Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution
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Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home décor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fit personal style. Basic crochet techniques are covered along with tutorials on sizing, design, and special techniques. Up-and-coming designers are profiled throughout the book to give an entertaining and inspiring insight into this new generation of crocheters, what inspires them, how they find community with other crocheters, and creative ideas for breaking the rules and representing their individual crochet style.
ROW: Ch 2 (counts as tch), hdc-flo (see Special Stitches) in next ch, * ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc-flo in next ch; rep from * ending with hdc-flo in tch, turn. Work even in patt st for 9 (11, 11, 13) rows or until piece measures 7 (8, 9, 9½)" (18 [20.5, 23, 24] cm) from beginning. Fasten off. FRONT RIGHT Work as for Front Left through Row 12 (12, 16, 16). ROW 1: Ch 1, sc-flo in next ch, * ch 1, sk 1 st, sc-flo in next ch; rep from * 21 times, turn—44 (44, 44, 44) sts, incl tch. Work even in patt st
dc, *V-st in next dc-cl, dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across. Sizes 32 (35)" (81.5  cm) only: (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch of tch, turn; sizes 38 (41)" (96.5  cm) only: V-st in 3rd ch of tch, turn—10 (10, 11, 12) V-st total. ROW 18: Sizes 32 (35)" (81.5  cm) only: ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 2; sizes 38 (41)" (96.5  cm) only: ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), 5 dc in ch-3 sp of V-st, ch 2; all sizes: *dc-cl over next 5-dc group, ch 2, 5 dc in ch-3 sp of V-st, ch 2; rep
Continue to work even in Tsts patt, on rem 9 sts, until piece measures about 11¼" (28.5 cm) from foundation edge. FINISHING Sew a button to the 1" (3 cm) end of the large front piece. Weave in ends. Block all three pieces (see Block It sidebar on page 66). Measure the width of the large front piece of the tank. Place a stitch marker at the end of the row that hits the halfway mark on the neckline. Match the stitch marker on the front pieces together. Sew together at shoulders, down sides, and
of crochet in terms of a greater context, be it design, education, environmentalism, or consumerism. As she puts it, “I think crochet can be a vehicle for change in all sorts of ways: educationally—because it helps young minds with math, concentration, fine motor skills; environmentally since I think about my yarn purchases the same way I think about all my purchases and always ask who made this and how does its manufacture affect the earth and those involved in its production; and politically
sc; rep from * to half flower at end of row, ch 3, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 3, sl st in top of etr2cl (petal) from previous row, turn. ROWS 8–12: Rep Row 4. ROW 13: Ch 5, sc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, turn. ROW 14: Ch 5, sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across, turn. ROW 15: Ch 3, sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, turn. ROWS 16–17: Rep Row 4. ROW 18: Ch 8, etr8cl worked as follows: (2 etr in 5th ch from