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Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet

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This 240-page book is the complete, authoritative guide to the history, techniques, and patterns of crochet — and now it's been updated to reflect what's popular in crochet today. Expanded information is given in some areas, and the skill-building projects have been refreshed with up-to-the-minute patterns. Materials and basic techniques are clearly illustrated. Twenty-nine unique projects are stunningly photographed, with thorough written instructions to guide even a novice. For those whose skills go beyond the ...

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Overview

This 240-page book is the complete, authoritative guide to the history, techniques, and patterns of crochet — and now it's been updated to reflect what's popular in crochet today. Expanded information is given in some areas, and the skill-building projects have been refreshed with up-to-the-minute patterns. Materials and basic techniques are clearly illustrated. Twenty-nine unique projects are stunningly photographed, with thorough written instructions to guide even a novice. For those whose skills go beyond the basics, advanced techniques and projects will challenge and inspire. The pattern gallery explains how to read patterns and features 164 charts for traditional as well as brand new crochet patterns. A resource list, cross-referenced index, and bibliography round out the volume.

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Produced by the Kooler Design Studio, this authoritative encyclopedia of crochet credits a number of well-known designers and writers in the field for its contents, including Nancy Nehring, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Melissa Leapman, Ann E. Smith, and Kathleen Power Johnson. It includes a beautifully illustrated and footnoted history of crochet, instruction in basic crochet techniques for both left- and right-handed learners, detailed information on the abbreviations and chart symbols used in crochet patterns, instruction in specialty and thread crochet techniques, a selection of illustrative projects for crocheters with beginner to advanced skills, and a crochet pattern gallery. The gorgeous, elaborately detailed "Philosopher's Coat" pattern for advanced crocheters shows the art of crochet at its best, while the information included on wire crochet and crocheting socks is difficult to find in other crochet handbooks. Essential for public library crochet collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609003937
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 326,713
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


Donna Kooler is the founder of Kooler Design Studio, which is now led by her daughter Basha Kooler as president. The California company has a web site at koolerdesign.com.
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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Totally Recommended

    If you ever wanted to learn how to crochet, or you just know the basics - this is the book for you. Filled with detailed instructions and charts, you can follow every pattern in this book. I've been crocheting for many years, and I am finding this very helpful in explaining many of the patterns I've had to put aside because I wasn't sure of the stitch placement and the explanations. Have started creating the blanket shown on the cover -- can't wait to finish it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Highly recommended, especially for beginners as well as experts.

    This book has extremely clear photos and concise directions. I have have other books, but this one is now my favorite. Some of the tips I've never read before and explanations for basics that now make much more sense. I will look forward to more from this artist and author.

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