Clever Crocheted Accessories
is a great collection of crocheted gems from the fabulous Brett Bara. If you have been missing her crochet inspiration, this collection will fill that void. Brett is the former editor of Crochet Today, and the host on our PBS show, Knit and Crochet Now. Besides that she has a great eye for color and textures, and combined with her vast knowledge of needlework (crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, and more!); this book just oozes will beautiful projects.
There are 25 projects inside that Brett culled from her crochet designer favorites. For my projects in the book, we worked together very closely to create her vision. I personally adore working that way! I love collaborating to create a project that has a bit of everyone in it. We actually hashed out the clutch on the set of Knit and Crochet Now, Season 4. I was demo'ing how to needle felt motifs to a project I made for the show, and she loved the idea. And the clutch was born from that moment! The mittens were taken from an inspiration photo she sent me and my recent obsession with post stitches. Combined with her colors and stripes, the mittens were created. Totally a collaboration, I love it! You can see my pictures of the projects before I sent them in over at Flickr (esp if you want to see the size the clutch was before I felted it).
|Mixed Motif Clutch|
|Diamonds and Lace Socks|
Inside, I found a number of other projects I love. Two are the Fine Feathered Cloche by Linda Cyr and Diamond Lace Socks by Kim Kotary. The hat has a great textured with the double crochet in the back middle bar. The diamond lace socks are a projects that would move fast for you with all the lace. The book has crochet diagrams, crochet illustrations, and clear patterns. I don't think you could go wrong with asking for this book for Christmas or Hanukkah. There are a ton of projects that will keep you crocheting all year!
|Fine Feathered Cloche|