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150 Knit and Crochet Motifs : Anything-but-Square Shapes for Garments, Accessories, Afghans, and Throws

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ISBN13:

9781596684348

ISBN10:
1596684348
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/2011
Publisher(s):
Perseus Distribution Services

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This is the edition with a publication date of 2/15/2011.
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Summary

Don't be square! Break out of the box with 150 creative motifs for knit and crochet 150 Knit and Crochet Motifsis a fun and eclectic mix of patterns in both crafts, with shapes that go beyond the traditional square. Geometric and circular shapes are featured along with asymmetrical motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications. The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book also includes smaller blocks to join them together, and edging ideas to add finishing touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs, and learn how to knit and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. With interesting, colorful shapes,150 Knit and Crochet Motifsis a design resource full of endless possibilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to use this book
Exploring the crochet and knit motif directory
Understanding the symbols and abbreviations
Gauge and adapting the patterns to make smaller or larger motifs
Motif Directory
Knit and crochet motifs are displayed in an attractive directory arranged by shape. Knit and crochet motifs are mixed together in this section for extra inspiration.
Crochet Patterns
Patterns and charts for all of the motifs. The charts and patterns are organized by shape. Each one comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the motif could be combined with other motifs to make a fabric.
Circular motifs including cluster wheels, cartwheel, lazy wheel, and snail
"The Many Sides of Granny:" an assortment of granny squares beyond the traditional 4 sides: 3, 5, 6, and 8-sided granny motifs
Other geometric non-granny motifs including ridged hexagon, spiral pentagram, snowflakes, and octagons
Pretty non-geometric motifs including hearts, stars, shells, and paisley
Smaller motifs to connect larger motifs, including smaller diamonds, circles, and triangles
Crochet motifs suitable for edging
Knit Patterns
Patterns and charts (where useful) for the motifs. The charts and patterns are organized by shape. Each one comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the motif could be combined with other motifs to make a fabric.
Circular motifs including medallions
Geometric motifs including triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, and trapezoids
Combining motifs with texture: ribbing, bobbles, embossed patterns
Beautiful non-geometric patterns: shells, fans, leaves
Knitted motifs used for connecting larger shell motifs and edging
Techniques
Refresher course on working knit and crochet stitches and understanding abbreviations
How to work motifs in the round
Working textured stitches: bobble, clusters
How to work multi-colored designs
Different methods of joining blocks
Projects
How to choose motifs by shape and combine them
Possible motif configurations for use in afghans and other projects
Mixing knit and crochet motifs
Motifs used as ornamentation
Exploring color to use in motifs
Afghan sizes and variations
Accessory ideas including scarves, shawls, bags, table runners
Resources
Index
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