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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|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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