Hooked On Noro

More than just granny squares, the art of crochet has been bumped up a few notches in recent years, fuelled on by the imagination of nimble-fingered designers who have gained recognition as master knitters and are just as proficient at swinging a hook.  Add in the brilliant kaleidoscope of conceptual colour created by Eisaku Noro, and you have a winning combination.

 

Crochet Noro

Feast your eyes on this just-released collection from Noro, with thirty tempting projects for crafty types of all levels, from top designers such as Lily Chin, Yoko Hatta, and Doris Chan.  A beguiling mix of shawls, cardigans, tunics, home decor items, and fashion accessories will make this hardcover book a must-have on your own holiday wish list or as an enticing gift idea to persuade even the most ardent knitter to put down the needles and pick up a crochet hook.

 

Cap Sleeve Cardigan

Worked in a circular fashion, this Cap Sleeve Cardigan creates instant visual interest and the extra bonus- no seams.  Crocheted with just 3 or 4 balls of Noro Taiyo Sock, a fingering weight blend of cotton, wool and silk available in seventeen colourways.

 

Granny Square Purse

Granny squares have never looked so hot!  This catch-all purse is crocheted in fiesta-fun shading from Noro’s classic Kureyon line.  A pure wool that is incredibly versatile and squeezes a rainbow into every ball.

 

Nesting Bowls

Just imagine the oh-so many inventive ways to use these pretty Nesting Bowls.  Trinkets, potted plants, knitting tools, loose change, the list goes on and on………. Worked in single crochet rounds from the base up, the colouring is one of a kind from Taiyo, a worsted weight blend of cotton, wool and silk.

 

Chevron Hat

Looking for the ideal one-ball crochet project?  This Chevron Hat may top the list of coveted fashionable accessories and as a speedy little project worked from the top down in Silk Garden Sock, a mix of silk, mohair, and lambswool in a copious range of colourways.

 

Boxy Cardigan

This Boxy Cardigan has an interesting mix of stitches, and fits like a dream.  To keep the colour rhythm going, a circular yoke is worked across the sleeves and body.  Crocheted in Silk Garden Sock, a lightweight natural fibre blend with amazing yardage and rich shading.

 

Flower Blossom Purse

Don’t wait for Spring, these flowers are already in bloom and boy will they warm up someone’s heart on this gift-ready handbag bursting with juicy colour and texture.  This design is crocheted with individual motifs in Kureyon, one of more than thirty cheery shade picks from an eye-popping palette.

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