Friday, September 14, 2007
The Easy Learn To Crochet In Just One Day---My latest published patterns!
I'm so happy to let you know that The American School of Needlework's new book, The Easy Learn To Crochet In Just One Day is now available!
This book is much more than an how-to on the techniques of crochet. The editor, Bobbie Matela, has put together a huge variety of patterns that even the most skilled of crocheters would would love to have in their stash. Some of the top designers---Darla Sims, Katherine Eng, Delsie Rhoads, Mary Ann Frits, Edie Eckman, Joyce Nordstrom, Maria Merlino, and many more have done their best to make these designs pop! Take for instance, Mary Ann Sipes " Let's Try Lace Scarf", with it's simple double crochet, and ch-1 stitch pattern, a beautiful diamond emerges across the length of the scarf. Mary Ann Frits took Grandma's tablecloth motif and joined 66 of them into a gorgeous sweater called Jazzy Diamonds. Carol Wilson Mansfield contributed two tapestry Botanica Pillows. If you've ever wanted to learn how to do the color change type of picture crochet, these are perfect. I also want to draw attention to designer's Svetlana Avrakh's Floral Cluster Skirt. What a show-stopper! This lacy garment is made with a 4 round repeat and light worsted weight wool.
If you like felting or beading, there are projects for you from Zena Low and Nazanin S. Fard. There are loads of patterns including those for afghans, wearables and decor. Even if my Colorful Table Set and Napkin Ring weren't in this book, I would still buy it.