"In this booklet, readers will find basic granny square stitching instructions, plus seven clever patterns built from granny squares. The possibilities are truly limitless, and all of the projects have a colorful, retro vibe, that's fun and stylish"--
Get 25 small and quick crochet projects from top designers to add color and cheer to your home! In Crochet at Home, editor Brett Bara and a team of crochet experts bring 25 exciting home projects to life. Explore a collection of practical, pretty pieces for your kitchen, living room, and bedroom: from a riotously colorful blanket, to a delicate bunting of crocheted snowflakes, to flower-inspired trivets that are anything but dull-and even a full-sized ottoman! Techniques such as felting, lace, and crocheting with wire will appeal to beginner and advanced crocheters alike. Projects are made in affordable yarns, especially for large pieces and ones that take a beating, like kitchen accessories. Join Brett and her team of all-star crocheters in this cheerful, affordable, and occasionally humorous take on home decor in this new and approachable resource.
Vintage crochet lace techniques, on-trend garments and accessories! Lace is one of the hottest trends in crochet, but it is by no means a new technique. In Vintage Modern Crochet, best-selling author Robyn Chachula feeds the craze for lace by exploring five classic crochet lace techniques, reinventing them in beautiful, compelling ways. Crocheters will fall in love with the featured tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers, and even a crochet dress–all thoroughly wearable and on-trend, yet timeless. Each technique-themed chapter features a fascinating introduction: learn about pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, Irish crochet, and Tunisian crochet. Each design also features a "Technique Tidbit" that will give you valuable insight into working the pattern. Robyn Chachula's vintage-inspired creations are all you need for a trendy one-of-a-kind wardrobe!
Stitch up a colorful kaleidoscope of crochet! Explore a lively twist on crocheted motifs as you shift through various shapes and color combinations. From the traditional granny square to more complex forms, these faceted motifs are the building blocks to creating unique and stunning designs. Crochet Kaleidoscope will help make your projects pop with the perfect mix of color in every stitch. Along with a collection of 100 fresh motifs, this book includes a complete guide to choosing yarn colors, what order to put them in, and how many to include. Plus, get five home decor and accessory patterns including a table runner, pillow, and rug from crochet designer and author Sandra Eng. You can shift shapes and shades to make the perfect piece for your home. Every turn of the crochet kaleidoscope allows you to get creative with color and apply your own unique personality to your crochet motifs.
From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework, this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail, and provide suggestions for classroom activities. Each chapter ends with specific crafting instructions. Types of needlework included are knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, temari balls, beading, tatting, and string art. Instructions are written as ordinary patterns, so the formatting and language will be familiar to crafters.
Clutching her small biscuit tin of food, her face almost hidden behind her kerchief, 15-year-old Annie Corches stepped onto the train that would carry her away from Dysart, Saskatchewan, far from the cruel and abusive aunt who was destroying her body and soul. Like her immigrant Romanian parents who arrived in Canada in 1909, Annie was terrified of what lay ahead, but even more so of what lay behind. Annie is Kenneth Radu's mother. The Devil Is Clever is Annie's memoir, told through Radu's evocative voice, an account that sings like a work of fiction, yet is at the same time remarkable for its unvarnished look at a life of strife, courage, and hope. When Annie lost her mother, her father quickly remarried, and Annie's overworked and emotionally distant stepmother hardly had time to nurture a little girl. Yet Annie was close to her older sister, Tenka, who became a surrogate mother. It was only when their father died and Annie was torn from her siblings that her childhood began to crumble. Sent to live with an abusive aunt, she took comfort in her rich heritage. Radu, in a narrative full of the wondrous aromas and recipes of Romanian cooking, draws vivid pictures of savory sarmale (cabbage rolls) and buttery sweet placinta (strudel), pleasures with which Annie defended herself against her aunt's savagery. The Devil Is Clever is a powerful account of prairie life between the two World Wars, of immigrant dreams, and the triumph of hope over hardship. Its indelible portrait of a woman whose search for love and acceptance never wavers confirms Kenneth Radu's prodigious gift for storytelling.
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
Discover a new source of inspiration for your crochet hook...the beautiful work of today's modern makers! Follow popular crochet blanket designer Rachele Carmona through her unique collection of crochet blankets inspired by the work of popular independent artists. The Art of Crochet Blankets will help you create your own colorful crochet blankets as unique works of art for your home! Inside this one-of-a-kind crochet blanket guide you'll find: • Details on how to translate art to hook with 18 bold and unique crochet afghan patterns influenced by the works of their feature artist. • Modern quilts, fabric designs, tapestry weaving, digital art, and more become the source of one-of-a-kind projects for a more artful home. • Biographies and beautiful photos profiling 6 inspiring modern makers--Tula Pink, April Rhodes, Maryanne Moodie, Fransisco Valle, Maud Vantours, and Caitline Dowe-Sandes. Discover the inspiration that lies beyond the world of crochet with The Art of Crochet Blankets.
This is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of crochet. This book provides a reference for all methods, including Tunisian, filet, intermeshing, broomstick lace, bruges lace, and freeform crochet. Includes step-by-step instructions for all the basic stitches and swatches of 100s of stitch patterns with complete instructions. Also provides instructions and patterns for 50 projects for garments, accessories, and décor items.
Crochet lovers will embrace Hooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot, a book that lovingly and humorously explores the craft of crochet and is written by a true crochet zealot. Mary Beth Temple, a well-known author in the crafting world and a self-admitted crochet junkie, gives an insider's look at what makes real crocheters tick and laugh with a number of humorous essays. Excerpt from the book: "Just the other day I uttered a phrase that stopped traffic in my household, a phrase I never in a million years thought I would utter. I was sorting through yet another box of yarn that appeared as if by magic, trying to lower the square footage of wool that is all over my living room, and in frustration I yelled out "I have too much yarn!" You could hear crickets chirping in the aftermath--my daughter looked at me as if I had three heads, even the dog cocked her head and started to slink slowly away from the crazy woman. Did I really say I had too much yarn? Was I sick with fever?"
Handmade gifts for little ones, from blankets to bonnets to toys. Nary a knitter or crocheter can resist making soft, snuggly things for babies. In Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, the Berroco design team (led by superstar design director Norah Gaughan) cover all of the cozy bases, presenting blankets, sweaters, bonnets, and plush toys. Like the first book in the Comfort series—Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans—this one features 50 knit and crochet projects using the company’s bestselling, affordably priced Comfort and Vintage yarns. With project styles ranging from traditional pastels and Aran knits to midcentury modern color-blocking, and challenge levels ranging from beginner to advanced, there’s something for every knitter and crocheter—and every baby they love—in this beautiful collection.