Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
“Good how-to’s with step-by-step photographs, followed by 101 new motifs and 11 patterns, both wearables and home accessories . . . [A] treasure” (Booklist, starred review). Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 101 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style. “It’s every crocheter’s dream! The pictures are brilliant, colorful and clear, and the instructions are impeccable. This is a perfect book to add to your library. . . . Truly a bible for crocheters. The patterns are simply stunning.” —A Bookish Libraria “Each page is a very detailed, well thought out teaching lesson on how to achieve success in crochet, crocheting motifs and completing a project . . . I am truly impressed by amount of material covered in this book. It is organized, easily understandable, and the presentation is well thought out. I will be referring to this book for quite a while. That is why it’s at the top of my desert island book list.” —In Stitches
Crochet Motifs: Amazing Amigurumi Crochet For Your Kids and Beyond Granny Square ShapesBook 1Crochet: Beyond Granny Squares Learn To Crochet Different Shaped Motifs Here, you will see what kinds of crochet motifs are there and what is the use for them. You will find many patterns and project instructions. If you love making granny squares, you will find these even more intriguing and fun to work. These motifs can be used for almost anything: Baby blankets, throws, pillow cases, blouses, capes, accessories, bags etc. Book 2Amigurumi Crochet: Modern Amigurumi Crochet Patterns Welcome to the world of the cutest, handmade toy - friends you have ever seen, the Amigurumis!The most fun part is that you can create a toy from natural, soft materials and add the most important part that a toy can have - love! All projects can be done bigger or smaller, in these colors or the other, and the best part is that you can change whatever you want and make them unique.Apart from the patterns, you will find plenty of tips and tricks for different problems.
The ultimate crochet reference—completely revised and updated—from the expert crafter and bestselling author of Every Which Way Crochet Borders. Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A resource book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, The Crochet Answer Book is full of expert advice on every page. “The book does exactly what it promises: answers every question that any crocheter will ever have . . . The explanations give all the info you’ll ever need to get yourself out of a crochet quandary.” —BookRiot
Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn. With each pattern diagrammed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.
In this all-crochet addition to the One-Skein Wonders® series, Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 exciting crochet projects — including jewelry, scarves, bags, hats, dresses, and home decor items — that each use just one skein of yarn. With projects organized by yarn type and weight, you’ll be crocheting lacy shrugs for the springtime and heavy-duty beanies for the snowy winter months. Whatever your experience level, you’re sure to find a delightfully portable project that suits your individual style.
A tutorial on modular knitting, this book is perfect for novices just starting off using mitered squares as well as more seasoned knitters looking for innovative approaches to mitered knitting. Each pattern is written for three different-sized squares that can be mixed and matched quickly and without difficulty, and the squares can be easily customized for a great variety of designs. The basic idea is simple: the overall pattern of the piece is created through the variety of yarn used within the block and how it interacts with its neighboring blocks. The book provides 12 basic mitered designs, each in three sizes, as well as various decrease options, suggestions for color choices, and tips for making each mitered creation unique. Finally, the mitered mix afghan brings all of these techniques together in one page-popping project.
Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant presents 101 original projects that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn, including adorable baby clothes, warm hats, beautiful scarves, and even a dog sweater. A quick and creative way to use up leftovers, many of these projects knit up in less than three hours. Adapted from designs contributed by yarn shops and crafters from throughout North America, knitters of all types will delight in these fun and stylish creations.
When it comes time to put the finishing touches on the edges of a fiber project, a crochet border is the perfect solution. Edgings are essential adornments to the most popular knit and crochet pieces blankets, scarves, and afghans. But borders can do so much more; they give handmade goods a delightful finishing touch, serve as focal points, tidy uneven edges, and add handcrafted flair to store-bought apparel. Borders often require turning a corner shaping the edgings around a 90-degree angle without breaking the pattern. This is rarely simple; add too few stitches at a corner and the work rounds inward; too many stitches, and the piece begins to ruffle awkwardly. Unfortunately, most published edging patterns fail to include specific instructions for turning the corner, leaving crafters to fend for themselves. Edie Eckman comes to the rescue in Around the Corner Crochet Borders, a collection of 150 colorful crochet frames, each with detailed instructions for working around a corner. Instructions are offered both as text and as charts for working in-the-round; back-and-forth charts are also included for when that method is more appropriate. Photographs of finished borders, each turning a 90-degree corner, allow readers to see the details up close. Borders range from the delicate to the flamboyant and are sure to appeal to a new generation of trend-setting crafters. Offering practical solutions to one of needlecrafts most vexing challenges, Around the Corner Crochet Borders is an essential addition to every crocheters reference library. With this book, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner.
Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techniques for beginners, crocheters of all types can join in on the fun. Edie Eckman’s passion for crafting is evident in these inspired designs that cover not only traditional stockings and tree skirts, but delightful twists on other Christmas traditions, like a sock-and-mitten advent calendar. Crochet a holiday full of joy for the whole family.
Step-by-step instructions supplemented by photographs and illustrations teach new techniques clearly and thoroughly. Beaded crochet, crocheting with wire, making motifs, felting, ripple stitch, and crocheting on the diagonal. Includes a variety of contemporary projects any crafter would be proud to make.
“Filled with truly cute things for truly cute little, little people. Bags, tops, toys, bibs, blankets, booties . . . Versatile, colorful, entertaining” (Knitting Scholar). Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms—plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more—there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by fifty-four designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. “All of the projects in this book are gorgeous and perfect for your little one! . . . The patterns would all make lovely gifts for a baby shower, Christening and other special baby occasions! I hope you grab this wonderful book and try the projects for yourself!” —The Stitchin’ Mommy
Fun, wearable accessories and gifts are easily made using the step-by-step instructions in this introduction to knitting for youngsters. The book follows a natural learning progression with short lessons and quick results; each lesson teaches just one new skill so that beginners are able to finish simple projects early on. As they add techniques to their repertoire, young knitters gain skills and confidence. Instructions are included for both left-handed and right-handed knitters, and photographs abound to aid in creating the projects, which include hats, scarves, headbands, purses, and bracelets.
This book focuses on teaching knitters all three methods of knitting socks, using step-by-step photos and a series of helpful hints and tips. The basic designs are given in three sizes for children, women and men and are made with a popular self-striping yarn. Includes seven different sock designs. 48 pages, softcover.