Synopses & Reviews
Explore 22 exquisite, runway-inspired projects—including skirts, dresses, jackets, tops, handbags, and neckwear—with Runway Crochet! These beautiful pieces are designed by Margaret Hubert and six other prominent crochet designers including Doris Chan, Ellen Gormley, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Shelby Allaho, Sharon Valencia, and Tatyana Mirer. Project instructions include a full range of sizes, and the instructional text and stitch diagrams are accompanied by stunning fashion photography.
"The phrase crocheted clothing brings to mind 1970s-era granny square vests—an image that designer Hubert attempts to dispel in this collection of fashion-forward crochet patterns. Her audience is younger crocheters, particularly those with the body type to pull off some of the form-fitting garments included here. Some of the designs read 1980s a little too strongly—particularly the off-the-shoulder dress crocheted out of a teal sock yarn—but there are a few gems sprinkled in, such as the Asian-inspired Qipao tunic and the dramatic Catawba shrug. Step-by-step text instructions are included, as are charts as needed. VERDICT Younger crocheters who are curious about creating their own clothing may find something of interest here." — Library Journal
About the Author
Margaret Hubert has written a dozen books for Creative Publishing over the last several years, including The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Granny Square Flowers. Through her books, her classes, and convention seminars, Margaret has been instrumental in fostering and developing new generations of crocheters. In a fitting tribute to her lifelong work as a needle art designer, the Crochet Guild of America honored Margaret in 2012 by naming her to their Hall of Fame. Learn more about her on her website, margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com or on Ravelry, www.ravelry.com/designers/margaret-hubert.