Unexpected Afghans

Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

"Unexpected Afghans" presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors and patterns.
Expert designers including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, provide an abundance of fresh patterns and projects that are perfect for new and advanced crocheters as they start out beginner-friendly and become more complex, allowing a crocheter to build skills and confidence. Designers at any level will enjoy:
A detailed technique's workshop in every chapter including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet.
Helpful tips from designers for working through each afghan project.
Easy-to-follow charts and diagrams.
Along with tons of beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you'll find many of your favorite designer's biographies--giving you an exploration into their inspiration.


Robyn Chachula is the author of Blueprint Crochet, Baby Blueprint Crochet, and Mission Falls Goes Crochet. She has been published in a number of magazines, including Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today! She has appeared on Knit and Crochet Today and as a guest on Knitting Daily TV. Robyn's patterns have appeared in books, including Interweave Presents Crochet Gifts, Sensual Crochet, Not Your Mamma's Crochet, Catwalk Crochet, Vogue on the Go: Crocheted Shawls, Crochet Me, and Stitch & Bitch: Men. She has also designed for yarn companies including JCA Crafts, SWTC, Mission Falls, and Artful Yarns.

Praise for Robyn Chachula's previous title, "Baby Blueprint Crochet" Flamie Award Winner 2011 for best designer, children.Nominated as Best Book of 2010 by Crochet Liberation Front. "I hope you'll take a look at "Baby Blueprint Crochet" and that you'll enjoy it as much as I do. For you new crocheters, Robyn is a genius and experienced teacher. She is known for breaking down instructions clearly and for visual crochet, which is the use of charts. Robyn's instructional section in the book is like none-other. I will use it for a reference from here on out. For experienced crocheters, you will love the ease and sophistication of these projects." - "Spudandchloe.com/blog" "As with her other books, Chachula pays special attention to detail in her patterns and finishing. There's plenty of help in this book to get you through each project. Beginners and more experienced crocheters will benefit equally from the details Chachula includes." - "CraftGossip.com" "Robyn is innovative in her construction and designs, while still down to earth and realistic about what little kids will wear. This book is a must-have." - "PetitePurls.com" "Irresistible, Darling, & Super Cute are what I would describe when surfing through this Fabulous Book." - "Michael Sellick, The Crochet Crowd" "We've all seen thousands of baby wearables, cute as can be, but Robyn has a very original approach." - "Crochet Insider" "Modern, Cheery, Useful Designs" - "Annie's Attic" Praise for Robyn Chachula's previous title, "Blueprint Crochet" "Recommended for public libraries." -- "Library Journal" "One of the most educational (and inspirational) crochet books I've read...[the] quick introduction on the basics of crochet symbols and charts completely blew me away." -- "Classic Elite Web-Letter" "Chachula, a self-described visual crocheter, here marries her crafty innovation with her background as a structural engineer...She's able t
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 30.05.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59668-299-3
Verlag Interweave Press Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 22,6/21,8/1,1 cm
Gewicht 538 g
Abbildungen 150 Illustrations, color
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