Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang Paperback – 19 Sep 2006
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From the Back Cover
Forget ugly afghans and dainty doilies and think luxurious throws and sumptuous sweaters. You can crochet cool stuff that will make everyone envious--things to spice up your wardrobe and your pad, or gifts to amaze your ""I could never do that"" friends. Choose from nearly thirty projects ranging from elegant to earthy--from a chic shrug to a recycled denim rug and from fun plush toys to sweaters too good for boys.
In hip style, this guide covers: All kinds of yarns and materials, and the tools of the tradeThe basic stitches, shaping, finishing techniques, blocking, and moreSimple projects that give you close-to-instant gratification and more complex ones that take some commitmentSuggestions for customizing every design and personalizing every project
Intone your creative mantra and get your hooks into a terrific project. With ""Not Your Mama's Crochet,"" you won't just make unique, chic items--you'll make a statement.
About the Author
Amy Swenson has come a long way since she crocheted blankets for her dolls. She now markets her own line of original patterns for knitting and crochet, IndiKnits, sold in over 100 shops across North America and on www.indiknits.com. Her designs have been featured in many popular books and online magazines.
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Top Customer Reviews
Amy Swenson's guide is crochet is fantastic - told with a sense of humour the tips and instructions on how to create basic stitches and more complex patterns were just what I needed. With lots of plain, easy-to-understand diagrams I was on my way to crocheting my first amigurumi zombie in no time. I use the book as a handy reference guide every time I come across something new and it hasn't let me down yet - for a beginner it is perfect.
The book has tried (admirably) to include fashionable patterns for clothing and accessories and almost achieved it - most of the items can be easily customised to suit your taste anyway.
I found this book so useful that I went on to buy others in the series - Not Your Mama's Knitting: The Cool and Creative Way to Pick Up Sticks (Not Your Mama's Craft Books) and Not Your Mama's Beading: The Cool and Creative Way to String 'em Along (Not Your Mama's Craft Books)
If you're a beginner or fancy something unusual, I recommend this book!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice contemporary cover with modern font and a title that gives the impression of a modern contemporary look at 'granny' crochet. Read morePublished 18 months ago by TheShopaholic
Bought this book for tips on making and designing my own crochet. It has lots of fun patterns at all skill levels.Published on 29 Jun. 2014 by Samm Morris