Creative Crochet Lace: A Freeform Look at Classic
Learn a new, freeform approach to traditional crochet openwork techniques that's easier than you can imagine! You'll discover 5 methods of crocheting lace done with a creative and fluid approach to create wonderful wearables, accessories and anything else you can imagine. No patterns necessary! First you'll discover the origins of crochet lace and then each freeform method, modified from a classic style, is explained in detail. All the basics you need to know including which materials to use, how to pick yarns and fibers and which hooks work best are explained too. There is also an in-depth discussion about "Lace Logic" and how different stitches and yarns work together. The project section goes into detail about the process used for making the pieces along with photos of the works in progress. Templates are included for many of the projects to give you a good understanding of the creative approach. Along with these excellent examples designed to spark your imagination there is a gorgeous gallery of fellow crochet artists' works. You'll also find inspiring photos of flowers and gardens to get your creative juices flowing. This book is clearly written with lots of beautiful photos to help get you started on your Creative Crochet Lace adventure.
- ASIN: 0980018293
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes; Includes 101 New Motif
Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 100 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style.
- Color: Connect The Shapes Crochet Motifs
- Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
- ASIN: 1603429735
- UPC: 499991614356
Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised &
“An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf.” —Library Journal (starred review)The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting. With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,6...
- Brand: Sterling Publishing
- ASIN: 1942021690
The Crochet Workbook (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
Take your craft to another level with this imaginative approach to crochet. More than just a manual on techniques or a pattern book, this guide shows how to transcend the use of traditional hooks, stitches, and yarns to produce truly innovative creations. A pioneering work in freeform crochet, the book is suitable for all ages and levels of expertise. It provides beginners with the chance to master basic stitches, and it offers advanced crocheters the opportunity to discover new ideas, colors, and designs.More than 80 color photographs and 49 line drawings with captions illustrate everything from stitches to garment construction to finished products. A concluding section of practical information explains abbreviations and terms, and every chapter encourages the development of personal creativity and individual style.
- ASIN: 048649621X
- UPC: 800759496211
The Complete Book of Crochet Border Designs: Hundreds of Classics & Original Patterns (Complete Crochet
With more than 340 border and band stitch designs to use on clothing, textiles, handcrafts and more, this is the ultimate go-to guide for crocheters! Now available in paperback, this stunning collection of classic and original patterns features: a photo of the stitch, reader-friendly instructions, and a diagram that shows each stitch in the band or border with its placement, so you can understand the entire design at a glance.
- Brand: Lark Books NC
- ASIN: 1454708107
- UPC: 499991625734
Mandalas to Crochet: 30 Great Patterns (Knit &
Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community. Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.
- Brand: SamaN
- ASIN: 1250083052
Creative Knitting: A New Art Form. New & Expanded Edition (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
The first book to introduce knitting as an art form, this classic guide has been newly revised and expanded to offer even more suggestions and inspiration. Mary Walker Phillips shows how to use traditional stitches in original ways to produce highly decorative creations rather than strictly functional items. Scores of examples demonstrate methods for taking basic knitting skills into new and rewarding directions.Clear, easy-to-follow diagrams and color photos supplement the text. In addition to serving as practical guides, the illustrations offer a vast gallery of ideas. Many of the pictures are accompanied by detailed analyses that provide a foundation for experimentation. Phillips discusses the use of a wide range of nontraditional materials, including linen, silk, and leather. A chapter on the history of knitting offers insights into the nature of the craft as well as further sources of creative vision.
- ASIN: 0486499154
- UPC: 800759499151
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi
In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more…A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.
- Brand: Herrschners®
- ASIN: 4805314532
750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch
750 Knitting Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to knit primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your knitted items. The comprehensive pattern library includes 750 knitting stitches, from simple to ornate, including knit and purl patterns, basic and complex cables, Fair Isles and intarsia designs, and rib and edging patterns. Each is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample knitted swatch. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions.Based on The Harmony Guides, which have been a longstanding and valued reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years, with over half a million worldwide sales, this edition is updated with eye-catching photography and innovative new stitches, but also never forgetting the heritage of the guides.With 750 Knitting Stiches you can knit, purl, cable and yarn over your way through 750 stitches to create any number of beautiful pieces. This really will be the only stitch guide and reference title needed on any knitter's bookshelves....
- Brand: Macmillan Publishers
- ASIN: 1250067189
Woolly Thoughts: Unlock Your Creative Genius with Modular Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
Here's the revolutionary way to knit—easy, fun, and foolproof! You can make your own rules and mix your own colors, and you can't go wrong. All you have to do is master a single stitch. The easy techniques in Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer's illustrated book will show you how to make patchwork squares that you can assemble to create colorful sweaters of your own design.More than 100 drawings and diagrams, plus four pages in full color, illustrate the step-by-step instructions for casting on, knitting, casting off, and sewing up. Even if you've never knitted before, you'll be able to make a sweater after reading the first section. If you're an experienced knitter, you'll find hundreds of ideas for designs, yarns, and textures. The possibilities are endless, and the more you explore, the more inventive you'll become.Written by two mathematics teachers—one a keen knitter, the other an illustrator—Woolly Thoughts uses mathematical principles to make knitting in squares work every time. Everything you make will be the right size, no matter how tightly or loosely you knit. Forget about conventional knitting patterns, and give your imagination free rein with Ashforth and Plummer's patchwork knitting method.
- ASIN: 0486460843
Knitting for Anarchists: The What, Why and How of Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result.Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.
