Lace is one of the hottest trends in crochet, but it is by no means a new technique. In Vintage Modern Crochet, best-selling author Robyn Chachula feeds the craze for lace by exploring five classic crochet lace techniques, reinventing them in beautiful, compelling ways.
Crocheters will fall in love with the featured tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers and even a crochet dress? all thoroughly wearable and on-trend, yet timeless. Each technique-themed chapter features a fascinating introduction: learn about Pineapple lace, Bruges lace, Filet lace, Irish crochet, and Tunisian crochet. Each design also features a “Technique Tidbit” that will give you valuable insight into working the pattern. These vintage-inspired creations are all you need for a trendy one-of-a-kind wardrobe!
Bromelia Infinity Scarf
This beautiful infinity scarf is made using a mix of the Pineapple stitch and the Spider stitch. It is a great project for a beginner to crochet even though it looks really tricky. The beautiful pattern can be worn long in the summer, or wrapped twice for a warmer wear in the winter. It is the kind of project that will look great in a almost any colour too, so have a play and make a couple.
Bow Tie Necklace
This quirky necklace uses the Fillet lace technique. A fun satisfying project for crocheters who are new to the fillet technique, this project will also satisfy those who already love crochet jewellery. This project is small but so effective. It stands out a can make an outfit really pop.
A photo of a swirling textile inspired this beautiful shawl. It is my favourite piece from the book. I adore the Bruges lace pattern and the colour they have used. I love that this can be styled with a small summer number like in the photo above. It has a funky festival feel about it.
How beautiful is this necklace and earring set? The bright colours stand out and really make a statement. Irish lace can look quite antique, but the use of bright colours brings this set into the 21st century. The single crochet stitches show the on-trend geometric shapes hidden in the motifs.
There are many more projects like this in the book, so if you like what you see, pre order Vintage Modern Crochet now and you will receive a free eBook. Or you can simply download the eBook. Don’t forget to share your projects with us via the comments below, our Facebook page and on Instagram.