Convertible Crochet: Customizable Designs for Stylish Garments

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Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply ...
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Overview

Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The author and her publisher follow up the lovely book Crochet Lace Innovations with another collec-tion of 22 stunning lace patterns. Chan works in a module style, explaining how to make one motif and then expand it into stylish wraps, dresses, and scarves. Chan's use of lace makes her designs both clas-sic and hip, avoiding the bulky heaviness that regular crochet can have. In her Angular Momentum chapter, for example, one rectangular module can be expanded into the Austen-esque Corsair Collar, the hip Fairlane Jacket, or the breathtaking, convertible stole/wrap T-Bird. While instructions are clear, and patterns are written with the utmost clarity, these patterns are not for the faint of heart or the be-ginning crocheter. It says a great deal that Chan does not provide basic crocheting instructions in the book; the stitcher who attempts these will need to be well beyond learning what a double chain is. For those with the skills, though, what a treat this lovely book will be. Full-color photos. (June)
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"Chan works in module style, explaining how to make one motif and then expand it into stylist wraps, dresses, and scarves. Chan's use of lace makes her designs both classic and hip, avoiding the bulky heaviness that regular crochet can have." --Publisher's Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307965707
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 234,404
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

DORIS CHAN broke into the crochet design scene when a photograph of her first doily shawl attracted the attention of a notable yarn company, and she's been at the forefront of modern crochet design ever since. Her work is featured in the design catalogs of yarn companies, including Caron International and NaturallyCaron.com, Tahki Stacy Charles, and Coats & Clark, in magazines such as Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and Piecework, among others, as well as on Knitting Daily TV and Knit and Crochet Now on public television. She is an avid professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a CYCA certified crochet instructor. Catch up with Doris at her site dorischancrochet.com, discover her independent pattern line, DJC Designs, and coming soon from Interweave Crochet, her DVD workshop Top Down Construction.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction   
How to Use This Book    
The Origins of Entropy         
Entropy Throw and Shawl             
White Dwarf Doily          
Tempest Skirt and Poncho             
Spawn of Entropy: Motifs     
Copernicus Motifs           
Carina Motifs     
Constellation Motifs        
Universal Assembly        
Measuring Motifs             
Working with Motifs       

The Designs
1. Inside the Box: Square      
Telesto Stole      
Gliese Cowl        
Skyliner Skirt and Poncho             

2. Hey Nineteen: Hexagons   
Carina Shawl and Throw 
Stella Blanket Wrap         
Chaos Wrap       
Miranda Vest: Chaos Captured     

3. Polygonzo: Pentagons       
Galaxy Skirt       
Titan Top            
Zodiac Tunic      
Callisto Top       
Phoebe Shrug     

4. Angular Momentum          
Corsair Collar                   
T-Bird Four Ways            
Fairlane Jacket  
Eldorado Jacket 
Rambler Cape with Drop Top Hood            

5. String Theory        
Kerry Top           
Kerry Skirt         
Nebula Wrap Skirt and Capelet    
Nebula Jacket    
Nebula Coat with Hood   
Andromeda Vest              
Andromeda Dress 
           
Resources      
Master Key for Stitch Symbol Diagrams     
Abbreviations
Strings
Buttons          
Chainless Foundations          
BFF (Blocking Friends Forever)       
Sources          
Index

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