Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Get Hooked on Crochet

 
9780764156786: Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Get Hooked on Crochet

Crocheting is in! Crochet Basics' 12 imaginative crochet projects show beginners how to practice newly-learned skills and inspire experienced needlecrafters with new ideas and projects. Both beginners and experts will enjoy creating unique items for self, family, and home. Projects include a zigzag scarf, buttoned cushion covers, a child's sweater, a matching purse and bag with shaped flaps, a baby afghan, a lace evening wrap, an adult's winter sweater, Edwardian bordered towels, and four others. The author also offers advice on getting started with yarns, hooks, sewing needles, tape measure, blocking board, and other equipment. Before starting out on a crochet project, beginners will want to read through the instructions in essential skills that include holding hook and yarn, making a slip knot, mastering basic crochet stitches, joining in new yarn, and finishing off a piece. Here is the perfect book to get started on a rewarding hobby and a wonderful way to create beautiful hand-finished items. More than 250 instructive, full-color illustrations.

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Previous generations might have learned to crochet at their mother’s knee, but today’s would-be crocheters rarely have access to such a reservoir of knowledge. Crochet Basics fills this gap.
Step-by-step instructions with color photographs and illustrations ensure clear, foolproof descriptions of every technique
Twelve specially-commissioned projects let you practice newly-learned skills while creating unique items for yourself, your family, or your home

About the Author:

Jan Eaton is a professional needlecraft and textiles designer whose designs have appeared in many British and European magazines. She is the author of several books on knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. She also has her own web site for needlecrafters: www.tompudding.co.uk.

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