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Crochet and the Fashion World

Aug 17, 2007
It used to be that crochet patterns were used mostly for the home. Lots of crocheters were making a good blanket, afghan or a drink coaster, but now other uses have been found in the world of fashion. They can be used by anybody and finding the right one that will go well with the top, the jacket or the shirt is just the tip of the iceberg.

Crochet can be done in different sizes and shapes. Some can be in the form of a wheel or a star that has different colors in it. This can be done at home by following a stitching book to see how it is done.

Another pattern could be done in the shape of an animal like a cat or a bird that will also take some time to develop it before being able to see the actual picture. Others can be done in argyle, Afghans, daisy and flowers which are good for any occasion. There are even designs that feature the spirit of Christmas which allows the person to wear this all year round.

During the summer, crochet patterns can also be used at the beach in two piece swimsuits. Most designs are in plain colors but for the person to be flashy, adding 2 or 3 colors add the right spice.

Stitches can be done in single and in double making it thicker which is good for people who live in cold climates. This allows people to use it as scarves, capes and coats that make it look great with anything the person has in the closet.

Some think that crochet patterns are only for women but it can also work for men as well. This can made into a patch for the arm, a hat and a pair of gloves that are very comfortable for the one who is going to use it.

Crochet is easy once you have some knowledge about stitching. The other thing also needed to make it work is some yarn and a few needles. Making the thread go into holes around a certain area produces shapes and designs which the designer and people will only get to appreciate when it is finished.

The first thing that needs to be done is to draw it on paper. After making the layout, choosing the right type of yarn is important since the weight will affect the gauge and texture of the piece you are making.

People should start with basic stitching before moving on to more complex crochet patterns. The best place to learn patterns is through books and some information that is also available on the internet. These sources not only show the design but also how to do which makes it easy for anyone to catch on.

While shopping, the person can also enter a store, study the design on how a top was made then try to apply it. This will really help a lot improve the skill of the person who maybe one day would like to sell the works done.

Crochet patterns can be done on almost anything. It can be the top that the person will wear to the mall, the bag to compliment the outfit and the holder of the palm or phone that the person is carrying around.

Since people have shown how easy it is to make, the individual does not need to go to the mall and buy it at the shop. But rather go home and sit on the couch and make it. There are many other things that people can make using the crochet pattern. It just takes a little imagination to bring that idea from paper into a reality.
About the Author
C.S.Cox published the acclaimed instructional book, "Crocheting Made Simple" which has taught numerous people how to crochet. Find out how to sign up for the FREE Crocheting Made Simple Newsletter at http://www.crochetmadesimple.com
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