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Blueprint Crochet Sweaters: Techniques for Custom Construction Paperback – April 9, 2013
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"This book is full with modern, beautiful sweater patterns, it's hard to choose which one to start first. The sweaters are also constructed using different methods, so there is a lot to learn about sweater construction! If you're interested in crocheting different types of sweaters, this book is definitely for you." --CrochetSpot.com
"Blueprint Crochet Sweaters by Robyn Chachula is a great introduction to crocheting sweaters and other fashionable garments. In this collection of sixteen patterns, you'll not only learn the basics of sweater construction, but you will also learn how to create better fitting garments in general." --AllFreeCrochet
"Blueprint Crochet Sweaters is a tremendous resource--filled with essential design knowledge and tips. Whether you are learning to design, or you are only interested in crocheting garments which fit you--you will find something in this publication to help you meet you goals." --Oombawka Design Crochet
About the Author
Robyn Chachula began her career as a structural engineer with a specialty in historic preservation and renovation, which uses her ability to take big projects and break them into little items anyone can understand. She is the author of Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter (Interweave, 2008). Visit her blog, crochetbyfaye.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Cranberry Cardigan (uses a diamond lattice stitch pattern, cute and well, classic!Read more ›
1) Gives 4 very different construction techniques
2) Explains each technique in great detail
3) Special stitches and how to incorp them into designs
4) How to read a chart
All the above explained in great detail and more
1) Some ofthe designs are very much neutral for me liking or disliking but the book shows how to change them so could be considered a Pro
I can not see one con other than book construction and binding being crafter unfriendly but that is the publisher's fault not the author, so no Cons
This is book is for any serious crocheter's library!
As always, I took the book to my fiber fun group which mostly consists of beginning crocheters. They loved many of the items but felt the projects were way above their skill level, even with assistance. So possibly the book would be best for advanced beginners, but mainly intermediate and advanced crocheters would love it.
My personal favorites are: Cranberry Cardigan by Robyn Chachula on page 12, Foliage Shrug by Simona Merchant-Dest on page 30, Veronica Pullover (the book cover sweater and a real winner) by Kristin Omdahl on page 138 and the Smoky Cropped Top by Drew Emborsky on page 60.
If you are up to the challenge of crocheting a sweater (maybe for the first time), this is the book for you.
Tips throughout, symbols, abbreviations and illustrations, written stitch directions all handily placed at the book. It is so well put together, but then what would you expect from a structural engineer?
Check out http://crochetbyfaye to see what's tickling her hooks now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoying this book. I have learned a lot and I'm almost done with my first sweater.Published 8 days ago by Ann H. Eide
Beautiful book. Easy patterns (depending on skill level). I have marked about 5 different projects in it to do.Published 4 months ago by Northwestlife
Excellent patterns, as is to be expected from Robin Chachula. She combines written patterns with her usual "blueprints" with charts. Read morePublished 9 months ago by taekwondomom
It's hard to read crocheting blue prints but the patterns are nice.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
These "Blueprint Crochet Books" (2 of them) Are Both Fantastic! I cannot wait to start Crocheting these lovely patterns!
Taking Crochet to Another Level!!! Read more
Great book, am planning on at least 2 of these patterns to make and save the rest for later :)Published 17 months ago by DM
There are lots of interesting and beautiful sweaters in this book, there was a fold on the cover, which was'nt mentionedPublished 17 months ago by Rikke Stougaard