A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every crocheter needs to know. Whether you are just learning to crochet, or you are seldom separated from your hook and yarn, there will always be times when you need instruction—or just a reminder—on a particular technique or stitch, and even the most experienced crocheter may not know all the tips and wrinkles included here. Crochet Know-How has step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear color artworks, showing you how to do everything from basic single and double crochet, to increasing and decreasing, working in the round and in spirals, and changing color. If you want to know how to get started, everything from making a slip stitch and working out your gauge to blocking your finished make is covered. For more experienced makers, useful tips on making raised stitches, creating bobbles and clusters, and creating ribbing in crochet will all help you achieve a perfect finish to your makes.
A treasury of tips, techniques, and trade secrets for crocheters provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions that cover everything from choosing the right hook and yarn to setting up a dye studio and managing yard ends.
Expert crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns that will teach you how to crochet. A crochet teacher and author with over 20 years' experience, Nicki has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. Crochet Know-how explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artworks and instructions. Next, discover three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. First is Starting Out, where you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler - you'll be amazed how easy and quick the projects are to create. Once you've mastered these, move on to something more challenging in the Practice Makes Perfect chapter. There are cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby blocks, bibs and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn or the chunky seashells scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, from a family of adorable Russian dolls to the cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
Crochet is the perfect book for people interested in shifting away from mass-produced items, who want to create unique, crocheted pieces. There are more than 80 crochet projects to choose from, and the book helps you get to grips with the basic stitches before leading you to the best projects to try next. Why is it special? * It's the go-to crochet compendium that combines a step-by-step technique section with 101 projects for crocheters of all levels of ability. * This comprehensive book takes you through the basics, with useful practice projects to build confidence, before embarking on more adventurous crochet patterns. * Close-up step-by-step photography and detailed text give you crystal-clear instructions for every crochet stitch. * A huge variety of projects spans things to wear, items for the home, decorative pieces, and cute gifts. Whether you're looking to crochet oh-so sweet baby booties, amigurumi animals, a granny square bedspread, a one-size-fits-all shopping bag, or a fabulously slouchy hat--you're sure to find something to fit the bill.
Description Would you like to learn new crochet patterns is a very easy way? If yes, this book is exactly what you were looking for! You look through the different crochet patterns you find on the internet, and each one looks amazing. You think of the ways you could make your own projects look like that, or how you would use those patterns but add a little of this here and a little of that there. As you work through the different crochet patterns, you can't help but think of the ways you like to embellish and do your own thing. You love doing new and exciting techniques, and you love showing off your crochet skills. But, there are times when your skills tend to feel a little repetitive, and you want to do something new. Crochet is a simple hobby, and it doesn't matter how long you have been doing it- though you can use different kinds of stitches as you work on your projects, you always end up feeling like you are doing the same things as you work back and forth across the rows. Now, you want to get creative, you want to show off something new, and you want to get started now. But what are you going to do? All the other projects you've been working on are feeling like you've done them a million times already. If you are ready to try a new technique with your crochet, you have come to the right place. This book is going to show you how to do filet crochet- a crochet method that is going to blow your mind. It doesn't matter how long you have been crocheting, and it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or if you know how to do every stitch in the book. This is a new kind of crochet that is going to blow your mind, and give you the chance to be creative in ways you have never before thought possible in the world of crochet. Filet crochet is like a counted cross stitch crochet hybrid, and it's going to give you the chance to write messages, show off images, and create a new kind of pattern that your friends and family have never seen before. When you learn how to filet crochet, you give yourself the chance to step out from the other patterns, and do something that is fresh and exciting. This book covers: General Instructions Crocheting Techniques Basic Stitch Guide Sample Afghan Patterns Choosing A Crochet Pattern Plan Your First Project Easy Patterns for Beginners To Get You Started Fun Crochet Patterns Advanced Crochet Patters Crochet Home Décor Styles Joining Method Super Cute Crochet Gifts for Your Friends and Family ...And much more!! When you look at the projects as a seasoned crochet artist, they don't look possible. But trust me, in no time at all you will be hooked on this new method, and you're going to fall in love with the results time and time again. Grab your hook and your favorite yarn, it's time to dive into a whole new method of crochet that's going to blow open the doors to creativity. There's a new kind of crochet in town, and it's just waiting for you to dive in and express yourself. So what are you waiting for ? You know you're excited. Ready to get started? Click "Buy Now"!
