Runway Crochet: High-style Patterns from Top Designers' Hooks to Yours

Runway Crochet: High-style Patterns from Top Designers' Hooks to Yours

by Margaret Hubert
     
 

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Explore 22 exquisite, runway-inspired projects—including skirts, dresses, jackets, tops, handbags, and neckwear—with Runway Crochet! These beautiful pieces are designed by Margaret Hubert and six other prominent crochet designers including Doris Chan, Ellen Gormley, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Shelby Allaho, Sharon Valencia, and Tatyana Mirer.

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Explore 22 exquisite, runway-inspired projects—including skirts, dresses, jackets, tops, handbags, and neckwear—with Runway Crochet! These beautiful pieces are designed by Margaret Hubert and six other prominent crochet designers including Doris Chan, Ellen Gormley, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Shelby Allaho, Sharon Valencia, and Tatyana Mirer. Project instructions include a full range of sizes, and the instructional text and stitch diagrams are accompanied by stunning fashion photography.

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"The phrase crocheted clothing brings to mind 1970s-era granny square vests—an image that designer Hubert attempts to dispel in this collection of fashion-forward crochet patterns. Her audience is younger crocheters, particularly those with the body type to pull off some of the form-fitting garments included here. Some of the designs read 1980s a little too strongly—particularly the off-the-shoulder dress crocheted out of a teal sock yarn—but there are a few gems sprinkled in, such as the Asian-inspired Qipao tunic and the dramatic Catawba shrug. Step-by-step text instructions are included, as are charts as needed. VERDICT Younger crocheters who are curious about creating their own clothing may find something of interest here." — Library Journal
Library Journal
The phrase crocheted clothing brings to mind 1970s-era granny square vests—an image that designer Hubert attempts to dispel in this collection of fashion-forward crochet patterns. Her audience is younger crocheters, particularly those with the body type to pull off some of the form-fitting garments included here. Some of the designs read 1980s a little too strongly—particularly the off-the-shoulder dress crocheted out of a teal sock yarn—but there are a few gems sprinkled in, such as the Asian-inspired Qipao tunic and the dramatic Catawba shrug. Step-by-step text instructions are included, as are charts as needed. VERDICT Younger crocheters who are curious about creating their own clothing may find something of interest here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589237490
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,244,859
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet—Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Customize Your Knitting. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. A world traveler, Hubert pays close attention to the fashions in Europe and spots trends as they hit New York. In 2012, in fitting tribute to Hubert's lifelong work as a knitting and crochet designer, the Crochet Guild of America inducted her into their Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame. Her work and information about the events she attends can be found on her blog: margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com. She lives in Pawling, New York.

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