Crochet in Color: Techniques and Designs for Playing with Color

Crochet in Color: Techniques and Designs for Playing with Color

by Kathy Merrick
     
 

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Revealing the secrets to designing with color in unique and unexpected ways, this innovative resource offers 20 original patterns that explore sophisticated ways to play with color and build color confidence for all crocheters. Various projects are featured, from clothing and accessories to home decor, all of which are crafted with fine yarns and big hooks to

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Revealing the secrets to designing with color in unique and unexpected ways, this innovative resource offers 20 original patterns that explore sophisticated ways to play with color and build color confidence for all crocheters. Various projects are featured, from clothing and accessories to home decor, all of which are crafted with fine yarns and big hooks to create a fluid fabric that is never stiff. Ideal for all skill levels, chapters include single- and two-color designs, which teaches a pleated hat and triangular shawl; Stripes, which offers a half-circle bag and an Afghan; Color Blocks, featuring a chain lace shawl and a pillow; Stranded, detailing mittens and a patterned yoke sweater; and Random Color, which highlights a round tea table cover, among many other projects. With various tips and tricks—such as a proportion guide for working with color bands, techniques on stranding and working over yarn tails, and simple ways to finish a project—this definitive handbook will encourage crocheters to experiment with color, design outside their comfort zones, and make unique color combinations work.

Editorial Reviews

CraftGossip.com
Merrick ventures to some unexpected color pairings which work magnificently ... This is book is a great resource.
Inside Crochet Magazine
If you aren't very brave with color, then this is a great book to boost your confidence and get you working with more vibrant shades.
From the Publisher
"Any book on color that kicks off with a dedication thanking, among others, color-wheel masters like Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Koigu's Landra clan is off to a good start." - Yarn Market News

"When someone of this reputation finally publishes her first solo book, it's cause for anticipation and maybe a bit of angst over whether such high standards can be maintained. Have no fear, Kathy fans: her superior design abilities shine in this stunning book." - Crochet Insider

"Spectacular. I doubt I'll be accused of exaggeration when I say that each project is more gorgeous than the last, and all of them are marvelous." - Carol Sulcoski, author, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns

"If you aren't very brave with color, then this is a great book to boost your confidence and get you working with more vibrant shades." - Inside Crochet magazine

"Merrick ventures to some unexpected color pairings which work magnificently... This is book is a great resource." - CraftGossip.com

Yarn Market News
Any book on color that kicks off with a dedication thanking, among others, colorwheel masters like Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Koigu's Landra clan is off to a good start.
Crochet Insider
When someone of this reputation finally publishes her first solo book, it's cause for anticipation and maybe a bit of angst over whether such high standards can be maintained. Have no fear, Kathy fans: her superior design abilities shine in this stunning book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681125
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

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Carol Sulcoski
"It is spectacular. I doubt I'll be accused of exaggeration when I say that each project is more gorgeous than the last, and all of them are marvelous."--(Carol Sulcoski, author, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns)

Meet the Author

Kathy Merrick is a fiber artist with more than 30 years of experience crocheting and knitting. She lives in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

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