Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway Crochet Geometry



Do you have difficulty with Math or did you struggle with Geometry in high school, but LOVE to crochet garments? Then don't let the title of this new crochet wearables book fool you!
OR 
Are you a crochet Math geek who would learning more about manipulating fundamental shapes into intriguing designs and patterns that were born from a collaboration of geometry and art? Then you, too, will love this new crochet wearables book Crochet Geometry by


Once again, I am honored to be reviewing one of Shibaguyz's newest crochet pattern books
Crochet Geometry  published by Lark Crafts.  
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby continues to be one of my favorite crochet wearables designer.


Shannon's designs are trendy, cutting edge, very well designed and flatter most figures. He always takes the guesswork out of your project by providing all you need to master any of these sophisticated patterns, whether you are a beginner to crochet garment making or a seasoned veteran!


How does Geometry play into these designs? The silhouettes start with basic shapes: circles, rectangles and triangles. The shapes are then sewn together to create some "fashionable garments with minimal shaping and maximum drape."



As always, Shannon has included a generous amount of sizes up to 5X and most have very easy shaping.


This book is chock full of some really beautiful designs in crochet. Shannon continues to out-do himself!

 
There are 15 designs including shrugs, cardigans and wraps and as always are BEAUTIFULLY photographed and illustrated by Jason Mullett-Bowlsby.


From Shannon's own Introduction:
"The bottom line is this: whether this is your first or your hundredth garment, you will appreciate the use of simple shapes that create powerful visual impact through texture and lace. Finally, there's the bonus benefit--brag-worthy results when you show off your finished work".


 If you would like to read more about Crochet Geometry, you can do so HERE.

Would you like to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book? 
Just send your email address with Crochet Geometry in the subject line to cutecrochetATgmailDOTcom 
for a chance to win! 
Giveaway ends Monday April 25, 2016!  



  Lark Crafts contributed a copy of this book for my review.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TT Tutorial Tuesday How To Crochet A Sweater Without a Pattern

The TT today brings you a different kind of tutorial.

http://planetpenny.co.uk/2015/09/26/crochet-sweater-crib-sheet/

Planet Penny has a great TUTORIAL on how to crochet a sweater without using a pattern.

Remember, though, that Planet Penny is a blog from the UK, so the crochet stitches used in the sweater PATTERN will be different than American crochet stitches.

They are really easy to substitute, though. Have a look at the CHART at the link below:





Photo courtesy of Planet Penny.
Chart courtesy of Knot Sew Cute.
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Friday, March 25, 2016

FPF Chevron Cozies

Free Pattern Friday (FPF) is a new feature at Cute Crochet Chat! 
Come back every Friday to see what is being posted for free!

http://www.acrochetedsimplicity.com/?p=97

I LOVE quick and easy crochet patterns! What crafter doesn't?
When I saw these  Chevron Cozies, I knew I wanted to include them in my FPF feature.

Jennifer Pionk has some great crochet patterns at her blog A Crocheted Simplicity
You can find the Chevron Cozies pattern HERE.

But don't just stop there! Jennifer has some really great and innovative crochet patterns for all categories of crochet! Her chevron patterns are the best out there!


Photo courtesy of Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TT Tutorial Tuesday The Waffle Stitch

This TT brings you a new crochet stitch tutorial for The Waffle Stitch!
I love the way the stitch turns out!
http://thestitchinmommy.com/2015/06/waffle-stitch-tutorial.html#_a5y_p=3895402


Amy, from The Stitchin Mommy has a great tutorial for the WAFFLE STITCH.

She tells us "This stitch has fabulous texture and is great for a blanket or even some dishcloths".

It's pretty obvious where The Waffle Stitch gets it's name!

It is a fascinating and fun stitch to do!




Photo courtesy of Amy of The Stitchin Mommy.
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