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A New Technique
There are several ways of crocheting images in color, but all have their drawbacks. Some can only be viewed from one side, and others make an extremely tight inflexible fabric. Unsatisfied, Laurinda Reddig created a unique and award-winning form of crochet that produces clear images that look exactly the same on both sides. Here she presents this new method along with 28 reversible squares suitable for afghans or other items as well as 10 projects that use them.
Laurinda explains the basics of her techniques, introducing the reader to working with 2, 3, 4, and as many as 7 different colors at a time, in half-double and double crochet. Using increases, decreases, and late color changes to create smoother lines, she shows the reader how to create graphic colorwork squares featuring stripes, chevrons, and a variety of quilt-inspired patterns in multiple colors.
Once she covers the fundamentals, Laurinda moves into more pictorial squares. These include garden and space themed images suitable for children’s projects. 10 afghan projects will follow, with directions for joining, edging, and any additional stitch patterns used. Several sidebars sprinkled throughout the Projects chapter will provide additional ideas for arranging squares to inspire readers further.