Spend More Time Crocheting: Seamless Crochet
Right now I am in the middle of a motif afghan where almost every row is worked in a different color. It is gorgeous, but I am spending as much time weaving in loose ends as I am crocheting. I may be working on this project for a while.
What I really need is a seamless project! And guess what just arrived in the mail—a copy of Kristin Omdahl’s Continuous Crochet. These incredible designs don’t approach seamless crochet in the traditional way. Kristin tackles sweaters and shawls, shaping and joining, lace and motifs.
Here is Kristin to tell us a little more about her book.
More Time Crocheting
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 and Bruges lace specifically. I’ve also spent some time showcasing ombré-gradient yarns 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!
A seamless Bruge lace pullover? I’m intrigued. The Tigress Pullover is definitely going in my queue. The Urban Fringe shawl is gorgeous as well. There are so many projects to choose from. I might just have to lose my tapestry needle for a while. Hooray for fewer hours of weaving in ends and more time to crochet!