Monday, 16 June 2014

Book Review How to Crochet

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If you have been thinking about taking up crochet but didn't know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You'll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns, and finish off your work. A troubleshooting section will guide you out of any difficulties too. A range of techniques, including double crochet, working in the round and making granny squares, is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including a tea cosy, a tablet cover and mittens. Each technique is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little crocheting experience you have to start with you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found creative skills.

Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: GMC (7 Jun 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1861089473
ISBN-13: 978-1861089472

About the Author
Born in Devon, UK, Emma learned how to knit as a child, and has always been happiest when creating projects in her spare time. In the past few years she has started designing crocheted items as she is particularly drawn to its sculptural quality. She has an award winning blog, which gives her a good idea of the type of projects that are popular with yarn enthusiasts. Emma trained as an art curator and museum manager, and is now the head of a cultural service. She lives in Greater Manchester with her husband and young son.


Part One
Before You Start
Basic Tools and Equipment
Basic Techniques
Following Patterns

Part Two
Techniques and Projects

Technique One
Double Crochet
Project One
Tablet Cover

Technique Two
Treble Crochet
Project Two
Cushion Cover

Technique Three
Increasing and Decreasing
Project Three
Raspberry Tea Cosy

Technique Four
Working in the Round
Project Four
Stripy Pot Holder

Technique Five
Working in Spirals
Project Five
Bunny Toy

Technique Six
Fabric Patterns
Project Six
Wavy Pattern Cowl

Technique Seven
Textured Stitches
Project Seven
Fingerless Mittens

Technique Eight
Granny Squares
Project Eight
Granny Square Blanket

Technique Nine
Lace Stitches
Project Nine
Lacy Shawl

Technique Ten
Project Ten
Tablecloth and Napkin Edgings

Yarn Suppliers
About the Author


How to Crochet is aimed for a beginner. This book introduces you to the essential crochet techniques that will teach you to create some of the most useful and covetable patterns. This book has hints and tips that will help you to avoid the mistakes that many beginners make in crocheting.

The patterns in this book are quick and easy to do. This book is well written with clear instructions and illustrations.               

How to Crochet is available from Amazon

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