|Rustic Modern Crochet by Yumiko Alexander contains 18 designs inspired by nature. Just looking through the book, you can see the colors of nature that inspired the designs – rocks, wood, sea shells, mountains, a sunset, and more.Each pattern provides a stitch guide, instructions, a symbol chart, and assembly diagrams as needed. The designs include shawls, wraps, scarves, fingerless mitts,leg warmers, shrugs, and cardigans. One thing I was pleased to see was that several of the designs include sizing up to 2X so those of us who have a hard time finding larger sizes can make some of these items to fit. There are also a variety of stitches used, some are open and airy while others are tighter.Not all the designs are to my taste but there are several that I can’t wait to try, especially the Sunset Waves Shrug and the Sand and Shells Wrap.
One more thing, this book is available in both print and e-book formats on the Interweave Press website.