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The Crocheter's Skill Building Workshop: Essential Techniques for Becoming a More Versatile, Adventerous Crocheter

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Practical Lessons for Inspired Stitchers

Join the creative revolution in crochet!
Dora Ohrenstein, a master of innovative crochet strategies, presents patterns for more than 75 swatches, each one designed to delve into the nitty-gritty of crochet. As you advance through the project lessons, you'll gain a solid understanding of counting stitches, changing tension, working in the round, and increasing and decreasing in complicated patterns. ...
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Overview


Practical Lessons for Inspired Stitchers

Join the creative revolution in crochet!
Dora Ohrenstein, a master of innovative crochet strategies, presents patterns for more than 75 swatches, each one designed to delve into the nitty-gritty of crochet. As you advance through the project lessons, you'll gain a solid understanding of counting stitches, changing tension, working in the round, and increasing and decreasing in complicated patterns. You'll hone your technical skills and gain the confidence to tackle sophisticated projects and reach new creative heights with your own designs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612122465
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/18/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 196,354
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dora Ohrenstein is a crochet designer, author, teacher, and publisher. She is the founder and editor of the online magazine Crochet Insider (www.crochetinsider.com) and the author of four books: The New Tunisian Crochet (Interweave, 2013), Custom Crocheted Sweaters (Lark, 2012), Creating Crochet Fabric (Lark, 2010), and The Crochet Insider’s Passion for Fashion (Leisure Arts, 2008). Her chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today and have been published in several European magazines.

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Table of Contents


Preface

Part 1: Techniques

1. Choosing Yarns
      Yarn Sources
      Yarn Manufacturing
      Spinning and Twisting
      Yarn Weights
      Specialty Yarns
      Hand-Dyed Yarns
      Fabric and Drape

2. The Crochet Toolbox
      Hooks
      Other Tools

3. Controlling Tension
     Flexible Tension
     Working the Starting Chain
     Working Turning Chains
     Adjusting Stitch Height
     Hand Health

4. Fundamental Techniques
     Making a Slip Knot
     Basic Stitches
     Fastening Off
     Counting Stitches
     Working into the Starting Chain
     More About Turning Chain
     Alternatives to Standard Turning Chains
     Extended Stitches Can Solve Problems
     Joining and Changing Yarns
     Foundation Stitches
     13 Ways of Looking at Insertion Points
     Working Clusters
     Unraveling Work
     Unusual Stitches

5. Shaping and Construction in Crochet
    The Many Ways to Crochet Squares
    Mitered Corners
    Increasing and Decreasing
    Gauge Always Matters
    The Math: Starting with Something Simple

6. Crochet in the Round
     Starting the Circle
     Starting and Ending Rounds
     Shaping a Circle
     Working in a Spiral
     Stitch Patterns in Circular Work
     Crocheting Tubes

7. Advanced Shaping
     Shaping and Stitch Patterns
     Shaping with Half Pattern Repeats
     Shaping Ripples
     Internal Shaping
     Shaping in Columns
     Shaping Complex Lace
     Short Rows

8. Texture
     Puffs, Bobbles, and Popcorns
     Crossed Stitches
     Cabling, Techniques and Stitches
     Crochet Ribbing

9. Crochet in Color
     Carrying Colors along the Side
     Spike Stitches
     Complex Colorwork
     Tapestry Crochet

10. Finishing Techniques
       Weaving in Ends
       Crochet Seams
       Edging
       Blocking
       Care of Crochet

Part 2: Projects
      Slouchy Hat
      Marguerite Cowl
      Colorwork Bag
      Lace Capelet
      Cabled Lace Scarf


Pattern Reading
Glossary
Key Stitch Guide
Abbreviations and Basic Stitches
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index


 
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