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All About Crochet: The Simple and Easy way to Crochet - Crochet is not just an ordinary craft. It has its own set of symbols and abbreviations, its own blueprints. Without knowing what they signify, we could not crochet.
     

All About Crochet: The Simple and Easy way to Crochet - Crochet is not just an ordinary craft. It has its own set of symbols and abbreviations, its own blueprints. Without knowing what they signify, we could not crochet.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1: About Crochet
History of Crochet
Language of Crochet
Basic Stitches
Crochet Hooks
Crochet Yarns
Chapter 2: Tools and Materials
Hooks
Afghan Hook
More About Yarns!
Markers
Tapestry Needles
Pins
Tape Measure
Plastic Rings
Metal Hook Gauge
Bobbins

Overview

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1: About Crochet
History of Crochet
Language of Crochet
Basic Stitches
Crochet Hooks
Crochet Yarns
Chapter 2: Tools and Materials
Hooks
Afghan Hook
More About Yarns!
Markers
Tapestry Needles
Pins
Tape Measure
Plastic Rings
Metal Hook Gauge
Bobbins
Chapter 3: Basic Techniques
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Catching the Yarn Technique
Chain Stitch Technique (cs)
Single Crochet (sc):
Half Double (hdc) Technique
Double Crochet Technique (dc)
Treble Crochet Technique (tr)
Turning Chains
The Button Stitch
Cluster Stitch
Persian Stitch
Bobbins
Bouclé
Fastening Off
Randomly Crochet
Crocheters Busy as Ever!
Some Crochet Innovations
Spread the Word; Share Your Love
Resources A-Bounty!
Conclusion

Introduction
Hook, loop and shape!
No, this isn’t some sort of an abbreviated strategy to bait your fiancé into marriage. First you hook the poor, unsuspecting fellow, loop him into the marriage cord and then shape him to suit your taste. The male species are a lot smarter these days and it will take them lock, stock and barrel before they would even consider crawling towards the bait.

But hook, loop and shape you certainly can do when you engage in one of the most endearing hobbies of all times – crochet. It’s one of the few art forms left that you can do at your own leisurely pace, one writer calling it the perfect accompaniment to daydreaming.

It is probably while crocheting that strategies concerning your significant other will come most naturally. Because if you angle that hook properly and turn and twist it cleverly, then you might end up with the most effective bait there is. If you’re looking for versatility, crochet has it all. Shapes, colors, textures and weight all combine to produce potentially hundreds of objects that will make you smile and elicit oohs, ahhs and “I’ve got to have this” reactions from family and friends. Because once that yarn is defined into its final shape, a true labor of love manifests itself.

And crochet is not just an ordinary craft, certainly not a mere part of the bigger universe of sewing. If you have to ponder size and weight and yarn texture, crochet turns magically into a science. It has its own set of symbols and abbreviations, its own blueprints. Without knowing what they signify, we could not crochet, forcing us to lead a “threadbare” existence.

A crocheted object can keep us warm in the winter, cradle our boiling pots and pans, suspend our plants from the ceiling, protect our paper money and coins, cover the stains and scratches in our furniture, dress up the baby’s cradle and make a fashion statement.

The fondness for crocheting has not waned since the early ages. Just glance at the arts and crafts section of any bookstore. Last time we checked, there were more books on crochet than there were books on the DaVinci code. And unhook the belief that crocheting is reserved for creatures who sit on rocking chairs all day.
Where have you been?

Teenagers are having fun with it. So are 30 somethings and those who are past their childbearing years.
Let’s see if we can get you hooked…
Chapter 1: About Crochet
To set crochet apart from the rest of the sewing crowd, we’ll make some distinctions:
Crochetingis a type of lace needlework that involves interlocking loops of a single thread, using a hooked needle.
Knitting is looping yarn or thread together by hand with long needles or by machinery which forms similar interlocking loops.
Sewingis working with a needle and thread to fasten stitches.

Quilting is stitching with lines or patterns through layers of cloth. It is usually employed in making bed covers and wall decorations.

Embroideringis making raised and ornamental designs on cloth, leather, etc with the use of a needle.
How crochet further stands out from these other forms will become apparent as we discuss its dynamics for producing fabric and its numerous by-products.

History of Crochet
A writer who tried to trace the history of crochet came to the conclusion that there is no real evidence to show the existence of crochet before the 19thcentury. Knitting, she said, preceded crochet by at least four centuries.

Why crochet did not show up until the 19thcentury could probably be explained by the fact that people at the time preferred more economical fabric-creating techniques. Crochet uses an enormous amount of thread to produce pieces of fabric which were much more economically produced by the ancient techniques of netting, sprang, nalbinding or knitting.

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940013082854
Publisher:
S.H.W.
Publication date:
08/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
30 KB

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All About Crochet: The Simple and Easy way to Crochet - Crochet is not just an ordinary craft. It has its own set of symbols and abbreviations, its ow 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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