Synopses & Reviews
Does last seasons skirt need a little more flash? Want to breathe new life into your favorite tee? If you love crochet and quick, gratifying projects, Linda Permann will show you how to turn your old duds into a new wardrobe with yarn, a hook, and inspired ideas! By adding trims, embellishments and lace-or even changing the design of a garment-with simple crochet stitches, you can give your clothes a whole new look. These fun-to-make projects are a great second chance for clothes from your closet or thrifty finds-and theyll even look great with the gems already in your yarn stash. When someone asks, "Did you make that?" you will love to answer "Yes!"
Plus, Linda shares new ideas for accessories and home decorating with projects that include earrings, aprons, and pillows. Shell guide you through color theory (to keep your clothes and yarn in harmony), help you develop an eagle eye for embellishable clothes (so that you can reap all the benefits of thrifty finds), and share all the details you need to know to customize each project to your own size and style. With helpful how-to instructions and illustrations, 20 inspired projects, and a stitch dictionary of extra trims, motifs, and patterns, youll have all the tools you need to embellish anything and everything-just the way you like it.
For crocheters looking for something different or beginners who want a fun way tobreak into crochet, Linda Permann presents an ingenious reference to add clever touches of crochet to your wardrobe.
Crochet Adorned is about taking garments you already have and embellishing them with crocheted accents and trims. These simple crochet projects will give tons of personality to an array of clothes and home accessories whether its a T-shirt sitting in the back of the closet or a vintage find that might be a little plain. Youll find fashion projects (Garden Party Cardigan, Modern Harlequin Dress, Scalloped Spring Jacket), home projects (Vintage Kitchen Trivets, Butterfly Apron), and accessories to crochet from scratch.
Crochet Adorned also includes crochet basics, tips on choosing the right garments, and a dictionary filled with 100 stitches, edgings, and motifs you can substitute into the projectsor use as the building blocks for your own creations.
From easy appliqués to delicate edgings, Crochet Adorned is full of solid techniques and stylish projects that will make it a must-have for fashion-conscious crafters.
"Crochet Adorned" includes crochet basics, tips on choosing the right garments to decorate, and a dictionary of 100 stitches, edgings, and motifs to use as the building blocks for creative projects.
About the Author
LINDA PERMANN is a writer and crochet designer whose work has been featured in popular crafty magazines including Bust, Adorn, Crochet Today, and Knit. 1, as well as the books Stitch n Bitch Crochet and Hooked. She was the founding Craft and Decorating Editor of Adorn magazine and loves to mix and match her crafty skills whenever she can.