Seamless Crochet Techniques and Designs for Join-As-You-Go Motifs + DVD

Kristin Omdahl debuts her revolutionary, one-of-kind seamless motif joining crochet technique.
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Join the seamless revolution
Kristin Omdahl debuts her revolutionary, one-of-kind seamless motif joining crochet technique in Seamless Crochet. Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet! Innovative designer Kristin Omdahl has pioneered a new technique for crocheters of all skill levels to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in. Kristin's brand-new modular construction allows one motif to flow into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round.

Inside you'll find a showcase of 18 garment, home decor, and accessory projects from Kristin that will change the way you crochet forever. From pillows to shawls to blankets, these projects will show you just how versatile and time-saving this "tail-free" construction method is. As a bonus, Seamless Crochet also includes a helpful instructional DVD of Kristin explaining all the details of her new crochet technique. You'll also find a motif directory of original crochet motif designs with Kristin's expert advice on how to adapt any motif-based pattern to her one-of-a-kind seamless technique.

Seamless Crochet will transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design, giving you professional crochet results in a fraction of the time.

SKU: 11CR02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Omdahl

Format: Paperback + DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682979

Number Of Pages: 152

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About the Author
Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.
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"This is the most comprehensive resource I've yet found on the topic of crocheting join-as-you-go motifs.  I've occasionally seen join-as-you-go designs before, but up until now I've seen this technique used mostly as a way to join granny squares.  It's really exciting, inspiring and refreshing to get a hold of an entire collection of patterns created using this method." – Amy Solovay, Crochet Editor at About.com
 
"Kristin’s thoughtfulness to provide crocheters with so many extra details makes her one of my favorite crochet designers...I am able to follow along no matter what my skill level." – AllFreeCrochet.com
 
"If you’re like me, you find joining pieces of knit and crochet work to be a bit nerve-wracking.  This book features lovely motifs — snowflakes, flowers, stars, tiles — that can be joined as you go." - Austin-American Statesman
 
"Because I’m a bit of a technique geek, my favorite part of the book is in the back where she carefully explains how the technique works, and how you can use it to create your own designs.  One of the things I’m most excited to play with is using the technique with color-changing yarns.  Since you’re not breaking yarn between motifs, the projects in the book are all of one kind of yarn each." – Amy O’Neill Houck, crochet designer and author
 
"Yet another masterpiece by our beloved crochet designer Kristin Omdahl." – Faina Goberstein, knitwear designer and author
 
"Amazing designs.  This is the type of book that I like.  It is a pattern book, but it is also a method book...it shows you how to do some patterns, and tells you how to figure out others. This way, it opens up opportunities to unleash your creativity!" – Marty Miller, The Crochet Doctor and President of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)
 
"It is mind-blowing awesome.  If you love granny motifs as much as I do, I really urge to you get the book and learn this technique.  It is so inspiring and fun, and I am in love with Kristin for creating such a great book for us to use!" - Robyn Chachula, crochet designer and author, Simply Crochet
 
"Beautiful projects...in addition to written instructions, the book also contains detailed stitch diagrams for every pattern as well as construction diagrams when needed and gorgeous photos of the projects." – Amy Shelton, Crochetville.org
 
"Kristin is one of the crochet (and knitting) communities' most influential designers and she creates some truly stunning pieces." - Jimmy Beans Wool
 
"If you love the look of motif crochet, but are hesitant to commit because of the ends...this book is your answer.  Shawls, hats, scarves, baby blankets...you want it, it's in here!" - Rebecca Velasquez, crochet designer and contributor, Simply Crochet
 
"Kristin brilliantly creates a way to avoid having to weave in all the ends and sew together a huge stack of crochet motifs when you're done with a project.  It's hard to say which project I'll make first from this book, since they're all fantastic." - Sara Wilburn, Sara Likes to Make Stuff
 
"The diagrams in the book are clear once you understand the method behind them.  So are the written directions.  Combine the two and you have a marvelous system that is truly unique." - Dana Wright, She Knits When She Should be Writing
 
