Hip To Crochet eBook: 23 Contemporary Projects for Today's Crocheter

In this hip eBook, Judith Swartz, knitwear designer, teacher, and author transforms this traditional handcraft with 23 fashion-savvy garments and home accessories in a color palette that is cosmopolitan chic.

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Put the hip in your crochet with this easy-to-download eBook by Judith Swartz, knitwear designer, teacher, and author, as she transforms this traditional handcraft with 23 fashion-savvy garments and home accessories.

Get started with a chapter on basic crochet stitch techniques, hook sizes, yarn gauges, and finishing techniques. Then, using fine to worsted-weight yarns of mohair, kid mohair, merino, angora blends, or linen, crochet a few simple scarves and hats before tackling more advanced projects. Presented with easy, step-by-step instructions and ample illustrations and beautiful photos, projects include a Bohemian Coat Sweater, a Mohair Hat (with or without cuffs), Retro Bed Slippers, a Block-on-Block Skirt, an Easy Pullover Sweater, a Timeless Tank Top, a Zigzag Scarf, Striped Mittens, and an assortment of trend-setting bags. Also included are baskets, pillows, and a throw to add a stylish twist to your home decor. Projects can be personalized and modified to your taste with a variety of yarn types and colors, and with your choice of embellishments. Crochet is here to stay and with this great eBook, hipper than ever!

Table of Contents

The Basics
How Hip is Your Fit

  • My First Scarf
  • One Of-A-Kind Hats
    • Solid Hat
    • Striped Hat
    • Ear-Flap Hat
  • Striped Mittens
  • Mohair Hats
  • Two Too Cloche
    • Simply Cloche
    • Summer Cloche
  • ZigZag Scarf
  • Kaleidoscope Scarf
  • Retro Bed Slippers
  • Good Vibrations
  • Less is More Bags
    • Cosmetic Bag
    • Drawstring Bag
    • Neck Bag
  • Timeless Tank Top
  • Stitched to Suit
    • Easy Skirt
    • Easy Cardigan
    • Easy Pullover
  • On-The-Side Cardigan
  • Block-On-Block Skirt
  • Girly-Girl Capelet
  • Bohemian Coat Sweater
  • Nested Baskets
    • Small Basket
    • Medium Basket
    • Large Basket
  • Organic Baskets
    • Small Basket
    • Large Basket
  • Chaotic Bobble Pillow
  • Opulent Pillow
  • Snuggle Under Throw

Yarn Suppliers
Techniques and Tips

  • Afghan Crochet
  • Afghan Stitch
  • Basic Fringe
  • Buttonholes
  • Changing Colors
  • Choosing Buttons
  • Cord
  • Corkscrew Fringe
  • Creating Motifs
  • Crocheting with Novelty Yarns
  • Cross-Stitching on Afghan Stitch
  • Designing Your Own Scarf
  • Felting
  • Free-form Crochet
  • Graduating Hook Size
  • Lace Crochet
  • Perfect Pom-poms
  • Perpendicular Crochet
  • Picot Edge
  • Raised Stitches
  • Reading Charts
  • Reverse Single Crochet
  • Setting in a Sleeve
  • Sewing on a Button
  • Shaping
  • Stripes
  • Tapestry Crochet
  • Working into Back Loop
  • Working in Rounds
About the Author
Judith Swartz is one of the leading designers of contemporary crochet knitwear, former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, and author of several popular books: Hip to Knit, Dogs in Knits, Hip to Crochet, and Getting Started Crochet.
Judith regularly teaches classes and workshops in knitting and crochet, including sculptural crochet, from beginning techniques to creative expression. She lives in Wisconsin.
This colorful new book is anything but square. -Get Creative

The bags and accessories are hip; the sweaters, not so much. The yarns make all the difference in these designs - no acrylic here! -News-Observer

SKU: EP4870

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith Swartz

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330067