Join the seamless revolution! Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet! With Seamless Crochet, innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's revolutionary modular construction allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round. Inside you'll find a showcase of 18 garment, home decor, and accessory projects from Kristin that will change the way you crochet forever. From pillows to shawls to blankets, these projects illustrate just how versatile and time-saving this "tail-free" construction method is. As a bonus, Seamless Crochet also includes a helpful instructional DVD of Kristin explaining the details of her new technique. Plus, the book offers a motif directory of original designs with Kristin's expert advice on how to adapt any motif-based pattern to her one-of-a-kind seamless technique. Seamless Crochet will forever transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design and project.
A Seamless Lace Crochet Motif Pattern for an Oversized, High-low Cardigan that Looks Like a Cape But Fits Like a Cardigan.
Author: Kristen Stein
A seamless lace crochet motif pattern for a roomy, oversized, asymmetric cardigan that hangs lower in the back than the front. The batwing sleeves drape beautifully and gives a cape-like look, yet the comfy fit of a cardigan. The garment is "one-size-fits-most" and is designed to be oversized and hang loosely like a shawl or cape. The garment is likely best fit for medium or larger frames. If you are petite or would like a slightly smaller, tighter cardigan, you can reduce motifs by using a smaller crochet hook, or by omitting one or two rounds of the motif pattern while creating the garment. A very comfortable and versatile piece that instantly dresses up a simple tank or tee. It can also be used as a beautiful beach coverup.
Create Seamless Sweaters, Shrugs, Shawls and More--with Minimal Finishing!
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make beautiful, seamless garments and accessories using basic crochet stitches and join-as-you-go techniques. Attention, style-conscious crocheters! Are you looking to expand your handmade wardrobe with attractive, wearable projects, using eye-catching but easy-to-make construction? Look no further! In Continuous Crochet, bestselling author Kristin Omdahl has created a stunning collection of garments and accessories--seamlessly. With Kristin's guidance, readers will learn to manipulate crochet motifs into unique garments (sweaters, cardigans, shrugs) and accessories (crochet hats, cowls, and shawls) that are as style-conscious as they are figure-flattering. And all of the pieces require minimal finishing; you can join crochet in unique and clever ways, without breaking the yarn! These innovative crochet patterns are suitable for those who are looking for beginner crochet projects as well as larger pieces. The pieces strike the perfect balance between stunning good looks and ease of technique. With Continuous Crochet, you'll never want to put down your yarn and hook!
A seamless 'create-as-you-go' motif pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein. The pattern includes instructions for making the flower motif wrap along with scalloped edging and shoulder binding trim. It hangs beautifully across the shoulders and has great flexibility. Equally as beautifully layered over a tank top and jeans, or worn for dressier occasions.
An original pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein for a lace motif twist-front sweater top suitable for all seasons. The basic pattern allows for a loose-fitting dolman “batwing” sweater with short sleeves and draped front. Additional variations are provided to allow for adding motifs for sleeves and or decorative edging. The pattern is written as a “one size fits most” with suggestions on modifying the piece for a tighter fit, or allowing for looser fitting sweater with greater drape. An incredibly comfortable garment that can be replicated relatively quickly using repeated motifs. It is a versatile piece that can be worn layered in the fall or winter, or thrown over a tank top or bathing suit in the spring and summer. A impressive addition to your wardrobe that you can be proud to say that you made by hand.
Learn the must-have basics of sweater construction and ways to achieve better-fitting garments! Best-selling author of Blueprint Crochet, Robyn Chachula presents an approachable resource on the basics of crochet design. This friendly introduction to sweater and garment construction will give you a deeper understanding of working with crochet and help you make better-fitting garments in the process. In this collection of 16 patterns, Robyn focuses on four basic garment types and their variations--"classic" construction (including raglan, drop-sleeve, and side-saddle sleeve); unique construction (side-to-side or from the bottom up, around the shoulder, and back down); motif construction; and top-down (both round and raglan types). The perfect introduction to the building blocks of crochet sweater construction, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters breaks down intimidating garment design into easily digestible parts, offering a deeper appreciation and understanding of how to create projects that reflect your own personal style.
