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kim werker
project name 1

hex

zipper bag

designer

jennifer hagan

onstruct a flat shape out of hexagonal motifs, and
with a few seams, it becomes three-dimensional.
With the use of sturdy yarn, a fabric lining, and a zipper
closure, the shape makes a useful little bag for storing
makeup, jewelry, pens, or anything else. Make each motif in a different color and you can use up stash yarn in
a creative way for a quick gift appropriate for nearly any
occasion.
Finished Size 3¾" (9.5 cm)
tall, 9½" (24 cm) wide, and 4" (10 cm)
deep.

Hook Size F (3.75 mm) crochet
hook. Adjust size if necessary to
obtain correct gauge.

Yarn DK weight (Light #3), about
60 yd (55 m) in main color, 50 yd
(46 m) each in 2 contrast colors.
Shown here: Hemp for Knitting
Allhemp6 Lux (100% hemp, 143 yds
[130 m]/100 g): zinfandel #52 (red;
A), ice #57 (blue; B), and ice #58
(ecru; B), 1 skein each.

Notions Tapestry needle; 9"
(23 cm) zipper; ½ yd [.5 m] doublesided lining fabric; sewing needle
and matching thread; fabric glue
(optional).

Gauge Hexagon motif = 3½"
(9 cm) side to side; 4" (10 cm) point
to point.
Notes
+ Hexagon motifs are made
separately, then joined into one
piece.
+ Seams are sewn at the sides,
which gives the flat piece its threedimensional shape.
+ Choose lining fabric that has no
wrong side, as both sides of the
fabric will show.

3

shawlette

in chains

designer

kristin omdahl

I

nspired by the delicate nature of a yarn so fine, this
shawl uses a small hook but keeps the stitching
simple so the shawl is fun and quick to stitch. It is
worked in skinny columns joined with horizontal bands
of long chains. So often we gloss over the chain stitch and
use it only as a means to get to another stitch. This design
is an homage to the chain stitch and results in a lovely and
versatile accessory.

finished size 67" (170 cm)
wide and 17" (43 cm) long from point
to neck.
Yarn Laceweight (Lace #0), about
800 yd (731.5 m).
Shown here: Jade Sapphire Lacey
Lamb (100% lambswool; 825 yds
[754 m]/60 g); golden-tan 109,
1 skein.
Hook Size C/2 (2.75mm) crochet
hook. Adjust hook size if necessary
to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch markers (m);
tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 ch and 5 rows = 3"
(7.5 cm).
Notes
+ The shawl is constructed of strips
of double-treble stitches that are
joined together with long chains
throughout. The strips vary in length
to form a triangle with short lengths
at the edges and the longest lengths
in the center.
+ Each row of a strip is only 4 dtr wide.
+ As you create the dtr strips, you
are working from the bottom of the
shawl to the top. However, when
you join strips together, begin at the

top of the shawl and work toward
the bottom in order to form the
triangular point at the center-bottom
and the straight edge at the neck. To
keep track of the top edge, mark the
last row of each strip with a stitch
marker (m).
+ When joining strips that differ in
length, start with your hook in the
end of the shorter strip. If you do not
end the last row on the shorter side,
simply adjust by omitting the last
joining chain of the previous row or
work one more.

5

contents

lace
wristlets

+ I ntroduction
The Gift of Giving
+M 
itts for the Whole Family
Kathryn Merrick
+M 
esh Trellis Cardigan Karen Drouin
+ S hawlette in Chains Kristin Omdahl
+W 
ire Hairpin-Lace Bowl
Donna Hulka
+B 
erry Baby Hat and Booties
Chloe Nightingale
+W 
illow Hat Jennifer Hagan
+T 
rinity Lace Shrug Annie Modesitt
+ F ossil Neckwarmer Kathryn Merrick
+R 
avissant Socks Robyn Chachula
+ F lower Choker Christina Marie Potter
+H 
ex Zipper Bag Jennifer Hagan
+H 
at Squared Kathryn Merrick
+B 
eaded Ring Felted Bag Jill Wright
+ S orbet Scarf Robyn Chachula
+ S wirling Bag Kathryn Merrick
+A 
ll-Star Blanket Doris Chan
+ L ace Wristlets Myra Wood
+B 
abymoon Robe Megan Granholm
+ S isal Spiral Rug
Julie Armstrong Holetz
+ Glossary
+ Contributors
+ Sources for Yarns
+ Index

6

crocheted gifts

wire hairpin-lace bowl

mitts for
the whole family

mesh
trellis
shrug

willow
hat

all-star
blanket

gallery 7

crocheted

stylish
gifts
for year-round gift giving

A collection of projects from today’s most popular crochet designers, Crocheted
Gifts includes everything from baby gifts to mittens for the whole family to home
décor and more.
The first small project book to focus exclusively on crochet,
Crocheted Gifts is the ultimate gift-giving guide resource
for crocheters with:
+ 19 projects that you will love to make and be proud to
give away—if you can bear to part with them!
+ Designs by various crochet stars such as Doris Chan,
Kathy Merrick, Robyn Chachula, Annie Modesitt, and
more.
+ Stylish photography and step-by-step crochet instructions for every project, ranging from easy-to-crochet to
more advanced techniques.

Kim Werker has written and coauthored several crochet
books, including Crochet Me and Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting, and is a co-host of Knitting Daily TV. She is the former editor of
Interweave Crochet magazine and the founder of CrochetMe.com.
She has written for Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today, Knit.1, and
Yarn Market News magazines. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Paperback ~ 8½ × 9 ~ 120 pages
75 photographs ~ 10 illustrations ~ 15 charts
ISBN 978-1-59668-107-1
$21.95
Available July 2009

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