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Title: Crochet So Lovely: 21 Carefree Lace Designs
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Published by: Interweave/F+W
Crochet So Lovely: 21 Carefree Lace Designs by Kristin Omdahl, published by Interweave/F+W, has 21 of the most gorgeous and intricate lace patterns. This book has so many beautiful and whimsical lace designs, created by Kristin Omdahl. There are projects for everyone ranging from tops and skirts to shawls, cowls, and hats. Kristin also explores many different kinds of lace patterns from hairpin lace to more open weave lace and motifs.
I am currently working on this gorgeous Naida Medallion Cowl (p 83):
I love the stitch pattern and how versatile the cowl is. You can pull it down and wear it as a capelet. Kristin uses a gorgeous ombre yarn that just makes the design pop and offers several different sizes so that this gorgeous cowl can fit whoever you are making it for!
The patterns in Crochet So Lovely range in difficulty but there are definitely some easier patterns for those that are not too familiar with creating garments. This book also contains some great stitch techniques and an abbreviations list to help you decipher the stitch abbreviations. Each pattern also contains a list of materials, gauge, and finished sizes.
Here are some of my favorite projects you will find in the book:
- Deep Sea Tunic (p54)
- Passion Flower Wrap (p124)
- Queen of the Night Beret (p68)
- Hairpin Lace Hat (p128)
These gorgeous patterns are great for the summer since they are lacy and lightweight. They would also make great gifts! Want to try some of these projects for yourself? You can get Crochet So Lovely: 21 Carefree Lace Designs by Kristin Omdahl from the Interweave Store for just $24.99!
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