I love functional crochet, the kind you can wear everyday. That’s why I was super stoked to get the opportunity to review Rustic Modern Crochet. I loved this book and the patterns so much that I just knew I had to offer my followers a chance to win a copy of their own.
You will be impressed by the ease of which these patterns are written and the beautiful work you will own as a result.
REVIEW for RUSTIC MODERN CROCHET
Rustic Modern Crochet features 18 designs inspired by the beauty of nature. Yumiko Alexander takes the splendor she sees in natural surroundings and landscapes and transforms that beauty into modern crochet design. Whether it be sand or sea, every design in the book will remind you of Mother nature and the endless beauty she encompasses.
Each one of the 18 patterns featured in Rustic Modern Crochet can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair with the finished piece. Each design combines different stitch patterns to create interesting visual appeal. The silhouettes of the designs are kept simple to showcase the stitches used in the overall design.
The sophisticated rustic look of these patterns can be achieved by any beginner but certainly will not look like they were stitched by a novice. Crocheters will feel proud of the garments they make using these upscale urban designs. I especially love the look of the Sea Flower, a wrap that is edged in a visually appealing lacy flowers and Driftwood, a wrap that uses chains and fan lace to give an amazing drape to the finished piece. All the designs in this book would be a great addition to any closet.
Modern Rustic Crochet is well organized and easy to follow, no detail is left out. With the introduction of the book, Yumiko describes how she began designing crochet and what her motives behind each design are. At the beginning of each pattern you find the finished sizes, materials used, and gauge. Yumiko also briefly describes each pattern and what inspired her to create each piece. Next is, notes that will help you create each piece, special instructions and stitches, and stitch diagrams to help you visualize the finished product. Each pattern also features a schematic. The glossary at the end of the book contains symbol key, sources for yarn used in the featured designs, abbreviations and an index of the patterns.
Modern Rustic Crochet is published by Interweave Crochet, January 2014. It can be purchased HERE for $22.99.
Ebook version for non US residents HERE, currently on sale