You'll be hooked on crocheting in no time! Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a hook before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting: Helpful full-color, step-by-step illustrations to help you clearly see how each stitch is executed. Practice projects to test out your newly learned skills-from beginner to advanced. Expert crochet advice on choosing the best yarns, how to hold your hook and yard, and how to quickly get started crocheting. No matter your starting skill level, with Idiot's Guides: Crochet, you'll be making scarfs, blankets, coasters, shawls, and baskets in no time!
Make 35 gorgeous crochet projects all incorporating beautiful floral motifs and decorations. Nicki Trench returns with another set of cute and easy crochet projects for your home, family and friends, all in a pretty pastel colour palette and adorned with crocheted flowers. Divided into three chapters, the book begins with Starting Out, where you will find an easy purse, a Kindle cover and an adorable baby beanie hat, which are all perfect for first-time stitchers.?Next, move on to Practice Makes Perfect, where you can develop your crochet skills to make beautiful cushion covers and other designs made from luxurious yarns to decorate your home, from shelf edging to placemats. Finally, more experienced crafters will love the projects in Confident Crocheting – from a floral bag to a delicate lacy scarf, as well as the stunning Gypsy Queen throw that will stay in the family for generations. Also included is the Crochet Know-How section, where beginners and more experienced crocheters will find all the stitches required to make the projects explained in an easy-to-understand way.
Jewelry makers and wirework artists! We know how much you love exploring fresh and innovative techniques. Wire Crochet Jewelry is your new, must-have guide to creating smart, sophisticated jewelry designs with hook and wire. Beautiful crochet jewelry can be made of thread or yarn, of course, but you really expand your options when you learn to crochet with wire and beads. Popular designer Yael Falk's step-by-step tutorials make it easy to create a variety of projects. Open this book and discover: • Materials information on choosing the right wires, crochet hooks, jewelry tools, and beads. • Detailed how-to information on crocheting contemporary wire jewelry, stitch-by-stitch. • Plus 17 projects shown step-by-step that make wire crochet designs achievable for a variety of skill levels. Look at your wire in a whole new way when you learn to crochet jewelry. Wire Crochet Jewelry will show you how!
Learn the fundamentals of crochet through this collection of twenty garments and accessories that will help you create an enviable handmade wardrobe. While the ten Learn to Crochet projects teach you the most basic crochet techniques and stitches, the ten Love to Crochet garments provide all the inspiration and know-how you need to really master this highly versatile craft and create your own crochet wardrobe.
This highly VISUAL guide makes it easier than ever to get hooked on crocheting The approximately 30 million crocheters in the U.S. make crocheting one of today’s hottest hobbies. This VISUAL guide makes it easy to pick up a hook and a ball of yarn and get stitching, with clear, step-by-step presentations of techniques accompanied by detailed color photos that show readers exactly what to do. The book’s more than 20 patterns–everything from blankets to mittens to a man’s necktie–appeal to hip, modern crocheters.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated. Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more! These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. It’s a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started. Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies shows you how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work. This hands-on guide provides step-by-step instructions and full-color photos that make it fun and easy to master the basics as well as more advanced techniques. You’ll have the tools you need to: Create consistency with a gauge swatch Decode crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams Stitch a double, a triple, a double triple, and a half double crochet Increase and decrease stitches Crochet in circles Work with different colors Stitch texture and advanced patterns Create an Afghan stitch Make new styles with filet crocheting Join seams, sow buttons, add trims, and make pockets Block and care for your work Packed with instructions on different projects, as well as common mistakes and safety measures you should take to maximize your progress and fun, Crocheting For Dummies is the only guide you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time!
