Convertible Crochet: Customizable Designs for Stylish Garments

Convertible Crochet: Customizable Designs for Stylish Garments

by Doris Chan


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Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307965707
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DORIS CHAN broke into the crochet design scene when a photograph of her first doily shawl attracted the attention of a notable yarn company, and she's been at the forefront of modern crochet design ever since. Her work is featured in the design catalogs of yarn companies, including Caron International and, Tahki Stacy Charles, and Coats & Clark, in magazines such as Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and Piecework, among others, as well as on Knitting Daily TV and Knit and Crochet Now on public television. She is an avid professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a CYCA certified crochet instructor. Catch up with Doris at her site, discover her independent pattern line, DJC Designs, and coming soon from Interweave Crochet, her DVD workshop Top Down Construction.

Table of Contents


How to Use This Book    
The Origins of Entropy         
Entropy Throw and Shawl             
White Dwarf Doily          
Tempest Skirt and Poncho             
Spawn of Entropy: Motifs     
Copernicus Motifs           
Carina Motifs     
Constellation Motifs        
Universal Assembly        
Measuring Motifs             
Working with Motifs       

The Designs
1. Inside the Box: Square      
Telesto Stole      
Gliese Cowl        
Skyliner Skirt and Poncho             

2. Hey Nineteen: Hexagons   
Carina Shawl and Throw 
Stella Blanket Wrap         
Chaos Wrap       
Miranda Vest: Chaos Captured     

3. Polygonzo: Pentagons       
Galaxy Skirt       
Titan Top            
Zodiac Tunic      
Callisto Top       
Phoebe Shrug     

4. Angular Momentum          
Corsair Collar                   
T-Bird Four Ways            
Fairlane Jacket  
Eldorado Jacket 
Rambler Cape with Drop Top Hood            

5. String Theory        
Kerry Top           
Kerry Skirt         
Nebula Wrap Skirt and Capelet    
Nebula Jacket    
Nebula Coat with Hood   
Andromeda Vest              
Andromeda Dress 
Master Key for Stitch Symbol Diagrams     
Chainless Foundations          
BFF (Blocking Friends Forever)       

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