Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Book Review The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques

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Wonderful textured fabrics are now within easy reach! This complete guide explains, in a clear and easy-to-follow fashion, how to create everything from openwork and lace through to woven and hairpin crochet. As useful for the highly experienced as the absolute beginner, this information-packed book takes you through the basic techniques to a highly adaptable project section that will provide guidance and inspiration for making colourful and stylish garments for you to wear. Create wonderful textured fabrics with this complete guide to crochet. Essential tools and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working stitches and measuring gauge to adding embellishments and finishing off. Each technique includes stitch patterns to try out, and an adaptable project section allows you to practice your new skills making original and colourful garments and accessories using your own choice of yarns and stitches.

Chapter One
Crochet Essentials
Equipment and Materials
Basic Skills
Measuring Tension
Joining Yarns
Reading Patterns and Charts
Pressing and Blocking

Chapter Two
Techniques and Stitches
Working Stripe Patterns
Working Ridged Stitches
Working Clusters
Working Shell Stitches
Working Bobbles
Working Popcorns
Working Puff Stitches
Working Loop Stitches
Openwork Lace Stitches
Filet Crochet
Working Chevron Patterns
Working Spike Stitches
Working Raised Stitches
Working Jacquard Patterns
Working Intarsia Patterns
Tubular Crochet
Working Circular Motifs
Working and Joining Squares
Working and Joining Hexagons
Tunisian Crochet
Broomstick Crochet
Hairpin Crochet
Making Cords
Making Sew On Trims
Working Edge Finishes
Working Buttonholes and Button Loops
Braids, Edgings and Fringes
Surface Crochet
Applying Beads
Applying Sequins

Chapter Three
Winter Scarf
Baby Afghan
Filet Crochet Wrap
Buttonhole Bag
Intarsia Potholder
Hexagon Pillow
Striped Bag

Chapter Four
Crochet Garments
Hats, Scarves and Mittens
Shawls, Ponchos and Wraps
Crochet in the Home
Dolls and Toys
Care of Crochet
Abbreviations and Symbols

The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques is available from Amazon

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers. 

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