Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with "100 Snowflakes to Crochet." Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm--or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers. Starting with a review of crochet basics, a discussion of materials and finishings, the structure of snowflakes, and methods of blocking and starching your finished flakes, anyone can easily learn to craft one of these gossamer creations. Then onto the Snowflake Selector to browse for a pattern that matches your skill level. However, as you work through the book, you will improve your skills as you go along These lovely flakes--intricate, delicate, and symmetrical--can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree. With full patterns and lots of project ideas for your finished snowflakes, you're certain to find hours of holiday enjoyment and inspiration from this title in the bestselling Knit & Crochet series.
Author: Barbara Christopher
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This unusually comprehensive collection features patterns based on actual snowflake photographs. The easy-to-follow instructions enable even beginners to make exquisite Christmas ornaments, package decorations, window hangings, and other holiday ornaments.
Bring the lacy beauty of a snowfall into your home with Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm, or just make a simple snowflake or two. Geared toward beginners, each of the crochet snowflake patterns in this book comes with a clear, easy-to-follow photo sequence linked to a chart. You'll learn how to crochet as you go along! There's no one better than Caitlin Sainio to teach you how to crochet. Other books supply patterns, but only Crochet Snowflakes Step-by-Step takes you through the process one step at a time, so absolutely no prior experience is required. These lovely snowflakes--delicate and symmetrical--can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree.
A sumptuously illustrated treasury of floral patterns by the creator of 100 Snowflakes to Crochet provides a seasonally arranged selection of flower, leaf and plant varieties complemented by a quick-start course for beginners and a projects section for using finished flowers on decorations, gifts and wearables. Original.
50 Fabulous Pineapple Crochet Motifs (Leisure Arts #4864) shows the versatility of the beloved and beautiful pineapple motif, which has been one of the most popular crochet motifs for well over 100 years. In these designs by Jean Leinhauser and Ferosa Harold, the crocheted pineapple turns itself into a peacock, a Christmas tree, an owl and many other unusual designs, as well as appearing in a variety of shapes. The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since colonial days, and these projects make wonderful gifts, especially for housewarming events. All of the photographed models were made with Size 10 crochet cotton, but you can of course make them in any thread or yarn you choose, so no gauge is given.
Make your white Christmas dreams come true next holiday season with a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and tree accessories crocheted using white bedspread weight cotton thread. The 47 designs include garlands, tree toppers, skirts, and ornaments. White Christmas in Thread Crochet (Leisure Arts #3232)
Lacey thread crochet motifs are both beautiful to look at and enjoyable to make, and can be used in many ways, whether as stand-alone decor items, as embellishments, or joined to produce larger lace pieces. Whether you're new to crochet and in search of simple practice pieces, or an experienced stitcher who can't resist a new pattern, you'll find no shortage of inspiration in this collection! Here are dozens of versatile blocks and medallions, richly textured flowers, and charming figures, all suitable for thread crochet. From traditional configurations to striking new designs, there are patterns here to suit every taste and skill level. Stiffen small motifs and hang them as ornaments, or incorporate them into jewelry. Embellish clothing and housewares with your favorite designs, or join a series of geometric motifs to create a gorgeous lace scarf or table runner. Discover limitless ideas, including step-by-step instructions for core crochet techniques, plus full patterns and charts, and creative projects for putting your motifs to work in Caitlin Sainio's 75 Lace Crochet Motifs.
Expert crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns that will teach you how to crochet. A crochet teacher and author with over 20 years' experience, Nicki has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. Crochet Know-how explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artworks and instructions. Next, discover three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. First is Starting Out, where you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler - you'll be amazed how easy and quick the projects are to create. Once you've mastered these, move on to something more challenging in the Practice Makes Perfect chapter. There are cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby blocks, bibs and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn or the chunky seashells scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, from a family of adorable Russian dolls to the cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens , the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns . Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes , A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet . Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
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.