24-Hour Crochet Projects

24-Hour Crochet Projects

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by Rita Weiss
     
 

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Quick and easy doesn't mean boring, as this vibrant crochet guide attests. Twenty-four simple patterns, each of which can be finished in 24 hours or less, include garments, bags, and home accessories. They're easy to pick up whenever you have a few moments to spare — but they're hard to put down! You'll be amazed at what you can create in such a short

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Quick and easy doesn't mean boring, as this vibrant crochet guide attests. Twenty-four simple patterns, each of which can be finished in 24 hours or less, include garments, bags, and home accessories. They're easy to pick up whenever you have a few moments to spare — but they're hard to put down! You'll be amazed at what you can create in such a short time.
Patterns include stylish hats, scarves, sweaters, and purses as well as afghans, doilies, and baby clothes. Full-color photos illustrate the easy-to-follow instructions, and a helpful "Refresher Course" offers diagrams of stitches and describes gauge. From a cute little sweater to a trendy scarf and a little black bag for a night on the town, these 24 patterns offer a terrific variety of projects that make great gifts and treasured keepsakes.

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Library Journal
These pattern books of quick-to-crochet and quick-to-knit projects include a variety of patterns for garments, accessories, and afghans for children and adults. What sets these pattern collections apart is the number of color photographs of finished projects-often four or five of each garment-along with the designer's estimated time to complete each project. Most projects are made with readily available yarns and are suitable for beginning to intermediate crocheters and knitters. Consider for public libraries where demand warrants. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402713774
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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24-Hour Crochet Projects


By Rita Weiss

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 The Creative Partners, LLC
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-81105-5



INTRODUCTION

Crocheting is easy, fast, and fun!

Just think what you can make in only 24 hours or less of crocheting — a cute little sweater top, a trendy scarf, a hat, a must-have purse — and every one of the projects in this great book.

Crocheting is easy to take up and to put down; it will go with you quite happily to a doctor's appointment, a boring meeting, a child's soccer game. Our patterns are easy, so they don't require your full concentration.

As a crocheter, you will be amazed at how quickly you can create fabulous projects that will have your friends and family begging for their own, just like yours.

Just in case you can't remember how to crochet, or if you are confused about what those abbreviations and symbols mean, spend a little time with our "Refresher Course" starting on page 116. Then you'll be ready to go.

To speed you along, we tell you how much time will be required to finish a project. Don't be dismayed, however, if it takes you longer. It's not a race, and crocheting is time well spent. Whether you crochet for just one hour a day, or for hours at a time, 24 of those precious hours will reward you with a wide variety of creations you'll love.


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Meet the Author

The author of more than 50 needle arts books, Rita Weiss has taught and lectured in the United States and Europe. The founder and head of Dover's needlework division, she is also Executive Vice President of the American School of Needlework, Chairman of the Craft Yarn Council of America's Crochet Marketing Committee, and former President of the International Quilting Association.

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24-Hour Crochet Projects 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would not recommend this book to my friends.I made the headband on page 115,the time was misleading ,and the project did not fit too small.its unrealistic to make someone think they can do some for these project in the time frame stated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Projects are great and instructions easy, but title is very misleading. Maybe someone who has been crocheting for 50 years could complete these projects in 24 hours, but it took me more than triple the time apiece to complete some projects and I learned to crochet quite some time ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am considered a fast crocheter and the wave blanket is NOT a 24 hour project. I have put in at least twice the time they list and I am getting close to the half way point. I don't know where they got their figures but they just aren't realistic.
Penmouse More than 1 year ago
24-Hour Crochet Projects offers a wide variety of crochet projects ranging from hats to handbags plus household items too. Each project an estimated time to complete the craft. The author, Rita Weiss, says the time estimate is an estimate as crocheting is time well spent. The author has also included a crochet refresher course which goes through the basics. In this chapter you will see illustrations demonstrating crochet stitches and how to weave in yarn ends. Some of the projects you'll find in this book include: Huggable Afghan Red Hot Purse Think Mink (a faux fur head band) Must Have Blouse Hipster Scarf Recommend. Review written after downloading a galley from NetGalley.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: 24-Hour Crochet Projects Author: Rita Weiss Published: 3-15-2016 Publisher: Dover Publications Pages: 128 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub Genre: Fashion ISBN: 9780486800325 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . 24 easy to make crochet projects that can be completed within 24 hours. With scarves, purses, stylish tops, doilies, baby onesie, afghans and more there are more than enough different projects to keep you busy for months. I made the Little Fan Onsie first because it was so cute I could not resist. I paired it with the Baby Dreams afghan. They were adorable. Having no little ones in my family I passed it on to a friend's granddaughter who has a three month old. I thought the Must Have Blouse and Glittering Gold Blouse and Shaw because I liked the pictures and wanted to see to see if they were as pretty as they seem. They were. There are plenty of others I want to try in the future. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Rita Weiss has given us projects that are completed with ease and quickly. It may not be instantaneous gratification, but it is close enough. My recommendation is a 4 1/2 out of 5. Thank you Ms. Weiss for the hours of pleasure you have given me to look forward to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very family-oriented patterns. If you're young and looking for something cute to make for yourself, try another book. =(
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend 24-Hour Crochet Projects to everyone who love to crochet. Because the patterns are outstanding an the directions are so clear and easy to understand. Note to crocheters on the look out for cute, hip, hat patterns, this is the book for you.