A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means turning a corner and shaping the edging around a 90-degree angle. This isn’t simple, and most edging patterns don’t include specific instructions for turning the corner. Edie Eckman comes to the rescue with this collection of 150 colorful crochet frames that do supply these instructions. Color photographs by John Polak let you see the details up close. Easy, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!
All the things you love about granny squares are also true of crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Motifs of any shape are fun, creative, addictive, and a perfect way to use up small bits of yarn. Play with colors and shapes. Refine your hooking skills. Sew your tiny masterpieces onto trendy wearables and soft home goods. Piece dozens together to make blankets, wraps, and tote bags. These 144 motifs will go wherever your imagination leads!
“. . . creative inspiration to get one’s imagination soaring — and the crochet hooks flying!”
— Melissa Leapman, author of Cables Untangled and Cool Crochet
If you’re like many crocheters, you love to stitch motifs but dread the process of joining them. But connecting your motifs can be as exhilarating as stitching them! Edie Eckman’s guide to creative joining techniques shows how easy it is to combine multiples of a motif to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links to three-dimensional effects, swirls, radiants, and wheels. The variations are endless! Eckman also provides 100 brand-new motif designs. Each one, and every joining technique, is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and innovative charts to ensure success. This superb collection is a must-have for any crocheter.
Finally, a One-Skein Wonders book just for crocheters! Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 great crochet projects -- from jewelry and scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home dec items -- that each use just one skein of yarn. Whatever your experience level, you'll find something here to delight you!
Crocheting has become a fashion and crafting phenomenon. Now, both veteran and novice crocheters can capitalize on this trend with 20 sassy projects including hats, bags, clothing, and even accessories for the home. Whether you’re new to crocheting or just need a refresher course, Hooked on Crochet makes it a snap to learn the basics and then move on to more challenging patterns. The easy-to-follow instructions — all fully illustrated— virtually guarantee that every project will be a fashion masterpiece.