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So Pretty! Crochet

Inspiration and Instructions for 24 Stylish Projects

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Stitch up super-stylish handmade goodies with So Pretty! Crochet. Here, editor and craft expert Amy Palanjian presents twenty-four irresistible projects—from craft stars around the world. You'll find patterns for delicate necklaces, a soft and cozy hat and gloves, chic headbands, a darling garland, sweet nesting bowls, and much more. With detailed instructions, helpful charts, crafty anecdotes, and stunning color photographs showcasing the oh-so-pretty projects, this vibrant collection elevates the classic craft of crochet and makes it perfectly stylish for today!

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 02, 2012 – Former ReadyMade magazine deputy editor Palajian has assembled a collection of crochet projects with a modern feel. No longer is it only a means to make an afghan, but the essential identity of crochet has expanded, she writes. While there s nary an afghan to be found here, unfortunately, crochet is not as flexible a medium as knitting and sewing, and some of the projects are clunkers. Janelle Haskin s scalloped-edge neck warmer indeed looks like the hat that got out of control, as the designer claims, and Brandy Velten s hairband looks like an escapee from a low-rent production of Hair. Other projects are more pleasing, but are simple variations on ideas that have been bouncing around the Internet for months, even years: a Web of Life crochet-covered stone and Yippee Bunting. Where this book is most successful is in simple projects that showcase natural yarns in up-to-date tones, such as the Linen Lariat a lovely necklace that resembles a strand of clovers or the ruffled button-up pouch, which could have myriad uses. The photos are lovely and in full color, although the occasional seductive pose by a model strikes an odd note. The final shortcoming? Readers are directed to YouTube videos to learn how to crochet, although a glossary is provided.


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So Pretty! Crochet
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Published: Apr 20, 2012
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Seller: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Print Length: 160 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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