Kathy Merrick, designer and author of Crochet in Color: Techniques and Designs for Playing with Color (Interweave, 2009), joins Kim in Knitting Daily TV episode 310 to demonstrate the Urchins and Limpets crocheted blanket, a textural, fun, and easy-to-crochet design that uses pops of color for added interest. Download the free crocheted blanket pattern online here. Learn more about the yarns (Mission Falls 1824 Wool) used in this pattern at Mission Falls.
About the book:
Known for her signature use of color, crochet designer Kathy Merrick shares her secrets to designing with color in unique and unexpected ways in Crochet in Color. Merrick offers 17 patterns that explore a variety of ways to play with color that will build your crochet color confidence.
With a long list of projects encompassing wearables to various home decor projects, all of Merrick's designs in Crochet in Color are made with fine yarns and big hooks to achieve a crochet fabric that is fluid and never stiff. And because Merrick focuses on simple shapes and less intricate designs, her projects are perfect for all crochet skill levels to create sophisticated and fun designs that play with color.
Crochet in Color encourages you to shake their fears of experimenting with color, design outside the color wheel, and make unique color combinations work. Merrick also explains how to change colors in crochet, stranding techniques, and how to work over yarn tails. Plus, there are various tips and tricks, such as a proportion guide to working color bands and easy ways to finish your work.