Interweave has done it again with another beautiful crochet book compiled by Robyn Chachula! This book features many of Interweave's top designers: Shalby Allaho, Brenda K.B. Anderson, Moon Eldridge, Megan Granhols, Cristina Mershon, Kristin Omdahl, Anastasia Popova, Laurinda Reddig, Natasha Robarge, and Rebecca Velasquez.
Field Cardigan by Robyn Chachula, p. 71
As you would expect, this book delivers stunning photography and many views of the 20 stylish projectsit contains. Every project also has clear stitch diagrams for the crocheter who depends upon these.
Temperance Jewelry by Robyn Chachula, p. 83
Vintage Modern Crochet offers just about everything from sweaters to hats, scarfs, headbands and yes, crocheted jewelry! Robyn Chachula's Temperance Jewelry (photo above) can add the pop you need for any outfit. You can also try your hand at crocheting with wire with "Syrah Cuffs". If you are not so adventurous as that, you can just grab any thread you have on hand instead!
Leopold Pullover by Robyn Chachula, p. 45
Many of these design are crochet lace. The Leopold Pullover (above) features a texturized lace for a lovely summer pullover. I just love the look of the Bromelia Infinity Scarf, made using a sport weight linen/silk blend.
Bromelia Infinity Scarf by Moon Eldridge, p. 19
Aine Fascinator and Headband by Brenda K.B. Anderson, p. 97
The Aine Fascinator can be worn as a head piece (as shown above) or simply as a headband.
Fleur Swing Top by Megan Granholm, p. 139
I think the Fleur Swing summer top (above) with the asymmetrical button placement in the front is really cute!
Fidelma Motif Shawl by Cristina Mershon, p. 89
This book has you literally covered when it comes to that special summer shawl you need to ward off the chill whether it is do to a cool morning, or that chilly indoor air conditioning!
Celtic Cross Wrap by Laurinda Reddig, p. 67
Yasmine Shawl by Rebecca Velasquez, p. 119
The Yasmine Shawl if for the crocheter looking for a challenge that will take their skills up a notch or two by learning more about Tunisian Lace.
Guipure Top by Natasha Robarge, p. 103
I have saved my personal two favorite designs in this book for last: the Guipure Top, and the Kidwell Garden Wrap. With summer just around the corner, I have been looking for a crocheted top to wear over tank tops, and this could be it! The Irish crocheted style is elegant and practical for the hot days ahead. This is definitely going on my list!
Close up of Irish Crochet detail of Guipure Top...
Kidwell Garden Wrap by Shelby Allaho, p.13
I love, love, love the large and open look of this Kidwell Garden Wrap! This design can dress up any casual summer shirt or dress, as well as bring bold color to your outfit. Let's hope this one gets done too!
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