"Convertible Crochet" by Doris Chan is a book about customizable designs for stylish garments. Among the pages you will take a pattern and create multiple styles. Learn to adapt styles that are longer or shorter, slim or boxy, sleeves or cuffs, with a collar or without for your personal look.
Each of the four design sections starts with a motif shape or stitch in two dimensions or as DorisEach of the four design sections starts with a motif shape or stitch in two dimensions or as Doris likes to refer to them as 'flatlands'. From there it is all about learning techniques that add curves and dimensions. From the first section 'Inside the Box: Squares' you will take the simple square motif and create a stole and then transform it into a cowl, skirt and poncho. This section is at skill level easy.
By the time you reach the fourth section 'Angular Momentum' you will be crocheting curves. With this technique you will start with a collar and transform it into a stole, skirt and a ruffled cardi or jacket with or without cuffs.
The final chapter 'String Theory' culminates in bringing together all that you have learned and taking it one step further. If crochet design is your end game or you just want to crochet an item that can be worn in multiple ways and styles, Doris Chan can show you how.
If you like crocheting lace, Doris covers the less popular forms of crochet, including broomstick lace (aka: Jiffy-lace, peacocks eye or birdseye), Hairpin lace and Tunisian lace in "Crochet Lace Innovations". These alternative crochet techniques are covered in a step-by-step tutorial through words and photos.