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Uncommon Crochet: Twenty-Five Projects Made from Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Black leather granny squares are anything but square, and hot pink organic hemp gives crocheted vases a decidedly modern cachet. In Uncommon Crochet, designer Julie Armstrong Holetz applies new ideas and unconventional materials--like wire, raffia, jute, sisal, recycled belts, fabric strips, and felted beads--to twenty-five patterns for bins, baskets, totes, handbags, clut ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Ten Speed Press
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Aug 12, 2009 Jenni rated it did not like it
Shelves: crafty
All of the projects and patterns were certainly beautiful and I liked that so many were made from natural and vegan fibers because I don't dig animal fibers. However, I felt like the title Uncommon Crochet was somewhat misleading. Perhaps I have read too many crochet books, because everything in the book seemed common. The majority of the projects were handbags, and a huge portion of the book is dedicated, like many crochet books, to teaching beginners (e.g., "how to hold a hook," etc.). I liked ...more
Mar 28, 2010 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Very interesting projects though most of them I think would be a bit out of my league. It had good detailed photographs to show how to do things, but I still don't really understand how to read a crocheting panel, which is my fault and not the authors. I would love to do the Tube Bag, Hong Kong Bag, Jute Filet Bag, the Goodie Basket for yarn, and Pacific Coast Basket. I would love to own this book so I could have time to do everything.
Nov 01, 2009 Bliss rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves to crochet and wants to try their hand at something different.
Nothing to wear in this one.

Why? Because it's full of must-make accessories and projects for home or any other place that could benefit from beautiful and interesting crocheted items.

There are three chapters on how-to and with-what before the patterns start. Good information to have, for beginners as well as more experienced hookers.
Jan 05, 2009 Cami rated it really liked it
I like to crochet and this book offered a lot of different kinds of projects: baskets, purses, boxes, vases...lots of fun. I've made a small box already.
This is a book I would buy. The colored photos were detailed and helpful and it had good instructions, no only on doing these pieces, but also on designing your own.
Jan 17, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
It shows crafts using crochet that use different types of fibers. Not sure I would want to use it all the time, since I like the soft fibers flowing through my hands, but might make something from it if I ever come across hemp yarn.
Feb 01, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Fun projects, and the guide to beginning crochet was so helpful. I am a self-taught, continental style knitter, and according to some, I should be able to crochet. Nacht. This book helped inspire more practice.
Sep 29, 2009 Deneen rated it it was amazing
I think Julie did a fab job with this book-don't know what I am going to make from it yet, but well written with lots of new ideas.
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Aug 09, 2013 Dale Edmonds rated it it was ok
Basic designs and uninspiring. Maybe just not my taste.
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