Introduction: Designing in Color Tips and Techniques Single and Two-Color Designs Pleated Hat Firefly Cardigan Double Bobble Scarf Granada Shawl Stripes Tropical Stripe Wrap Warm Colors Striped Blanket Butterfly Turtleneck Color Blocks Chain Lace Big Fat Scarf Blocks Coat Autumn Sun Wrap Urchins and Limpets Blanket Color Adventures Clover Hat Swirls Pillow Triangles Tuffet Splashy Flowers Scarf Circles Table Topper Tiny Motif Sweater
Kathy Merrick has been a crocheting and knitting for over thirty years. For six years she worked for quilt artist and teacher Liza Prior Lucy, which has been a significant influence on her designs and interest in color. In addition she has worked with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, both known for their use of color. She has had many designs published in Interweave Crochet, including the very popular Babette Blanket, and she is profiled in the Spring 2008 issue.
Subtitled Techniques and Designs for Playing With Color, this book is a must for crocheters looking to work in color. I love the cardigan on the front cover and there's a nice hat pattern, some scarves and more. I must say that I am not too fond of the pattern designs, but for learning the techniques, this book is very good. Discover how to crochet stripes, colour blocks and more besides. This compact 128 page book has full colour photos, easy to follow patterns and a get started section too.-KarenPlatt.co.uk If you want to play with colour combinations in your crochet projects, this book will tell you everything you need to know. The patterns are full of colours and textures that work together to amazing effect, like lavender and brick-red, used here in a Spanish-style shawl where lavender flowers pop out almost three-dimensionally from a red background; or a textured scarf in many variegated yarns which, contrary to popular wisdom, make a fancy-stitch pattern stand out. The author explains how she gets her own colour ideas from her travels and surroundings - an inspiration to all crocheters.-AllAboutYou.com If you aren't very brave with colour then this is a great book to boost your confidence and get you working with more vibrant shades. Filled with lots of lovely images to get your creative juices flowing, this book will most certainly encourage you to either try your hand at some of the projects included, or apply some of the colourwork to future crochet ventures. The focus is on a fluid fabric with simple shapes and designs. Each project is accompanied with clear instructions and helpful hints. Though most are farily lengthy projects, there's lots to get stuck into, including home decor as well as wearables, and with all those gorgeous colours, you won't get bored.-Inside Crochet