Each of the 20 projects in the book will teach you a new stitch, technique or trick, and will build on and consolidate crochet techniques already learnt in the preceding projects, until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and completed an enviable collection of gorgeous crocheted items.
With Erika's stunning designs, crochet is no longer the kitsch retro craft that saw the endless crocheted bikinis and shawls of the seventies. Crochet Workshop showcases the incredible variety of finishes that different crochet techniques can produce. Erika begins with simple scarves and hats that are chic accessories as well as being the perfect items to practise basic stitches. She then takes you through the dense textures of double and treble crochet - which make excellent bags, purses and even a laptop case - and then moves on to the more intricate, delicate lace stitches - perfect for heirloom shawls and antique-style cushions. Freeform or random crochet takes the craft to a more demanding level and projects like the edge-to-edge cardigan will provide a new challenge for all creative crocheters.
• All the key techniques of this popular craft clearly explained by one of the world's best-selling crochet authors.
• Create while you learn by crocheting your way through 20 original projects.
• A unique opportunity to learn a designer's tricks of the trade.
• Striking photography and clear step-by-step instructions mean projects are accessible for novices and enthusiasts alike.
About the Author
Erika Knight is a much respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a sought-after fashion and crafts consultant. She has created knitwear ranges for many top brands including M&S, Whistles and Nicole Farhi in the UK, J. Crew and Gap in the US and Country Road in Australia.