Crochet Techniques

Crochet Techniques

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by Renate Kirkpatrick
     
 
There are more unique crochet stitches than anyone can count—which is what makes this remarkable book so valuable for crocheters. Each of its sampler rugs introduces the reader to a variety of new stitches. One consists of 36 squares, all in yarn of the same color, yet each with its own distinctive stitch. Another is a tasseled circle made with 19 multicolored

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There are more unique crochet stitches than anyone can count—which is what makes this remarkable book so valuable for crocheters. Each of its sampler rugs introduces the reader to a variety of new stitches. One consists of 36 squares, all in yarn of the same color, yet each with its own distinctive stitch. Another is a tasseled circle made with 19 multicolored hexagons. Still more projects are based on a jacquard stitch; Tunisian crochet (also called tricot); and rochenit (sometimes known as “on the double” crochet). Making any one of them is an education in the art of crochet. Plus, the result is a spectacularly beautiful rug.

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Working a sampler is a time-tested way to master a craft. Here, Australian crochet instructor Kirkpatrick guides readers through the construction of five sampler afghans and the execution of five different crocheting techniques: traditional, motif, tapestry (Jacquard), afghan, and "on the double" (Crochenit). Instructions include photos, step-by-step directions appearing in written and symbol form, and line drawings of unusual stitches. Because U.S. crocheters may have some difficulty with the book's Australian terms (e.g., Tunisian instead of afghan crochet) and yarn specifications (e.g., eight-ply wool instead of double-knitting yarn), this book is not recommended for the beginning crocheter, but it definitely would be of interest to the intermediate crocheter looking for skill-building projects. Highly recommended for crochet collections in large public libraries.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781863513715
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Milner Craft Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Crochet Techniques 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pateiwah More than 1 year ago
I wanted to learn tunisian crochet and was having trouble finding more than the usual 3 stitches. this book has nice diagrams,color pictures,so far easy to understand patterns. only thing I might like to have changed would be the binding.this book can't lay flat,to have open while following the pattern. many of the patterns can be made as samplers and put together,like a tunisian rug,a sampler afghan,table runner what ever you want. some patterns are for experienced to advanced, but many are good for the beginner -intermediate crocheter wanting to learn more than the basics.