Modern Japanese Crochet
15 amazing stitches, 10 simple lessons, and 25 glorious projects.
Modern Japanese Crochet casts the classic stitches you think you know in a totally new light, showing them in ways that add striking textures and contrasts to handcrafted pieces. For the experienced needlework enthusiast, this book is a revelation--the perfect introduction to the unique Japanese style of crocheting and charted patterns.
Clear instructions, schematics, and charts walk you through exciting Japanese-style projects in this book, which include:An elegant shawl or blanket festooned with flowersA gorgeous scarf with a cascade of delicate, understated frillsA bag or pouch in a cheerful strawberry stitchA brioche-stitched bowl that makes a wonderful home for your yarnA star-stitched shoulder pouch or hat that is a charming way to play with colorsPlus much more--charming bags, scarves, hats, and handwear that help you try more fabulous stitches!
The introduction by Gayle Roehm explains how Japanese crochet diagrams work, allowing you to stitch these fantastic patterns and projects easily. A section on stitch techniques walks you through the basic stitches, adding and decreasing, binding, and finishing.
The inspiring photos are all the invitation you need to grab your hook and get started!