Seamless Crochet

Seamless Crochet : Techniques and Motifs for Join-as-You-Go Designs

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With Kristin's unique technique, crocheters of all skill levels will now be able to create motif-based patterns in one piece, eliminating seams or sewing, and leaving only two ends to weave in. Her modular construction allows one motif to flow directly into the next, creating secure joins and beautiful geometric patterning on the exterior round.

Inside are twenty projects to teach beginner to intermediate crocheters this "tail-free" technique. Seamless Crochet comes with a helpful instructional DVD of Kristin guiding you step by step through her process. Also included is a motif directory of original designs with expert advice on how to adapt any motif-based crochet design to this 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 usual time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 262 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 120 Illustrations, color
  • 1596682973
  • 9781596682979
  • 103,913

Table of contents

* A showcase of 20 garment, home decor and accessory projects

* Instructional DVD included

* A motif directory of original designs
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Review quote

"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

"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

"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 sh
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About Kristin Omdahl

Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and distributes her own line of patterns and kits from her website, www.styledbykristin.com. She designs for yarn companies, several knit and crochet magazines and book publishers, and teaches knit and crochet technique workshops. Her designs have been featured in Interweave Crochet, Cast On, Creative Knitting, Crochet, and Knit N Style magazines, as well as in Crochet Me, Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crochet Shawls and Knitted Gifts, Special Little Knits from Just One Skein, Beyond Basic Crocheting, Holiday Knits, and More One Skein Wonders. Kristin lives in Franklin, Michigan.
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