Crocheting Made Easy

Crocheting Made Easy

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by Mike Morley
     
 

A crocheted object can keep us warm in the winter, cradle
our boiling pots and pans, suspend our plants from the
ceiling, protect our paper money and coins, cover the stains
and scratches in our furniture, dress up the baby’s cradle
and make a fashion statement.
The fondness for crocheting has not waned since the early
ages. Just glance…  See more details below

Overview

A crocheted object can keep us warm in the winter, cradle
our boiling pots and pans, suspend our plants from the
ceiling, protect our paper money and coins, cover the stains
and scratches in our furniture, dress up the baby’s cradle
and make a fashion statement.
The fondness for crocheting has not waned since the early
ages. Just glance at the arts and crafts section of any
bookstore. Last time we checked, there were more books
on crochet than there were books on the DaVinci code.
unhook the belief that crocheting is reserved for creatures
who sit on rocking chairs all day.
Where have you been?
Teenagers are having fun with it. So are 30 somethings and
those who are past their childbearing years.
Let’s see if we can get you hooked…
Chapter 1: About Crochet
To set crochet apart from the rest of the sewing crowd, we’ll
make some distinctions:


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ................................................................5
Chapter 1: About Crochet..............................................7
History of Crochet......................................................8
Language of Crochet.................................................11
Basic Stitches..........................................................12
Crochet Hooks.........................................................13
Crochet Yarns..........................................................15
Chapter 2: Tools and Materials.....................................17
Hooks ....................................................................18
Afghan Hook...........................................................19
More About Yarns!...................................................20
Markers..................................................................22
Tapestry Needles.....................................................23
Pins.......................................................................23
Tape Measure..........................................................24
Row Counter...........................................................24
Plastic Rings............................................................24
Metal Hook Gauge....................................................25
Bobbins..................................................................25
Chapter 3: Basic Techniques........................................25
Practice, Practice, Practice!........................................27
Catching the Yarn Technique......................................27
Chain Stitch Technique (cs).......................................28
Single Crochet (sc): .................................................28
Half Double (hdc) Technique.....................................29
Double Crochet Technique (dc) .................................29
Treble Crochet Technique (tr)....................................30
Turning Chains........................................................30
The Button Stitch.....................................................31
Cluster Stitch ..........................................................32
Persian Stitch..........................................................33
Chapter 4: Some Great Crocheting Tips!........................35
Bobbins..................................................................36
Bouclé....................................................................41
Fastening Off...........................................................41
Randomly Crochet....................................................44
Crocheters Busy as Ever!..........................................47
Some Crochet Innovations.........................................50
Spread the Word; Share Your Love.............................52
Resources A-Bounty!................................................59
Conclusion ................................................................61

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014606547
Publisher:
Mike Morley
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
42 KB

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horrible!