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Crochet Me [Kindle Edition]

Kim Werker
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Book Description

Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home décor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fit personal style. Basic crochet techniques are covered along with tutorials on sizing, design, and special techniques. Up-and-coming designers are profiled throughout the book to give an entertaining and inspiring insight into this new generation of crocheters, what inspires them, how they find community with other crocheters, and creative ideas for breaking the rules and representing their individual crochet style.



Editorial Reviews

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"Fun patterns. . . . You too can learn to use a crochet hook to add new dimension to your needlework."  —The Detroit News



"Get ready for hip, edgy, flirty crochet designs that will change your mind about this craft."  —KLIATT


"Filled with edgy and interesting patterns . . . taking crochet in new directions." —CraftyPod.com


"There's a genuine spirit of fun and cheeky style that should attract the new generation of hookers."  —CrochetInsider.com



"Patterns are fresh, young and hip and just begging to be made!"  —Woolcrafting.com



"One of those books you want to escape to . . . where there is nothing to do but knit and wear beautiful knitting."  —knitty.com


"A book of innovative and stylish designs."  —Fiber Femmes online magazine


"Crochet like you've never seen it before. These patterns are really gorgeous and innovative."  —The News & Observer

About the Author

Kim Werker is the founder and former editor of the online magazine crochetme.com and the current editor of Interweave Crochet magazine. She has appeared on the television program Uncommon Threads on the DIY Network and is the author of Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff and Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Crocheting. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 20148 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (February 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40VYQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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141 of 144 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Great designs and layout. I'm impressed. October 17, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
First off, the cover is what had me hooked. I love the sweater on the front and the lacy sweater at the bottom. The projects are mostly new, creative, and fun! There isn't a cheesy striped scarf in the entire book, which is a great plus for me. So many of these books pack in scarves and cheesy jewelry. Even if they include tons of projects, there are very few you'd choose to make. Not so with this book. There are very few projects I wouldn't want to make, probably the cocoon bag, thigh highs, and mini wrap are my least favorites, but here's a list of the projects to help you decide:

"Babydoll Dress" - this is just an adorable dress that would look great over jeans. Author gives suggestions on lengthening sleeves or modifying dress length to suit style. Definitely on my to-do list.

"Icelandic Turtleneck" (includes arm warmers) - super cool turtleneck worked completely in rounds. Uses a stitch I'm unfamiliar with, but I'll learn.

"Victorian Shrug & Wrap" - this is the teal sweater from the front, the shrug is the top half and sleeves, you add the lacier part to create the wrap. Directions could use some work where it separates the instructions for the shrug from the wrap instructions, but it includes both a diagram and the stitch pattern in graphical form.

"Mini Wrap Skirt" - a slightly tapered rectangle with some ribbing. More for a younger person and meant to be worn over leggings.

