Crocheting For Dummies

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9780470536452: Crocheting For Dummies

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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The ultimate fool–proof guide, it will have you crocheting masterpieces in no–time. (Let′s Get Crafting, June 2010).

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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? Packed with new content and reflecting crocheting styles from around the world, 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.

  • Crochet 101 get the lowdown on crocheting and expert advice on choosing the right crocheting materials

  • A stitch in time follow step–by–step instructions on creating your first basic stitches, crocheting rounds, and changing colors

  • Gauge your expertise transform your projects with advanced stitches and techniques, such as Tunisian crochet and filet crochet

  • Put it all together learn to join pieces of crocheted fabric to create everything from a simple camisole to a pullover sweater

Open the book and find:

  • The tools and materials you need to get started

  • How to create consistency in your work with gauge

  • Tips on decoding crochet abbreviations, symbols, and diagrams

  • Fundamental stitches and basic techniques like increasing and decreasing

  • Advanced stitches and techniques like lace crochet and making motifs

  • Advice on working with buttons, borders, and pockets

  • Instructions for adding final embellishments

Learn to:

  • Create beautiful designs in no time

  • Work with new patterns, stitches, and techniques

  • Choose the right tools

  • Finish your work like a pro

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