"Kristin Omdahl brings crochet projects to a forefront of fashion.  Her designs are fresh, stylish and suitable for every body type." - Simona Merchant-Dest, knitwear designer
 
"Kristin Omdahl is known for her innovative techniques (at least by me she is) and this book is no exception.  Kristin has found ways to make items using motifs with the fewest number of yarn ends left to weave in." – Darlisa Riggs, Crochet Uncut online magazine
 
“This is the best reference I've yet found on the topic of crocheting seamless join-as-you-go motifs.” – About.com Guide to Crochet
 
“With this book, modular designs are no longer the boring side of crochet.  Fewer ends to weave in, more secure joins, and finer (and far fewer) seams make this book a great resource for any crocheter – beginner or advanced.” – CraftGossip.com Crochet Guide
 
"Seamless Crochet, Techniques and Motifs for Join-as-You-Go Designs by Kristin Omdahl; A new resource for Crocheters and pattern collection for creating motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams and leaving only two ends to weave in.  Tradtional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends.  Not with Seamless Crochet!  This new techniques for crocheters of all skill levels, is a brand-new modular construction that allows one motif to flow into the next , creating secure joins and beautiful geometric on the exterior round.” - Quick and Easy Crochet Magazine

SKU: 11CR02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Omdahl

Format: Paperback + DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682979

Number Of Pages: 152

Customer Reviews

Looks good but not quite what I expected Review by Patti
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While the price for the book was phenomenal, I thought it would have instructions on how to do Jaygo for any motif, not just for their patterns, which most of are beyond my abilities at the moment. I think I meant to buy a different book or CD set that teaches you how to join any crocheting pieces by a different author, but this book looks great and I will find a time to use it and practice the motifs and jaygo instructions therein. I just hope I'm not too dumb!

(Posted on 7/4/2014)

(Posted on 7/4/2014)

interesting new technique Review by MrsM
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Sorry to write such a long review, but I'm very happy with this book and this technique. The author is a design genius!

I have crocheted for 10+ years, from afghans to doilies, and I have made many "experienced" and "advanced" projects. Honestly, until I very recently found this book, I was getting a little bored. There's not much I haven't done/can't do, and though I love the look of motifs, I HATE all those little ends. It seems no matter how many times I check over my project, I always find some that I missed. I also like to work on one continuous project. Motif patterns are pretty daunting to me; I mostly find them too tedious to find enjoyable. Occasionally I will find a pattern I think is worth starting, but end up getting irritated halfway through and quit.

So, this book sounded like a miracle!
I have just received it in the mail, and started on one of the trivets. I'm halfway through the pattern, and granted, it would have been much faster to just do the regular motif thing, but it's very interesting to work through the pattern. It's a whole new way of thinking, and it's just challenging enough to be interesting without being overwhelming. It's definitely worth the extra time to learn the process. Once you do a few rows, it really starts to make sense and go quickly.

I have not yet used the CD, because the directions are written so clearly. The book is actually much larger than I expected, with lots of full page photos and diagrams with each pattern. Before each pattern are the directions for how to make and use each motif, and tips on how to translate the motif into other projects. For example, you could make the trivet pattern into a throw or scarf.

There are also many pages of information on how to make your own seamless motifs from other, "normal" motif patterns. I think it will take me a while to understand how to translate the patterns into seamless patterns, but it's definitely a fun new techinique to try. I look forward to the challenge.

The only thing that is somewhat difficult at first, is to figure out how the diagrams relate to your work when you are left handed. I assume most people who would be interested in this book are used to the differences already, but just wanted to mention it. I didn't have this problem reading the written pattern-I only noticed it when looking at the stitch diagram, which is pretty unusual. Often times the written patterns are also right-hand oriented.

Though I wouldn't recommend this book for beginners, it's wonderful for advanced crocheters, and I'm sure someone with intermediate experience could pick it up quickly. Actually, if you haven't worked with motifs before, you may have the advantage!

And by the way, the price is a steal!

(Posted on 7/24/2013)

(Posted on 7/24/2013)