Crocheting For Dummies (Google eBook)

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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 - Overstock.com

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

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User Review  - Sasha Lopez-Ramirez - Goodreads

It would have been a better resource if the pictures were more detailed and in color. Yet it was great for a novice who does not know the terms and names of basic stitches. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Hooking into a Life of Crochet
7
Tools of the Trade
15
Creating Consistency with Gauge
33
Decoding Crochet Patterns
41
Basic Stitches and Techniques
57
Long Longer Longest Several Common Crochet Stitches
89
Shaping Up and Slimming Down Increasing
117
Filet and Mesh Crochet Creating a New Style
231
String Market Bag Project
252
Building on Your Skills with Motifs
255
Putting It All Together
269
Design 101 Crocheting Your First Sweater
291
Finishing Functionally Borders Buttons and Pockets
307
Its All in the Details Embellishing Crochet
329
Neatness Counts Fixing Blocking and Caring for Your Work
335

Ive Been Here Before Crocheting in Circles
131
Crocheting in Technicolor
155
Advanced Stitches and Techniques
169
Creating Texture in Unexpected Ways
187
Like Knitting with a Hook Tunisian Crochet
209
The Part of Tens
349
Ten Variations on Crochet
361
Sources and Resources
369
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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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