Crocheting Made Easy! [NOOK Book]

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Hook, loop and shape!
No, this isn’t some sort of an abbreviated strategy to bait
your fiancé into marriage. First you hook the poor,...
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Crocheting Made Easy!

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Overview

Hook, loop and shape!
No, this isn’t some sort of an abbreviated strategy to bait
your fiancé into marriage. First you hook the poor,
unsuspecting fellow, loop him into the marriage cord and
then shape him to suit your taste. The male species are a
lot smarter these days and it will take them lock, stock and
barrel before they would even consider crawling towards the
bait.
But hook, loop and shape you certainly can do when you
engage in one of the most endearing hobbies of all times –
crochet. It’s one of the few art forms left that you can do at
your own leisurely pace, one writer calling it the perfect
accompaniment to daydreaming.
It is probably while crocheting that strategies concerning
your significant other will come most naturally. Because if
you angle that hook properly and turn and twist it cleverly,
then you might end up with the most effective bait there is.
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If you’re looking for versatility, crochet has it all. Shapes,
colors, textures and weight all combine to produce
potentially hundreds of objects that will make you smile and
elicit oohs, ahhs and “I’ve got to have this” reactions from
family and friends. Because once that yarn is defined into
its final shape, a true labor of love manifests itself.
And crochet is not just an ordinary craft, certainly not a
mere part of the bigger universe of sewing. If you have to
ponder size and weight and yarn texture, crochet turns
magically into a science. It has its own set of symbols and
abbreviations, its own blueprints. Without knowing what
they signify, we could not crochet, forcing us to lead a
“threadbare” existence.
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. And
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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:
Crocheting is a type of lace needlework that involves
interlocking loops of a single thread, using a hooked needle.
Knitting is looping yarn or thread together by hand with
long needles or by machinery which forms similar
interlocking loops.
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Sewing is working with a needle and thread to fasten
stitches.
Quilting is stitching with lines or patterns through layers of
cloth. It is usually employed in making bed covers and wall
decorations.
Embroidering is making raised and ornamental designs on
cloth, leather, etc with the use of a needle.
How crochet further stands out from these other forms will
become apparent as we discuss its dynamics for producing
fabric and its numerous by-products.
History of Crochet
A writer who tried to trace the history of crochet came to the
conclusion that there is no real evidence to show the
existence of crochet before the 19th century. Knitting, she
said, preceded crochet by at least four centuries.
Why crochet did not show up until the 19th century could
probably be explained by the fact that people at the time
preferred more economical fabric-creating techniques.
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Crochet uses an enormous amount of thread to produce
pieces of fabric which were much more economically
produced by the ancient techniques of netting, sprang,
nalbinding or knitting.1
It was while Ireland was developing its lace industry that the
US took up crocheting. It soon became a household activity
that was loved by many American settlers.
While sewing was considered a function, crochet was
entertainment. When America went to World War II in
1941, there was no such thing as time and innovation for
fashion, so the idea was to make it “short and sweet.”
Crochet was therefore saved for special things like a touch of
lace, a scarf or a friendly.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014839570
  • Publisher: Tea Time eBooks
  • Publication date: 10/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 65
  • Sales rank: 235,305
  • File size: 177 KB

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