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Fresh, inspired, clean and simple - perfect crochet,
This review is from: Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims (Paperback)
As a crocheter, I'm always on the lookout for books that highlight crochet to its best advantage. Crochet looks lovely when the lines are clean and the pattern is showcased with appropriate yarn. Kitchy crochet can be cute but an elegant, fresh trim applied to a hem, a sweater or a t-shirt can be even better. Crochet Adorned leaves the kitch behind and presents thoughtful projects that are perfect for crocheters of every skill level. The how-to information is solid, the stitch reference section in the back of the book is really handy, and the projects themselves are inspired. I love that the author used the "less is more" approach and judicious applied her crochet trims to provide just the right amount of bling for the buck. No gobs of grannies, piles of petals (the cover art is probably the most crochet intensive garment) - just good use of yarn, interesting stitches and a little needle and thread. Crochet chic can co-exist and Crochet Adorned proves that.