Overview


Neophyte crafters learn how to wield a crochet hook with skill and grace, enter yarn stores with confidence, and recreate their favorite crochet trends in this invaluable guide. Seemingly complex crocheting jargon and techniques are demystified with step-by-step photographs and instructions. Clear diagrams demonstrate how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, and form basic stitches to create a simple scarf. More advanced skills—such as shaping, working in rounds, motifs, and edging—lead into sophisticated projects, ...
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Getting Started Crochet

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Overview


Neophyte crafters learn how to wield a crochet hook with skill and grace, enter yarn stores with confidence, and recreate their favorite crochet trends in this invaluable guide. Seemingly complex crocheting jargon and techniques are demystified with step-by-step photographs and instructions. Clear diagrams demonstrate how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, and form basic stitches to create a simple scarf. More advanced skills—such as shaping, working in rounds, motifs, and edging—lead into sophisticated projects, including an evening bag, a pillow, and an edged camisole. Designed for the extreme beginner, the manual also contains an index, a list of additional resources, and helpful charts.
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Editorial Reviews

Craftrends
"The new Getting Started series...promise[s] not to leave the "newbie" wondering what to do next."
Anchorage Daily News
Young students will find Swartz's patterns for simple and usable projects appealing and easy to follow . . . a wonderfully illustrated manual.
Compulsive Reader
The instructions are clear and concise, the pictures are beautifully colored, and the how-to diagrams make everything understandable and easy.
Crochet Today
Chic, simple projects help reinforce the concepts explained in each chapter.
Get Creative
Designed specifically with beginners in mind, this book demystifies jargon and techniques and leads you to new possibilities and skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620332498
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


Judith L. Swartz is a designer for yarn companies, publishers, and private clients, as well as a knitting and crocheting teacher. She is the author of Dogs in Knits, Hip to Crochet, and Hip to Knit. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
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