70 Projects You'll Love to Make: Hats, Slippers, Sweaters, Bags, Pillows, Blankets, Potholders, and More
Author: Lilly Secilie Brandal
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A crochet hook and a few colorful balls of yarn are all you need to conjure up the prettiest accessories and loveliest garments--for adults and children, house and home, from easy to challenging. Everything you need to get started is right here: clear, detailed guidance through the basics of crochet, dozens of helpful photographs, and patterns for every skill level, from scarves and blankets to socks and slippers, from hats and pillows to lampshades and clutches. Dive in and before you know it you’ll be crazy for crochet!
Due to numerous requests from her followers and fans, Wendy's first book, Crochet Crazy Girl - My Colourful Life is followed by a second book. It is a rainbow of colours and focuses on Wendy's love of traditional crochet and her uncanny way of choosing yarn colours that compliment each other. She found inspiration and a theme for her second book after sitting down to draw her own portrait version of well-known Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Wendy was greatly inspired by the beautiful art and flowers Frida surrounded herself with. The end product is once again a feast for the eyes.Wendy Erasmus-Koutlis is known as Crochet Crazy Girl on social media. This artist does not like to be boxed in. She is her own free spirit, marching to the beat of her own drum, lacking fear and doubt. In this second book she continues to draw artistic inspiration using her home life and surroundings in the country as a canvas for her magical projects. You can see her surroundings in the beautiful photography in this book.
Crocheted flowers are cheerful reminders of nature's bounty. Thompson's tips, techniques, and directions make it easy to create lovely blossoms that can be used as embellishments, on greeting cards, or on their own.
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.
A new take on crochet that’s artful, unique, and unexpected Full of tips and techniques on crochet, types of yarn bombing, and at-home projects for the beginner and advanced crocheter, Crochet with London Kaye promises to engage and inspire crafty readers around the world. With beautiful photos of her most admired street art pieces, yarn artist London Kaye brings the lesser-known world of yarn bombing into focus, with the added bonus of more than a dozen of her most sought-after patterns: crochet covers for your sneakers, a vibrant oral case for that blue IKEA bag everyone has at home, or her signature eyeball that you can personalize and add to your own bag, jacket, or attire of your choosing. Her projects are unlike anything else you’ll find today, and this book is the only place you can find them. Yarn has always been a popular medium, but in the hands of artists like Kaye, it becomes a vibrant new form for expression and personal creativity.
Fiber artists around the world have embraced crochet as an inventive medium like never before. Expanding on the creative possibilities and using sculpture, immense site-specific installations, performance, and mixed-media objects, they have used crochet techniques to explore feminine craft and heritage, dissect gender codes, and show the primal creative expression represented by crochet. In The Fine Art of Crochet, author Gwen Blakley Kinsler looks at the art-crochet movement from 1915 onward to the crochet revolution of the 1960s, profiling twenty of the most innovative practitioners working today. Offering insight to those who may not have otherwise thought to go beyond the purely practical aspect of crochet, she features internationally known artists such as Arline Fisch, Leslie Pontz, Carol Hummel, Tracy Krumm, Bonnie Meltzer, and Soonran Youn. Gwen Blakley Kinsler—the founder of the Crochet Guild of America and a fiber-art practitioner in her own right—examines the concepts and diverse works of these artists, in whose hands the magic of crochet creates cutting-edge art for the twenty-first century. Each artist approaches the medium with wonder and the desire to explore its full potential. This study and collection of images presents an exploration of the diverse styles, unusual shapes, and exquisite textures that characterize crocheted art today.