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150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws
     

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

by Heather Lodinsky
 

Don't be square! Break out of the box with 150 creative motifs for knit and crochet!

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include

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Don't be square! Break out of the box with 150 creative motifs for knit and crochet!

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications.

The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book also includes smaller blocks to join them together, and edging ideas to add finishing touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs, and learn how to knit and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. With interesting, colorful shapes, 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs is a design resource full of endless possibilities.

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"Odd Shapes, Unique & Terrific are my three descriptions of this book. Don’t be a square as Heather Lodinsky says on the back of the book. Certainly, there are no squares in this book." - All Free Crochet.com

"Heather has provided so many great ideas within this book that you are drawn into the book and realize the potential for what you can use some of the shapes for. It certainly creates excitement for both knitters and crocheters alike. This is a fabulous book for your collection when you are stumped for ideas on what to do next." - AllFreeCrochet.com

"For anyone who loves motifs and motif work, this can be a handy reference to have at ones' fingertips." - CrochetInsider.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596684348
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, and Cast On along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular "Central Park Hoodie" cardigan, which appeared in KnitScene and is one of the most popular downloads in the Interweave store. She was also included in the "Great American Afghan" in Knitter's magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her local yarn shop (LYS) in Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.

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