Synopses & Reviews
The timeless appeal of Jane Austen is evidenced not only by perpetual interest in her classic novels but also by countless book clubs, movies, plays, books, and sundry products which celebrate her work. Austentatious Crochet
presents Austen fans with a unique opportunity to step into the scarf, skirt, or chemise of Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, and a host of other favorite Austen characters.
The book features thirty-two original crochet projects inspired by Austen novels but fabulously brought up to date and wearable today. The designs focus on womens wear, such as dresses, sweaters, cardigans, and capelets, but also encompass accessories such as handbags, scarfs, and pillowcases and clothing for children.
Introductions to each project include favorite bits of dialogue from the original novels. Fully illustrated with evocative photos, Regency-style illustrations, and step-by-step schematics, Austentatious Crochet is certain to please the devoted Austen lover as well as craft enthusiasts.
“The designs, which are romantic enough for the most ardent of Austenites but modern enough for everyday wear or use, are suitable for crocheters of a variety of skill levels, and written directions are provided for all designs, with charts for the more complex items.”
About the Author
Melissa Horozewski is a professional crochet designer with twenty-six years of crochet experience. Her work has appeared in Interweave Crochet, Inside Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, and Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street Collection Books 1 and 2. Melissa lives near Madison, Wisconsin, and if a hook is not in her hand then a book is. You can see all her literature inspired designs at www.stitchscene.com.