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t abl e of c ontents

int roduction 4-5

lithia springs 6-9

latham 10-15

b uffalo rive r 16-19

ande rse n 22-27

lam be r t 28-31

c ontributors 32-39


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ere at Quince, we think of ourselves as knitters. That said, when a great crochet design finds its way to our office, we think again. Even though we aren’t experts, we’re learning more about our sister craft, collecting stitch books and ideas, throwing hooks into our needle vases. If you walk through the office and glance at the piles on our desks, you’ll see evidence of our growing interest in crochet possibilities. Leila’s granny square swatches worked in shades of gray are pinned to the wall, inspiration for a future afghan. And Dawn has been tinkering with stitches from an antique table cloth and learning how to draw a crochet chart. There’s something that appeals to us about the structure of crocheted lace. It’s feminine, but not too sweet. Its filled-in textures, worked on a generously sized hook, are drapey and interesting, drawing the eye. You’ll see what I mean when you look through the shawls in this book. After your enthusiastic response to last year’s crochet collection, we decided to try it again. We love the pieces herein and, knitter or crocheter, we hope you’ll love them, too.

Pam

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lithia springs by julie blagojevich


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lithia springs yarn: piper color: lone oak

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latham by

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yarn: chickadee color: sedum 12


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buffalo river by

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ashlyn holmes


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buffalo river yarn: finch colors: caspian audouin

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andersen by

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andersen yarn: chickadee color: iceland

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lambert by

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kristen tendyke


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lambert

yarn: osprey color: sage

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designers // crochet 2017

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sara kay hartmann Sara Kay Hartmann designs patterns for modern crochet and hand knitting. She is the author of Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls Inspired by Classic Poems (Interweave Press). She lives on the suburban prairie of central Illinois. website: sarakayknitandcrochet.com ravelry: beaucoupknits instagram: sarakayhartmann twitter: knitcrochetlove

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rebecca velasquez Rebecca Velasquez began her design career in 2009, creating her own style and making her mark in the fiber industry. Many yarn companies and magazines have published her crochet and knit designs. Her love of classic structure and silhouette combined with yarn and stitch choices are where her originality shines, appealing to both beginning and advanced crocheters and knitters alike. Read more about Rebecca’s world as a designer and her adventures, along with her husband, of homeschooling their four children in Texas at her website. website: rebeccavelasquez.com ravelry/instagram: rebeccavelasquez twitter: rebecavelasquez

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julie blagojevich Julie enjoys designing crocheted accessories. Wraps, scarves, small handbags, and jewelry are her favorite items to create. Her Ravelry group is CrochetWorks. ravelry: jblagojevich instagram: crochetwrks

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kristen tendyke Kristen TenDyke designs classic patterns with unique construction. She specializes in seamless knitting and always keeps Mother Nature in mind when making yarn choices. Kristen strives to provide you with patterns that are easy to follow, enjoyable and engaging to make. website: kristentendyke.com ravelry/instagram/twitter: kristentendyke

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ashlyn holmes Ashlyn Holmes has been crocheting for just about a decade, and recently began knitting as well. Her love for fiber crafts was inherited from three generations of fiber lovers before her. She resides in southern Louisiana with her husband and two pups, and works in her state’s inimitable wetlands. Other than fiber arts, some of her favorite things include plates of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies to share with her husband, planting flowers, a clean house, antique shopping, and small doses of coffee with chicory. website: shirleyandeadie.blogspot.com ravelry: ashlynholmes instagram: ashlynm_holmes

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our thanks to: The designers: Sara, Rebecca, Julie, Kristen, and Ashlyn, for showing how beautiful crochet can be; Our photographer: Whitney Hayward, for so expertly capturing that beauty with her camera; Our pattern production team: Jerusha Robinson, Dawn Catanzaro, Leila Raabe, and Victoria Fura, for bringing it all together; Our model: Manaan Alexander, who never disappoints; All of our wonderful test crocheters, for their eagle eyes; and Pam Allen, for everything.

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