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Wrapped In Crochet: Scarves Wraps & Shawls: Scarves, Wraps, and Shawls [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Paperback]

Kristin Omdahl
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3 Nov 2008
Kristin Omdahl takes a fresh approach to crochet technique and construction in her new book Wrapped in Crochet (Interweave 2008). Featuring stitch patterns exclusive to Kristin and this book, Kristin shares 18 stunning patterns for crocheted scarves, wraps, and shawls. Wrapped in Crochet includes: Techniques for every skill level of crochet Projects to fit every budget and time commitment Charts for every stitch pattern and motif featured in the book And, each pattern has diagrams for all constructions. With Wrapped in Crochet, you'll create stunning crocheted scarves, wraps, and shawls using clever stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas. These one-of-a-kind pieces invite you to take your crochet to the next level. Project details include unusual edgings and motifs, color work, lace, ruffles, and tiers, and more. Because sizing is usually not an issue with a scarf or a wrap, the projects featured here make the perfect gift. With designs full of variety from skill level to the time spent crocheting, there is sure to be something to get your hooks flying! Let these unique designs for scarves, shawls (circular, square, rectangle, and oval), capes, and card-wraps inspire you. Pick up your crochet hooks and wrap yourself in crochet today.


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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (3 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781596680760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596680760
  • ASIN: 1596680768
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 21.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 601,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"These patterns are just beautiful. This is definitely a book you'll want to keep in your creative library and curl up with on a chilly afternoon." - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services"Featuring new and fashionable designs...Omdahl has compiled a well-rounded collection of crochet patterns that combine classic lines with unusual stitch applications." - monstersandcritics.com"Kristin is known for her gorgeous designs, and she doesn't disappoint in this lovely book. The wraps, scarves and shawls are totally wearable and range from the casual to super chic." - "Crochet Insider""A wonderful collection of wrap patterns." - CraftGossip.com"Kristin Omdahl is a force to be reckoned with, as she's able to kick out innovative, thoughtful patterns." - "YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More""5 out of 5 stars. The directions are clear and extensive. I am not usually as fond of a book of crochet designs as I am of this one. Thank you Interweave, for a great crochet book." - "Knitting News""Will appeal to those who have crochet experience, though the instructions for the designs are clear and detailed." - "Bangor Daily News"

About the Author

Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website Styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped In Crochet and Crochet So Fine. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good and varied selection of styles 4 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback
Contrary to the previous reviewers somewhat harsh and subjective comments, I would say that there are a good selection of various different styles and types of crocheted shawls, wraps, scarves and jackets here, with interest for the beyond-basics crocheter. Something for everybody (apart from reviewer 1 obviously!). I would also suggest, if you are interested, looking this book up on Ravelry where you will see all the patterns and photos of actual ones crocheted and modelled by real people.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent selection of shawls 28 Jun 2009
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Again, I disagree with the first reviewer and think that while a few of the designs need a little modifying for increased wearability, the majority of them are lovely. It is all about your own personal taste of course, but there are many classic type shawls in here which would be lovely on almost anyone. Several are evening type shawls so any age could wear one as a pretty wrap for an evening event.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bitterly disappointed 27 May 2010
Format:Paperback
There was one particular pattern I bought this book for. When I came to do it I found massive errors on the pattern. I tried the second favourite and yet again, more mistakes. These errors are available from publishers website but who wants to pay good money for a book full of mistakes. I have spent time and money searching for the errors and having to make colour prints of four corrected pages. It's diabolical to let such faults go through to print. I hope the Interweave publishers see this and offer a free reprinted book to us poor unfortunates. Don't buy this edition - wait for the next corrected run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wrapped in Ectasy!! 1 Mar 2011
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Kristin Omdahl is fantastic and such a talented artist. This book is absolutely amazing. There are so many gorgeous projects to choose from. The instructions are easy to follow even though it is written for the American market. I am an experienced Crocheter and have made several garments using American patterns so it does not pose a problem for me. Do not let the American stitches put you off. Simply follow the stitch explanations featured at the back of the book and you will be fine.

The patterns have been made up using quite expensive yarns, however, for a really special garment I think it would be well worth the cost. Alternatively, substitute a less expensive yarn, (I do that most of the time) and the pattern will still work out nicely. Some of the patterns look complicated but do not be faint of heart, remember crochet stitches are simple and a pattern is only made up of groups of these stitches so be brave!

Kristen explains hairpin lace crochet, broomstick, tunisian and regular crochet with patterns for each. My personal favourites are guinevere, maya, stella, farrah and blaze. The photos and diagrams are excellent as are the instructions and notes. It is well worth reading it cover to cover before embarking on a project, especially if you are new to crochet as Kristin offers lots of tips and explanations. This is a wonderful book and I love it. I am sure you will too.
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