A dozen original designs in contemporary colors make up this fabulous pattern book. Included are lapghans for everyone in the family. Designs are made using worsted- and chunky-weight yarns. Instructions are written as well as symbol crochet. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Corner-to-Corner is a fun and unique way of crocheting! By following a pixel graph instead of a written pattern, you can incorporate virtually any character or image you want into a crochet blanket. This great book includes how-to instructions and step-by-step photos. Also included are instructions for 5 cute throws. All designs are made using #4 worsted-weight yarn.
Designer Kristi Simpson has created 15 precious designs that will show that Mom-to-be just how special she and her new baby are to you! You can stitch any of these projects in a weekend for a quick and lovely gift. Designs include car seat cover & blankets, teddy bear, diaper cover set, headbands, cocoon, wash cloth, bonnet, sweater, jacket, bottle cozy and more. Clothing is written in 0 - 3 mo size and projects are made using DK-, light-, and worsted-weight yarn. Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate.
What could be merrier than combining the traditional Granny Square motif and Christmas? Designer Lisa Gentry has put together a jolly collection of designs that will make decorating and gift-giving a treat for the maker and those enjoying the results. Decorate the tree and mantel with ornaments, a tree skirt, stocking, and garland while making the couch a cozy haven with the colorful blanket and pillow. There's even a mug cozy and trivet to brighten up the kitchen or Santa's visit. These treasures will quickly become a part of family tradition. Lisa has also included thoughtful gifts in a hat, scarf, cowl, and fingerless mitts that will warm hearts as well as heads, necks, and fingers. Make your family's Christmas extra special with these timeless designs.
The technique of Embossed Crochet creates a textured fabric where the beauty of knitted cable leaves have been translated to crochet. This book includes 10 fashion designs such as a scarf, cowl, vest, handbags, blankets and hat, made using light- and worsted-weight yarns. Written instructions as well illustrations, photos and symbol crochet are included to help you with this exciting new technique.
A true celebration of hand knits and crochet: fifty of the best patterns from Family Circle Knitting Magazine. Projects include a Navajo throw, a cabled quilt and a lacy lap warmer or first baby blanket. Knit either in whole or else by piece. Beginners will enjoy the Gingham Glory or Dazzling Snowflakes patterns.
Decorate your home for the holidays with festive crocheted decorations, ornaments, and Christmas cozies! Need a quick holiday gift? This book has you covered there, too, with cute crocheted hats, cowls, and other accessories that work up in a jiffy. • 29 crochet patterns for Christmas décor and stylish accessories • Patterns created by members of the Design Wars Challenge, a group of crocheters who compete for votes in various Design Challenges and work together to expand the style of modern crochet • Colorful and fun to crochet patterns include Reindeer Basket, Penguin Ornaments, Catching Stars Shawl, Braided Cables Christmas Stocking, Spice Hood, Fair Isle Hedgehog, and many others
Author: Hannah Meur
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Whether it is a mix tape blanket, a pixel heart cushion or a robot toy sack, no home will be complete without this innovative approach to crochet. Each project is presented with clear, easy-to-follow instructions with a photo of the finished crochet pattern. Scattered throughout the book are project ideas for inspiration. A comprehensive chapter is also included containing all of the basic techniques needed to be able to complete the projects.
