Geek Chic Crochet: 35 retro-inspired projects that are off the hook

Geek Chic Crochet: 35 retro-inspired projects that are off the hook

Nicki Trench

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 190886205X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you re guaranteed to love
the 35 patterns in Geek Chic Crochet. With a combination of cute, quirky and
cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro
designs. If you re meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and
black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt
for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the
granny-square scarf. For the summer months there s a cute crop top to wear
to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You ll
also find accessories to complete an ensemble the collar is perfect for
giving a new lease of life to last year s favourite dress or adding detail to
a coat. Finally, there are brightly coloured pillows for your bedroom and an
oversized hoodie that s perfect to relax in the day after the night before.
Making your own clothes is also fun and rewarding. Even if you have never
crocheted before, you ll find easy patterns to stitch, plus an extensive
techniques section explaining everything you need to know.
Inject some individuality into your outfits with homespun clothes and
accessories including scarves, skirts, tank tops, turbans and more.
Customize your wardrobe by stitching your own clothes in any colour
you want.
Cute & Easy Crochet (ISBN 978-1-907563-06-5), also by Nicki Trench,
has sold over 20,000 copies.

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for right front, reversing armhole and neck shapings. 2nd and 4th sizes only: Using E/4 (3.5mm) hook and A, make 52:58ch. Work Foundation row of Patt. (16:18 sts) Row 1: 3ch, 1dc in first st, * 1ch, skip next V-st, DV-st in sp at center of next V-st; rep from * leaving last loop of last dc of last DV-st on hook and work it together with 1dc in top of 3-ch. Row 2: 3ch, V-st in each space to end, finishing 1dc in top of 3-ch. Row 3: 3ch, skip 2 sts, DV-st in ch sp at center of V-st, *1ch,

insert hook in ch sp, [yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 sts] 4 times (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 5 loops (1 cluster) Gauge 23 sts × 10 rows over 4in. (10cm) square working pattern using US size D/3 (3mm) hook. Size To fit sizes: 8–10 10–12 12–14 To fit bust in. 32–33 34–35 36–37 cm 81–84 85–89 90–94 Finished measurements Length excluding straps in. 32¼ 32¼ 32¼ cm 82 82 82 Length with straps in. 35½ 35½ 35½ cm 90 90

crochet hook Abbreviations ch chain hdc half double crochet sc single crochet st(s) stitch(es) WS wrong side Gauge 17 sts × 15 rows over 4in. (10cm) square working hdc using US size D/3 (3 mm) hook. Finished measurement 4½ × 2⅛in. (11.5 × 5.5cm). Tip Try using different colors for the bow and middle bar to really make them stand out. Main Bow Make 42ch. Row 1: 1hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1hdc in each ch to end. (40 sts) Rows 2–8: 1ch, 1hdc in each st to end. Fasten off. Middle

join with ss in 3rd of 6-ch. Round 4: Ss in each of first 2 ch, 3ch, 3dc in sp at base of ch, *1ch, skip 2 dc, 1dc in next dc, 1ch, 7dc in 3-ch sp; rep from * ending 1ch, skip 2 dc, 1dc in next dc, 1ch, 3dc in first arch, join with ss in top of 3-ch. Rounds 1–4 form Fan patt. Rep Rounds 1 and 2 again. Fasten off. Make 2nd sock as first. Finishing Sew in ends. Cut ribbon into 2 equal lengths, knot a length around center back dc on each sock on Row 1 of Fan patt, and tie in a bow.

such as Rowan Cotton Glace » 3 × 1¾oz (50g) balls—approx 378yd (345m)—of white (A) » 2 × 1¾oz (50g) balls—approx 252yd (23Om)—of blue (B) » 1 × 1¾oz (50g) ball—approx 126yd (115m)—each of pink (C), yellow (D), pale pink (E), pale blue (F), red (G) US size C/2 (2.5mm) crochet hook Abbreviations alt alternate ch chain foll following hdc half double crochet rep repeat RS right side sc single crochet sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together sc3tog single crochet 3 stitches together

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