Advanced Crochet Stitches & Patterns How to Crochet More Advanced Stitches & Make Cool, New Patterns with Easy to Follow Instructions with Images & Illustrations So now you've mastered the basic stitches of crochet. You know how to do a single and double stitch, you know how to make rows. Granny squares are getting old (pun intended!). Do you want to learn more about different, new crochet techniques? Have you ever stitched a crochet work with your fingers? Would you like to know how? Are you looking for something NEW in the crochet world? In this Advanced Crochet Stitches and Patterns book I show you over 15 new, advanced crochet techniques and apply those techniques to four hip new patterns. I have been crocheting for nearly 20 years. I have taught countless friends and family about how to crochet. In this book, I can teach you those same more advanced techniques in an easy to read conversational style. I even include full photographs outlining every step of the way! I don't talk down to you. You already know the basics of crochet; we won't be discussing needle sizes or yarn weights in this book. This how-to guide will further advance your knowledge of crochet by teaching you a better understanding of complicated techniques. The thing is- they aren't all that complicated! You just have to have the right person show you how it's done; that right person can be me! In my Advanced Crochet Stitches and Patterns book you will learn many new, advanced crochet techniques like: Back Post-Double Crochet Front Post Double Crochet Crocodile Stitch Loop Stitch Crab Stitch Basketweave Stitch Griddle Stitch Granite Stitch Bullion Stitch Picot Stitch Spiked Cluster Stitch Have you ever incorporated beads into your crochet project? Well, in this book, I give you step-by-step instructions on how to create beautiful crochet pieces with beads. In addition to these awesome, cool new techniques, I give you four complete patterns that utilize these new skills. The patterns included in this book are: Pineapple Crochet Scarf Mini Tote Bag Spider Lace Afghan Square Puff Stitch Hat I hope when you purchase this book that you are inspired to create beautiful, handmade gifts for your family and friends. There's nothing more special than an item that was made from your heart. FREE BONUS: For a limited time, when you purchase the paperback book on Amazon, you can download the eBook version for FREE!
The "Simple Crocheting Techniques for the Beginner" is really what this book is about. If you've never done it before or have only thought about doing it, you've got the right guide. Everything is kept very basic so that anyone can do it. Something as simple as how to hold the crocheting needle is taught. You'll discover how this tool can do wonders and learn which different types and sizes are best for making which specific things. Of course the material for the yawn is covered and which type is best for crocheting what. As you proceed along, not only will you be amazed at how much can be done by crocheting, you'll see how even a beginner can create some awesome stuff. It's just a matter of learning the right techniques and eventually mastering them. There's nothing like a hand-made blanket that you created with your own hands by crocheting. Being a beginner is not a problem. This book will teach you how and get you on your way to making some pretty neat stuff. You might get pretty good at it and your friends and family night even pay you to crochet something for them. You never know.
Learn how to use your crochet hook to make delicate lace patterns with this illustrated guide. No previous experience is necessary; aspiring lacemakers will find all the basic techniques here, and experienced readers will discover new insights into the intricacies of filet crochet, motifs, and Irish crochet. Crochet Lace presents full directions for more than ten projects―including framed lace motifs, delicate gloves, and a bedspread―as well as directions for using crochet to imitate other styles of lace such as Honiton and guipure lace. In addition to an extensive collection of traditional and modern patterns, the book offers practical advice and information on joining motifs, edgings, adaptation, and finishing. Color photos and easy-to-follow diagrams appear throughout this splendid source of instruction and inspiration. Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by Martingale & Company, Woodinville, Washington, 2003. See every Dover book in print at www.doverpublications.com
Outstanding guide for crocheters of all levels covers all aspects of crochet stitches and technique, from yarn selection to edgings, borders, and braid. Profusely illustrated with drawings, diagrams, and photographs.