Crochet Inspiration

  • ISBN13: 9781936096091
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Product Description
Celebrated designer and renowned colorist Sasha Kagan has created a crochet reference that showcases her unique sensibility. Containing more than 200 swatch designs in her signature style, this must-have manual covers fabric, motifs, grannies, and flowers. A myriad of patterns feature beautiful lace, shell, and cluster stitch variations, plus gorgeous circular and hexagonal designs. Each chapter also includes stunning garments, such as a classic Chanel cropped jacke… More >>

Crochet Inspiration

Be Sociable, Share!

5 thoughts on “Crochet Inspiration”

  1. I love this book! Love it! Love it! Love it! This might be my favorite purchase so far this year.

    Whether you’ve been crocheting for years or just a beginner, you are going to love this book. Sasha Kagan has written a book that is not only beautifully written and photographed but is full of wonderful crochet stitch patterns that made my imagination soar. I love the crochet diagrams in this book. They make everything so much clearer and easier to follow. I immediately pick up my crochet needle and started making a design. I haven’t crocheted in years. (I have no idea yet what this will turn into but so far it looks great.) I always loved that freeform, sculptural aspect of crochet. This book encouraged me to pick a block and go for it.

    Although the book includes a number of crochet patterns, I think this book will bring out your inner designer. For all you knitters out there who don’t get crochet – this is the book for you. The clear directions and diagrams will have you added crochet trims to your next project.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Want inspiration? Order this book! An avid crocheter for years, with a serious PAS and YAS syndrome, this book was bought unseen because of the author, Sasha Kagan. From the first page you are immersed in color, patterns and thoughtful design. Chapter 2, the first 86 pages, is where it gets exciting. Beautiful stitch patterns, in both written and chart form. The book assumes you can crochet, so be forewarned it isn’t a “how-to” book. This isn’t a book of patterns, though it has them. This book is meant to ignite your imagination, to be used to modify your everyday patterns or create new ones. Not only stitch patterns, which progress logically from single crochet and variations thereof to shell patterns, even filet crochet, but seemingly unintentionally the author has also given you a lesson on color theory and what the stitches appear like in different types of yarn. This theme is carried out throughout the entire book. Gorgeous photos, generously sized, so you can visualize the fabric a stitch makes and begin to imagine an afghan; a sweater; a scarf or purse. Chapter 3, Motifs, has some of the most gorgeous motifs I’ve ever seen. Not ordinary things, although there are some of those, but how a motif can look entirely different with different yarns and colors. Beautiful, classic motifs that get your fingers itching! Chapter 4 has some unique and some basic granny motifs; Chapter 5 has flowers. Oh, not the usual flowers, but some breathtakingly gorgeous flowers! Flowers, leaves, seed pods, that are three dimensional. With every kind of yarn. The sunflower is a show stopper; I’ve never seen one so beautiful. These flowers can stand alone or be used as embelishments. Chapter 6 has projects. There are 11 projects; wraps, the belt from the front cover, a purse, cap, flower pincushion, choker, sarong and scarves. All unique designs. This one is a keeper.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I purchased this at Barnes and Noble, although normally I do use Amazon, but instant gratification won out in this case! I am not a novice crocheter and am always looking for intrigue and beauty in patterns, and patterns that are adaptable to many projects. I love a beautiful book with pages of inspiration and this one has what I look for! Knitting has so many books to itself and finally crocheting is having a say! Both are terrific crafts, but this lovely book brings some justice. I will look for more from Sasha Kagan and hope she writes more for crocheting like Crochet Inspiration!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. 196 crochet patterns beginning with most basic but including some very unusual flower motifs plus what seem to be original filet charts. Huge colorful photos of the motifs and patterns followed by word explanations and very large charts using international crochet symbols and the American terminology.Rather heavy and pretentious book as most of the patterns can be found in the two Harmony stitch books or the old standard French Mon Tricot book. The 11 patterns have some very nice items: Gossamer wrap which is hard to visualize from its photo, motif lace wrap, handbag with flowers which is not lined unfortunately, flapper cap with flower, woven scarf, squiggle scarf (freeform type of crochet), ruffle flower pinchusion, pansy choker, flower shower tunic (in mesh pattern), flower motif belt,mandala sarong (large motif shawl). Naturally all yarns are Rowan. Charts are so large you can read them without glasses but the print is rather tiny and hard to read. The print could have been darker, but the binding is very good allowing the book to lie flat. There are many patterns I want to crochet including her 6 point star, connected popcorn triangles, 3D granny, gothic granny, wheels connected (her color choices are gorgeous on this one). The author admits in her intro that she is making a return to her early crochet efforts as a little girl and did study it recently.

    Chapters are: variations on sc, stitches get taller, bobbles, shells and clusters, variations on mesh, filets, textures, spikes, lace, motifs: circles, hexagons, triangles, Grannies: basic, lace, floral and flowers: country, fantasy. Nothing on hairpin lace or tunisian crochet.

    While this book is beatifully produced by the Vogue book people, it is only a small selection after all of motifs and patterns and therefore not essential purchase. Also there are no helpful or otherwise pages for the beginner which is fine with me. I do wish she would have given information on combining her motifs which she only does in a few cases.

    In short, an inspirational book for the jaded crocheter who already has everything else.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I got this book to replace a book that was lost (after 30 years). This book is beautifully illustrated, has instructions for many different motifs, stitches, granny squares, and more. It has excellent instructions and is easy to follow. The book, sorry to say, does not have crochet trims or borders, which I would have liked to have, but it still is an excellent book. This is not a book for beginners. The book is for a person more experienced with crochet.
    Rating: 4 / 5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge