CROCHET PILLOWS WITH TUNISIAN TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES
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"An excellent instructional book for anyone. Presented beautifully." --Kristin Omdahl, www.styledbykristin.com "This is the book that pulled me in and set the hook (quite literally). SO well written. If you haven't gotten it yet, you should." --HookMeUp, Ravelry • Detailed instructions with full-color photographs and illustrations teach the art of Tunisian crochet • Stylish, contemporary patterns for apparel and home decor • Includes instructions for 16 projects Tunisian crochet, sometimes called the Afghan stitch, combines the ease of crocheting with the appearance of knitting. This instructional pattern book brings Tunisian crochet into the realm of high fashion with exquisite stitch patterns, meticulous shaping, and attractive finishing. Sixteen chic projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor are explained in detail. Readers will learn how to make wearable items such as a chain mail scarf, child's jumper, honeycomb skirt, and man's vest. Home decor projects include an ottoman cover, placemats, afghan, pillow, and more—all using Tunisian crochet techniques.
"Unexpected Afghans presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors and patterns. Expert designers including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, provide an abundance of fresh patterns and projects that are perfect for new and advanced crocheters as they start out beginner-friendly and become more complex, allowing a crocheter to build skills and confidence. Designers at any level will enjoy: A detailed technique's workshop in every chapter including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet. Helpful tips from designers for working through each afghan project. Easy-to-follow charts and diagrams. Along with tons of beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you'll find many of your favorite designer's biographies--giving you an exploration into their inspiration."--
Colorful, easy-to-make designs for Tunisian crochet Tunisian crochet is so easy! Using just one long or corded crochet hook and two simple stitches, Tunisian crochet is quick to learn, so you'll be able to pick your favorite project from this book and start on it right away. Although worked with a crochet hook and in a similar fashion to crochet, Tunisian crochet fabric is sturdier than traditional crochet and resembles knitting in the final product. It is a wonderful technique for creating scarves, purses, afghans, and more with the look of knitting but the ease of crochet! Patterns with symbol charts for 20 bright, colorful scarves, table toppers, wraps, afghans, and other accessories Graphic, colorful designs pack a stylish punch and are fun to crochet Illustrated instructions on Tunisian crochet techniques make it easy for a beginner to start making these projects right away"
Crochet and Tunisian crochet are more popular than ever, and in this fabulously illustrated book, it's easy to see why! Who can resist the opportunity to bring traditional techniques together and create something new? Inspired instructor and author Tove Fevang shows how the basics of standard and Tunisian crochet can be used, adapted, and combined to make dozens of different projects: afghans, placemats, hand towels, pillows, potholders, wrist warmers, scarves, handbags, and more. And step-by-step instructions for all the stitches you'll need make it easy to choose a project and get started, even if you've never picked up a hook before!
Get hooked on Interlocking Crochet! Do you want to create incredible crochet projects that will leave even experienced crocheters amazed and wondering, "How did she do that?" Would you like to crochet one project that has two unique, attractive looks? Try the technique of interlocking crochet, which takes simple stitches and turns them into richly textured, reversible fabrics. There has never been a book that explores this technique so thoroughly. Inside Interlocking Crochet you'll find: Step-by-step illustrations of the crochet stitches that turn yarn into incredible interlocking crochet fabric A stitch dictionary with 80 beautiful stitch patterns 10 projects ranging from lovely, luxurious scarves to big, cozy afghans Try your hand (and crochet hook!) at this unique and interesting technique—you might never want to go back to regular crochet again!
• Patterns for 18 wraps and shawls using 6 crochet techniques: traditional crochet, motif crochet, Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and double-ended crochet • Includes one easy, one intermediate, and one advanced project for each technique • Accessories for every occasion: delicate shawlettes, comfy ponchos, intricate lace shawls, and vibrant, modern wraps