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Book Review: Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl

Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl
There is no debate that Kristin Omdahl has proven herself as a capable designer of crochet fashion! Her latest effort, Crochet So Lovely, shows that in addition to using her construction and technical skills, she applies her “heart” to achieve a romantic and feminine look.




Kristin’s new book showcases her wearable and versatile designs that provide style for any occasion from a sunset beach picnic to a weekend getaway and beyond! Divided into 6 chapters, we can enjoy unique designs from these niches:
-Lace by Gauge
-Allove Lace
-Lace as the Focal Point
-Bruges Lace & Tunisian Crochet
-Motifs
-Broomstick & Hairpin

Liliana Pullover
You’ll recognize familiar stitches or motifs which Kristin has tweeked by invoking her math skills and fashion sense. For example, she says about  “Liliana Pullover from the Lace as Focal Point chapter, “I have stripped the beloved pineapple stitch pattern out of the allover pattern to use it as a bold, graphic accent thus elevating the design to the next level.”

Floral Ombre Convertible Wrap

In the Bruges Lace & Tunisian chapter, the “Flora Ombre Convertible Wrap” offers a myriad of choices for wearing this creation. Kristin explains, "It can be worn loosely on one shoulder and shawl-pinned, draped over both shoulders for a dramatic evening wrap or wrapped multiple times as a scarf. I strongly suggest that crocheters use the suggested yarn as the ombre effect of the yarn is amplified with the styling."

Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl is available from
Interweave/F+W and retails for $24.99


Comments

Anonymous said…
I was wondering what sizes are the patterns in this book by Kristin Omdahl? I was hoping that some of the patterns would be in plus sizes. I wish the authors of crochet books would tell the public the sizes in their description(s) of their books. I really enjoy reading crochet books and I'm sure to enjoy this one. It is so nice that there so many talented writers/artists able to write books for the rest of us to enjoy and treasure.

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