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Designer Crochet By Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

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Designer Crochet is your guide to making sophisticated garments using a variety of stitch patterns and motifs. Includes easy-to-follow tutorials for beginners and special techniques for advanced crocheters.

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Designer Crochet: 32 Patterns to Elevate Your Style by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Designer Crochet is your source for sophisticated and figure-flattering garments with great drape and shape. Using lightweight yarns and a beautiful variety of stitch patterns and motifs, you'll create jackets and cardigans, a layering tank and a floor-sweeping skirt, a convertible vest/wrap and matching winter accessory set to name a few, with every design built to flatter most body types. Beginner crocheters can learn the basics using easy-to-follow tutorials whilst advanced crocheters will enjoy mastering special techniques. This is a complete wardrobe in a single book for sizes Small through to XXL.

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"The attention to detail in these garments, as well as the designs that flatter a variety of body types and generous sizing options (small to 5X), elevate this title well beyond the average collection of crochet patterns." --Library Journal

*"Contemporary crocheters will be delighted and grateful to have Mullett-Bowlsby's guide to creating drapey, stylish garments without any of the bulk so often associated with their medium. All the garments in the book are sized from small to 5X, with detailed instructions to help change sizes. Standout projects include the beginner-friendly, bell-sleeved three-quarter-sleeve pullover and the red 'Beginner Cardi, ' created easily from six rectangles. The Three-Quarter Sleeve Cardi is a covetable design for intermediate crocheters, as is a turtleneck poncho with easy shaping and fancy color work. Advanced crocheters can show off higher-level skills (cables and lace) with a demure tunic or the challenging Motif Maxi Skirt. Most of the yarn is fingering weight, superfine, or fine, producing a finished garment that lightly hugs the body. Plenty of thought is given to the yarns, so crocheters will probably want to use the recommended fiber for each project. A final section on special techniques and finishing instructions rounds out this beautifully photographed book." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Mullett-Bowlsby is definitely a needlework designer to watch. Even though he claims 200 published patterns, this book will jumpstart his claim to crocheting fame. Why the acclaim? First, the 32 patterns, all classic, are created with subtle twists. Hoodies, for example, come sleeveless or long, with cloak-type head coverings or more streamlined shapes. Second, the sizing. Mullett-Bowlsby's not only been more than generous in including up to (and usually beyond) 2X, his instructions also allow for a shaping and a more precise fit, no matter what the actual number. Third, he's not at all shy about sharing his techniques: specific foundation stitches, best seaming methods, and zipper shortening and sewing are all found in the last chapter. Finally, instructions and photographs give book-chapter-verse-sentence to every design. There are guides for pattern stitches and special techniques, schematics, stitch charts, and, always, full-color photographs of the finished apparel and stitch close-ups." --Booklist

About Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby is the co-owner and creative director of Shibaguyz Designz. He has authored five crochet pattern books and one knitwear pattern book and has had over 150 patterns published in books and magazines. He lives in Seattle, WA.

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Designer Crochet: 32 Patterns to Elevate Your Style by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
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