Amazing Crochet Lace
New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace
By Doris Chan
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307339751, 144pp.)
Publication Date: November 21, 2006
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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.
Doris Chan began crocheting when she was eight years old. She spent twenty years working in broadcast radio, crocheting just for fun. In 2002, her original crochet shawl appeared on the Lion Brand Yarn Company website, and she leapt into the world of crochet design almost overnight. Since then, her designs have appeared in publications such as Family Circle Easy Knitting, Crochet!, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Crochet, and Knitscene magazines, and in several books, including the Lion Brand Just series. She is an active member of the Crochet Guild of America. This is her first book.