A first-of-its-kind Japanese crochet stitch dictionary!
For the first time in English, popular knitwear designer Yoko Hatta shows you creative ways to use a little leftover yarn and your own sense of design. You'll find round, square, triangle, polygon and Irish crochet motifs—from really simple to deliciously intricate—all waiting to be incorporated into your latest needlework projects.
- Make scarves and blankets using the all-time favorite granny squares, or shawls using polygons.
- Join circles (or throw in some squares) to make fun wall hangings, room dividers and more.
- Use beautiful Irish crochet motifs to embellish garments, form the outside of a bag, or make into a brooch.
- Find plenty of ideas for using color, from offbeat mono-and-duo-chromatic arrangements to splashy, multicolored pieces.
Mastering even just a few of these motifs will open you to endless possibilities. Separate sections explain all the crochet symbols used and show you how to assemble the arrangements.
Published in the same format as the bestselling Tuttle Publishing knitting dictionaries (Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
,250 Japanese Knitting Stitches
, Yoko Hatta'sJapanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio
), this book finally brings the same access and knowledge to crocheters.
Yoko Hatta is the designer behind the Japanese knitting studio Kazekobo. A prolific artist whose work spans over thirty years, she has written numerous knitwear books and stitch dictionaries, and contributed to many magazines and compilations in both Japan and the US. She is a contributor to Brooklyn Tweed and Vogue Knitting, and over a thousand of her designs can be seen on Ravelry.com. Her work is known for adding contemporary flair to classic garments. She is the author ofJapanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio.
Cassandra Harada is a fiber artist living in Tokyo, and spends most of her time knitting, and spinning for herself and good friends. Originally from the US, she has lived in Japan for fifteen years and thoroughly enjoys studying the language and culture of her adopted home. She teaches knitting and spinning in Japan and America and occasionally publishes her own design work.
"Experienced crocheters should find Hatta's guide a delight." —Publishers Weekly
"…designed to spark imaginations and inspirations…bound to get needle crafters thinking about hundreds of other possibilities…" —Booklist
"Popular knitwear designer Yoko Hatta shows you creative ways to use yarn scraps and your own sense of design. You'll find really simple to deliciously intricate motifs all waiting to be incorporated into your latest crochet projects. There's plenty of ideas for using colour, from offbeat mono-and duo-chromatic arrangements to splashy, multicoloured pieces." —Simply Crochet magazine