This is an original crochet pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein for a lace-crochet motif poncho cape. It is designed as a seamless motif garment which can be worn long in front and back like a poncho, or with the longer corners to the side like a cape. Additional patterns are provided for an optional scarf and belt to give a more finished and modern look to the garment.
A One-size-fits-most Seamless Lace Crochet Motif Pattern for Long Duster Cardigan with Rounded Rolled Hem.
Author: Kristen Stein
A seamless lace crochet motif pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein. It is written as a one-size-fits-most pattern for a long cocoon cardigan with rounded rolled hem and romantic bohemian lace styling. As written, the short-sleeved cardigan falls 56" from top to bottom along the back center and gradually decreases to 52" in the front with rounded, rolled edges to mimic a cocoon-style wrap. The cardigan can comfortably fit M-2XL. Suggestions are provided within the pattern to alter the fit slightly, or to change the style of the perimeter edging. A beautiful long cardigan that can be worn casual over shorts and a tank, or dressed up over slacks or a dress. Lightweight enough to be worn as a bathing suit coverup as well.
A lace-inspired motif crochet pattern, by contemporary artist Kristen Stein, for a scoopneck top with scalloped edge and arm. A romantic top with beautiful drape. The pattern includes an optional belt that lets you draw in the waist using any of the symmetric chain spaces as belt loops.
Oh-so-Lovely crochet lace designs! Enjoy 21 beautiful crochet patterns that you will wear again and again in Crochet So Lovely. Author Kristin Omdahl offers a collection of crochet lace patterns along specific themes--creating interesting lace by playing with gauge; creating allover lace; keeping lace as the focal point; and working motifsuÌ€as well as the time-honored techniques of broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet, and Bruges lace. Wrap yourself up in crochet accessories like shawls and cowls, along with sweaters, cardigans, and tunics. Show off your shaping techniques in fitted and flattering garments. You will find a veritable orchestra of crochet ideas to choose from, even felting, in the form of a sumptuous felted handbag.
You'll be hooked on crocheting in no time! Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a hook before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting: Helpful full-color, step-by-step illustrations to help you clearly see how each stitch is executed. Practice projects to test out your newly learned skills-from beginner to advanced. Expert crochet advice on choosing the best yarns, how to hold your hook and yard, and how to quickly get started crocheting. No matter your starting skill level, with Idiot's Guides: Crochet, you'll be making scarfs, blankets, coasters, shawls, and baskets in no time!
A Modern and Romantic Granny Square Seamless Crochet Motif Pattern
Author: Kristen Stein
A modern seamless granny square crochet pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein. This pattern uses lace crochet motifs to create a beautiful and romantic flutter cap-sleeve top with slight ruffle effect. The motifs are joined together to provide a lace-inspired top that is perfect for the spring and summer months worn over a camisole or tank. The pattern is written as a 'one size fits most' with suggestions on how to change the width of the garment, or modify the length to create a tunic top. The item as shown in the photos used less than two skeins of yarn and cost less than $8.00 to make. The pattern is easy to replicate and crochets quickly.
An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings. While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways, and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you'll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging's section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes. Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.
An Art-Deco Inspired Seamless Crochet Motif Pattern by Kristen Stein
Author: Kristen Stein
A modern granny square pattern for a handkerchief hem tank top by contemporary artist Kristen Stein. This fairy or pixie -hemmed lace crochet motif tank has a wonderful decorative bodice with flowy bottom edge. The lace motif design crochets quickly and with less than two skeins of yarn. It is designed as a 'one size fits most' pattern with suggestions on how to modify the piece for alternative sizes.
A Modern Granny Square Seamless Lace Crochet Motif Pattern
Author: Kristen Stein
A modern asymmetric shawl top crochet pattern by contemporary artist Kristen Stein. This hi-low cape-like shawl has a one-arm opening to allow for better fit and fluidity. The garment hangs over the shoulder on the shorter side and drapes longer on the other side with the arm opening. This allows you to wear the shawl like a cape and a layering top. The armhole provides for a comfortable fit with greater flexibility of movement while wearing the garment. The pattern is a one-size-fits most pattern with generous fit. The beautiful lace-inspired motifs join together to form an intricate, flowing top that can be worn with so many different outfits. This particular piece was done with super-fine #1 yarn for an almost weightless garment that is super soft and comfortable.