Sandra Guttierez - Colourful Crochet Knitwear
Designer: David and Charles
Crochet bright and beautiful clothes and accessories with this guide to the most exciting crochet colorwork techniques including intarsia, mosaic and tapestry crochet.
Why should knitters have all the fun when it comes to colourwork? If you prefer using one hook to two needles but wish you could crochet colourful garments like knitters then this collection of colourful crochet clothing is for you. Whether it’s a sweater with a decorative yoke or a matching beanie and glove set in a Scandinavian-inspired design, this collection of crochet patterns shows that it’s not just knitters who can make colorwork sweaters and accessories – crochet can be just as versatile once you know the techniques.
Author of Colorful Crochet Knitwear, Sandra Gutierrez, explains how to use tapestry crochet and its variations to create fairisle crochet patterns on garments and accessories. Other colorwork techniques included are standard mosaic crochet, worked flat and in the round; single row mosaic crochet worked in the round to create texture; intarsia crochet which lends itself to more graphic images; and how to use stripes and color blocking as an accent on a shawl and sweater.