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CROCHET NORO

CRAFTS CROCHET

CROCHET NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

Get Hooked on Noro!

30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

ABOUT NORO For more than 40 years, Noro has been producing yarns that are known for their lush textures and outstanding color combinations. Led by founder Eisaku Noro, the company creates yarns from only the highest quality natural fibers and with strict attention to environmentally friendly practices. It’s no wonder crocheters the world over love Noro.

Cover design by Joe Vior Photography by Rose Callahan

Crochet designers from around the world have come together to create this stunning volume of patterns stitched in exquisite Noro yarns. Bursting with color and texture, Crochet Noro brings art and elegance into the everyday. Crocheters of all skill levels will experience the spectacular colorways of these unique

yarns in designs that feature an array of delightful stitches. With thirty stunning projects to choose from, including elegant shawls, gorgeous sweaters, playful accessories, and more, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with Noro. If you’re already hooked, you’ll discover even more reasons to Crochet Noro!

Printed in China ISBN 978-1-936096-48-0

52495

sixthandspringbooks.com

$24.95 US $29.95 CANADA

9 781936 096480

CROCHET

NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

$24.95 US $29.95 CANADA

CROCHET NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

Crochet Noro puts vibrant Noro yarns into the hands of some of today’s most talented and innovative crochet designers. With thirty fabulous designs for garments, accessories, and more, the results are breathtaking. THE PATTERNS INCLUDE: • Sumptuous shawls, scarves, and cowls • Colorful tunics, pullovers, and cardigans • Creative bags, wristwarmers, hats, and other accessories • A crafty capelet, necklace, and even a miniskirt Crocheted in a variety of bright, textural Noro yarns, these projects are as much fun to stitch as they are to wear.


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CROCHET

NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

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161 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10013 sixthandspringbooks.com Editorial Director JOY AQUILINO

CROCHET NORO 30 Dazzling Designs Sixth&Spring Books

Senior Editor MICHELLE BREDESON Yarn Editor CHRISTINA BEHNKE Instructions Editors RANDY CAVALIERE ROBYN CHACHULA

KJ HAY AMY POLCYN Instructions Proofreaders ROBYN CHACHULA BARBARA VAN ELSEN CHARLES VOTH

Technical Illustrations ROBYN CHACHULA

Copyright © 2012 by Sixth&Spring Books/Knitting Fever, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. The written instructions, photographs, designs, projects and patterns are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy patterns for the personal use of the retail purchaser. ISBN 13: 978-1-936096-48-0

CHARLES VOTH

Photography ROSE CALLAHAN

Library of Congress Control Number: 2012941912

Stylist KHALIAH JONES Manufactured in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First Edition

Hair and Makeup INGEBORG K.

Vice President, Publisher Creative Director Production Manager President

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TRISHA MALCOLM JOE VIOR DAVID JOINNIDES ART JOINNIDES


CONTENTS 6

Introduction

THE PROJECTS 8 12 16 20 24 28 34 38 42 48 52 56 60 64 70 74 78

Shell Stitch Wristers Beaded Lace Shawl Puff Stitch Cowl Felted Tote Floral Necklace Boxy Cardigan Strawberry Lace Scarf Bias Mini Skirt Sleeveless Tunic Bobbled Mitts Flower Motif Blanket Swirl Tam Shell Scarf V-neck Pullover Bobbled Hat Short-Row Scarf Lacy Capelet

86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114 118 124 128 132 136

Nesting Bowls Shades of Blue Shawl Engineer Cap Granny Square Purse Granny Triangle Cowl Cap-Sleeve Cardigan Chevron Hat Ruffled Scarf Shell Stitch Tunic Chrysanthemum Shawl Daisy Chain Scarf Flower Blossom Purse Buttons & Flowers Shawl

142 Helpful Information 143 Distributors 144 Index

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INTRODUCTION Knit Noro and its follow-up, Knit Noro Accessories, stretched the possibilities of Noro yarns in showcasing a breathtaking array of designs by knitting’s top talents. Now, Crochet Noro brings together many of today’s favorite crochet designers and one of the world’s best-loved yarns to create a collection of incomparable beauty and originality. From exquisite shawls to stylish cardigans to quick-to-crochet accessories to fabulous bags and totes, this book contains plenty of gorgeous projects to entice every crocheter. Eisaku Noro has been creating his world-renowned yarns in Japan’s Aichi province for more than forty years. Spun from the finest natural materials with great respect for environmental concerns, these spectacular yarns are dyed exclusively by hand into a dazzling array of colors. The patterns in this artful collection employ several popular Noro yarns, including Silk Garden, Silk Garden Lite, Silk Garden Sock, Taiyo, Taiyo Sock, Kureyon, and Shiraito. When we approached some of our favorite designers about creating original crocheted designs in Noro yarns, we were overwhelmed by their enthusiastic response. The prolific designer Yoko Hatta contributed a staggering variety of designs, including shawls, cardigans, and accessories. Robyn Chachula’s elegant openwork scarf brings out the best qualities of Shiraito. Lily Chin, Dora Ohrenstein, and Linda Permann wowed us with their innovative hat designs. Candi Jensen’s granny square purse and Marty Miller’s felted tote are fun to crochet and even more fun to carry. Doris Chan and Mary Beth Temple make excellent use of their garment construction expertise to create a playful miniskirt and a flattering V-neck pullover, respectively. With patterns for every skill level, sumptuous fullcolor photography, clear instructions, and detailed stitch diagrams, Crochet Noro brings these designs to life and makes it easy to create them yourself. If you aren’t already hooked on Noro, you will be.

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Bobbled Mitts 48


Lacy Capelet 78


Cap-Sleeve Cardigan 106


Chrysanthemum Shawl 124


NORO CROCHET_jacket_template:Layout 1

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CROCHET NORO

CRAFTS CROCHET

CROCHET NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

Get Hooked on Noro!

30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

ABOUT NORO For more than 40 years, Noro has been producing yarns that are known for their lush textures and outstanding color combinations. Led by founder Eisaku Noro, the company creates yarns from only the highest quality natural fibers and with strict attention to environmentally friendly practices. It’s no wonder crocheters the world over love Noro.

Cover design by Joe Vior Photography by Rose Callahan

Crochet designers from around the world have come together to create this stunning volume of patterns stitched in exquisite Noro yarns. Bursting with color and texture, Crochet Noro brings art and elegance into the everyday. Crocheters of all skill levels will experience the spectacular colorways of these unique

yarns in designs that feature an array of delightful stitches. With thirty stunning projects to choose from, including elegant shawls, gorgeous sweaters, playful accessories, and more, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with Noro. If you’re already hooked, you’ll discover even more reasons to Crochet Noro!

Printed in China ISBN 978-1-936096-48-0

52495

sixthandspringbooks.com

$24.95 US $29.95 CANADA

9 781936 096480

CROCHET

NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

$24.95 US $29.95 CANADA

CROCHET NORO 30 DAZZLING DESIGNS

Crochet Noro puts vibrant Noro yarns into the hands of some of today’s most talented and innovative crochet designers. With thirty fabulous designs for garments, accessories, and more, the results are breathtaking. THE PATTERNS INCLUDE: • Sumptuous shawls, scarves, and cowls • Colorful tunics, pullovers, and cardigans • Creative bags, wristwarmers, hats, and other accessories • A crafty capelet, necklace, and even a miniskirt Crocheted in a variety of bright, textural Noro yarns, these projects are as much fun to stitch as they are to wear.

Crochet Noro  

For more than 40 years, Noro has been a source of fabulously inventive yarns prized by knitters around the world for their incomparable colo...