Crochet Scandinavian Style: 40+ Patterns from Hats, Jackets, Bags, and Scarves to Potholders, Pillows, Rugs, and Throws

Author(s): Eva Wincent

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Just a few essential techniques can go a long way toward ensuring fun and success with crochet! Helpful introductory sections explain stitches, textures, materials, equipment, and everything else new crocheters will need to get started, while projects range from the beautifully simple to the challenging. Inside, you'll find dozens of bold and beautiful designs for pillows, throws, rugs, sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats, gloves - and so much more. Includes a glorious selection of striking and colourful photographs bound to generate exciting new ideas for future crochet projects.

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This book is jam packed with tips and tricks, it's the ideal guide to help beginners get comfortable withthe basics and shows masters of the craft how to take their crocheting to new heights. Inside, you'll fine dozens of bold and beautiful designs for pillows, throws, rugs, sweaters,jackets, scarves, hats, gloves and so much more.-Simply Homemade At first glance this looks like a book of Scandinavian projects, but it is more than that as it actually teaches you how to crochet as well. In fact, most of the book is dedicated to crochet know-how, including information about edgings, looking after finished pieces, learning a variety of stitches and finishing off. I confess to being rather impressed! This feeling starts with the first pages, where the building blocks of crochet are explained via photographs with captions. Some photographs can be harder to follow than drawings as there is sometimes too much going on in the background, but the backgrounds to these are black and everything has been cropped to show just fingers and the work itself. There are sections on all the other basic things such as working in a round, properties of yarn, sample gauges, US/UK terms and hook sizes etc and this progresses through more complex stitches, troubleshooting and even a few pointers on designing your own work. This is not to say that purchasing a good book that is just dedicated to crochet for the novice might not also be a useful idea for a total beginner, but it is certainly handy for both brushing up and learning the basics. The patterns themselves are for a mixture of levels, and feature clothes for men, women, children and babies as well as blankets, granny squares, soft teddy, teacosy, pillows, a rug and more. All are in a Scandinavian style but not obviously so; if you are imagining sweaters with rows of reindeer then you are way off. Projects are plain, or feature stripes, blocks or simple geometric patterns that are as much a part of traditional British crochet as anywhere else. Rather this is a book that just happens to have been written by two Swedish women. Recommended for beginners and improvers. - Myshelf.com Scandinavian design is hugely fashionable at the moment, and this book by two Swedish crocheters includes accessories, baby garments and homewares, perfect for anyone who loves the trend. There's a thorough techniques section, but achieving the Scandi look is more about working with neutral shades and a simple but striking design ethos. There are also splashes of rich colours used to create vibrant pillows, a multi-coloured rug and a glorious rainbow chevron shawl. With winter on the way, this is a stylish and cosy collection to dip into. - Inside Crochet This illustrated modern reference guide is a stunning source of inspiration. Lots of tips and tricks help beginners with the basics and show experts how to take crochet to new heights. There are over 40 projects, detailed instructions on stitches, textures, materials and equipment plus everything beginners need to get started. - Machine Knitting Monthly

Eva Wincent has been running her own knitting business for twenty years. She is among Sweden's most prolific and respected knitters. Paula Hammerskog is a communication consultant and the author of several books. She has been an avid knitter for many years and lives in Sweden.

General Fields

  • : 9781782211525
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : June 2014
  • : 266mm X 194mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eva Wincent
  • : Paperback
  • : 746.434041
  • : 168
  • : Colour throughout