Wrap Yourself in Crochet

May 20, 2010



My favorite thing about crochet is the way it can work in so many dimensions to create original shapes and designs. Kristin Omdahl's book Wrapped in Crochet is a celebration of this unique-to-crochet property.



She uses her hook and some innovative shaping techniques to create amazing and unpredictable new looks, and pays homage to some classic techniques, such as hairpin and broomstick lace and Tunisian crochet.
With 18 patterns—along with a comprehensive guide and diagrams—this book has everything you need to make a scarf, wrap, or shawl for any occasion.

If you'd like a taste test, the Stella Wrap circular shawl is available for free download at Knitting Daily here, and Kristin talks about her book and this gorgeous shawl in particular on Knitting Daily TV here.

Once you've had that irresistible morsel, head to the bottom of the page for more! You may find me there, too, chipping away at my holiday gift queue. (It's never too early to start!)

Until next time,

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Char55 wrote
on May 21, 2010 7:49 AM

Why, oh why, oh why, do I have to "join" Knitting Daily in order to download a CROCHET pattern????? Can you please explain that to me?????

How many times must I tell you that I have ABSOLUTELY NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER IN KNITTING!!!!!!!

I am a member of CROCHETME for a reason....I CROCHET!....The Stella Shawl is a CROCHET pattern!

Why is it that I can only download this CROCHET pattern from the KNITTINGDAILY website...and only AFTER "joining" that site???????

Sarah Read wrote
on May 21, 2010 10:37 AM

Hi Char55,

The Knitting Daily website is a home base for the Knitting Daily TV show, which also features Crochet Corner, where Kristin Omdahl shares techniques and advice on crochet. It isn't knitting exclusive (don't let the name fool you) and, in fact, offers frequent free crochet patterns (new ones and older ones from before our Crochet group was separate from the Knit one). Since it is our sister site, your sign-in information for CrochetMe will work there too.

We are working on having those free patterns available on CrochetMe as well, but it may take time, as it is a big chunk of stuff to move.

We just want you to know that there are more free patterns available to you right now, even if they aren't on our site yet.

I promise we're not trying to force you to knit! We love our hooks, too.  :)

jnotjane2 wrote
on Jun 17, 2010 9:34 PM

HI, I have this book, and just started the Gali shawl but have found the instructions on page 42 are incorrect - the border treble crochet instructions are repeated as rows 2-8 of the motif instructions, whcih should be in crochet and dc2tog.  Is there a pattern correction available?  I checked her website but they are not posted in the "Corrections" link.   I really don't want to go blind trying to derive the instructions from the motif diagram and I just spent a fortune on the yarn specifically for this shawl!

Thanks, J