Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Book Review The New Crochet

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Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher, Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cosy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repertoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasing stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical 'beginner's' projects.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (7 Jan 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385346131
ISBN-13: 978-0385346139

About the Author
Marion Madel teaches crochet, embroidery and sewing workshops in Paris, where she has been an experienced designer and illustrator working in fashion, interior design and crafts. She has been published in numerous magazines and is the author of several craft books in French.

Basic Techniques
Before you Begin
Some Notes on yarn and fibres
Vocabulary and Abbreviations
The First Stitch
Starting and Ending a Row

Chapter One
Master the 6 Essential Stitches
Lesson 1 - Chain Stitch
Lesson 2 - Slip Stitch
Lesson 3 - Single Crochet
Lesson 4 - Half Double Crochet
Lesson 5 - Double Crochet
Lesson 6 - Treble Crochet

Chapter Two
Decreases and Increases
Lesson 7 - Horizontal Ribbing
Lesson 8 - Vertical Ribbing
Lesson 9 - Chevron Stitch
Lesson 10 - Floret Stitch
Lesson 11 - Sand Stitch
Lesson 12 - U - Neckline
Lesson 13 - Reversible Stitch

Chapter Three
Starting Lace Patterns
Lesson 14 - Filet Mesh Stitch
Lesson 15 - Open Work Stitch
Lesson 16 - Shell Stitch
Lesson 17 - Hazelnut Stitch
Lesson 18 - Picot Stitch
Lesson 19 - Ending a Triangle

Chapter Four
Working in Rounds
Lesson 20 - Starting in the Round
Lesson 21 - Crocheting a Flower
Lesson 22 - Assembling Motifs
Lesson 23 - Granny Square
Lesson 24 - Joining Two Different Motifs
Lesson 25 - Working in the Round

The New Crochet is available from Amazon

Disclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. 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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