Crocheting For Dummies

Crocheting For Dummies

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by Karen Manthey, Susan Brittain, Julie Holetz
     
 

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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting

Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Packed with new content and reflecting crocheting styles from around the world, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose

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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting

Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Packed with new content and reflecting crocheting styles from around the world, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art.

  • Crochet 101 — get the lowdown on crocheting and expert advice on choosing the right crocheting materials
  • A stitch in time — follow step-by-step instructions on creating your first basic stitches, crocheting rounds, and changing colors
  • Gauge your expertise — transform your projects with advanced stitches and techniques, such as Tunisian crochet and filet crochet
  • Put it all together — learn to join pieces of crocheted fabric to create everything from a simple camisole to a pullover sweater

Open the book and find:

  • The tools and materials you need to get started
  • How to create consistency in your work with gauge
  • Tips on decoding crochet abbreviations, symbols, and diagrams
  • Fundamental stitches and basic techniques like increasing and decreasing
  • Advanced stitches and techniques like lace crochet and making motifs
  • Advice on working with buttons, borders, and pockets
  • Instructions for adding final embellishments

Learn to:

  • Create beautiful designs in no time
  • Work with new patterns, stitches, and techniques
  • Choose the right tools
  • Finish your work like a pro

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470536452
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
133,080
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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