Crocheting For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. It’s a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started.

Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies shows you how to choose...

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Crocheting For Dummies

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Overview

Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. It’s a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started.

Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies shows you how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work. This hands-on guide provides step-by-step instructions and full-color photos that make it fun and easy to master the basics as well as more advanced techniques. You’ll have the tools you need to:

  • Create consistency with a gauge swatch
  • Decode crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams
  • Stitch a double, a triple, a double triple, and a half double crochet
  • Increase and decrease stitches
  • Crochet in circles
  • Work with different colors
  • Stitch texture and advanced patterns
  • Create an Afghan stitch
  • Make new styles with filet crocheting
  • Join seams, sow buttons, add trims, and make pockets
  • Block and care for your work

Packed with instructions on different projects, as well as common mistakes and safety measures you should take to maximize your progress and fun, Crocheting For Dummies is the only guide you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470650394
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/22/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 43,636
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Karen Manthey is a freelance technical editor and creates crochet diagrams for various publications and designers. Susan Brittain crochets and designs pieces for numerous yarn companies. Julie Armstrong Holetz is a pattern designer and freelance technical editor for craft publishers and magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Crochet 101.

Chapter 1: Hooking into a Life of Crochet.

Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 3: Creating Consistency with Gauge.

Chapter 4: Decoding Crochet Patterns.

Part II: Basic Stitches and Techniques.

Chapter 5: Focusing on Fundamental Stitches.

Chapter 6: Long, Longer, Longest: Several Common Crochet Stitches.

Chapter 7: Shaping Up and Slimming Down: Increasing and Decreasing Stitches.

Chapter 8: I’ve Been Here Before: Crocheting in Circles.

Chapter 9: Crocheting in Technicolor.

Part III: Advanced Stitches and Techniques.

Chapter 10: Fancy Stitches That Steal the Show.

Chapter 11: Creating Texture in Unexpected Ways.

Chapter 12: Like Knitting with a Hook: Tunisian Crochet.

Chapter 13: Filet and Mesh Crochet: Creating a New Style.

Chapter 14: Building on Your Skills with Motifs.

Part IV: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 15: Connecting the Parts: Joining Seams.

Chapter 16: Design 101: Crocheting Your First Sweater.

Chapter 17: Finishing Functionally: Borders, Buttons, and Pockets.

Chapter 18: It’s All in the Details: Embellishing Crochet.

Chapter 19: Neatness Counts: Fixing, Blocking, and Caring for Your Work.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Do Good with Crochet.

Chapter 21: Ten Variations on Crochet.

Appendix: Sources and Resources.

Index.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Crochet for Beginners

    After using the Knitting for Dummies and being pleased with what it offered. I got this book on my Nook and am also very pleased with it. It has easy to follow directions with pictures and references other chapters for further information on a topic. Using this book I taught myself how to crochet pretty quickly.

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    Posted December 29, 2011

    Help!

    I still need my mom in law and my sister!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I love to crogcet I love to crochet even though i am just a beginer it is still so much fun

    Very informatinal

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    Is it too hard for an eight year old

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    I know how to crochet but it still always comes out wrong. Do you think it would help? Or is it to confusing for a 12 year old to understand?

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