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The Crochet Stitch Bible
Betty Barnden
0873497171
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Author Betty Barnden shared her knowledge of needlecraft design with embroiderers in The Embroidery Stitch Bible--now she uses her expertise as a hand-knitter to bring readers The Crochet Stitch Bible. This is the book crochet enthusiasts have been waiting for. Hundreds of traditional and contemporary stitches are photographed and accompanied by detailed charts in this essential illustrated reference. More than 200 crochet stitches are each clearly explained with a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions, easy-to-follow symbol charts, and comprehensive descriptions of all the associated techniques. Whether novice or expert, this book provides clear guidance for all skill levels with additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch identifier, and a how-to-use section. * More than 200 photographed...


Felted Crochet

0873498879


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Book Description
Felting brings crochet enthusiasts into an exciting new dimension of their hobby in Felted Crochet. This resource provides instructions for easily creating 30 beautiful accents for home and wardrobe. Crocheters will learn techniques for experimenting with felted crochet, as well as discovering what works in felting crocheted items and what might be better for knitted projects. Step-by-step techniques, including 125 stunning color photos and illustrations, give beginners and experts details for creating purses, bags, blankets, vets, pillows and more. This second-to-none resource brings an attitude of fun and creativity to any crochet project! -Features 30 projects that give crochet pieces a new flair -Contains projects for an array of skill levels -125 color step-by-step photos and illustrations assist crocheters...


Crocheting
Gwen Blakley Kinsler
1553371771
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Unlike some handicrafts, crocheting doesn't take weeks or months -- in fact, some projects can be completed in just a few hours! By following the illustrated step-by-step instructions for the ten great crafts featured in this book, kids are sure to get hooked on crochet!


Scarf Style
Pam Allen
1931499543
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
More than 30 knitwear designers have contributed their innovative patterns to this impressive collection, which features gorgeous, full-color photographs of various scarves, capes, capelets and stoles. Because of their quick construction, editor Allen (co-author of Knitting for Dummies) calls scarves the "comfort food of knitting," likening them to, of all things, pasta. "Like pasta, scarves can be created with little effort and few basic materials," she writes. While this is true, the patterns found here are largely for intermediate and advanced knitters, though all knitters will appreciate the beauty and complexity of these designs. Kathleen Power Johnson’s Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole is an elegant creation of hand-dyed tweed yarns woven together in a vaguely medieval style, making it a cozy addition to...


Tapestry Crochet

0932394159


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Spin-Off Magazine, Fall 1992
Tapestry crochet forms a sturdy texture in two or three colors. It is worked at a tight tension that hides strands of unused colors which are carried within the row of stitches. The materials are simple - crochet cotton or heavy rug wool and a sturdy crochet hook. Norton starts with the basics of crocheting with either the right or left hand. Her explanations are very clear and they are accompanied by explicit drawings. Because the finished stitches appear to be slightly angled, Norton developed graph paper to facilitate designing; the elements of the grid look like rounded shingles or overlapping bird feathers. The graph comes in different proportions, corresponding to the number of colors used, because carrying more colors makes taller rows. Though the work traditionally is done in the round, Norton...


Stitch N' Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
Debbie Stoller
0761139850
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch and Stitch 'N Bitch Nation have become icons of the knitting craze: every hip young needleworker has at least one of them next to the yarn stash. Now, she uses the same approach that made her knitting books so successful in this entrée to sexed-up hookwork that takes pains to show crocheting isn't for grandma anymore. Stoller provides everything short of the hook and yarn a crafter will need to learn how to crochet. From a history of the craft to mind-bogglingly complete instructions and dozens of charted and explained patterns (the majority of which are for women's clothing and accessories-there are no afghans here), it's all presented in Stoller's bright, witty style and accompanied by cheery color photographs. Beginners will like the easy construction of the "Stripes (and...


Crocheting School: A Complete Course
Sterling Publishing Company
1402708319
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This book is not so much a complete course in crocheting as it is an excellent reference for new and experienced stitchers. There are no patterns or designs to follow, simply a top-notch series of instructions about starting and specific stitches. This Italian import is not organized in any logical way; Irish lace motifs, like the Lancelot leaf and the eight-petal flower, for example, are discussed separately from each other with nary a cross-reference--a bit disconcerting, if not frustrating. However, the directions and full-color photographic details are truly spectacular; ideas such as ribbon borders and interlocking rings, among others, are not necessarily incorporated in other how-to books. For any age, any level. Barbara Jacobs
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Crocheting for Dummies
Susan Brittain
076454151X
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From novices to artists, there are an estimated 30 million crocheters in the United States alone. In this era of demanding schedules, people of all ages are picking up hooks and yarn and taking immense satisfaction out of the soothing act of creating something with their own hands. Every new person who learns to crochet keeps the art alive—and this easy-to-understand book shows you how!

Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, this plain-English book gives you hands-on experience, helping you do everything from choose the right tools to create basic stitches to finish off your work. Crocheting For Dummies features easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations that show you step by step how to: Read crochet patterns Select threads and...



Wrap Style
Ann Budd
1931499918
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Highly recommended." —Library Journal


200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match
Jan Eaton
1931499683
September 2004
Paperback
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Knitting News
"An ideal reference for groups who are getting together to crochet squares... There are great photographs of all 200 blocks."

Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet
"The inspiration in this book is overwhelming (in a good way!)…You won’t ever run out of ideas."

