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Introduction Projects Northern Dreams- Julia Vaconsin Beyond the Bascis: Foundation Stitches- Marty Miller Rosemary Sweater- Robyn Chachula Beyond the Basics: Linked Crochet Infinity Wrap- Kristin Omdahl Alpine Frost Scarf- Amy O'Neill Houck Beyond the Basics: Learning to Love Laceweight- Tracy St. John Dragonfly Shawl- Lisa Naskrent Beyond the Basics: Symbolcraft- Sandi Wiseheart Boteh Scarf- Kathy Merrick Moorish Mosaic Afghan- Lisa Naskrent Big Bow Cardigan- Julia Vaconsin Luna Sweater- Kim Guzman Back to Basics: Weaving in Ends Tunisian Vest- Kathleen Power Johnson Beyond the Basics: Tunisian Crochet Primer- Kathleen Power Johnson Back to Basics: Seaming Tunisian Come-and-Play Cardigan- Annette Petavy Beyond the Basics: Finding Closure- Dora Ohrenstein Stone Path Hat- Lisa Naskrent Back to Basics: Post Stitches Solas Caomh- Jodi Euchner Kathryn in Beauly Dress and Hat- Kathy Merrick Back to Basics: Changing Color Sir Stephen, the Bunny- Donna Childs Back to Basics: The Adjustable Ring Babette Blanket- Kathy Merrick Beyond the Basics: Sewing Stitches Boho Blocks Cardigan- Valentina Devine Ocean Pearls Cardigan- Julia Vaconsin Beyond the Basics: Garment Construction: Seaming- Annette Petavy Seafoam Vest- Chloe Nightingale Larger Than Life Bag- Cecily Keim Diamonds Silk Scarf- Carol Ventura Lace Dress- Lily Chin Abbreviations Glossary Sources Index
Marcy Smith is editor of Interweave Crochet. A crocheter since age eight, she loves to explore the potential of what happens when hook meets yarn. She also enjoys other fiber crafts, including knitting and spinning. Marcy lives in North Carolina with her outdoors-writer husband and three adventurous half-grown children.
This is a book of contemporary crochet pattens that really hit the mark. Taken from Interweave Crochet's first five years, I guess you would not want this if you have continually bought the magazine. However the latter it is not widely available in the UK, so this book should do extremely well here in the UK, despite having to substitute yarn. It has some of the biggest names in the industry and I am only going to mention one, my favourite, Kristin Omdahl who produces a beautiful shawl pattern in this book. I am much more of a knitter than a crocheter but I was captivated by the designs in this book. I am sure there are plenty of patterns here that would entrance avid crocheters, beginners and advanced ones alike. The variety of patterns is great. Tops, sweaters, scarves, bags and even a dress (the patten I liked least sadly). Stitches vary from lacy to solid, some almost look like knitting. There are three patterns for kids - blanket, teddy and dress, one waistcoat in Tunisian crochet for a man, not keen on that and the bulk of the book devoted to ladies late twenties plus. Even the patterns that look back to the traditional granny square such as the Boho design work so well, I was amazed that I could like something that essentially used granny squares. Definitely worth buying in my opinion.-KarenPlatt.co.uk