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Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims Paperback – August 11, 2009
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—Brett Bara, Editor-in-Chief, Crochet Today
"The lacelike and sculptural qualities of crochet are beautifully highlighted in Linda Permann’s clever book. Appearing in the form of subtle rick-rack on a plain T-shirt, a cute scalloped edging on a coat, a butterfly on an apron, or colorful flowers on a simple cardigan, crochet is here applied like icing on a cake, improving everything it touches. Permann’s book is an inspiration for beginning and advanced crocheters alike"
—Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch ’n Bitch series of knitting and crochet books
"With outstanding style and creativity, Linda Permann takes crochet embellishment to a fashionable, creative high. Simple instructions, easy project adaptability, and clear stitch diagrams make this book a sure hit."
—Kim Werker, author of Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution
About the Author
More About the Author
Her crochet patterns have been published in Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, Knit 1, Knit Simple, Living Crafts, Craftstylish and more. She also writes the Crochet Doctor column in each issue of Crochet Today. She loves to teach crochet to newcomers and seasoned crocheters alike, and works at her local yarn shop, Yarnivore, in San Antonio, TX. No matter how many times she's in the store, she can always find a new yarn to play with.
See more of her projects at http://www.lindamade.com/wordpress.
Top Customer Reviews
Seeing all of the new things that crocheters are doing makes ME want to crochet, and I've dabbled. A little. Badly.
A book like Linda`s is the perfect resource for someone like me. I already design garments. I already know how to manipulate crochet stitches, I'm just not proficient enough to DESIGN in crochet. Crochet Adorned (Potter Craft, 2009) is full of ways to add a little crochet to another project. Whether that project is a design that I'm working on OR, as in many of the projects in the book, a pre-made dress, jacket, or pair of shoes.
What really makes this book stand out is the fact that all of the crochet instructions are presented in words AND charts. I'm visual. I can crochet from a chart much more easily than I can from a string of abbreviations (remember when you first learned to read patterns...you spend most of the time looking up definitions!)
There are tons of instructions for trims and photos showing how they can be used to decorate LOTS of different things. I like this because it really fuels my own imagination and helps me visualize ways that crochet can be used as an accent. There are also patterns for whole crochet objects, like pillows, table runners, trivets, and more.Read more ›
The next three sections show projects - Fashions, Accessories and Home There were some cute things that I would make mixed in with some things I would never make. Some things look like stuff my Grandmother would have made and I think that is intentional. It's kind of a retro style I'm seeing here. The butterfly apron is retro and cute. Althought, I don't know if I would wear it, the cover jacket just really appeals to me. I think I would use the colorful flowers, leaves etc. in a project that I wouldn't wear. I loved the little bird brooches and the medallion table mat (but not the colors on the mat). All of the motifs/patterns needed for each project are included in the project pages. That's nice and prevents alot of flipping back and forth.
The next section ((about 1/4 of the book) is a stitch dictionary with trims, motifs and stitch patterns. There are clear pictures, charts, written directions and one other thing I found very helpful. There is a stitch key by each pattern. This is nice because you don't have to flip the book back to large stitch key in another part of the book. There were some nice motifs and flowers especially. I tried a few out and the directions were excellent. I was able to reproduce the samples. I would say I'm an advanced beginner at crochet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of great ideas and easy to read directions. Need more help, check out her online class on Craftsy!Published 11 months ago by Kristina Webster
This is a beautiful book which is a great accompaniment for the Craftsy crochet class taught by the author of the book. Lots of great ideas and helpful teaching in the book.Published 20 months ago by Fran the Gran
Bought the book and did the Craftsy class -- The cover shot is the best thing in it, and with the class I probably didn't need the book.Published 22 months ago by kitsmom
Linda Permanns books have easy to follow instructions for beginners, and I love her patterns. This book has patterns for beginners, intermediate, and advanced crocheters, and I... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Heatherly F. Danzey
I like the suggestions although I would like more instructions on the different steps of personalizind the items. Also, I think it would have been good to give some more examples.Published on July 16, 2013 by Susana Cabado
I can't wait to start putting the flowers on my clothes. The patterns are explained and easy to follow directions,Published on January 25, 2013 by Pat Denson
I rarely purchase crochet books anymore. With the insane availability of patterns on the internet, what's the point? Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by sproutingsherbet