More and more crocheters are looking for unique small projects to fill their endless hunger for cool things to make. Enter Brett Bara, former editor of Crochet Today, to the rescue, bringing us 25 delightful, practical pieces that make perfect gifts-though you may be tempted to keep them all to yourself!
The ideal curator, Brett has expertise that shines through in a first-rate lineup of projects. Whether you are a beginner or experienced crocheter, there is something for everyone: hats and caps, including a cloche, porkpie hat, and tam; scarves, shawls, and cowls, from chunky to drapey to snug; eye-catching mittens and arm warmers; delicate lace socks and cozy man-slippers; flirty bags; and sparkly jewelry. Each piece is designed with standout details so that even the simplest pattern has that "wow" factor by showcasing lust-worthy yarn, an unexpected technique, or a fun embellishment.
The all-star roster of designers includes Robyn Chachula, Doris Chan, Mari Lynn Patrick, Regina Gonzalez, Drew Emborsky, Linda Permann, Kristin Omdahl, Ellen Gormley, Cal Patch, Pamela Wynne, Linda Cyr, and Vickie Howell. Techniques covered include Tunisian, broomstick lace, and Bruges lace.
* Accessories remain among the most popular projects for new crocheters, yet there are few book collections focused exclusively on crochet accessories
* A smorgasbord of crochet projects, ranging from beginner to intermediate level, with designs for men and women
* Small projects make for quick payoff and minimal time or materials investment
* A range of designers offers a wide variety of styles and techniques