Seamless Crochet: Techniques and Designs for Join-As-You-Go Motifs

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Join the seamless revolution!

Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet!

With Seamless Crochet, innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's revolutionary modular ...

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Overview


Join the seamless revolution!

Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet!

With Seamless Crochet, innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's revolutionary modular construction allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round.

Inside you'll find a showcase of 18 garment, home decor, and accessory projects from Kristin that will change the way you crochet forever. From pillows to shawls to blankets, these projects illustrate just how versatile and time-saving this "tail-free" construction method is. As a bonus, Seamless Crochet also includes a helpful instructional DVD of Kristin explaining the details of her new technique. Plus, the book offers a motif directory of original designs with Kristin's expert advice on how to adapt any motif-based pattern to her one-of-a-kind seamless technique.

Seamless Crochet will forever transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design and project.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is the most comprehensive resource I've yet found on the topic of crocheting join-as-you-go motifs. I've occasionally seen join-as-you-go designs before, but up until now I've seen this technique used mostly as a way to join granny squares. It's really exciting, inspiring and refreshing to get a hold of an entire collection of patterns created using this method." - Amy Solovay, Crochet Editor at About.com

"Kristin's thoughtfulness to provide crocheters with so many extra details makes her one of my favorite crochet designers...I am able to follow along no matter what my skill level." - AllFreeCrochet.com

"If you're like me, you find joining pieces of knit and crochet work to be a bit nerve-wracking. This book features lovely motifs - snowflakes, flowers, stars, tiles - that can be joined as you go." - Austin-American Statesman

"This is the best reference I've yet found on the topic of crocheting seamless join-as-you-go motifs." – About.com Guide to Crochet

"With this book, modular designs are no longer the boring side of crochet. Fewer ends to weave in, more secure joins, and finer (and far fewer) seams make this book a great resource for any crocheter – beginner or advanced." - CraftGossip.com Crochet Guide

"Because I'm a bit of a technique geek, my favorite part of the book is in the back where she carefully explains how the technique works, and how you can use it to create your own designs. One of the things I'm most excited to play with is using the technique with color-changing yarns. Since you're not breaking yarn between motifs, the projects in the book are all of one kind of yarn each." - Amy O'Neill Houck, crochet designer and author

"Yet another masterpiece by our beloved crochet designer Kristin Omdahl." - Faina Goberstein, knitwear designer and author

"Amazing designs...this is the type of book that I like. It is a pattern book, but it is also a method book...it shows you how to do some patterns, and tells you how to figure out others. This way, it opens up opportunities to unleash your creativity!" - Marty Miller, The Crochet Doctor and President of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)

"It is mind-blowing awesome. If you love granny motifs as much as I do, I really urge to you get the book and learn this technique. It is so inspiring and fun, and I am in love with Kristin for creating such a great book for us to use!" - Robyn Chachula, crochet designer and author, Simply Crochet

"Beautiful projects...In addition to written instructions, the book also contains detailed stitch diagrams for every pattern as well as construction diagrams when needed and gorgeous photos of the projects." - Amy Shelton, Crochetville.org

"Kristin is one of the crochet (and knitting) communities most influential designers and she creates some truly stunning pieces." - Jimmy Beans Wool

"If you love the look of motif crochet, but are hesitant to commit because of the ends...this book is your answer. Shawls, hats, scarves, baby blankets...You want it, it's in here!" - Rebecca Velasquez, crochet designer and contributor, Simply Crochet

"Kristin brilliantly creates a way to avoid having to weave in all the ends and sew together a huge stack of crochet motifs when you're done with a project. It's hard to say which project I'll make first from this book, since they're all fantastic." - Sara Wilburn, Sara Likes to Make Stuff

"The diagrams in the book are clear once you understand the method behind them. So are the written directions. Combine the two and you have a marvelous system that is truly unique." - Dana Wright, She Knits When She Should be Writing

"Kristin Omdahl brings crochet projects to a forefront of fashion. Her designs are fresh, stylish and suitable for every body type." - Simona Merchant-Dest, knitwear designer

"Kristin Omdahl is known for her innovative techniques (at least by me sh

From The Critics

"This is the most comprehensive resource I've yet found on the topic of crocheting join-as-you-go motifs. I've occasionally seen join-as-you-go designs before, but up until now I've seen this technique used mostly as a way to join granny squares. It's really exciting, inspiring and refreshing to get a hold of an entire collection of patterns created using this method." – Amy Solovay, Crochet Editor at About.com

