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So Pretty! Crochet: Inspiration and Instructions for 24 Stylish Projects

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Publisher Comments:

Stitch up super-stylish handmade goodies with So Pretty! Crochet. Here, editor and craft expert Amy Palanjian presents twenty-four irresistible projects—from craft stars around the world. You'll find patterns for delicate necklaces, a soft and cozy hat and gloves, chic headbands, a darling garland, sweet nesting bowls, and much more. With detailed instructions, helpful charts, crafty anecdotes, and stunning color photographs showcasing the oh-so-pretty projects, this vibrant collection elevates the classic craft of crochet and makes it perfectly stylish for today!

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"Former ReadyMade magazine deputy editor Palajian has assembled a collection of crochet projects with a modern feel. 'No longer is it only a means to make an afghan, but the essential identity of crochet has expanded,' she writes. While there's nary an afghan to be found here, unfortunately, crochet is not as flexible a medium as knitting and sewing, and some of the projects are clunkers. Janelle Haskin's scalloped-edge neck warmer indeed looks like the 'hat that got out of control,' as the designer claims, and Brandy Velten's hairband looks like an escapee from a low-rent production of Hair. Other projects are more pleasing, but are simple variations on ideas that have been bouncing around the Internet for months, even years: a Web of Life crochet-covered stone and Yippee Bunting. Where this book is most successful is in simple projects that showcase natural yarns in up-to-date tones, such as the Linen Lariat — a lovely necklace that resembles a strand of clovers — or the ruffled button-up pouch, which could have myriad uses. The photos are lovely and in full color, although the occasional seductive pose by a model strikes an odd note. The final shortcoming? Readers are directed to YouTube videos to learn how to crochet, although a glossary is provided. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Amy Palanjian is the former deputy editor of ReadyMade magazine and blogs about the work of artists and crafters who have an eye for combining traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic at Amypalanjian.com. She has appeared on Planet Green and ABC News and has been featured many publications including The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452103600
Author:
Palanjian, Amy
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Crocheting
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8 x 0.75 in 1.63 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Crochet
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Needlework
Young Adult » General

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Product details 160 pages Chronicle Books (CA) - English 9781452103600 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Former ReadyMade magazine deputy editor Palajian has assembled a collection of crochet projects with a modern feel. 'No longer is it only a means to make an afghan, but the essential identity of crochet has expanded,' she writes. While there's nary an afghan to be found here, unfortunately, crochet is not as flexible a medium as knitting and sewing, and some of the projects are clunkers. Janelle Haskin's scalloped-edge neck warmer indeed looks like the 'hat that got out of control,' as the designer claims, and Brandy Velten's hairband looks like an escapee from a low-rent production of Hair. Other projects are more pleasing, but are simple variations on ideas that have been bouncing around the Internet for months, even years: a Web of Life crochet-covered stone and Yippee Bunting. Where this book is most successful is in simple projects that showcase natural yarns in up-to-date tones, such as the Linen Lariat — a lovely necklace that resembles a strand of clovers — or the ruffled button-up pouch, which could have myriad uses. The photos are lovely and in full color, although the occasional seductive pose by a model strikes an odd note. The final shortcoming? Readers are directed to YouTube videos to learn how to crochet, although a glossary is provided. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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