No, I am not abandoning my knitting to take up crochet full time! While I am able to work some rudimentary crochet, I am very much an amateur and likely to remain that way.
But when I was offered a copy of this book for review, I snapped it up:
This is Fashion Crochet by Claire Montgomerie, a new book due out next week. It was the subtitle that had me intrigued: “30 Crochet Projects Inspired by the Runway.”
This book features 30 patterns and each one is accompanied by a photo of the haute couture piece that inspired it. A very cool idea, I think!
The patterns include skirts, tops, shawls, scarves, accessories, and bags. Each section opens with a nice spread that includes photos and sketches:
Here is a design for a fun necklace:
And here is the photo of the runway piece that inspired it:
In some cases, I like the patterns created here better than the original. Like this cute top:
Here is its inspiration:
I don’t know beans about crochet, but it looks like there is a little bit of everything here, and the patterns are very cute.
I am happy to pass this book along to one of you crocheters. Who’d like it?
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Since I finished my last Camp Loopy project, Pomme de Pin, I have returned to knitting on Maidenhair, and that is close to completion. I am on the last piece — a side front — and as you can see, I do not much have much left to do on it.
I’ve got just a few inches remaining to knit, then I’ll need to put it together and knit the collar. I’d be done by now, but a certain little someone has been distracting me.
When Loki climbs into my lap and wants to be petted or to play, I am putty in his paws. Knitting is cast aside and the kitty toys come out!
“I’ve done a good job of training my new momma!”