photography, yarn recommendations, and more. You'll also find the in-depth crochet instructions, tips, and techniques that go beyond the basics to include variations on the basic stitches, garment shaping, Tunisian crochet, lacework, colorwork, and more. The Best of Interweave Crochet offers all the tips and techniques that Interweave Crochet readers know and love. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love the twenty unique and popular projects and expert guidance all in one accessible volume.
Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home decor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fit personal style. Basic crochet techniques are covered along with tutorials on sizing, design, and special techniques. Up-and-coming designers are profiled throughout the book to give an entertaining and inspiring insight into this new generation of crocheters, what inspires them, how they find community with other crocheters, and creative ideas for breaking the rules and representing their individual crochet style.
Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Wouldn't it boost your confidence to have an experienced and confident crocheter on call, day and night, offering assistance when needed? Most of us aren't fortunate enough to have that kind of aid, but now there is help available 24/7 with The Crochet Answer Book. Being a "good" crocheter is not about making perfectly stitched, elaborate, artful creations. It is rather a matter of confidence. You need to be confident in what you are doing and in how to figure out what to do if things aren't going quite right. Understanding why you do certain things and why they turn out the way they do increases confidence and leads to successful crocheting. This book answers some of the most common questions crocheters have, and anticipates some questions you didn't know you had. The Crochet Answer Book will lead you down the road to gaining the confidence that makes for good crocheting.
People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In
Author: Joan Tapper
Publisher: Potter Craft
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Join the Handmade Movement! We make to give. We make to share. We make to connect with others. Crafters all over the world are using their hands and hearts to make a statement, change the world, and build community. Craft Activism is an inspiring celebration of this growing movement. Inside, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon share their experiences, tips, and advice on living, teaching, and promoting a more meaningful DIY lifestyle. Learn to craft for your cause, connect with other crafters, think green, organize a fair, host an online exchange, create yarn graffiti, and more. The book also includes 17 creative projects from designers who challenge you to reimagine how your craft skills can be used to make a difference. Whether you knit, sew, crochet, or collage—and even if you’re not sure where to begin—this book is your guide to the incredible power of handmade.