Yumiko Alexander has designed 18 patterns inspired by nature, with an organic feel to them, in "Rustic Modern Crochet". Her designs transform the finished pieces into wearable art. The patterns include a hat, scarves, shawls, shrugs and more.
There are light and airy patterns that can be worn in any season. Perfect to crochet during the summer, when you are looking for openwork. The patterns are fashion forward and are sure to give your wardrobe that 'something special' look.
'Water Lily' and 'Coral Bouquet' scarves are sure to attract attention. 'Coral Bouquet' can act as an accent piece to your outfit, indoors or out. It was inspired by work Yumiko did to raise environmental awareness of the coral reefs. The one skein 'Water Lily' is made up of many flower motifs. The result is a unique look that is quick to crochet using chunky yarn.
'Driftwood' is a rectangular shawl that stops you in your tracks. It is composed of straight lines, chain and a fan lace. The chains set this fabric wrap apart with a sophisticated elegance. It is worked using cotton but, linen would drape just as well.
If you are looking for a 'not so ordinary' crochet pattern book. You may have found it. Pick it up and take a look.