Double Stitch eBook: Designs for the Crochet Fashionista

In the Double Stitch eBook, Erika and Monika Simmons bring the edge to your crochet with twenty-five fashion-forward projects inspired by their retail design line

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Make a fashion statement with the Double Stitch eBook, a downloadable collection of stylish, sexy, and modern crochet patterns for the fashion diva. Chicago-based crochet designers and twins Erika and Monika Simmons bring edge to the craft with twenty-five fashion-forward projects inspired by their retail design line using simple crochet techniques mixed with innovative construction, form-fitting designs, playful color combinations, and unique detailing.

Even if you've never crocheted before, the simple techniques and sassy designs in Double Stitch will have you crocheting in no time. Projects are divided into two main sections: "Out and About" features daytime crochet wear perfect for layering over T-shirts or wearing with jeans, taking you from the downtown coffeehouse to the beach with ease. Choose from projects that include a webbed halter dress, hooded poncho with matching leg warmers, a salsa belt, the remix T-shirt using a finished shirt with added crocheted sleeves, a tube-style apron top, plus much more. "Paint the Town" features evening looks with fun detailing, open weave crochet, and glamorous accessories. Projects include a gothic shawl, feather choker with matching cocktail bag, peek-a-boo full-length dress, slinky tailored shrug, corset with satin ribbon tie, shrunken jacket, plus much more. At the back of the book are all of the basic crochet techniques you need to create each project featured. The projects all have a hip, bohemian, urban vibe that can be dressed up or down based on the styling.

Whether you live in a big city or just want to look like you do, the designers behind Double Stitch show how easy it is to make crochet fashionably modern, flirtatious, and fun. Grab this easy-to-download eBook today!

SKU: EP4866

Author/Speaker/Editor: Monika Simmons

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330029

Table of Contents


Out and About

  • Deep V Halter with Fringe
  • Webbed Halter Dress
  • Tube Apron Top with Lacing
  • Hip Hanger
  • ReMix T-Shirt Sleeves
  • Funky One Sleeve
  • Hooded Poncho with Boot Covers
  • Beach Bikini Top and Skirt
  • Overhead Sleeves with Contrast Edging
  • Cropped Sweater with Lace-Up Closure
  • Gypsy Duster with Tassel Tie
  • Pullover Poncho with Neck Warmer

Paint the Town

  • Gothic Shawl with Two-Way Zipper
  • Salsa Belt with Fringe
  • Feather Choker and Cocktail Bag
  • Fitted Shrug with Cap Sleeves
  • Reverse Halter Sweater
  • Corset Top with Satin Ribbon
  • Bell Sleeve Shrug with Feathered Collar
  • T-Neck Top with Extended Sides
  • Cap Shawl with Sleeves
  • Shrunken Jacket with Attached Scarf
  • Peek-a-boo Dress and Shawl


About the Author

Erika and Monika Simmons are twins and have been crocheting since they were in fourth grade. The Chicago natives started their Double Stitch clothing and accessories line in 2002 after a number of post-college jobs, including modeling and dancing. Their work is carried at the Mai Rees Boutique in Chicago. They were recently awarded the Style Makers and Rule Breakers award by Fashion Group International, and their collection was recently selected by Macy’s on State Street in Chicago as part of their Chicago Indie Designer Shop. The Simmons sisters are also spokespersons for Red Heart.


"Thanks to these talented Chicago designers a wider audience will hopefully grow to appreciate the hip possibilities of the hook." -- BellaOnline Crochet Editor

"The Simmons twins are true fashionistas, which shines through in all of their designs." --

"A great source for learning how the bounds of crochet can be stretched and redefined." -- Crochet Today

"The Double Stitch sisters have terrific, glamorous style that's shown off in this book. I'd call it the first really sexy, chic, club girl crochet." --

"Takes crochet to new levels with the edgy, body-shaping designs the Chicago designers are known for creating." -- Ebony

"These are designs with a difference! Many of the projects are very unusual and the end result will be true head-turning one of a kind masterpieces. An interest in garment design and an enthusiasm for unusual clothes may well inspire someone to pick up a crochet hook for the first time." --

"Elegantly flirty, authoritatively saucy, these projects take full advantage of crochet's openwork." -- Yarn Market News

SKU: EP4866

Author/Speaker/Editor: Monika Simmons

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330029

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Customer Reviews

Awsome Review by Wilma

very nice patterns and fashion ideas! Look forward buying my materials!

(Posted on 4/8/2014)

(Posted on 4/8/2014)

LOVE IT!!!!! Review by Tab

I'm absolutely crazy about this book!! I've always had a love for the Double Stich Twins and their patterns, so when I saw this book on sale, I HAD to get it! Their fashion forward style makes crochet fun and elegant. I would definitely recommend this book and their other patterns!! :)))

(Posted on 3/16/2014)

(Posted on 3/16/2014)