"Kristin’s thoughtfulness to provide crocheters with so many extra details makes her one of my favorite crochet designers...I am able to follow along no matter what my skill level." – AllFreeCrochet.com

"If you’re like me, you find joining pieces of knit and crochet work to be a bit nerve-wracking. This book features lovely motifs — snowflakes, flowers, stars, tiles — that can be joined as you go." - Austin-American Statesman

"This is the best reference I've yet found on the topic of crocheting seamless join-as-you-go motifs." – About.com Guide to Crochet

"With this book, modular designs are no longer the boring side of crochet. Fewer ends to weave in, more secure joins, and finer (and far fewer) seams make this book a great resource for any crocheter – beginner or advanced." – CraftGossip.com Crochet Guide

"Because I’m a bit of a technique geek, my favorite part of the book is in the back where she carefully explains how the technique works, and how you can use it to create your own designs. One of the things I’m most excited to play with is using the technique with color-changing yarns. Since you’re not breaking yarn between motifs, the projects in the book are all of one kind of yarn each." – Amy O’Neill Houck, crochet designer and author

"Yet another masterpiece by our beloved crochet designer Kristin Omdahl." – Faina Goberstein, knitwear designer and author

"Amazing designs...this is the type of book that I like. It is a pattern book, but it is also a method book...it shows you how to do some patterns, and tells you how to figure out others. This way, it opens up opportunities to unleash your creativity!" – Marty Miller, The Crochet Doctor and President of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)

"It is mind-blowing awesome. If you love granny motifs as much as I do, I really urge to you get the book and learn this technique. It is so inspiring and fun, and I am in love with Kristin for creating such a great book for us to use!" - Robyn Chachula, crochet designer and author, Simply Crochet

"Beautiful projects...In addition to written instructions, the book also contains detailed stitch diagrams for every pattern as well as construction diagrams when needed and gorgeous photos of the projects." – Amy Shelton, Crochetville.org

"Kristin is one of the crochet (and knitting) communities most influential designers and she creates some truly stunning pieces." - Jimmy Beans Wool

"If you love the look of motif crochet, but are hesitant to commit because of the ends...this book is your answer. Shawls, hats, scarves, baby blankets...You want it, it's in here!" - Rebecca Velasquez, crochet designer and contributor, Simply Crochet

"Kristin brilliantly creates a way to avoid having to weave in all the ends and sew together a huge stack of crochet motifs when you're done with a project. It's hard to say which project I'll make first from this book, since they're all fantastic." - Sara Wilburn, Sara Likes to Make Stuff

"The diagrams in the book are clear once you understand the method behind them. So are the written directions. Combine the two and you have a marvelous system that is truly unique." - Dana Wright, She Knits When She Should be Writing

"Kristin Omdahl brings crochet projects to a forefront of fashion. Her designs are fresh, stylish and suitable for every body type." - Simona Merchant-Dest, knitwear designer

"Kristin Omdahl is known for her innovative techniques (at least by me she is) and this book is no exception. Kristin has found ways to make items using motifs with the fewest number of yarn ends left to weave in." – Darlisa Riggs, Crochet Uncut online magazine

"Seamless Crochet, Techniques and Motifs for Join-as-You-Go Designs by Kristin Omdahl: a new resource for Crocheters and pattern collection for creating motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet! This new technique for crocheters of all skill levels is a brand-new modular construction that allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric on the exterior round." - Quick and Easy Crochet Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596682979
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 956,357
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Shawls
Star-Edged Lace Shawl
Fuchsia Flower Shawl
Turtle Rodeo Shawl
Blue Lagoon Swirling Hexagon Shawl
Ninja Stars ShawletteAccessories
Snowflake Scarf
Star Motif Mobius
Slouchy Lace Hat
Berry Blossom Market Bag
Slouchy Lace Flower Hat
Radiance Sparkling Skinny Scarf
Blue Sky Cowl
Jamie Manly Hat
Berry Market BagHome Decor
Circular Pillow
Moroccan Tile Blanket
Bolster Pillow
Raspberry Pillow
Table RunnerBabies and Kids
Buttercup Layette
Buttercup Blanket
Shark Hunter Hat
Starfish Blanket
Shark Hunter Blanket
Working in the Round
Modifying Motifs for Tail-Free Construction
Motif Collection
Glossary
Resources
Index
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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Excellent guide for anyone who crochets

    I've been a crocheter for over 45 years, and this is the first definitive instruction book I've come across that makes it so much easier to create a finished item from motifs or individual squares that required hand-sewing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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