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Book Review: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters by Robyn Chachula

Monday, August 19, 2013
Blueprint Crochet Sweaters Techniques for Custom Construction
by Robyn Chachula



Wunderkind designer, Robyn Chachula, works as an architect, has babies and designs architecturally-inspired best-selling fashions! Her newest offering in the “Blueprint” brand is Blueprint Crochet Sweaters just published by Interweave. 

Because of her background as a structural engineer, Robyn has the ability to take big projects and break them in little chunks that anyone can understand. Her book will become the go-to guide for anyone who has ever been frustrated by less than pleasing results when crocheting garments. It is also a fantastic reference for wannabe fashion crochet designers, as well as a for seasoned professionals.

A one-of-a-kind, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters provides an approachable introduction to the topic giving readers a deeper understanding of crochet design, and helping them to make better-fitting garments in the process. Robyn’s purpose is to show the reader the various ways that garments come together. She uses sewing tools to provide a better understanding of crochet patterns and to demystify the making of changes and customizations based on their style and fit preferences.

In her collection of sixteen patterns focused on four basic garment types, classic, unique, clever motifs and top-down, Robyn’s friendly tutorial breaks down garment design into easily digestible parts and offer readers a deeper appreciation and understanding of crochet.


Available at Barnes and Noble: B&N: bit.ly/10UVUJr, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters retails for $24.95.

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