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
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
||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.
|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.
P.S. Which project would you start first?