Crochet edgings & trims 150 stitches

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Series
Harmony guides (Interweave Press)
Subjects
Published
Loveland, CO : Interweave c2009.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781596681729
1596681721
Other Authors
Kate Haxell (-)
  • Inspiration
  • Tools & equipment
  • The basics
  • Making fabric
  • Stitch gallery.
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Count on one hand the stitchery reference guides you can trust: Vogue, for one, also Better Homes and Gardens. Then there are the specialty presses, like Interweave. Now, adding to the well-established Harmony Guides series from Interweave is a collection of 150 crochet edgings, all geared to turn a plain Jane garment or blanket into a designer-worthy item or gift. The basics are admirably covered, with special attention paid to black-and-white illustrations of stitch how-to's. The stitches follow, each with a close-up color photograph of the finished products along with prose direction and stitch diagrams. Innovation reigns: it will be hard to decide between beaded loops or pintuck ridges, dandelion dangles, or star fringes. The only drawback? That the stitches aren't grouped in any particular order, whether by style or by level of difficulty. Nonetheless, a welcome, detail-laden supplement to long-treasured references. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents an overview on crocheting basics and features patterns, instructions, and illustrations for over a hundred edges and trims to add to a knitted garment.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Offering clear, concise instructions, charts, and photographs for a variety of crochet edgings and trims, this dependable handbook provides guidance and inspiration to crocheters seeking the perfect edging or finishing to complement their projects. Gathering an abundance of gorgeous traditional and contemporary designs, this valuable reference covers a multitude of stitches and applications and is the perfect portable one-stop source for stitch inspiration. Whether explaining the construction of a highly textured lace trim or demonstrating a technique to embellish a basic sweater silhouette with a distinctive border, this compendium is sure keep the discerning crocheter in stitches for years to come.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Offering clear, concise instructions, charts, and photographs for a variety of crochet edgings and trims, this dependable handbook provides guidance and inspiration to crocheters seeking the perfect edging or finishing to complement their projects. Gathering an abundance of gorgeous traditional and contemporary designs, this valuable reference covers a multitude of stitches and applications and is the perfect portable one-stop source for stitch inspiration. Whether explaining the construction of a highly textured lace trim or demonstrating a technique to embellish a basic sweater silhouette with a distinctive border, this compendium is sure keep the discerning crocheter in stitches for years to come.