"Messenger Bag" - very cool felted bag. It has circles cut out of the front flap so you can see through to the colorwork on the interior pocket. One of the few projects that doesn't have a diagram with measurements, which is a bummer. Probably due to the fact that they put in a color chart for the interior piece.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars topnotch October 20, 2007
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The first review was really thorough leaving not much more to add. But I give the book a well deserved 5 stars even though I doubt I'll make much from it. There's a lot of interesting personal material from the editor which I enjoyed reading and also tne material given on each designer. The cover sweater is gorgeous and I also loved the swirled motif sweater by Kristin Omdahl. The comfy cardi by Robyn Chachula made to wear at work, is really pretty even though it is a sort of shrug and I agree I don't much care for shrugs. I love Tunisian crochet and also like the five o'clock tank which is a sort of vest top. And I love the two little dolls at the end of the book. One more point: these patterns are all very wordy unlike most magazine patterns. For example, the comfy cardi has a pretty color picture and close-ups followed by 6 pages of instructions which include a schematic and a chart for the stitch pattern. All patterns have a "concentration rating" instead of a difficulty chart and also each yarn is given the yarn standard number plus a description so one can substitute a different one. In this particular pattern, it's written that it's meant to be close-fitting. After reading this book, I'm now looking forward to seeing the new crochet magazine that Kim is editing for Interweave Press. One of the best crochet books this season.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well done and useable November 4, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is a very good book in many respects. It is long overdue for a book to come out that gives crocheters the respect and ability to create beautiful, wearable items. Along with being a fun, informative book about crochet, it is user friendly. In between the patterns are teaching pages for learning new techniques related to the included patterns. It details the contributors to the book as well, which adds a nice touch.
I was able to go the the first book signing in Northampton, MA and Kim described each item and how it came to be. (She actually had them with her so we got to handle them.) In describing the items, she broke the idea that these patterns were 'too hard' or only for experienced crafters. Go ahead and try these patterns--I believe that after hearing her talk about them that they will work up quickly and become favorites. I can't wait to try them and experiment with new and different yarns. Well done Kim! Good luck and I will be looking forward to another. And of course a big thank you to all the contributors for their hard work and creativity. Cathy Moses
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great patterns November 14, 2007
Format:Paperback
I recently started crochet after teaching myself to knit three years ago. I bought this book on a whim and it's paid off. There are several patterns on my to crochet list and the patterns are easy to follow.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To DIE For! December 8, 2007
Format:Paperback
The first review covered it all, really. But I wanted to add that I had anticipated this book for many months and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. INCREDIBLE book. INCREDIBLE. I was giddy flipping through the pages. It's pure eye-gasm (and crochet-gasm!) Nice job Kim.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm inspired April 3, 2008
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This book will help crochet to continue it's current "comeback" and take it to the next level! Reading about the designers and what inspired the creations in the book was interesting and reading the suggestions for making each crochet project your own was nothing less than inspirational! I look forward to using some of the things I learned in this book for my own crochet revolution!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great modern crochet patterns!! January 20, 2008
By T. Ely
Format:Paperback
This book has some great patterns to crochet, and they are more modern and up to date. I immediately had to begin on them. The book is beautifully laid out, and appealing to look at. I definitely feel that it is a great addition to a crocheters library!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars some beautiful patterns. I can't speak to accuracy or difficulty
some beautiful patterns. I can't speak to accuracy or difficulty. It would be nice if such books would offer suggestions for yarn substitution, especially since some are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by revcathy
2.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
I like some of the designs because they are easy, but some of the instructions are really are hard to understand and follow. Overall it's ok
Published 7 months ago by ttpopstar
3.0 out of 5 stars Good patterns
This book is a typical crochet book. If you want the typical crochet patterns this is it. Not as creative as I would like.
Published 9 months ago by theresa L coleman
3.0 out of 5 stars A little multiple personality issue with choice of patterns.
Nice, but not enough to keep me flipping through the pages. Some great designs followed by "what the freak" designs. But, to each their own. Read more
Published 10 months ago by K TAYLOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Crochet
Loving this book. Very easy way to get new patterns that are fashionable and start crocheting them instantly. Good instructions.
Published 11 months ago by ITGal
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice crochet book!
The book was exactly as described and arrived in a timely manner. The patterns are good for those that are advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ZeeBee1
2.0 out of 5 stars Not inspiring to me
I'm very disappointed in the pattern designs in this book. Basically not appealing to me. Probably wouldn't buy it if I could see preview of this book offered on Amazon. Read more
Published on June 14, 2012 by IvyM
2.0 out of 5 stars No Plus Size Patterns
No plus sizes....wonderful patterns though - Kim has to consider that many of us need larger sizes.....XL is just not big enough for me....
Published on February 24, 2012 by Leslie Malcolmson
3.0 out of 5 stars I'd recommend checking it out at the library first
There were only a few patterns in here I really want to try. Overall, it's a matter of personal taste, so you might want to glance through it before making the purchase. Read more
Published on February 17, 2012 by S. Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Crochet Me
I bought this book and crocheted the front cover cardigan pattern in 5 ply brown wool from Bengigo Woollen Mills and added vintage buttons. Read more
Published on April 27, 2011 by Rookie
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