August 21, 2014
Reversible Color Crochet ~ a new technique
by Laurinda Reddig
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|Reversible Color Crochet by Laurinda Reddig|
Many years of experimentation with color work resulted in Laurinda Redding becoming an award-winning designer and author. (Crochet Guild of America Design Competition
, 2011 and 2012). She has developed a “truly reversible method of color work that is not stiff and produces clean lines that allow for a wide variety of designs.” Laurinda’s adaptation of the age-old technique of tapestry crochet makes it easier and more fun to crochet with multiple colors.
This book includes 28 blocks and 10 afghans. Laurinda’s original design blocks not only provide the basics for learning all about reversible color crochet, but they also provide a myriad of design and color inspirations. Using this book will provide the crocheter with endless hours of creativity and satisfaction with the results!
Organized as a tutorial, the book's first chapter uses twelve "Quilt Squares" to familiarize the reader with many useful tips and helpful insights to the technique; so don't be temped to skip it!
From there, Laurinda has created garden and space-themed squares that utilize the technique already learned to assemble unique afghans along with 8 other afghans that come alive by choosing from the many other squares.
|Stem with Leaf|
|Grandpa Kit's Garden|
Special stitches such as “reversible color change,” “hdc-sc decrease,” or “reverse half-double crochet stitch” are clearly illustrated and explained. Laurinda has gathered a fantastic team which includes Charles Voth as Tech Editor and Illustrator. She has also provided abundant guidance for anyone who is learning this technique. Ideal for the intermediate crocheter who loves the challenge of a new technique, Reversible Color Crochet
is also suitable for beginners as it requires only double crochet and half couble crochet stitches throughout.
Reversible Color Crochet
was published by Interweave/F+W (July 2014) and is available for $24.99