Cool Crochet

Cool Crochet

by Joe Vandehatert
     
 

Repeat after us: Crocheting is easy. Crocheting is fun. Crocheting is fast. Okay, got it? Great! Now forget everything else you ever knew about crocheting, because Cool Crochet takes the easy, fast fun of crochet and dumps the frumpy afghans, lumpy hats, and bumpy scarves of the past. With this book, top—selling author Melissa Leapman moves crochetSee more details below

Overview

Repeat after us: Crocheting is easy. Crocheting is fun. Crocheting is fast. Okay, got it? Great! Now forget everything else you ever knew about crocheting, because Cool Crochet takes the easy, fast fun of crochet and dumps the frumpy afghans, lumpy hats, and bumpy scarves of the past. With this book, top—selling author Melissa Leapman moves crochet light years ahead, into exciting designs, dazzling patterns, and sleek shapes that are sure to earn the approval of fashion police everywhere. Tanks, pullovers, cardigans, halters, a skirt, a dress, even a bikini—they're all just a hook and a dream away! And how about coordinating those new outfits with trendy purses, hats, and jewelry? Practical as well as good—looking, Cool Crochet includes valuable tips on assembling garments, plus an appendix of stitches and guidance on yarn and materials. Every fashionista will want to get her hooks into this book!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Leapman (Crochet with Style), whose knitwear designs have appeared widely in crocheting and knitting magazines, here presents 30 designs that include-in addition to the form-fitting wrap-top pictured on the cover-the cropped tops, halters, ponchos, string bikinis, and shawls so popular today with young crocheters. The patterns are "poster children" for how crochet or knitting designs should be presented. Take, for example, the zippered hoodie sweatshirt crocheted in cotton tape. The seven-page pattern includes color photographs of the garment from various perspectives-front, back, zipper, stitch pattern-as well as schematics, row-by-row instructions, notes, and tips for working the design. Most patterns are written for a great variety of sizes, from small to XX-large, and are suitable for the moderately experienced crocheter. Recommended for public library needlecraft collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823011247
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Meet the Author

Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s, McCall’s, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Knit It!, and Interweave Knits magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York City.

Joe VanDeHatert is a commercial photographer based in Cincinnati. His gorgeous images have been featured in Hot Knits, Yummy Yarns by Kathleen and Nick Greco, and Shibori by Karren K. Brito, all published by Watson—Guptill.

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