- ASIN: 0486794660
- UPC: 800759794669
Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable
- Brand: Abrams
- ASIN: 1584796383
Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit (Miniature
Craft your very own Pusheen masterpieces with Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit!Pusheen is the Internet's favorite chubby tabby who has warmed the hearts of millions with her animated GIFs and comics. For fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat; Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit; and the Pusheen coloring books, this craft kit includes everything you need to create cute embroidered designs of the lazy, lovable feline:A 32-page mini book with cross-stitching instructions and two easy patterns (perfect for beginners and advanced stitchers alike)Two 5" x 5" pieces of cotton Aida clothA 3-inch embroidery hoopTwo tapestry needlesFour skeins of embroidery thread
- ASIN: 0762492279
Elegant Stitches: An Illustrated Stitch Guide & Source Book of
- ASIN: 091488185X
The Crochet Stitch Bible: The Essential Illustrated Reference Over 200 Traditional and Contemporary Stitches (Artist/Craft Bible
The Crochet Stitch Bible contains over 200 stitches explained in full. Each is accompanied by a photograph sample, row-by-row instructions and easy-to-follow symbol charts.There are additional chanters on basic techniques and materials, as well as a stitch selector and a how-to-use sections that provide clear guidance for beginners and experts alike.The author is a freelance needlecraft designer whose crochet designs have appeared in many magazines and been published by prestigious yarn companies.
- Brand: Carol Wright Gifts
- ASIN: 0785830480
- UPC: 039864030489
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.This commemorative hardcover edition celebrates the centenary of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth and the 50th anniversary of the founding of her company. Its new features include color photos of the finished patterns, many of them reknit using contemporary yarns, as well as a frontispiece by Andrew Wyeth, a preface by the author's daughter, an introduction by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, instructions for the February Lady Sweater, and other bonus items.
- ASIN: B008TVLXFI
The Complete Guide on Learning How to Crochet from Beginner to Expert: Crochet
Box Set: The Complete Guide on Learning How to Crochet from Beginner to ExpertLearn the Basic from Reading Patterns, Corner 2 Corner Technique, Ripple and Wave Technique, Intarsia Crochet, Fair Isle Crochet, Tapestry Crochet, Filet Crochet and Broomstick LaceHello and thank you for purchasing this Box Set on How to Crochet. Together we will learn the basic stitches and techniques used in the art of crochet. We’ll also learn about the hooks and equipment you need to start out and all about yarn and its various uses. Next we’ll pick up hook and yarn and get started on some basic projects. My goal for this book is to spark a love of crochet in you and help you get started on this popular and timeless fiber art.We will also explore how to read charts and graphs, different types of colorworks, and I will share tips on designing your own patterns. These are important skills for an expert crocheter because if you know how to read and work charts and graphs you open up an entire new world of patterns for you to explore. We will also learn some exciting expert techniques such as Filet. I hope this volume, Expert Crochet, will encourage you and sparks your creativity to reach an even higher level of crochet skills.Download this Bestseller Now!!Tags: Crochet, Patterns, Corner 2 Corner, ...
- ASIN: B00T57ADSS
Foolproof Crazy Quilting: Visual Guide_25 Stitch Maps • 100+ Embroidery & Embellishment
Nothing shows off beautiful stitching and embellishments like the blank canvas of a crazy quilt. Jenny Clouston's gorgeously illustrated primer shows you how to make your own heirloom crazy quilts. Learn which fabrics, threads, and needles to use; how to piece crazy quilt blocks; how to embroider with thread, ribbons, beads, and other embellishments; how to assemble your blocks into a finished quilt; and more. Includes complete instructions for over 100 embroidery, beading, and embellishment stitches; full-size patterns for 9 hexagonal crazy quilt blocks; and 25 stitch keys showing proper stitch placement and thread and needle selection for 25 different blocks.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1607057174
Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of
Crochet bouquets of nearly 50 whimsical, wonderful flowers, in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors! Done in upscale yarns like ribbon, chenille, and silk, this contemporary garden will get intermediate-level crocheters grasping their hooks. Some of the flora looks realistic; others are beautifully fanciful, pure products of the imagination. A simple, well-photographed basics section explains how to create them all: specialty techniques include felting, stacking the flowers, stiffening the petals, and linking the flowers together. “Grow” daffodils, dahlias, ferns, firewheels, primroses, sunflowers, and violets—or even a fantastic blossom with layers of scalloped petals radiating out in increasing size from a crystal button center. For added inspiration, a series of showcase projects incorporates the blossoms, including hats, backpacks, pillows, and cards.
- Brand: Lark Books NC
- ASIN: 1600591248
Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting,
This book contains the fruits of centuries of experience and invention in knitting and is quite possibly the best single manual of knitting patterns ever written. Turning its pages, you will see the patterns grow from simple to more elaborate. You will find this to be the best arrangement for instructional purposes as well as a demonstrations of the orderly and scientific methods on which knitting patterns are based. You will be astonished at the great beauty and variety of these patterns, and you will come to realize the potential of knitting, in practiced hands, as one of the finest of crafts.The author begins with basics, with the distinction between knit and purl sides of the fabric and the use of simple black-and-white charts to present patterns. She then introduces a new motif or design in each chapter. Charts, diagrams, and photographs are used liberally along with the text to illustrate each pattern and steps in the creation of each, with special symbols to indicate critical points, so that you can guard against going astray. The patterns range from cross and cross-over motifs through slip-stitch patterns, eyelet patterns, faggot and lace faggot stitch, bias fabrics, lace knitting, embossed motifs and patterns, medallion knitting, picot point knitting, and filet lace. Con...
- ASIN: B00CDGSFHE
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