Title: Freeform Crochet and Beyond: Bags, Cushions, Hats, Scarves and More
The aim with this freeform crochet book is to encourage the reader to tap into the hidden creativity that lurks within us all – to entice the true beginner with easy starting points that will then lead them on to explore other techniques and experiment with what they learn, free from too many rules and must nots – and, to inspire the more experienced to call upon all the arts and crafts that he or she has explored over the years, in some cases abandoned, and illustrate ways of bringing them together in a truly amazing art form.
No. of pages:
280 x 210mmColour type:
Milner Craft SeriesImprint:
Sally Milner PublishingISBN:
978 1 86351 385 2RRP:
1. Skill requirements. Choosing colour and texture. Tools. Patterns and templates. Tension. Crochet or knit?. Markers. Blocking. Storing yarn. Staying master in control. Bringing in yarn. Changing colour when working stitches. Picking up stitches & joining motifs. Tying up loose ends. Joining patches. Mattress stitch. Filling holes. Lining. Beading. Material extras. Making a basic bag. Useful tips & tricks.
2. Starters and more – patterns and variations for square, rectangle, triangle, single and double circles, shells and scallops, basic spiral and surface embellishments, multicoloured spirals, mesh stitch, surface embellishments (chains, crab st, crochet/knit ruffles)
3. Bullions galore – working directly on fabric. Working along a chain. Bullions in the round and variations. Odd shaped bullions. Spiral bullion. Bent bullions
4. Novelty stitches – wings (lazy J st) and variations. Popcorns. Domes. Corkscrews and variations. Mini spirals. Twisted cable. Offset puff st. Basic Tunisian and cobble st. Limpet st. Coil st. Medallion st.
5. Florals – 12 different floral patterns and their variations. 2 basic leaf patterns and their variations. Gumnuts. 2 star patterns and their variations.
6. Tassels and dangly things – threading small beads. 15 different tassel and their variations. What to do with all those tailends. Knots.
7. A touch of felt and other interesting techniques – quick tutorials on:
1. Felting (wet – dry/needle – wash/machine)
2. Vilene patches
3. Weaving – stretcher frame/cardboard looms and basic techniques
8. Stitch guide – crochet stitches and diagram symbol chart. Basic Tunisian. Knit stitches.
1. Skill requirements. Choosing colour and texture. Tools. Patterns and templates. Tension. Crochet or knit?. Markers. Blocking. Storing yarn. Staying master in control. Bringing in yarn. Changing colour when working stitches. Picking up stitches & joinin