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Crochet with Wire
Nancie Wiseman
1931499772
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Nancie takes the craft to a new dimension with wire, beads, and cool design for jewelry, baskets, and more." —Better Homes & Gardens Simply Creative Crochet


Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet
Leisure Arts
1574862820
Sept 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Produced by the Kooler Design Studio, this authoritative encyclopedia of crochet credits a number of well-known designers and writers in the field for its contents, including Nancy Nehring, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Melissa Leapman, Ann E. Smith, and Kathleen Power Johnson. It includes a beautifully illustrated and footnoted history of crochet, instruction in basic crochet techniques for both left- and right-handed learners, detailed information on the abbreviations and chart symbols used in crochet patterns, instruction in specialty and thread crochet techniques, a selection of illustrative projects for crocheters with beginner to advanced skills, and a crochet pattern gallery. The gorgeous, elaborately detailed "Philosopher's Coat" pattern for advanced crocheters shows the art of crochet at its best,...


One Skein Knitting: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet
Leigh Radford
1931499748
March 2006
Paperback
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Review
"Great way to sample new techniques and fibers without wasting time and cash."  —KnitSimple
 


SweaterBabe.com's Fabulous and Flirty Crochet : Gorgeous Sweater and Accessory Patterns from Los Angeles' Top Crochet Designer
Katherine Lee
1592532160
bound - March 1, 2006
Spiral-bound
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About the Author
Katherine Lee is a prolific crochet and knitwear designer and instructor based in Los Angeles, where she also runs her popular website SweaterBabe.com. An engineer and MBA by training and a former internet exec, Katherine changed careers to focus fulltime on her longtime passion for crochet and knitting. ¬ÝHer crochet and knitting designs are featured in magazines as well as several of the highly successful Vogue Knitting on the Go titles, Greetings from Knit Cafe, Fabulous Crochet Ponchos, and The New Crochet. ¬ÝShe was a Guest Expert on the DIY show Uncommon Threads, in an episode called "Crochet Class", where she taught knitters how to crochet a simple triangular shawl. ¬ÝShe teaches many classes, introducing the joys of crochet and knitting to hundreds of...


The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches
Reader's Digest
0762104058
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
An essential guide for all knitters and crocheters-the most extensive, varied, and authoritative collection of stitches ever brought together. Comprehensive and uniquely organized by stitch texture, this hands-on guide features detailed step-by-step instructions and vivid photographs of over 900 individual stitches.


The Crochet Answer Book
Edie Eckman
1580175988
Oct 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Crochet might be easily defined as creating a series of loops with hooks; to many novices, however, the craft itself might defy simple understanding. Eckman comes to the rescue with dozens of well-thought-out questions, comprehensible answers, and chapters on topics ranging from equipment needs to resources for more information. She includes line illustrations and charts for added explanations; tools, for instance, and specific techniques (stitches, borders, and buttonholes) are well illustrated. Best of all, her can-do personality and gentle humor shine through, comforting the unsure crocheters among us. Who could quibble with her response to the question "I put down my afghan for a year, and when I came back to it, my gauge had changed? What happened?" Responds Edie, "Life." Appended are standard crochet abbreviations,...


Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting Illustrated, 2ndedition
Gail Diven
1592570895
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Now with hundreds of illustrations!

Updated and completely revised, this guide has been a bestseller ever since its first publication. Plus, it's the only book to include knitting and crocheting, with both comprehensive instructions and exciting patterns.

From the Back Cover
You're no idiot, of course. You can sew a button, tie a knot and even thread a needle in under 30 seconds. But when it comes to knitting and crocheting, you feel as prickly as a pin cushion. Don't unravel just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting shows you how to create beautiful crafts worthy of becoming heirlooms. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Bead Crochet
Kalmbach Publishing Company
0890244480
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crocheting (Teach Yourself Visually)
Kim P. Werker, Cecily Keim
0764596411
January 4, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up some yarn and a hook and get crocheting! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crocheting shows you the basics—photo by photo and stitch by stitch. You begin with the basic tools and stitches and progress through variations, more complex stitches like Tunisian crochet, and techniques for reading patterns. With designs ranging from a simple but practical baby rattle to a cozy, fluffy cardigan, you'll be creating masterpieces in no time.

Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each skill or techniqueis defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance...



Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet Designs (Designer Beadwork)
Ann Benson
1402721420
April 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
It's the newest thing in crafting, a hot mix of crochet and beadwork. These more than 50 projects for necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are all marvelously easy to make, using only the most basic stitches. Surround cabochons with a netting of beaded crochet to form the Opal or Stone Pendant Necklaces. The Pearl Frenzy necklace features freshwater pearls threaded into a chain-stitched design. For a matching set of jewels, try the Pretty in Pink or Snake ensembles. Each project includes color graphs and diagrams, and there's plenty of information on stringing techniques, selecting the best fibers, combining different sizes and types of beads, and troubleshooting. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.


Sexy Little Knits : Chic Designs to Knit and Crochet
Ashley Paige
0307236579
May 2, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Knitting and crochet just got sexy. Celebrity swimsuit designer Ashley Paige reveals knit and crochet patterns forflirty, fabulous bikinis and more.

They’re flirty, they’re fun, they’re fresh. They’re gracing the pages of Elle, Seventeen, InStyle, and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and they’ve been spotted on the hot bods of Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani. They’re the crochet and knit swimwear designs of Ashley Paige, and now they’re available in Sexy Little Knits, a collection of twenty-four patterns for chic summer pieces—from swimwear and tanks to dresses and shorts.

Ashley’s most popular knit and crochet patterns combine sophisticated color and fun stitches with elegantly form-fitting shapes. This assortment of...

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