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Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  26 reviews
If you're like many crocheters, you love to stitch motifs but dread the process of joining them. But connecting one motif to another can be as exhilarating as stitching Edie Eckman's guide to creative joining techniques shows how easy it is to combine multiples of a motif to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links to three-dimensional effects, swirls, radiants, and wheel ...more
Spiral-bound, 272 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Carolynn
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Edie Eckman is a crochet wizard. I crochet--I've crocheted for about 65 years, but joining motifs intimidates me and I have never been able to figure out a systematic way to get those little beasties under control. Edie shows me how in step by step procedures. What's more, these procedures are transferable to the next set of different motifs, so you can modify and adapt your joining pattern to suit your current needs without having to give up your first-born (breathe easier, Charlie!). Most of u ...more
Bridgett
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: hardcover
Connect the shapes was delivered to me on Halloween for a review. Crochet has taken a bit of a back seat for me lately, but this book got me excite to use it more in a few future projects and I am DEFINITELY going to make the skirt pattern from the book! WOOT WOOT!

Before I begin though: My book got delivered on Halloween. It rained cats and dogs that day! Nobody was home to receive the book, so it had to sit outside on the front porch, where it got rained on. So it did sustain a bit of water dam
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Laurie Sand
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this designer.

Fun, innovative designs, vibrant colors, clear instructions and diagrams. A great inspiration book for the advanced crocheter. Looking forward to reading Eckman's book on edgings!
Emily
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafts, non-fiction
This book mostly covers connecting motifs of the same shape. If you want to join motifs of varying shapes or sizes, this doesn't really help.
Karla Bates
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love to crochet and this book has a lot of pretty motifs. Have fun!
Lauren
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable techniques, and helpful.
Marie Segares
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes by Edie Eckman is the follow up to her bestselling book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs. The book was a pleasant surprise for me. I expected a short book with suggestions for interesting ways to join crochet motifs, and what I found was a collection of over 100 crochet motif patterns along with many tips and tricks for making more polished motifs and joins.

The first part of the book, Techniques, is filled w
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Shala Kerrigan
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts, make-it, diy
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs- Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes by Edie Eckman is both a crochet techniques book and a motif pattern book.

In the first part of the book, the author goes over the basics about how to read international crochet notation or charted patterns and combine that with a text pattern for very clear instruction on how to work the pattern. She discusses color theory and balance, then gets into the techniques. Joining motifs, especially those with picot
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MD
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I really got into making motifs a couple of years ago and then started adapting & designing some of my own so was really excited when I stumbled across this book as I was interested in expanding from embellishment to other kinds of motif-based projects of my own design.

What I like about the book:
- It has a spiral binding so lays flat if you ant to be able to reference it while you are working.
- it contains a lot of great tips for planning the layout of a project, such as Xeroxing multiple
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Jessica
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love to crochet. I've been doing it since I was a little girl. But what I love even more is when a book comes around that teaches me new crochet tricks and presents new ideas - especially in a colorful, easy to read format. This book is just that.
Not only does it show me 101 gorgeous granny squares (most aren't squares at all!), it shows me how to connect them in innovative and clever ways. My least favorite part of a granny square afghan is putting the thing together. This book as inspired me
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Julie Barrett
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes by Edie Eckman
ISBN: 9781603429733 B008NEZRJE
Illustrated colorful book showing different techniques of joining crochet shapes together.
Not only does it tell you the pattern in rows but there are also diagram instructions with the key making this a very worthwhile book for all degrees of expertise.
My favorite is the 3d baby blanket.
Motif directory has all the varieties: classic grannies, a little double crochet,
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Elizabeth Kusel
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book!!

This book is laid out very well. It describes different ways to join, even where some make mistakes in joining. It has a lot of patterns then shows how they might be joined. Then has a list of each motif-with pics and quick links Togo directly to that page. It ends with cute projects; vest, skirt, mat, and more. Because of the way the author approaches joining, this book works well for beginners and advanced. It also will be easy to take the ideas to any project or design you wan
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Laura Gilfillan
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It isn't very often I find a crochet book I'd really like to own for myself. Well, okay, I've found plenty, as my bulging book shelves will attest to. But I loved this book. It is full of truly unique ideas, and is a spring board of inspiration. Hint, hint, if anyone wants to get me a gift.
Nancy
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful crochet book

I love the motifs in this book. Excellent instructions and a nice variety of designs. I recommend it if you are interested in motifs and different ways to join them.
Laura
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diy
My third Edie Eckman's book. Thumbs up.
Sherry
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crochet-knit
This is a great resource book. It had a lot of interesting ideas on shapes and how to connect them. I got a lot of great ideas for projects (as if I don't have enough items on my to-make list lol).
Kerry
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Looks just as good as the previous one. SSSSooooo many ideas, sssssooooo little time!
Mintti
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Hienoja kuvioita ja yhdistelytapoja virkkuuseen. Tykkäsin, mutta tästä ei tainnut löytyä yhtään mitä haluan heti kokeilla.
Ellen
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of good ideas with well written instructions. A winner.
Lil' Grogan
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: handmade
Lots to get the imagination going. Love the use of different techniques in her designs. The main intro of different joining techniques was great to see collected in one place.
Louise Chambers
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crochet, crafters, fiber artists,
Recommended to Louise by: Amazon
I bought this to keep on my Kindle app on iPad as Crochet Reference.
Nancy
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crafts
Yup, gonna have to buy my own copy of this one.
Dana *
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, fiber
great shapes, unique touches, great teacher and artist, and the best part is some tutoring on the CONNECTION part of the equation
Sarah
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Edie Eckman has her hands in many aspects of the fiber artsteaching, writing, designing and editing. Her knit and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines, yarn company publications, pattern leaflets and books. Her books include: Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy, and The Crochet Answer Book. Her newest book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, will ...more