Have you tried overlay crochet yet? If you haven’t, now is the ideal time to give it a try.
1. Add an Ultra-Cool Colorwork Technique to Your Repertoire
Overlay crochet is an intriguing technique that allows you to create colorful textured pieces without having to use multiple colors per row. Take a look at a couple of examples:
Aren’t these projects cool? They give you a lovely, more three-dimensional alternative to some of the other colorwork techniques like corner-to-corner crochet and tapestry crochet that you might have tried.
2. Overlay Crochet Produces Dense, Warm Fabric That’s Ideal for Making Snuggly Cold-Weather Projects
Overlay crochet empowers you to pile up layers of color and texture. This has the effect of creating a multi-layered fabric that can be exceptionally dense and warm — perfect for making snuggly blankets, throws and afghans to keep you cozy this fall and winter.
Check out this pretty granny square blanket you can make using the overlay crochet technique:
3. Overlay Crochet Is Gorgeous
As you can see, it’s possible to work some uniquely beautiful projects using the overlay crochet technique.
4.Overlay Crochet Is Intriguing
If you have friends who crochet, the chances are good they will stare at your projects in awe, wondering exactly how you achieved such a stunning effect.
5. It Will Give Your Mandalas Extra Pizzazz
Overlay crochet is the ideal technique to use for creating spectacular crocheted mandalas and doilies. It can add bunches of color, texture and visual interest to a mandala that you’d have a hard time incorporating using any other crochet technique.
6. Lovely Overlay Crochet Patterns Are Available Now!
Fall is the perfect time to check out Kristi Simpson’s charming overlay crochet pattern collection. If you want to get your hands on crochet patterns for making any of the beautiful projects included in this blog post, you’ll definitely want to own a copy of this book.
Want to learn more about the book — and find some hints and tips for getting started with overlay crochet? Kristi Simpson has shared bunches of helpful insights in this new interview.
Where to Buy Overlay Crochet by Kristi Simpson
- Click here to shop for this book at the publisher’s website.
- Click here to find this book at Amazon.
So there you have it: 6 reasons you’ll want to try overlay crochet this fall. I’m hoping you’ll give the technique a try — and that you’ll absolutely adore it.
- Crochet Master Class book by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
- Overlay Crochet book by Kristi Simpson, published by Leisure Arts
- This interview with Kristi Simpson
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer who holds a degree in textile design and previously enjoyed a career in the textile industry. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com.