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150 Knit and Crochet Motifs

Don't Be a Square! Break out of the box with 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs. With this exciting guide you'll go beyond the humdrum square, and explore a fun and eclectic world of unconventional shapes and patterns.

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Don't Be a Square! Break out of the box with 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs. With this exciting guide you'll go beyond the humdrum square, and explore a fun and eclectic world of unconventional shapes and patterns.

Geometric, circular, and irregular shapes are the focus of 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs, including exciting variations on motifs like shells, stars, and even paisleys. The patterns include colorwork, texture, dimension, and interesting outline shapes for innovative applications.

The motifs are presented in a directory of different shapes and textures. The book also includes smaller blocks to join them together as well as edging ideas to add finishing touches. Get suggestions for mixing and matching the motifs, and learn how to knit and crochet them together to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. With 150 Knit and Crochet Motifs, you'll be well on your way to more creative knitting and crocheting design combinations than you could imagine. The possibilities are endless!

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About the Author

Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over fifteen years. Her designs have appeared in Creative Knitting, Cast On, Family Circle Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Vogue Knitting, along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular Central Park Hoodie cardigan, which first appeared in KnitScene, and was also included in the “Great American Afghan” in Knitter’s magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her local yarn shop in Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.

“Odd Shapes, Unique & Terrific are my three descriptions of this book. Don’t be a square as Heather Lodinsky says on the back of the book. Certainly, there are no squares in this book.” – All Free
“ Heather has provided so many great ideas within this book that you are drawn into the book and realize the potential for what you can use some of the shapes for.   It certainly creates excitement for both knitters and crocheters  alike.  This is a fabulous book for your collection when you are stumped for  ideas on what to do next.” –
“ For anyone who loves motifs and motif work,  this can be a handy reference to have at ones' fingertips.”

SKU: 11KN05

Author/Speaker/Editor: Heather Lodinsky

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596684348

Number Of Pages: 144

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Customer Reviews

Room for improvement Review by Diana

There were good points: nice organization, excellent combination suggestions, and some interesting motifs. but there were weak areas, too. First, I hated the color choices. I thought they were dull, and some of the pairings were downright ugly. Second, I noticed there were no diagrams for the knitted motifs. Diagrams for rounds may not have been available when the book was created, but Briar's is a great current resource (maybe for the next edition?). Third, I believe authors should always provide basics for beginners. For knitting, favorite cast on and bind off methods and illustrations of any techniques that are not simply knit or purl. For crochet, the diagrams are great but hard to see because of the light colors used (yeah, I know it's common practice, but it shouldn't be) and make them larger.

(Posted on 2/20/14)

Beautiful but... Review by susan simon

This is a great book with lovely ideas if you are an expert at crocheting. If not, it is a very difficult book to follow. There is a stitch abbreviation chart towards the back of the book. However, it is missing so much information. Perhaps if I had more experience reading crochet patterns it would be obvious to me. I've spent way too much time researching how to do stitches online and not enough time crocheting the pretty patterns in this book. If you are already very experienced, I would recommend this book - otherwise, get lots more practice first.

(Posted on 2/5/11)