The Crocheter's Skill-Building Workshop: Essential Techniques for Becoming a More Versatile, Adventurous Crocheter

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From choosing yarns, shapes, and styles to finishing off your project with flair, Dora Ohrenstein shows you how take your crocheted creations to the next level. This fun guide includes more than 70 stitch-along swatches that teach specific crochet techniques and five projects — a hat, shawl, neck warmer, bag, and scarf — that put your new skills to use. With a variety of stitch patterns and shaping types explained, you’ll be inspired to build upon Ohrenstein’s creations and develop your own sophisticated designs. 

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Practical Lessons for Inspired Stitchers

Join the creative revolution in crochet!
Dora Ohrenstein, a master of innovative crochet strategies, presents patterns for more than 75 swatches, each one designed to delve into the nitty-gritty of crochet. As you advance through the project lessons, you'll gain a solid understanding of counting stitches, changing tension, working in the round, and increasing and decreasing in complicated patterns. You'll hone your technical skills and gain the confidence to tackle sophisticated projects and reach new creative heights with your own designs.

About the Author:

Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online magazines. She is the co-editor of Crochet World's “Talking Crochet” column, and she has written for various other publications about crochet history, international traditions, and techniques. 

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