Crochet Style: Chic and Sexy Accessories

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Crochet Style offers inspiring pieces to accentuate personal style and add excitement to any wardrobe. From simple stitches and quick projects to advanced patterns that include intricate stitch work, this book holds interest for beginning and expert crocheters alike. An array of projects, from lacy hoop earrings and funky beaded necklaces to an elaborate poncho and sleek eveningwear, entices the reader to experiment with personal style. These pieces lend versatility and individuality to any look. Over 170 ...

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Overview

Crochet Style offers inspiring pieces to accentuate personal style and add excitement to any wardrobe. From simple stitches and quick projects to advanced patterns that include intricate stitch work, this book holds interest for beginning and expert crocheters alike. An array of projects, from lacy hoop earrings and funky beaded necklaces to an elaborate poncho and sleek eveningwear, entices the reader to experiment with personal style. These pieces lend versatility and individuality to any look. Over 170 original full-color photographs show stunning detail and offer suggestions of stylish ways to wear each of the beautiful items. All of the designs are fun to wear and even easier to make. Crochet Style includes everything you’ll need to get started, from “Crochet Basics” to “Sources and Resources”, yarn types, patterns, plus a plethora of information and inspiration. Step-by-step photos show you how to hold your hook, make stitches, and the best places to buy supplies. Crochet Style comes as a unique, spiral-bound, easel-style format allowing for “hands-free” crafting and access to all the information at a glance. You are likely to be “hooked” on this book!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113311
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Style Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Shannon Okey has authored or edited eight fiber arts books, among them the bestselling Knitgrrl series, Spin to Knit, Felt Frenzy and AlterNation. She has appeared on many nationally televised craft shows, is a frequent magazine contributor, owns several craft-related businesses and is an organizer for national indie craft fair Bazaar Bizarre. She lives in Ohio.
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Table of Contents

Crochet Style

Table of Contents

The Collection of Crocheted Accessories
Wide-Brim Sun Hat- 8
Pink Flower Pin- 10
Multicolored Mod Cap- 12
Pastel Flapper Hat- 14
Pastel "Shearling" Headband- 16
Lacy Hoop Earrings- 18
Bronze Bead Necklace- 20
Silver-and-Pink Scarf with Fringe- 22
Rose Neck Muffler- 24
Lacy Blue Ascot- 26
Three-Way Shoulder Wrap- 28
Rose 'n' Leaf Applique- 30
Lacy Orange Poncho- 32
Bronze Sequin Pin- 36
White Dressy Top- 38
Periwinkle Jacket with Floral Pin- 42
Ruffled Edging for Sweater- 46
Pastel Blue Cropped Jacket- 48
Retro Floral Headband and Belt- 52
Pale Lime Shrug- 54
Dressy Black Belt- 58
Dressy Black Handbag- 60
Black Victorian Bracelet- 62
Bronze Armlet and Anklet- 64
Oversized Red Tote- 66
Cranberry Clutch Purse- 68

Crochet Basics Getting Started
Basic Tools- 71
Hooks- 72
Finding the Right Size Hook- 73
Hooks by Project- 74
Gauge- 75
Yarns- 76
Yarns by Project- 78

Crochet Techniques
Abbreviations- 81
Holding the Hook- 82
Making a Foundation Chain- 83
Slip Stitch- 85
Joining Chains into a Round- 86
Single Crochet- 87
Half Double Crochet- 88
Double Crochet- 90
Treble Crochet- 92
Turning Chains- 94
Which Loop?- 95
Around the Post, Front to Back- 97
Around the Post, Back to Front- 98
Crossed Stitches- 99
Popcorn- 100
Puffs and Shells- 101
Increasing Stitches- 102
Decreasing Stitches- 103
Joining New Yarn- 105
Fastening Off and Weaving In Ends- 106
Joining Together/Seaming- 107
Edging- 109

Textured Stitches
Shell Trellis Stitch- 111
Popcorn Stitch- 112
Picot Fan Stitch- 113
Peacock Fan Stitch- 114
Fan Stitch- 115
Cross Double Stitch- 116
Arch Stitch- 117
Basket Weave Stitch- 118
Lace Cluster Stitch- 119
Picot Trellis Stitch- 120
Open Chevron Stitch- 121
Petal Stitch- 122

Sources & Resources- 123

Index- 125

Acknowledgments- 127

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