Cabled Cuffs, Crochet Socks, Beaded Jewelry, and More

Socks, hats, scarves, jewelry, bags, and more—I love to make crochet accessories. They are fast, a great way to learn a new technique, and the perfect handmade crochet gift. Brett Bara's newest book, Clever Crochet Accessories, is full of great accessory ideas. Here is Brett to tell us more.

Cabled Mitts by Linda Permann  

Brett Bara on Clever Crochet Accessories

Accessories are among my very favorite things to crochet. They're quick to make (hello, instant gratification), require little yarn (which means they're easy on the wallet), and they're the perfect way to incorporate handmade pieces into any wardrobe.

When I began working on this book, I set out to compile a group of projects that would be my dream collection of accessories, created by my dream team of designers. I wanted to feature a wide variety of projects, ranging from simple basics that will never go out of style to snazzier pieces with a modern edge. To accomplish that, I reached out to some of the best designers in the crochet community and asked them to contribute—and not surprisingly, they all amazed me with their skills, creating some truly beautiful patterns.

  Retro/Modern Tablet Cozy Faith Hale

I hope you'll enjoy the result! No matter what type of crochet accessory you're looking for, chances are there's something here for you. From hats and scarves to bags and jewelry, many of these projects can be completed in the time it takes to take the train from Chicago to St. Louis—and are travel—friendly enough to take anywhere. But there are a few more involved designs to sink your hooks into, too. If you're a crocheter who's ready to move beyond basics, lots of these projects are designed to help you build your skills—so you're guaranteed to learn a lot along the way. (And the experienced among you are sure to find some challenges here, too.)

I hope you'll enjoy this collection as much as I do.

 Happy Stitch!

Brett Bara

Hiking Socks by Kim Kotary  

Now I have to decide which to start first, Linda Permann's Cabled Mitts, Faith Hale's Retro/Modern Tablet Cozy, or perhaps Kim Kotary's Hiking Socks—they are fabulous! Whether you are looking for the perfect travel project, a quick handmade crochet gift, a great stashbuster, or just a new favorite crochet accessory, Clever Crochet Accessories has the perfect crochet pattern. Order your copy today.

Best wishes,

P.S. Which project would you start first?

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