Thursday, October 17, 2013

My "go to" books, Get Your Crochet On!

   I always seem to go back to these books when I'm looking for a new project. I love the styles and of course how you can make it your own, but that can be true with any pattern. My latest projects were straight from the books. The first time I use a pattern, I don't usually make adjustments or changes. There are rare exceptions, but these were followed as written. The first one is from Afya Ibomu's "Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps". It is called Superfly. Ok, I did make one change and that was that I used a chunky yarn instead of using two strands of worsted weight like the pattern says. The hat keeps it's form well and can be molded into different looks. Here is my version of it:

   The second project is a garment from Afya Ibomu's other book, "Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops & Funky Flavas". This one is called Dashiki. This book features many different tops and accessories to choose from. I was thinking of making another version of this, with tighter stitches so it is not so mesh-like. I used Caron's Simply soft yarn. I love the contrasting colors. There is some purple in there, but it's a little hard to see in between the black and pink.

   If you're interested, I got my books from Amazon and found that they have the cheapest prices for them. Here are links to the books on Amazon if you want to check them out.

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