Colorful Crochet Knitwear - Sndra Gutierrez
Crochet bright and beautiful clothes and accessories with this guide to the most exciting crochet colourwork techniques including intarsia, mosaic and tapestry crochet. Why should knitters have all the fun when it comes to colourwork? If you prefer using one hook to two needles but wish you could crochet colourful garments like knitters then this collection of colourful crochet clothing is for you.
Whether it's a sweater with a decorative yoke or a matching beanie and glove set in a Scandinavian-inspired design, this collection of crochet patterns shows that it's not just knitters who can make colorwork sweaters and accessories - crochet can be just as versatile once you know the techniques.
Author, Sandra Gutierrez, explains how to use tapestry crochet and its variations to create a fairisle crochet patterns on garments and accessories including a hat and mittens set, a yoked sweater, a Christmas jumper and a summer top. Other colorwork techniques include standard mosaic crochet, worked flat and in the round; single row mosaic crochet worked in the round to create texture; intarsia crochet which lends itself to more graphic images; and how to use stripes and color blocking as an accent on a shawl and sweater.
The collection also includes a number of garment construction techniques so you can build your crochet clothing skills as well as learning the colorwork techniques. Some of the techniques included are: top down construction; how to stitch a circular yoke; shaping raglan sleeves; vertical construction; shaping with short rows and how to make faux I-cords. Some of the garments are crocheted in the round while others are worked flat so you can build up your construction skills as you go and choose your favourite methods.
AUTHOR: Sandra Gutierrez is a crochet designer specialising in crochet colourwork and garment patterns. She is a regular contributor to magazines including Pom Pom Quarterly, Inside Crochet and Mollie Makes.