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Title: Continuous Crochet
Author: Kristin Omdahl
Published by: Interweave/F+W
Continuous Crochet by Kristin Omdahl, published by Interweave/F+W*, contains 21 of the most beautiful crochet patterns that are worked seamlessly with minimal finishing! There are shawls, wraps, tops, sweaters, hats and more! Discover great projects that you can create without cutting your yarn. If you hate weaving ends, then this book is for you. There are a variety of patterns which means there is something for everyone.Here are some of my favorite projects from Continuous Crochet:
Tigress Spiraling Bruges Lace Pullover (p 128)
This gorgeous sweater is worked in a spiral with strips that join as you go. The pattern comes in several sizes and also has a chart and graphic to help you with the project.
African Violets Raglan Capelet (p 52)
This stunning capelet is light and airy with a velvety texture like the petals of an African Violet. This pattern is worked in the round with a top-down construction. The pattern comes with a chart to show you how to work the stitch pattern.
Coral Gables Cardi Wrap (p 83)
This colorful cardi wrap is made with a gorgeous gradient yarn that gives a wonderful ombre finish. The pattern utilizes the log-cabin style of joining as well as the join-as-you-go method. This pattern comes with several charts to help the more visual crocheter.
Laguna Surf Wavy Striped Cowl (p 18)
This fun cowl definitely won’t give you the blues! Made to mimic the ocean waves, this seamless cowl uses the method of carrying the yarn up through the stripes so that there are minimal ends to weave in!
Twilight Skies Pentagon Motif Yoke Cardigan (p 115)
This exquisite cardigan has a lacy, open yoke that is worked in pentagons instead of squares and has a beautiful chevron pattern for the rest of the body of the cardigan. This pattern also comes in several sizes and has chart that will help you create the motifs for the yoke.
The patterns in Continuous Crochet range in level of difficulty but, there are great instructions and charts to help anyone complete the patterns in this book. Each pattern contains finished measurements, a list of yarn(s) needed, hook size(s), and other materials needed for each project, as well as the pattern gauge. There is also a full list of abbreviations at the end of the book (in US Crochet Terms) and a guide for some simple techniques. There is also a great resource to help you find the yarns used in the book.