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Convertible Crochet: Customizable Designs for Stylish Garments

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Publisher Comments:

Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One

Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.

Review:

"The author and her publisher follow up the lovely book Crochet Lace Innovations with another collec-tion of 22 stunning lace patterns. Chan works in a module style, explaining how to make one motif and then expand it into stylish wraps, dresses, and scarves. Chan's use of lace makes her designs both clas-sic and hip, avoiding the bulky heaviness that regular crochet can have. In her Angular Momentum chapter, for example, one rectangular module can be expanded into the Austen-esque Corsair Collar, the hip Fairlane Jacket, or the breathtaking, convertible stole/wrap T-Bird. While instructions are clear, and patterns are written with the utmost clarity, these patterns are not for the faint of heart or the be-ginning crocheter. It says a great deal that Chan does not provide basic crocheting instructions in the book; the stitcher who attempts these will need to be well beyond learning what a double chain is. For those with the skills, though, what a treat this lovely book will be. Full-color photos. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

DORIS CHAN broke into the crochet design scene when a photo of her first doily shawl attracted the attention of a notable yarn company, and she's been at the forefront of modern crochet design ever since. She supplies design support for yarn companies including Takhi Stacy Charles and Caron International, and her work has been featured in Vogue Knitting Crochet, Crochet!, Interweave Crochet and Piecework magazines, among others. Her latest venture is a self-published pattern line DJC Designs, available exclusively at DesigningVashit.com. Doris is an avid professional member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) and writes the popular blog, Everyday Crochet, at dorischancrochet.com. Doris lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction   

How to Use This Book    

The Origins of Entropy         

Entropy Throw and Shawl             

White Dwarf Doily          

Tempest Skirt and Poncho             

Spawn of Entropy: Motifs     

Copernicus Motifs           

Carina Motifs     

Constellation Motifs        

Universal Assembly        

Measuring Motifs             

Working with Motifs       

The Designs

1. Inside the Box: Square      

Telesto Stole      

Gliese Cowl        

Skyliner Skirt and Poncho             

2. Hey Nineteen: Hexagons   

Carina Shawl and Throw 

Stella Blanket Wrap         

Chaos Wrap       

Miranda Vest: Chaos Captured     

3. Polygonzo: Pentagons       

Galaxy Skirt       

Titan Top            

Zodiac Tunic      

Callisto Top       

Phoebe Shrug     

4. Angular Momentum          

Corsair Collar                   

T-Bird Four Ways            

Fairlane Jacket  

Eldorado Jacket 

Rambler Cape with Drop Top Hood            

5. String Theory        

Kerry Top           

Kerry Skirt         

Nebula Wrap Skirt and Capelet    

Nebula Jacket    

Nebula Coat with Hood   

Andromeda Vest              

Andromeda Dress 

           

Resources      

Master Key for Stitch Symbol Diagrams     

Abbreviations

Strings

Buttons          

Chainless Foundations          

BFF (Blocking Friends Forever)       

Sources          

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307965707
Author:
Chan, Doris
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Author:
Chan, Doris J.
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Crocheting
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 80 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.83 x 8.48 x 0.43 in 1.38 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author and her publisher follow up the lovely book Crochet Lace Innovations with another collec-tion of 22 stunning lace patterns. Chan works in a module style, explaining how to make one motif and then expand it into stylish wraps, dresses, and scarves. Chan's use of lace makes her designs both clas-sic and hip, avoiding the bulky heaviness that regular crochet can have. In her Angular Momentum chapter, for example, one rectangular module can be expanded into the Austen-esque Corsair Collar, the hip Fairlane Jacket, or the breathtaking, convertible stole/wrap T-Bird. While instructions are clear, and patterns are written with the utmost clarity, these patterns are not for the faint of heart or the be-ginning crocheter. It says a great deal that Chan does not provide basic crocheting instructions in the book; the stitcher who attempts these will need to be well beyond learning what a double chain is. For those with the skills, though, what a treat this lovely book will be. Full-color photos. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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