150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs: Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

by Heather Lodinsky

Paperback

$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596684348
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, and Cast On along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular "Central Park Hoodie" cardigan, which appeared in KnitScene and is one of the most popular downloads in the Interweave store. She was also included in the "Great American Afghan" in Knitter's magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her local yarn shop (LYS) in Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.

Table of Contents


Introduction: How to use this book
Exploring the crochet and knit motif directory
Understanding the symbols and abbreviations
Gauge and adapting the patterns to make smaller or larger motifs

Part One: Motif Directory
Knit and crochet motifs are displayed in an attractive directory arranged by shape. Knit and crochet motifs are mixed together in this section for extra inspiration.

Part Two: Crochet Patterns
Patterns and charts for all of the motifs. The charts and patterns are organized by shape. Each one comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the motif could be combined with other motifs to make a fabric.
• Circular motifs including cluster wheels, cartwheel, lazy wheel, and snail
• “The Many Sides of Granny:” an assortment of granny squares beyond the traditional 4 sides: 3, 5, 6, and 8-sided granny motifs
• Other geometric non-granny motifs including ridged hexagon, spiral pentagram, snowflakes, and octagons
• Pretty non-geometric motifs including hearts, stars, shells, and paisley
• Smaller motifs to connect larger motifs, including smaller diamonds, circles, and triangles
• Crochet motifs suitable for edging

Part Three: Knit Patterns
Patterns and charts (where useful) for the motifs. The charts and patterns are organized by shape. Each one comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the motif could be combined with other motifs to make a fabric.
• Circular motifs including medallions
• Geometric motifs including triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, and trapezoids
• Combining motifs with texture: ribbing, bobbles, embossed patterns
• Beautiful non-geometric patterns: shells, fans, leaves
• Knitted motifs used for connecting larger shell motifs and edging

Part Four: Techniques
• Refresher course on working knit and crochet stitches and understanding abbreviations
• How to work motifs in the round
• Working textured stitches: bobble, clusters
• How to work multi-colored designs
• Different methods of joining blocks

Part Five: Projects
• How to choose motifs by shape and combine them
• Possible motif configurations for use in afghans and other projects
• Mixing knit and crochet motifs
• Motifs used as ornamentation
• Exploring color to use in motifs
• Afghan sizes and variations
• Accessory ideas including scarves, shawls, bags, table runners

Resources
Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews