Couture Crochet Workshop: Mastering Fit, Fashion, and Finesse

Crochet connoisseur Lily Chin reinvents the craft in Couture Crochet Workshop-a modern, ultra-fashionable approach to crochet that will have you running for your crochet hook and yarn.
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Ditch the dowdy and focus on fashion! Crochet connoisseur Lily Chin reinvents the craft in Couture Crochet Workshop-a modern, ultra-fashionable approach to crochet that will have you running for your crochet hook and yarn.

There's nothing more satisfying than creating a beautiful garment that fits like a glove. Lily shares all her inside tips and tricks for crocheting ready-to-wear clothing and jewelry while demystifying garment making with thorough explanations about choices in yarns, stitches, hooks, silhouettes, measuring accurately, and more.

Lily's philosophy focuses on constructing stylish, elegant wearables that fit well. She begins with a comprehensive review of crochet techniques and how to read charts. She then jumps into instruction for making customized patterns. Crocheters start with simple styles then build their skills as they move into circular construction, manipulating lace, and working with shell stitch and chevron stitch. Step-by-step instructions, practical illustrations, and gorgeous photography round out this crochet workshop.

High-fashion is brought down to earth with this divine collection of patterns that include a metallic ribbon Chanel jacket, a spangled evening bag, a lace sleeveless sheath, a beaded mesh tunic, a chevron wedding gown with matching fingerless gloves, a buttonless jacket created in textured yarns, a lace shift dress with matching mohair lace camisole, and even a twin-set with matching necklaces and bracelet.

Lily's patterns will revolutionize the crocheter's approach to the craft. Even if you're a beginner, Couture Crochet Workshop with Lily Chin will have you hooked on creating these one-of-a-kind garments.

Reviews: "Lily Chin, the world's fastest crocheter and designer extraordinaire, shares her secrets for creating crochet fashion suitable for the runway."-News-Observer (Raleigh, NC)

SKU: 06KN9

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lily M. Chin

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680081

Number Of Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Introduction

One: Laying the Foundation

Two: Reading Charts

Three: Planning Your Own Patterns

Four: Refinements in Fitting

Five: Crochet-Specific Stitching

Six: Simpler Stitches
  • Suits Me Jacket & Skirt
  • Maiko Jacket
  • Positive/Negative Twin Set with Not So Bling Jewelry
  • Full Metal Jacket
Seven: Circular Constructions
  • Accessories a la Russe
  • It's in the Bag
  • Coming Full Circle Vest
Eight: Manipulating Lace
  • For Molly Ringwald Dress and Stole
  • The Lady Who Lunches Sheath and Gloves
Nine: Shell-Stitch Construction and Variations
  • Ensemble Acting Tunic and Skirt
  • Skirting the Issue
  • Bollywood Tunic
  • Scallops and Some Half-Shells Bolero and Hat
Ten: Chevron-Stitch Construction
  • Flying Trapeze Tunic and Hat
  • Chic Chevron Pullover
  • Altar Haltar with Let Your Fingers Do the Walking Gloves
About the Author

Lily M. Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who designs knitwear for magazines and yarn companies. She is the author of Knit and Crochet with Beads (Interweave Press, 2004), The Urban Knitter, and Mosaic Magic: Afghans Made Easy.

SKU: 06KN9

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lily M. Chin

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680081

Number Of Pages: 160