Synopses & Reviews
"Fun patterns...You too can learn to use a crochet hook to add new dimension to your needlework." The Detroit News
"Get ready for hip, edgy, flirty crochet designs that will change your mind about this craft." KLIATT
"Filled with edgy and interesting patterns...taking crochet in new directions." CraftyPod.com
"There's a genuine spirit of fun and cheeky style that should attract the new generation of hookers." CrochetInsider.com
"Patterns are fresh, young and hip and just begging to be made!" Woolcrafting.com
"One of those books you want to escape to . . . where there is nothing to do but knit and wear beautiful knitting." knitty.com
"A book of innovative and stylish designs." Fiber Femmes online magazine
"Crochet like you've never seen it before. These patterns are really gorgeous and innovative." The News and Observer
Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home décor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fit personal style. Basic crochet techniques are covered along with tutorials on sizing, design, and special techniques. Up-and-coming designers are profiled throughout the book to give an entertaining and inspiring insight into this new generation of crocheters, what inspires them, how they find community with other crocheters, and creative ideas for breaking the rules and representing their individual crochet style.
Featuring fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish.
About the Author
Kim Werker is the founder and former editor of the online magazine crochetme.com and the current editor of Interweave Crochet
magazine. She has appeared on the television program Uncommon Threads
on the DIY Network and is the author of Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff
and Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Crocheting
. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.