Whether it's to brighten up your own kitchen or make as a gift, there are patterns here for all tastes. In this collection you'll find some vintage-inspired potholders, double-layered potholders for added protection, and fun, bold, brightly colored potholders that will be a refreshing addition to any kitchen decor. There are over 35 charming patterns, including a cluster of grapes, a tilting windmill, and a handful of crisp cherries; practical mitts and beautiful shell patterns; granny square art and gentle waves in bright colors. With close-up color photographs and all the necessary charts and diagrams, you'll be on your way to making useful, charming potholders in time.
As a child, Beatrice Simon was charmed by the magic of crochet. It all started with Aunt Lila, who first taught her to make Granny squares in the 1970's. Her studies in languages and linguistics led her to travel widely, especially in southern Germany, where she taught her mother tongue for many years and worked as a translator. About six years ago, she decided to focus on translating works about her favorite subject: needle work in German, English, and French. At the same time, she rediscovered the endless possibilities for creating magic with just a hook and some yarn. In memory of her Aunt Lila, she took the pseudonym lillicroche, which she uses on her tri-lingual blog, lillicroche.wordpress.com, and published patterns. Since 2009, she has been living in Brittany, France, where the pot of ideas never stops simmering.