I received a copy of Fashion Crochet: 30 Crochet Projects Inspired by the Runway by Claire Montgomerie to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.

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Crochet apparel is so on trend right now. Visit any high end designer or your local Walmart and you’ll find pieces with crochet accents or full pieces completely crocheted. From sweaters, tops, and purses to belt and accessories. Crochet it hot, so it’s a great time to share this new book by Claire Montgomerie called Fashion Crochet: 30 Crochet Projects Inspired by the Runway.

Her colorful book is filled with trendy and chic crochet patterns for accessories and clothing plus she includes the runway look that inspired her pattern. Thirty patterns are included in the book and most are for the experienced crocheter; however, there are a few patterns for the beginner and even intermediate hooker like me.

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She’s done everything from granny squares to lace and even knotwork. Pieces include shawls, bags, scarfs, beachwear, tops, and skirts. One easy project is a set of crochet bangle bracelets which can update a set of wooden bangles in minutes and add fun color to any outfit.

I’m not ready to start making crochet garments yet, but it’s something I’m working towards. This book is giving me the incentive to improve my skills and start creating some of these amazing pieces.

Fashion Crochet: 30 Crochet Projects Inspired by the Runway Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780974309
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013

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Meet Clair Montgomerie

Montgomerie is a British textile designer who specializes in crochet and knitting. She’s a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has designed her own knitted toys, garments, and accessories, called Monty. She also creates for the US fashion market and has made knits for film costumes as well knitted characters for music videos and animations. She currently teaches textiles at Barnet College in Hertfordshire and she runs knitting classes at Loop, a London knitting emporium. Additionally she previously authored Easy Baby Knits (Ryland Peters & Small), Knitter’s Yarn Palette (Reader’s Digest), and Knitting Vintage (Carlton). Claire lives in London.