Learn to Crochetby Sally Harding
Crochet is back in fashion, a favorite with today's up-and-coming textile designers. That's why so many people want to learn its simple, textural, and attractive stitches. From choosing yarns and hooks to making a loop and foundation chain, from doing simple edgings to working in rounds, would-be crocheters will find all the basics of the craft right here. Holding the hook, checking the gauge, reading standard patterns, stitching filet crochet--everything is covered in great detail with full-page photos and close-up drawings. The projects begin with an easy pot-holder and progress to blankets for babies and adults; striped and scalloped cushions, scarves, purses, and Christmas decorations.
- Sterling Publishing
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- 6.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.29(d)
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My grandmother taught me to crochet years ago but I had forgotten how. Its a good book if you have a basic idea of how to crochet but not so good for absolute beginners. It has lots of pictures but its still confusing if you don't know how to move the crochet hook or have seen someone crochet in person or video. The book has some beginners projects at the end of the book and shows how to do all the basic moves before you get to an actual project.
While I don't think this book is the best for it's instruction, I have grown to love and appreciate the difference in the projects of this one and now reach for it often -- that's why I give it 5 stars! It is fantastic for using cotton yarn and has absolutely gorgeous edgings, snowflake Christmas ornaments, filet crochet, and much more. Some of the prettiest items I've ever made were from the these 20 patterns.