Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 Posted in Book, Crochet | No Comments »
Hooray for crochet!
One of the youngest of all the fiber arts, crochet is a wonderfully versatile craft. After reading through Modern Bohemian Crochet, I am revved up and ready to start chaining. I may be self taught, but I’ve been crocheting for as long as I can remember – and I have never, EVER seen some of the projects featured in this book. Flabbergasted, I had to check some of the patterns to be sure some of these pieces were actually crocheted.
Take the Flora belt (above), for example. Ok, ok – a lot of you probably pegged this the moment you saw it. You’re right, it’s Tunisian crochet. This technique involves the use of a long crochet hook, like our Bamboo 14" Afghan Hook G (4.25mm). There are even Tunisian crochet hook sets! If you’re already into this craft, you might want to check out the Knitter's Pride Dreamz Tunisian Crochet Hook Set.
There’s a project for everyone in this book – I love the flower motif of this Brighton shawl, and I find the fringe quite charming. What a lovely summertime shawl – and a great way to show off your crochet skills!
Words fail me. Alright, maybe they don’t… The neckline! The slanted rectangles on the sleeves! The open back! As much as I also want the model’s hair and skirt, I know I can at least make myself a Kinzie Tee. I could use Block Island Blend Yarn for some delicious texture, or Malabrigo Sock Yarn for something less solid colored. Goodness, do I love this tee.
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Modern Bohemian Crochet is full of wearable, beautiful projects that totally have me itching to get my crochet hooks out. Just in time for summer, too!
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