Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Create Beautiful Crocheted Garments

Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Create Beautiful Crocheted Garments

by Jan Eaton
     
 


Crocheting is in! Crochet Basics' 12 imaginative crochet projects show beginners how to practice newly-learned skills and inspire experienced needlecrafters with new ideas and projects. Both beginners and experts will enjoy creating unique items for self, family, and home. Projects include a zigzag scarf, buttoned cushion covers, a child's sweater, a…  See more details below

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Crocheting is in! Crochet Basics' 12 imaginative crochet projects show beginners how to practice newly-learned skills and inspire experienced needlecrafters with new ideas and projects. Both beginners and experts will enjoy creating unique items for self, family, and home. Projects include a zigzag scarf, buttoned cushion covers, a child's sweater, a matching purse and bag with shaped flaps, a baby afghan, a lace evening wrap, an adult's winter sweater, Edwardian bordered towels, and four others. The author also offers advice on getting started with yarns, hooks, sewing needles, tape measure, blocking board, and other equipment. Before starting out on a crochet project, beginners will want to read through the instructions in essential skills that include holding hook and yarn, making a slip knot, mastering basic crochet stitches, joining in new yarn, and finishing off a piece. Here is the perfect book to get started on a rewarding hobby and a wonderful way to create beautiful hand-finished items. More than 250 instructive, full-color illustrations.

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"â?¦the book to get you hooking away."

Bookpage, August 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764156786
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.76(d)

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Jan Eaton is a professional needlecraft and textiles designer whose designs have appeared in many British and European magazines. She is the author of several books on knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. She also has her own web site for needlecrafters: www.tompudding.co.uk.

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