The Crocheter's Companion: Revised and Updated

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Explore a guidebook with over 65,000 copies sold! Get more stitches, over 70 new illustrations, and step-by-step techniques in this new edition of The Crocheter's Companion.

This indispensable resource includes all of the essentials, plus a few exciting extras you've been longing for: more tools, stitches, and techniques, as well as updated yarn information, complete abbreviations and symbols, and additional information on reading stitch ...

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Overview

Explore a guidebook with over 65,000 copies sold! Get more stitches, over 70 new illustrations, and step-by-step techniques in this new edition of The Crocheter's Companion.

This indispensable resource includes all of the essentials, plus a few exciting extras you've been longing for: more tools, stitches, and techniques, as well as updated yarn information, complete abbreviations and symbols, and additional information on reading stitch diagrams. Also, due to popular demand, the section on Tunisian crochet has been expanded.

Still in its handy pocket-sized, spiral-bound format, the updated edition covers all the basics (and then some!). Thread and hook charts, stitch instructions with clear illustrations, and lots of helpful hints from one of crochet's most experienced authors will inspire beginners and serious crocheters alike. With impeccable illustrations, an easy-to-understand format, and the most updated information available, The Crocheter's Companion will soon become the only crochet resource you'll need.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/15/2013
This updated edition of crocheter Brown's beginner-friendly guide takes a basics-and-beyond approach, starting with the bare essentials (choice of hook and yarn, how to determine gauge, and how to read instructions), followed by a step-by-step guide to crochet stitches and techniques. The presentation is straightforward, with illustrated directions and an uncluttered layout. Like others in this popular series, this title serves as a quick reference, featuring basic information about supplies, stitches, and techniques. Its portable size makes it handy for travel, and the lay-flat spiral binding allows crocheters to keep the book open easily while following directions. VERDICT This excellent reference to crochet technique contains enough material to satisfy crocheters who need a quick overview of a specific topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596688292
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 603,052
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Brown is the author of the original edition of The Crocheter's Companion. A crocheter for almost 40 years, Nancy served as executive vice-president of the Crochet Guild of America, and was the west coast representative for Skacel Collection Inc. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Table of Contents


Tools, Yarns and Gauge
Tools
Crochet hooks
Crocheter’s supply kit
Yarns
Ply
Weight
Dye lots
Yarn labels and bands
Yarn label symbols
Substituting yarns
Gauge and tension
Gauge or tension
Gauge swatch

How to Read Crochet Instructions
Abbreviations
Written instructions—terms and symbols
International stitch symbols and terms
How to read a stitch diagram

Basic Crochet Stitches
Foundation chain
Chainless foundations
Single crochet
Extended single crochet
Half double crochet
Extended half double crochet
Double crochet
Extended double crochet
Treble crochet
Slip Stitch
Working in the front loop only and the back loop only

Basic Crochet Techniques
Working in rows
Working in rounds
Adjustable ring or magic loop
Joining a new yarn
Shaping
Binding off

Familiar Stitches and Favorites
Around the post
Cluster stitch
Loop stitch
Picot
Popcorn stitch
Puff stitch
Ribbings
Single crochet ribbing
Half double crochet ribbing
Post stitch ribbing
Seed stitch
Shell stitches
Solomon’s Knot stitch

Advanced Crochet Techniques
Aran crochet
Bead crochet
Filet crochet
Lacet crochet
Irish crochet
Multicolored crochet
Ruffle crochet

Motifs and Medallions
Granny Squares
Sample Granny Square
Joining Granny Squares
Working half motifs
Half Granny Square
Granny Square Triangle
Circular motifs
Hexagons

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