Sunday, January 29, 2012

Book Review: Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl

Blissful Flowers Shawl
I have always admired Kristin Omdahl's work because her sense of style is very modern and she brings crochet projects to a forefront of fashion. Her designs are fresh, stylish and suitable for every body type. When working on the projects you always learn something new: her creations are designed very thoughtfully with clever constructions. This book, Seamless Crochet: Techniques and Motifs for Join-As-You-Go Designs, is no exception. In fact, her innovated seamless-as-you-go technique is going to revolutionize how we crochet "granny" squares. No more weaving tens or even hundreds of ends!

Since this technique is new, Kirstin included an instructional video with the book so that we can learn exactly how to follow the charts when joining motifs seamlessly. She offers wide variety of designs: ranging from simple projects, on which you can learn the seamless technique, to more complex where you learn additional tricks and methods on how to shape seamlessly.

The book is divided into 4 chapters: Shawls, Accessories, Home Decor, and Babies and Kids. It's hard for me to pick my favorite projects because all of the projects in this book are very unique and I'd like to make them all. But based on the limited time I have to commit to crochet for pure fun, I can only pick a few projects and that's how I am picking my favorite designs in this book. Here we go:

Blissful Flowers Shawl pictured on cover, Ninja Star Shawlette, Berry Blossom Market Bag, and Raspberry Pillow.

Ninja Star Shawlette
Berry Blossom Market Bag

Raspberry Pillow

There's a blog tour on Seamless Crochet going on right now. Please see schedule below. At some stops, you can win a FREE copy of the book or ebook.

The last stop will be here on my blog, on February 11, 2012. Please come back to learn more about the behind the scenes of this book in my interview with Kristin Omdahl herself.  Also, you will be able to enter to win your own free Seamless Crochet eBook with the DVD!





1/27 Crochet Guide

1/30  Crochet by Faye

1/31 Guide to Crochet

2/1    She Knits When She Should be Writing

2/2    Sara Likes to Make Stuff

2/3    Jimmy Beans Wool Blog

2/6    Rebecca Velasquez Designs

2/7    Yarn Thing Blog and Podcast
         live interview with Kristin, 12 pm Eastern

2/8   Hook and I

2/9    Faina’s Knitting Mode

2/10  The Crochet Doctor

2/11 Stylish Knits

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