Monday, October 1, 2007

Crochet-along begins after October 14

This crochet-along is designed to bring together crocheters from across the globe who want to share their photos of finished patterns or works-in-progress, ideas for variations, or suggestions for different yarns for the designs in the new book, Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution, available in bookstores and yarn shops nationwide this October 2007.

Update 10/1/07: Officialy book launch is October 14, 2007 and there are 5 events happening around the country with Kim Werker and the book's designers. Details:

The 18 designs in the book were contributed by emerging crochet artists and run the spectrum from crochet jewelry to retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, home decor objects, and more. The book also offers short essays about experimenting with crochet and learning to take design risks, tutorials on sizing, design, and special techniques, and profiles of up-and-coming designers, including Robyn Chachula, Megan Granholm, Melissa Hills, Julie Armstrong Holetz, Amy O'Neill Houck, Donna Hulka, Cecily Keim, Chloe Nightingale, Kristin Omdahl, Annette Petavy, and Carol Ventura.

Join by emailing crochetalong (AT) interweave (DOT) com

Here's a complete list of all the patterns in the book:
  • babydoll dess by Amy O'Neill Houck
  • icelandic turtleneck by Chloe Nightingale
  • convertible victorian shrug by Robyn Chachula
  • mini-wrap skirt by Amy O'Neill Houck
  • messenger bag by Julie Armstrong Holetz
  • convert sweater by Melissa Hills
  • style moderne crochet jewelry by Chloe Nightingale
  • mesmerize sweater by Kristin Omdahl
  • shades of plaid scarf by Julie Armstrong Holetz
  • leaves sweater by Annette Petavy
  • thigh highs by Cecily Keim
  • comfy cardi by Robyn Chachula
  • five o'clock tank by Megan Granholm
  • cocoon bag by Cecily Keim
  • circle motif rug by Donna Hulka
  • gordo and doug dolls by Kim Werker
  • variations baskets by Carol Ventura

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