Crochet just got chic.From the runways of Paris to the sidewalks of small towns, crochet has emerged as a cool and sophisticated fashion trend. And...more
Crochet just got chic.From the runways of Paris to the sidewalks of small towns, crochet has emerged as a cool and sophisticated fashion trend. And nothing is cooler than doing it yourself–quickly and easily. Inspired by vintage patterns, Doris Chan presents twenty fresh, fantastic designs for beginner and advanced crocheters alike. Chan’s designs brilliantly translate old-fashioned lace patterns into fun, funky attire by substituting bright, chunky yarns for delicate fibers and increasing gauge and hook sizes. The result is a lovely, intricate lace pattern that only looks like it was difficult to produce. And because almost all the patterns are designed to be crocheted from the top down seamlessly, there is little to no finishing, piecing, or sewing required.If you’ve never tried to crochet before, Amazing Crochet Lace is a wonderful introduction to the charm and beauty of lace. And if you’re a pro, you’ll be thrilled with the lovely, fresh designs you can create with the skills you already possess. less
I like the author's idea of the "exploded doily" - adapting lace patterns originally meant for very small decorative pieces worked in thread to something worked in heavier yarn and large enough to wear! I will be trying some of the patterns soon.