Vintage Modern Crochet
Having a stylish, yet vintage wardrobe can sometimes be tough to pull off; you really have to have the personality, or at least the classic fashion statement from head to toe. With Vintage Modern Crochet you'll get classic crochet lace techniques for contemporary styles.
When you know you're the modern type who really enjoys that vintage look, then you're going to love this 160-page book. Lace is certainly one of the hottest trends in crochet, but it is definitely not a new technique. Robyn Chachula explores five classic crochet lace techniques, reinventing them in compelling ways.
Within the book you'll will find shawls, cowls, pullovers, tunics and even a dress; each of the designs are modern and trendy, yet timeless. The techniques talked about are pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, Irish crochet, and Tunisian crochet; each pattern also comes with a tip to help you work up the piece. When you turn the pages you will notice each crochet pattern has a stitch guide that goes over specific stitches and how to do each of them, which is a great refresher to have on-hand.
One of my favorite patterns in the book is the Syrah Cuffs; they're simple cuffs that use thread and beads. What's great about it is that you can use materials you just have laying around the house, and they'll look store bought, dainty and perfectly classic.
If you're looking to change your wardrobe to an old classic look, but you want to stay modern, then you'll love Vintage Modern Crochet.