Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Review: Wiggly Crochet

Years ago, we stayed for several weeks with my Mother and Father-in-law.  In their kitchen towel drawer I found the most fascinating little dishcloth I had ever seen.  It was clear it was crochet, it was clear that it was textured in a way I had never seen before.  I now know that it was WIGGLY Crochet.  Over the years, designers have reintroduced fun techniques just as Tunisian crochet is enjoying a recent revival of popularity.

Last year at the CGOA conference in Reno, I was able to see Susan and her new patterns in Wiggly crochet.  It just begs to be touched. It's so tactile and fascinating, sculptural and graphic.... and yet it is all basic stitches!

I'm so glad that Susan has brought this fun technique to the forefront again in her new Annie's booklet, "Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths". The booklet is $8.95 for 6 patterns. All the patterns use the Omega Sinfonia Light yarn. Each pattern comes with a placement diagram that illustrates where the surface ruffles go. The ruffles are basically crocheted on to a background of flat filet mesh that is made first.

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1 comment:

Susan Lowman said...

Ellen, Thanks for reviewing my "Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths" booklet. I'm glad you like this crochet technique. It's really a lot of fun! Come visit my website anytime at for more information about wiggly crochet and more wiggly crochet patterns.