The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting

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Penguin, Oct 25, 2004 - Crocheting - 284 pages
The perfect guide for novices wanting to discover the joys of knitting and crocheting! Written in a comfortable and light tone, this book teaches every aspect of these crafts: from choosing yarn and shaping your work, to adding color and finishing projects professionally. Includes more than 150 instructive illustrations and five attractive and useable beginning projects.

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Part 1 Begin at the Beginning
Part 2 Knitting Basics
More Complex Knitting
Part 4 Crochet Basics
Part 5 Final Helps

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About the author (2004)

Gail Diven is a freelance needle arts designer specializing in knitting, crochet, and fabric designs. She is the former knitting editor for Vogue Butterick Co.
Barbara Breiter is the knitting guide at and the owner of "Knit a Bit," the only website offering downloadable patterns for sale. She also crochets and does needlepoint.

Kitchel is a writer and editor, as well as a talented knitter, who occasionally dabbles in crochet.

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