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Crocheting For Dummies, + Video

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Get hooked on the art of crochet The crochet craze has taken the craft world by storm. If you′ve caught the bug and want to take your skills from beginner to beguiling, look no further than the friendly guidance in this bestselling guide. In Crocheting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you′ll find out how to choose the right hooks and yarns to complete your project, switch colors as you go, utilize various crochet stiches for different looks, and so much more. Online companion project videos will help readers master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.
Julia Roberts and countless other celebrities are doing it and you can, too! Taking the intimidation out of the timeless art of crocheting, this updated edition gives crafters of every skill level the knowledge and know–how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off their work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatches to decoding patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy–to–follow guide is all you need to create beautiful designs in no time!
  • Includes fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques
  • Covers common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them
  • Provides guidance on crocheting with eco–awareness, like working with organic yarns, tie–dye yarns, and free trade and sustainably sourced fibers
  • Gets you up to speed on resources and events held within the crochet community
  • Provides free online access to videos to teach you how to tackle various stitches and crochet in the round
Whether you′re a first–time crocheter or looking to expand your skillset, Crocheting For Dummies gives you everything you need to get hooked like a pro.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119287117
ISBN-10: 1119287111
Pagini: 408
Dimensiuni: 188 x 236 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Ediția: 3rd Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

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  • View step–by–step crocheting videos online
  • Cast on and work with new patterns and stitches
  • Create hats, scarves, blankets, and more
Get hooked on crocheting
The crochet craze has taken the craft world by storm. If you′ve caught the bug and want to take your skills from beginner to beguiling, look no further than this bestselling guide. Inside, you′ll get the know–how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatches to decoding patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy–to–follow guide is all you need to create beautiful designs in no time!
Inside
  • Fresh new patterns
  • Stitches and techniques
  • Correct mistakes
  • Crochet with eco–awareness
  • Crochet on fabric
  • Play with tools
  • Fix and care for your work

Cuprins

Introduction 1
Part 1: Crochet 101 5
CHAPTER 1: Hooking into a Life of Crochet 7
CHAPTER 2: Essential Equipment 15
CHAPTER 3: Creating Consistency with Gauge 33
CHAPTER 4: Decoding Crochet Patterns 41
Part 2: Basic Stitches and Techniques 57
CHAPTER 5: Focusing on Fundamental Stitches 59
CHAPTER 6: Expanding Your Stitch Choices 89
CHAPTER 7: Crochet, More or Less: Increasing and Decreasing Stitches 121
CHAPTER 8: I ve Been Here Before: Crocheting in Circles 137
CHAPTER 9: Multicolored Crochet 161
Part 3: Advanced Stitches and Techniques 175
CHAPTER 10: Fancy That: Stitches That Steal the Show 177
CHAPTER 11: Creating Texture in Unexpected Ways 193
CHAPTER 12: Like Knitting with a Hook: Tunisian Crochet 217
CHAPTER 13: Filet and Mesh Crochet: Creating a New Style 239
CHAPTER 14: Piecemeal: Crocheting Motifs 263
Part 4: Putting It All Together 277
CHAPTER 15: Connecting the Parts: Joining Seams 279
CHAPTER 16: Design 101: Crocheting Your First Sweater 299
CHAPTER 17: Finishing Functionally: Borders, Buttons, and Pockets 315
CHAPTER 18: Neatness Counts: Fixing, Blocking, and Caring for Your Work 337
Part 5: The Part of Tens 351
CHAPTER 19: Ten Ways to Do Good with Crochet 353
CHAPTER 20: Ten Variations on Crochet 365
Index 373

Notă biografică

Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers.
Susan Brittain was an assistant editor for Crochet Fantasy magazine.