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Modern Crochet: Patterns & Designs for the Minimalist Maker by DeBrosse

Blue Star Press

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Teresa Carter, the creator behind Debrosse makes crochet accessible, teaching basics like how to select the proper tools and yarn and how to read a pattern. From luxe throw blankets to sleek baskets, a cozy infinity scarf to a casual summer clutch, and featuring a variety of materials like faux fur and alpaca, Carter’s 16 fresh patterns lend a chic, minimalist vibe to home décor and fashion projects. The definitive resource for contemporary crochet, Modern Crochet includes:

A comprehensive guide for beginning and experienced crocheters alike, Modern Crochet covers crochet tools, all things yarn (shapes, sizes, colors, and dye lots), crochet abbreviations, how to read a pattern, how to work in both rows and rounds, the nuances of short rows and standing stitches, how to manage and measure gauge, tension, and substitutions, and so much more!


Teresa Carter’s designs have been featured by Martha Stewart, West Elm, House Beautiful, and NBC’s show New Amsterdam. She has led multiple workshops and spoken on various seller panels at the craft epicenter, Etsy HQ, in Brooklyn, NY. She leads a Masterclass course, empowering other makers to build careers in the crochet and knit industry. Teresa began her journey as a maker when she learned to crochet to make blankets for children growing up in Haitian orphanages. Her support of these children is ongoing, with a portion of her shop proceeds helping to fund things like school scholarships, medical expenses, and grants for their parents. On her annual visits, Teresa teaches crochet to the children, staff, and local parents, and keeps them stocked with yarn year round.

The following patterns are included in the book.  Check back soon for crochet kits; after all, every pattern book should come with yarn!

  • Aquin Velvet Scrunchie
  • Arnaud Basket
  • Bainet Throw
  • Belladere Bobble Pillow (cover)
  • Coteaux Tassel
  • Croix Coaster
  • Ennery Twisted Headband
  • Gonaives Faux Fur Cowl
  • Hinche Throw
  • Jacmel Blanket Scarf
  • Leogane Infinity Scarf
  • Les Cayes Wall Hanging
  • Limbé Linen Scarf
  • Torbeck Beanie
  • Vache Bolster Pillow
  • Victoire Wreath

Published in 2019
Published by Blue Star Press

Hardcover, 175 pages

Photography by Alexandra Tavel & Nick Hoge

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