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Crocheting in Plain English: Easy-To-Follow Lessons in Patterns, Sensible Solutions to Nagging Problems, the Only Book Any Crocheter Will Ever Need

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At last, crocheters without the benefit of a friendly instructor can find th help they need in Crocheting in Plain English. Even if you've never held a crochet hook before, Maggie Righetti's sound instructions and encouragement will help get you startd. If youre an experienced crocheter, you'll find dozens of tips for perfecting your techniques. This comprehensive, ...

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Overview

At last, crocheters without the benefit of a friendly instructor can find th help they need in Crocheting in Plain English. Even if you've never held a crochet hook before, Maggie Righetti's sound instructions and encouragement will help get you startd. If youre an experienced crocheter, you'll find dozens of tips for perfecting your techniques. This comprehensive, common-sense guide covers virtually everything you need to know about crochet:

Selecting threads and yarns

Determining gauge

Working with the right tools

How to interpret patterns and instructions

Increasing and decreasing

How to fix mistakes

Basic stitches (chain, double, triple, slip)

Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches

Assembling the finished product

How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles and much more

Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts or photos. Complet with a detail glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.

At last, crocheters without the benefit of a friendly instructor can find thehelp they need in this clear, accessible guide. Whether the reader has neverheld a crochet hook, or is an experienced crocheter, Righetti delivers sound, common-sense advice. Photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312014124
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/1988
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Righetti, author of Knitting in Plain English, and The Universal Yarn Finder, was an internationally recognized authority on knitting and crochet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    A Good Beginner's Book

    I learned to crochet from this book, and feel that it gave me a very good foundation. The directions are very clear, and there are plenty of diagrams. After working my way through the instructions I was able to crochet several items from outside sources with no trouble, including items made with crochet thread. The author has included several patterns, which I did not find to be worth spending my time on. There is also a section on various fancy stitches which I did find helpful. At one point Ms. Righetti refers to God as 'she'. This was very offensive to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2005

    Beginners Best Friend

    I'm in the navy and decided to learn to crochet during a 9 month deployment. I bought this book, a hook and a skein of yarn. I learned every single stitch in this book with no problem. The directions are very easy to follow. The girls in berthing were blown away by what this book taught me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    Easy to Follow

    This book is very easy to follow and is a great refernce for beginners (and if you need a refresher) It breaks down everything in simple steps!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    Don't make this book your ONLY teacher!

    While there are many useful tips and the basic stitches are explained well, this author presents *her* way as *the only way* in more than one instance. Since she does present alternatives in other parts of the book, readers could easily jump to the conclusion, where only one way is presented, that this one way must be the 'correct' way. Two very basic examples: The author states (1) stitches are worked in the top two loops of the starting chain (2) the hook must be held somewhat like a pencil, with the index finger curled far back on the handle. If you use this book, make sure you read other books also, so you'll know, for instance, that the first row can be worked in the back loop of the starting chain, and the hook can be held overhand (like a steak knife) if that's what you find comfortable. Glad I wasn't in her class! I would never have continued, let alone enjoyed, crocheting.

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