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eBook : 17 patterns

Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace is an e-book/print book of crochet and knit designs inspired by the first females of flight.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Cowl
Gauge information: 4 pattern repeats/6 rows in main body pattern = 4” (10 cm). Gauge determined on a blocked swatch; it is not critical for this project.
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
This coat, while rated for an intermediate crocheter, comes together quickly. It’s bottom-up construction in one piece to the armholes. The silky fur trim at collar and cuffs are worked separately and seamed on at the end. There’s no incredibly difficult stitches here, so it absolutely works up quickly. And in those wonderful Lion Br...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This stunner is a v-shaped shawl made with just 7 motifs! Of course, the edging makes it (love the bling), and you’ll need about 20 gms of size 6 seed beads. I used clear silver-lined Japanese seed beads.
Crochet: Pullover
For this project you will also need a 12” (30 1/2 cm) Tunisian crochet hook size K/6.50mm.
Crochet: Skirt
Here’s my interpretation of that classic: the ripple stitch. I love the wonderful stitch definition, saturated color, and great shape of this skirt. It looks good on most any figure, and the length can easily be customized.
Crochet: Necklace
These two ethereal necklaces are sure to pretty up even the most ho-hum outfit. Don’t let the uneven nature of the motifs on the shorter necklace throw you - that’s a main factor in the charm of the piece. Think unstructured crackled glass with beads for bling.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
You know it wouldn’t be a Voie de Vie pattern collection without one great cowl - and here it is for fall/winter 2013. Decadent yarn + easily memorizable pattern = a stylish and warm you.
Crochet: Hats - Other
These fun, yet stylish hoods are a breeze to make as well as wear. The shape of them (longer in front, slightly shorter in back) allow them to stay on the head yet don’t mess too much with the hairstyle underneath.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This gorgeous crescent-shaped crochet shawl contains a mixture of traditional crochet lace and broomstick lace. It’s warm, oh-so-squoishy and simply divine in this saturated jewel color. Be warm, oh crafty gal, but be a show-stopping warm gal. So smart, you.
Crochet: Purse
Any thick ‘n thin yarn will work for this pattern, particularly hand-spun.
Crochet: Earrings, Bracelet
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Cardigan
You will also need a 12” tunisian crochet hook, size H/5.00mm and five (5) 13/16” (20 mm) diameter buttons
Knitting: Cardigan
You will also need five (5) 1ΒΌ β€œ (32 mm) buttons
Crochet: Cowl
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Crochet: Poncho
Errata sheet above is necessary only for those with the F+W Media booklet.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Knitting: Scarf
Knitting: Scarf
Just in time for those last-minute gifts you know you want to make, my La Vitre scarf is an easy one-row pattern that works up quickly. It’s soft (alpaca/silk), warm, has great drape and just the right amount of bling with the addition of Japanese silver-lined seed beads on each edge. This pattern can easily be enlarged for a shawl or made...
Crochet: Table Setting - Other
These quick and easy napkin rings will add sparkle to any table setting. Everyone will want to know where you bought them, but don’t let them in on the blingy secret!
Crochet: Coffee / Tea Pot
Living in the Pacific Northwest, it’s no wonder I love coffee. I especially like making coffee in my French press, but hate that it cools off so quickly. Utilizing the insulating properties of alpaca, and showing off WonderWhyGal’s most excellent Certified Sorted alpaca yarn, I devised this chic cozy in fingering weight yarn held dou...
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
The Every Which Way Pillow is a great spring/summer project! It gets its name from the wide range of possible ways to show it off. In a nutshell, if you’re looking for a different accent look, just turn the pillow!
Crochet: Clutch
The Melina Clutch is my homage to that awesome crochet bag designer of the 40s, K. Melina. I discovered her while doing research on this article for Crochet Insider.