Crocheting For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 22, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 408 pages
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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting

Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time!

This revised edition contains completely new content, including fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques reflecting crocheting styles from around the world. Plus, it's packed with new and refreshed photos and line art throughout, along with step-by-step instructions that will easily guide you from your first stitch to your first sweater.

  • A new section covering common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them
  • Crocheting with eco-awareness: using organic yarns, as well as free trade and sustainably sourced fibers
  • The best resources for purchasing supplies, as well as choosing and buying patterns

Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the skills, techniques, and confidence to crochet like a pro.


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Perfect for this dummy!!

User Review  - jewelryfan77 -

With the help of this book I am proud to say that this dummy can now crochet!!! This book has every detail if not more than you could ever need and helped so much by walking me through with baby steps. This book has been a great help and continues to be a great reference guide. Read full review

Just like learning from Grandma

User Review  - scrambledmegz - Borders

This informative guide explained everything that you need to know about crocheting without being intimidating. I was so happy with it that I'm purchasing Knitting for Dummies. Read full review

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Table ofContentsIntroduction
Hooking into aLifeof Crochet
Creating Consistency with Gauge
EstablishingYour Own Gauge Chapter 4 Decoding Crochet Patterns
Basic Stitches and Techniques
Shaping Up and Slimming Down Increasing and Decreasing Stitches
Ive BeenHere BeforeCrocheting in Circles
Adding Another Dimension
Filet and Mesh Crochet Creating a New Style
Shaping Your Filet Crochet Design
Spacin OutwithLacets and Bars
Buildingon Your Skills with Motifs
Raindrop Earrings Project
Putting ItAll Together
Design 101 Crocheting Your First Sweater
Finishing Functionally Borders Buttons and Pockets

Crocheting in Technicolor
Advanced Stitches and Techniques
Creating Texture in Unexpected Ways Switching Up Your Stitch Placement Working into thetop andother loops Stitching up the sides Bucking Tradi...
Like Knitting with a Hook Tunisian Crochet
Fringe and Tassels
Neatness Counts Fixing Blocking and Caring for Your Work
The Part of Tens
Ten Variations on Crochet

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About the author (2010)

Karen Manthey is a freelance technical editor and creates crochet diagrams for various publications and designers. Susan Brittain crochets and designs pieces for numerous yarn companies. Julie Armstrong Holetz is a pattern designer and freelance technical editor for craft publishers and magazines.

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