Vogue® Knitting on the Go! Crochet Basics

Overview

This On-the-Go guide from Vogue's popular series will grab crocheters—hooks, yarn, and stitches. It's a thorough guide to almost every basic technique, plus 11 fabulous and fun projects to practice them on, from cute booties to a pretty "Pop Princess" dress with an eyelet bodice. The course methodically proceeds one skill at a time, from making a foundation chain to weaving in ends, from working in a spiral to joining yarn, so newcomers can confidently master the craft. A striped Kureyon Scarf is simply colorful,...

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Overview

This On-the-Go guide from Vogue's popular series will grab crocheters—hooks, yarn, and stitches. It's a thorough guide to almost every basic technique, plus 11 fabulous and fun projects to practice them on, from cute booties to a pretty "Pop Princess" dress with an eyelet bodice. The course methodically proceeds one skill at a time, from making a foundation chain to weaving in ends, from working in a spiral to joining yarn, so newcomers can confidently master the craft. A striped Kureyon Scarf is simply colorful, and perfect for practicing making even stitches. The sweet pastel baby blanket features nice big granny squares and dainty picot edging. Other attractive items include a cozy cap and poncho. Crochet fans will take this book everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931543651
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Vogue Knitting on the Go! Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 934,940
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started 10
Hooks
Yarn
Standard Yarn Weight System
First Steps to Stitches 16
What You'll Need
Hands-on Know-How
Slip Knot
Holding the Yarn
Making a Foundation Chain
Time to Crochet! 20
Anatomy of a Foundation Chain
Counting Chain Stitches
Single Crochet
Fastening Off
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet
Treble Crochet
Slip Stitch
Loop-De-Loop 28
Front Loops and Back Loops
Chain Links 29
Easy Eyelet
Make It Mesh
Give and Take 31
Increasing
Decreasing
Going in Circles 35
Making a Ring
Working in a Spiral
Working Joined Rounds
Tied and True 37
Joining Yarn
Stripe it Right 38
Joining New Yarn Color
Seek and Hide 39
Weaving in Ends
Building on the Basics 40
Gauge
Abbreviations and Terms
Understanding Schematics
Measuring Up! 44
Blocking
Construction Zone 47
Order of Assembling
Marking for Armholes
Measuring Length
Seams Easy 49
Joining Seams
Going Straight 52
Crocheting Across a Straight Edge
Taking the Curves 54
Crocheting Around Edges
Sew Perfect 55
Sewing on Trims
Button Up! 56
Making Buttonholes
Buttonhole Spacing
Making Button Loops
Sewing on Buttons
Accessorize! 60
Tools You Will Need
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