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

by Kristin Omdahl

Interweave Press | December 13, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Join the seamless revolution!

Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet!

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 revolutionary 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 illustrate 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 the details of her new technique. Plus, the book offers a motif directory of original 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 forever transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design and project.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 pages, 8.5 × 10.25 × 1 in

Published: December 13, 2011

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596682973

ISBN - 13: 9781596682979

Found in: Home and Garden

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

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

by Kristin Omdahl

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 pages, 8.5 × 10.25 × 1 in

Published: December 13, 2011

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596682973

ISBN - 13: 9781596682979

Table of Contents

Introduction
Shawls
Star-Edged Lace Shawl
Fuchsia Flower Shawl
Turtle Rodeo Shawl
Blue Lagoon Swirling Hexagon Shawl
Ninja Stars ShawletteAccessories
Snowflake Scarf
Star Motif Mobius
Slouchy Lace Hat
Berry Blossom Market Bag
Slouchy Lace Flower Hat
Radiance Sparkling Skinny Scarf
Blue Sky Cowl
Jamie Manly Hat
Berry Market BagHome Decor
Circular Pillow
Moroccan Tile Blanket
Bolster Pillow
Raspberry Pillow
Table RunnerBabies and Kids
Buttercup Layette
Buttercup Blanket
Shark Hunter Hat
Starfish Blanket
Shark Hunter Blanket
Working in the Round
Modifying Motifs for Tail-Free Construction
Motif Collection
Glossary
Resources
Index

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Join the seamless revolution!

Traditional motif seaming techniques require crocheters to painstakingly sew together hundreds of seams and weave in countless ends. Not with Seamless Crochet!

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 revolutionary 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 illustrate 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 the details of her new technique. Plus, the book offers a motif directory of original 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 forever transform the way you approach every crocheted motif-based design and project.

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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-
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