the harmony guides
of 150 crochet edgings and trimswill inspire the novice and experienced crocheter alike withribs, laces, appliqués, fringes, ruffles, and borders. Whatever your tastes and skills, there will be patterns here that willhave you reaching for your hook and yarn.Appreciation of the unique is not new phenomenon:traditionally, beautiful linens for the home were embellishedwith fine crochet and so the craft came to represent theformality of the very best. These household items that wereso lovingly created display a wealth of ingenuity andexpertise that many a modern volume draws upon.A delicateplace mat pattern worked in a sport-weight yarn becomesa shawl. The last few rounds of the same place mat becomean edging.Crochet is popular as a trimming for several reasons: it isquick to do, hard wearing, and infinitely flexible to work.After all, there is only one stitch to concentrate on at any given time, and the next stitch can take a variety of formsand positions. A single stitch also makes it easier to usealmost any fiber, from wool and cotton to leather and wire,
This carefully selected collection of designs will prove an invaluableresource for any crocheter, whether they are looking for classicpatterns or contemporary ideas.
because the individual loops and gauge are easy to adjustfrom one stitch to the next.Crochet is the perfect way to personalize a project witha design detail that will make a simple idea stand out and benoticed. A small pattern can be made bold with a change of fiber.An edging can be made crisp and sculptural or delicateand light by changing the gauge and the hook size.Create a lacy border for a cuff, a rose to adorn a hat, ora pillow with crisp trim appliquéd in stripes. Improve thedrape of an afghan blanket with a narrow beaded edge,lengthen a much-loved child’s garment with a fresh,decorative hem detail, or update a favorite accessory withone of the many patterns in this book.The speed at which crochet can be worked makes it aquick way to experiment with a variety of swatches and tocreate long lengths of trim. Explore, learn, and enrich yourcrochet appreciation by simply working some of theswatches in this book. You will be surprised what you findand new project ideas will flow as freely as the fiber youchoose to work with.
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