Author: Sharron Kahn Luttrell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Currently in development with CBS Films, this is the emotional and uplifting memoir of a woman who became a volunteer trainer for Daisy, a sweet yellow Lab puppy, and her unique relationship with the inmate who is Daisy’s partner in the Prison PUP program. When Sharron Luttrell, a journalist still deeply mourning the loss of her family dog, found out about a weekend puppy raiser program for a service dog organization, she knew it was just she needed to help her move on. It seemed ideal; pick up a puppy on Friday, return it on Sunday night, get a new puppy each year. No strings attached. Well, it turns out that there were strings – and they tugged at her every Sunday evening when she had to return “her dog” to prison. This memoir chronicles Sharron’s year co-parenting Daisy, a sweet lab puppy, with Keith, a convicted felon serving a decades-long sentence. As Sharron and Keith develop a rapport based on their brief weekend handovers (an exchange she describes as "divorced parents handing over the kids"), she begins to speculate about what the quiet, gentle Keith could have done to wind up in medium-security prison. When, through an accident of fate, Sharron finally discovers the crime Keith actually committed, she is shaken to her foundation. How can she continue to work with him, knowing what she does? But can she dismiss her personal experience with him, which has been nothing but kind? Ultimately, she looks to Daisy to pull her through—she must “think like a dog” and react in the present, not the past. Mindful of how much Daisy has taught her in a short time, Sharron can also see how much this special dog has helped Keith learn empathy, remorse, and to face the consequences of his actions. As the two of them work tirelessly to ensure that Daisy passes her final test and fulfills her destiny by becoming a service dog, Sharron tests the limits of her own strength, compassion, and capacity for love.
Are you crazy about crochet? Of course you are! This book contains a series of crochet designs that kids and moms will adore. One and Two Company's playful collection of patterns includes cute hats, little baby booties, the sweetest doll, huggable lovies, animal cushions and backpacks, a baby rattle, a beautiful nursery mobile and plenty more. This book is packed with clever, playful projects to crochet for boys and girls. Ideal for baby showers! This crochet collection is well suited for both beginners and experienced crafters. You'll easily create these gorgeous items by following the step-by-step instructions packed with how-to photographs and illustrations. Crocheters who favor reading charts will be delighted to find these available in the book as well. Each pattern is clearly marked with a materials list, glossary of stitches used, and beautiful pictures showing the items from all sides.
Crochet the cutest food-themed home goods you'll ever see with Twinkie Chan's new book of patterns! Crochet designer and craft superstar Twinkie Chan is back with her highly anticipated book Crocheted Abode a la Mode: 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home. This is the follow-up to Chan's first book, which featured food-inspired crocheted accessories. In Crocheted Abode a la Mode, Chan unveils twenty new food-themed crochet patterns for crafters to follow as they crochet their living space into a cozier, yummier place. The book is organized according to rooms in your house: kitchen and dining, living and lounging, bath and beauty, and home office. Helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and colorful photos help crocheters of all skill levels create Chan's cute and cozy home decor pieces. Readers are guaranteed to find several adorable, food-forward patterns to bring to life with their crochet hooks--everything from giant donut floor poufs to sweet honeybear aprons to savory corn dog pen cozies. Chan's signature style is cute, colorful, food-themed, and always functional, which highlights an attribute she likes to call "cute-tility." Her fun, unique designs are inspired by Japanese kawaii (cute) culture as well as her childhood collection of faux food toys. Her patterns appeal to crafters of all ages, and her warm, conversational writing style welcomes them into her cozy crocheted world, encouraging everyone to get creative. So, what are you waiting for? Let the fun unravel!
16 stunning home decor projects that you can make in a weekend! Finding time to quilt doesn't have to be a luxury--or a long-term commitment. In Weekend Quilting, popular Tied with a Ribbon blogger Jemima Flendt shows you how to create stylish quilts, cushions, and runners in a few days or less. Written for quilters of all skill levels, this easy-to-use guide features step-by-step directions for making 16 inspiring designs with 8 basic blocks and techniques, from Nine Patches and Pinwheels to applique and paper piecing. You'll also find chapters on quiltmaking basics and finishing techniques as well as tips throughout on working with precuts, sewing on the bias, and adding a personalized touch to a finishing piece. With Weekend Quilting, you can enjoy stress-free stitching and the gratification of a finished quilt on Monday. Sew happy!
The box stitch, or corner-to-corner stitch, is for more than just afghans! Crochet it in creative ways to make wraps, scarves, tops, mittens, and other accessories.Instructions for working the box stitch are photo-illustrated so that even someone who has never worked the stitch will be able to learn it and complete any of the patterns in the book.