Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips. Techniques are organized in the order that you’d need them as you work through a project, from choosing the right yarn to looking after your finished garment. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem.
Discover how to substitute yarns and accurately estimate the amount required, adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments, and lengthen an existing piece with trims and edgings. From basic chain stitches to filet crochet, there’s advice for all kinds of stitches, mixing and matching, and dealing with gauge variations. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration for adding an extra-special touch to your work using beaded embellishments and surface crochet!
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hooks, tools, and yarns 10
Chapter 2: Patterns and charts 22
Chapter 3: Design 32
Chapter 4: Crochet techniques 46
Chapter 5: Working in the round 106
Chapter 6: Fun with color 126
Chapter 7: Assembling and finishing 142