Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs

Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428149
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.

Around the Corner Crochet Borders

Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425384
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A beautiful border adds the perfect finishing touch to your hand-stitched pieces. A knitted scarf, a crocheted baby blanket, even a store-bought tank top --- they're all elevated by the texture and color of crocheted edgings. Complete with detailed instructions for executing the 90-degree corner turns, Edie Eckman's 150 border designs add pop and whimsy to everything they embellish. "An irresistible book of cute crocheted borders...expands the options for adding a little flair to knit, crocheted, and even sewn projects."---Debbie Stoller author of the Stitch `n Bitch books

Granny Squares All Shapes and Sizes

Author: Beatrice Simon
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570766428
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Moving beyond the basic granny square to encompass a wide variety of shapes and patterns, the crochet designs featured in this book are surprisingly quick, easy, and simple to master. Twenty six colorful projects are presented here with detailed instructions on how to become proficient in more than 30 new crochet techniques. These “granny squares” might actually be hexagons, triangles, pentagons, or circles and can be fashioned into everything from afghans and potholders to pillows and fingerless gloves using these innovative and colorful designs.

Crochet Master Class

Author: Jean Leinhauser
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 9780307965523
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world’s best crochet designers and instructors. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries. You’ll learn Hairpin Lace from Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen, discover the intricate color work of tapestry crochet from Carol Ventura, and explore free-form crochet with renowned fiber artist Prudence Mapstone. Filled with expert instruction, inspiring stories, and projects created exclusively for this book, Crochet Master Class is your guide to the incredible range of crochet possibilities. Techniques include: Filet Crochet • Hairpin Lace • Tapestry Crochet • Aran Crochet • Entrelac Crochet • Fashion Crochet • Tunisian Crochet • Woven Crochet • Double-Ended Crochet • Tassels • Bullion Stitch • Overlay Crochet • Bead Crochet • Bruges Crochet • Painted Crochet • Free-Form Crochet • Irish Crochet • Wire Crochet From the Trade Paperback edition.

Granny Square Flowers

Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589237803
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Following the continuing success of The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert presents 50 all-new granny squares with a botanical theme and demonstrates their versatility with 15 new projects.

The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs

Author: Linda Schäpper
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1579909159
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Profiles five hundred crochet stitch designs, including classic patterns and originals by the author, providing a photo, a diagram, and written instructions for each; and includes a pictorial index, illustrated instructions for basic stitches, and a list of international crochet symbols.

The Crochet Answer Book 2nd Edition

Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612124070
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, The Crochet Answer Book is full of expert advice on every page.

Twinkie Chan s Crocheted Abode a la Mode

Author: Twinkie Chan
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589239302
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Crochet the cutest food-themed home goods you'll ever see with Twinkie Chan's new book of patterns! Crochet designer and craft superstar Twinkie Chan is back with her highly anticipated book Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home. This is the follow-up to Chan's first book, which featured food-inspired crocheted accessories. In Crocheted Abode a la Mode, Chan unveils twenty new food-themed crochet patterns for crafters to follow as they crochet their living space into a cozier, yummier place. The book is organized according to rooms in your house: kitchen and dining, living and lounging, bath and beauty, and home office. Helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and colorful photos help crocheters of all skill levels create Chan's cute and cozy home decor pieces. Readers are guaranteed to find several adorable, food-forward patterns to bring to life with their crochet hooks--everything from giant donut floor poufs to sweet honeybear aprons to savory corn dog pen cozies. Chan's signature style is cute, colorful, food-themed, and always functional, which highlights an attribute she likes to call "cute-tility." Her fun, unique designs are inspired by Japanese kawaii (cute) culture as well as her childhood collection of faux food toys. Her patterns appeal to crafters of all ages, and her warm, conversational writing style welcomes them into her cozy crocheted world, encouraging everyone to get creative. So, what are you waiting for? Let the fun unravel!

Learn to Free Form Crochet

Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Annie's Attic
ISBN: 1596353570
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Breaking the conventions of row-at-a-time crochet projects, this design book inspires stitchers to mix and match colors, textures, shape, and gauge to create creative forms and different motifs in their projects without the constraints of patterns. This guide explains in detail three methods of stitching for free-form—template, lining, and mesh method—each accompanied by helpful hints and color photos. The eight projects in this book are ideal for experienced crocheters who are new to free-form and anxious to add their own innovations. Project ideas include the Yolk Sweater, Forget-Me-Not Vest, and Capricious Capelet.

300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects

Author: Linda Schäpper
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579909130
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Each design in this comprehensive collection of crocheted shapes features a close-up photograph of the stitch, detailed written instructions, and an at-a-glance diagram of every stitch and pattern involved, including both classic shapes and original new patterns.

Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612127415
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn. With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.

The Big Book of Crochet Stitches

Author: Rita Weiss
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 9781604684513
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Increase your stitch repertoire! Access hundreds of crochet stitches that you can use year in and year out. From two of the most respected names in crochet, this indispensable resource provides excellent value. Find step-by-step instructions for more than 350 stitches, from easy to advanced, including shells, fans, clusters, bobbles, and more See a swatch for each stitch in a full-color, close-up photograph Locate quickly and conveniently any stitch you like; stitches are grouped by style for easy reference, and an alphabetical index is also included

Freeform Style

Author: Jonelle Raffino
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1600611389
Release Date: 2009-06-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Everything you need to get started, get hooked, and get your freedom groove on! Grab your needles and hooks, unleash your creativity, and join lifelong fiber artists Jonelle Raffino and Prudence Mapstone for some freedom fun! Using yummy yarns and a sensational assortment of stitches, Freeform Style transforms straightforward patterns into wearable works of art. Inside, color and texture collide in a collage of yarns as 30 projects demonstrate the joys of freeform knitting and crochet - from a simple scarf made magical with fancy fringe to a magnificent cape that becomes anything you want it to be. The results can be wild and jazzy or simple and elegant, but always guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Choose from 10 patterns for garments and accessories, each presented in three skill-level variations - from simple stitches and eye-catching embellishments to 100% freeform garments. Follow along with step-by-step instructions for a fabulous variety of motifs and trims - patches, embroidery, starfish, leaves, flowers, domes, ruffles, corkscrews, zigzags and much more! Brush up on your knitting and crochet techniques with the comprehensive Basics section. Be inspired by impressive examples of the authors' freeform work. Whether you're a beginner looking to inject a little bit of whimsy and personality into your projects, or an expert itching to punch up patterns into original creations, this book will how you how to make Freeform Style YOUR style!