Continuous Crochet: Fashionable Styles with Minimal Finishing
Attention, style-conscious crocheters! Are you looking to expand your handmade wardrobe with attractive wearable projects? Look no further! In Continuous Crochet, best-selling author Kristin Omdahl has created a stunning collection of garments and accessories—seamlessly.
With Kristin’s guidance, you’ll learn to manipulate crochet motifs into unique garments (sweaters, cardigans, shrugs) and accessories (crochet hats, cowls, and shawls) that are as style-conscious as they are figure-flattering. And all of the pieces require minimal finishing; you can join crochet in unique and clever ways, without breaking the yarn!
Let’s hear from Kristin herself about what inspired this collection…
Continuous Crochet sounds like such an innocuous title, doesn’t it? Prepare for a delightful surprise as you explore the designs in this book. Because there are so many ways to be “seamless” and “continuous,” I decided to try to interpret familiar motifs and techniques in ways that are inventive and striking. As a result, I have found new limits!
This collection is dedicated to a variety of ways in which one can crochet designs and shapes and joining, all without cutting the yarn. I love sewing as much as the next person, but not when crocheting. So in this collection, I’ve placed considerable emphasis on reducing the number of ends to weave in, while pushing the envelope on what can be done within the parameters of garment design.
I’ve explored three-dimensional shaping within the conventions of traditionally two-dimensional techniques: hairpin lace (loom affiliate link) and bruges lace specifically. I’ve also spent some time showcasing ombré-gradient yarns (affiliate link) because I love them so much.
Of course, I’ve also added a variety of ways to do seamless top-down garments— from crazy teardrop stitches you will love to beautiful lace stitch patterns, motif yokes, and even raglan yokes in motifs! The yokes vary from raglan to round and more.
Thank you for joining me on this journey of ways to move, meander, join, and feature beautiful yarns!
Editorial Director, Books
All images are ©F+W Media, Inc. and taken by Donald Scott.
Learn to Crochet Fashionable Projects with Minimal Finishing!