Embellished Crochet: 30 Stunning Designs to Make with Caron Yarn (Paperback)Cari Clement (author)
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A wide variety of decoration and embellishments adorn the beautifully-crafted crocheted garments and accessories in this book conceived by Cari Clement. Two of the hottest fashion trends in recent years, both embellishing and crochet have emerged as sophisticated fashion influences. If you ever wanted to try your hand at either you'll be thrilled with the delightful and appealing designs in Embellished Crochet.
Clear, illustrated instructions for all the embellishments, with concise explanations and detailed step-by-step photos, plus complete directions for making every fabulous sweater, wrap, bag, and more, are included. Each type of embellishment is shown in full-color, stunning, close-up photography, with charts and stitch diagrams to demonstrate every step along the way. All of the amazing designs, from the simple to the more complex, are worked in widely available Caron International yarn.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 274 x 665 x 12 mm
When no less an authority than Nicky Epstein writes the foreword to a book about embellishing, stop in your tracks and take a look. Clement pulls together a collection of 28 accessories and garments - all looped in Caron yarn - that employ a wide variety of bedazzling techniques. Bright tulips are cross-stitched onto a poncho back. Long chains are chained again and strung with large glass beads for a diva-rific opera-length neckpiece. Braids and double braids plait up into unexpected side dishes. Store-bought bangles and earrings are covered in fiber and tiny baubles. And one piece in particular - the dusty-hued, chevroned Sahara shawl - incorporates pretty much every method mentioned, with four different embroidery stitches, wooden beads crocheted into the fabric and a braided trim fringed with sparkling beads. Even die-hard knitters who normally bypass crochet titles can pick up a few handy tricks from these pages.* Yarn Market News *
This book features 28 designs, every one crocheted but with an extra twist. It is full of great ideas incorporating or adding beads, embroidery and more to crochet garments and accessories. The idea of embellishment is taken further and crochet is created as a base canvas for cross stitch or even crochet on crochet for a layered textured effect. Feathers, fringes and braids are also used to give the crochet extra pizzazz. The projects are divided up into different themed sections. These influences include colour, black and white, Africa, denim, oriental and evening glamour so there is a braod range of styles. There is also a good mix of items too from large to small with skirts, shrug, ankle length jacket, bags and jewellery with beaded hoop earrings and bangles. You can of course mix and match the themes and choose two favourite colours for two-tones instead of black and white or use a muted palette for the bright fabrics. In general the designs are bold and not fine lacy creations so have a look that can be incorporated into a modern wardrobe. You can also take the techniques in the book and apply them to other crochet patterns to give them a different look to the original. The book assumes you can crochet and is not cluttered with basics, just new techniques that you might need.* Knit Today *