30 Stylish and Easy-To-Make Projects for Every Room in the House
Author: Nola A. Heidbreder
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
With the help of Nola Heidbreder and Linda Pietz, two of the crochet community s most respected crafters, crocheters of all skill levels can master the fundamentals or discover new challenges while crocheting thirty stylish and useful baskets to use around the home or to bestow as gifts."
These 10 crochet basket patterns come in an extraordinarily beautiful and diverse group of vintage patterns. They're also extremely easy to make with step-by-step instructions featuring pictures of the final products.
Designed to give you more than 100 crochet project ideas for using all that left over yarn. This collection of projects includes everything from vests to cosy afghans to pretty doilies to kitchen table sets to cuddly dolls and more.
Twenty-Five Projects Made from Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers
Author: Julie Armstrong Holetz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Black leather granny squares are anything but square, and hot pink organic hemp gives crocheted vases a decidedly modern cachet. In Uncommon Crochet, designer Julie Armstrong Holetz applies new ideas and unconventional materials--like wire, raffia, jute, sisal, recycled belts, fabric strips, and felted beads--to twenty-five patterns for bins, baskets, totes, handbags, clutches, jewelry, and more. Step-by-step instructions, detailed how-to photographs, and essential advice about creativity, design, and experi-mentation encourage you to play with fiber, add funky embellishments, and use your creative spirit to customize any pattern--even the ones in this book! From practical containers like Red's Goodie Basket (a stylish home for your WIP--works in progress) and Vintage Satchel (a sturdy retro messenger bag) to just plain fun projects like Petite Fleur Vases (tiny bud vases that hold water) and Sushi (crocheted California rolls, anyone?), Uncommon Crochet offers fresh twists on old-school techniques that turn simple projects into gift-worthy creations.
This is a crochet pattern to make a Bee and a Flower Basket. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make them. The pattern is easy to follow: it only uses single crochet stitches (US) or double crochet stitches (UK). The Bee and Flower Basket are made with No 5 yarn (Bulky, Chunky, Craft, Rug) and a 6 mm hook (US: J/10, UK: 4). Instructions are included for the bee, basket and flowers. You can make them bigger or smaller, without changing the pattern. The bee is about 19 inches/ 47.5 cm high standing (excluding antennas). The flower's diameter is 2.8 inches/ 7 cm. The basket is 3 inches/ 7.5 cm in diameter and 1.8 inches/ 4.5 cm high (excluding the handle). The size of the dolls depends on the size of the crochet hook, thickness of yarn and how you stuff them; a bigger hook and thicker yarn make a bigger doll. A doll stuffed tightly is bigger than a loose stuffed doll.
Crocheting takes on a new dimension in this fun and creative collection of 30 stunning yet easy-to-make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets--all made using wire. Those new to crochet will get all the basics of crocheting, including finishing off, adding new wire, and planning projects--with plenty of illustrations throughout for guidance. There is also a discussion of which crochet hooks to use, and how to choose the right wire gauge to suit any project. Most of the projects are simple, requiring single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet in the same basic patterns used in yarn crochet. Beaders will delight over a new way to play with beads, and seasoned crocheters will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a time-honored, favorite technique.
Showcasing an inspirational collection of antique tablecloths and bedspreads, a vivid handbook explains how to adapt the vintage techniques of making lace to today's modern threads, in a volume that furnishes complete patterns, step-by-step instructions, and photographs for creating one's own intricate lace designs.
Presents an ingenious collection of decorating ideas and suggestions for using baskets in every room in the house, spotlighting a variety of different basket styles that can be used for planters, furniture, accessories, and more. Reprint.