Uncommon Crochet

Uncommon Crochet

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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.Quilting was my obsession du jour when I came up with the patchwork theme for this bag. The concept is ... This bag demonstrates how crochet can be used as a piece of fabric to enhance or embellish a proi~ ect that uses other materials. A lat quarter is a ... This is the perfect prorect to use up scrap faoncs and buttons from your 5185aquot;. ... Stitch Guide Fsc lFoundation Single Crochet); Ch 2. insert hookanbsp;...

Title:Uncommon Crochet
Author:Julie Armstrong Holetz
Publisher:Ten Speed Press - 2012-08-15


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