Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes

Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes

by Edie Eckman

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Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 100 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603428620
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 140,281
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Edie Eckman is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, The Crochet Answer Book, and Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree, as well as co-editor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders® and Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. She is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting worlds. She lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Table of Contents



Part I: Techniques

Get Started

Reading Charts

In the Beginning

Starting a Round

Ending a Round

Weaving in Ends

Choosing Yarn

Working with Color

Creating Shapes

Arranging Shapes

Filler Motifs

Planning Pays


Get It Together

Join When You're Done

Join as You Go (JAYGo)

Continuous Motifs

Edges and Finishing

Connecting Crochet in Other Ways


Part II: Motifs and Joins

Classic Grannies

A Little Double Crochet

Gathered Chains

Lacy Links

Layered Mesh


All Clustered

Triple Petals

Start with a Flower

3-D Fun



Picots in Plural

Wheels and Shells

Inner Connectivity


Part III: Patterns

Linen Place Mat

Snowy Shaped Shawl

Reversible Camp Rug

Mary Frances Pincushions

Layered Motif Afghan

Summer Baby Blanket

Pie Wedge Pillow

Flower Garland

Poet Vest

Lacy Skirt

Cottage Lamp Shade


Motif Directory


Yarn Sources




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Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes; Includes 101 New Motif Designs 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Humbee More than 1 year ago
A sort of bible for crocheters and beginning crocheters, this book's patterns are beautiful and easy to follow. The book brings beginners into a better understanding of crocheting from beginning stitches to more complex ones, and shows how to build upon them. The charts are reader friendly. End patterns learned by connecting the more distinct small patterns into complex motifs are stunning. This book is a must have for crafter collections!
Crochetgarden More than 1 year ago
I had trouble learning to make granny squares. This book was great and I finally learned how to do them. There is such a variety, you should be able to find any kind you'd like to make.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago