Cabled Cuffs, Crochet Socks, Beaded Jewelry, and More

Nov 5, 2012

Socks, hats, scarves, jewelry, bags, and more—I love to make crochet accessories. They are fast, a great way to learn a new technique, and the perfect handmade crochet gift. Brett Bara's newest book, Clever Crochet Accessories, is full of great accessory ideas. Here is Brett to tell us more.

Cabled Mitts by Linda Permann  

Brett Bara on Clever Crochet Accessories

Accessories are among my very favorite things to crochet. They're quick to make (hello, instant gratification), require little yarn (which means they're easy on the wallet), and they're the perfect way to incorporate handmade pieces into any wardrobe.

When I began working on this book, I set out to compile a group of projects that would be my dream collection of accessories, created by my dream team of designers. I wanted to feature a wide variety of projects, ranging from simple basics that will never go out of style to snazzier pieces with a modern edge. To accomplish that, I reached out to some of the best designers in the crochet community and asked them to contribute—and not surprisingly, they all amazed me with their skills, creating some truly beautiful patterns.

  Retro/Modern Tablet Cozy Faith Hale

I hope you'll enjoy the result! No matter what type of crochet accessory you're looking for, chances are there's something here for you. From hats and scarves to bags and jewelry, many of these projects can be completed in the time it takes to take the train from Chicago to St. Louis—and are travel—friendly enough to take anywhere. But there are a few more involved designs to sink your hooks into, too. If you're a crocheter who's ready to move beyond basics, lots of these projects are designed to help you build your skills—so you're guaranteed to learn a lot along the way. (And the experienced among you are sure to find some challenges here, too.)

I hope you'll enjoy this collection as much as I do.

 Happy Stitch!

Brett Bara

Hiking Socks by Kim Kotary

Now I have to decide which to start first, Linda Permann's Cabled Mitts, Faith Hale's Retro/Modern Tablet Cozy, or perhaps Kim Kotary's Hiking Socks—they are fabulous! Whether you are looking for the perfect travel project, a quick handmade crochet gift, a great stashbuster, or just a new favorite crochet accessory, Clever Crochet Accessories has the perfect crochet pattern. Order your copy today.

Best wishes,

P.S. Which project would you start first?

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Lucy@40 wrote
on Nov 5, 2012 6:47 AM

Gosh,  each if the projects are lovely.  However I'd start with the little purse. I think that I am addicted to little purses.  :O)  

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momofour09 wrote
on Nov 5, 2012 7:54 AM

I would start with the change purse first.  It is small enough to be finished quickly and still a very cute and useful project.

PurpleNB wrote
on Nov 5, 2012 8:09 AM

It's a toss up sweet the pretty hand mittens and the socks. They look warm and cozy.

tlwarner wrote
on Nov 5, 2012 12:41 PM

OH! I LOVE those hiking socks.

EChatty wrote
on Dec 1, 2012 8:38 PM

The socks, definitely the socks. I'd make the little purse too, but give it to my granddaughter as I don't use purses that much. Mittens....bleh.