This visual encyclopedia features step-by-step instructions for300 gorgeous crochet stitch patterns, from basic stitches tocables, lace, textured stitches, mesh and filet crochet, fans andshells, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike stitches, colorwork, andmore. Each pattern is accompanied by a full-color photo and achart. Every crocheter needs a book like this on hershelf—the content is timeless and will have a place next tothe crochet hooks for many years to come.
Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives crochetersquick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitchcombinations that enables them to create their own designs ormodify existing patterns with ease.Patterns are represented in both charts and words to suitindividual crocheters’ preferencesA detailed color photo accompanies each stitch patternHardcover packaging makes the book durable for a lifetime ofuse
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced crocheter,Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia is a book you'll turnto again and again.
Written in the author’s cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book—featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout—is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns—including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects—the kind that make Stitch ’n Bitch rule—for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid’s Sock Monkey Poncho.
No, these aren’t your grandma’s doilies.
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
55 photos help you with every step of the dolls.
A basic knowlegde of crochet terms is required to read the patterns.
The art of crocheting is timeless-and its popularity is evidentin the surge of modern, sophisticated techniques like amigurumi andTunisian crochet. So if you yearn for the skills to join thiscrafting revolution, this easy-to-follow guide is for you!
With new patterns and even more techniques explained step bystep, this updated edition is your go-to guide for learning how tocrochet.Concise, two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill andare ideal for quick reviewDetailed color photos demonstrate each step and helpful tipsprovide additional guidanceNew patterns, more techniques, and refreshed interiordesign
Packed with tons of step-by-step instructions and fun,innovative patterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet, 2ndEdition, gives you the tools you need to create one-of-a-kindcrochet projects that will add handmade flair to your home andwardrobe.
Filet Crochet • Hairpin Lace • Tapestry Crochet • Aran Crochet • Entrelac Crochet • Fashion Crochet • Tunisian Crochet • Woven Crochet • Double-Ended Crochet • Tassels • Bullion Stitch • Overlay Crochet • Bead Crochet • Bruges Crochet • Painted Crochet • Free-Form Crochet • Irish Crochet • Wire Crochet
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Rita Weiss, a noted needlework designer and bestselling author, has collected the finest, easily workable examples of Irish crochet from rare American thread company booklets of more than 50 years ago. Step-by-step instructions, stitch and hook charts, metric conversion charts, and 40 clear illustrations allow you to make magnificent accessories in these lovely patterns: My Wild Irish Rose, Popcorn, Rose of Sharon, Cinderella, More Than a Touch of Blarney, Beauty Rose, "Smilin' Through," Tournament of Roses, Wedding Ring, Dublin Beauty, Irish Springtime, and others. No skills beyond a familiarity with ordinary crochet technique are needed to create these beautiful patterns. In addition, expert tips on blocking and finishing make it certain that your final product will be nothing short of a work of art.
With this versatile, inexpensive guide, the beauty of Irish crochet — once thought too difficult to achieve by any but the most experienced needleworkers — is now within reach of even beginning crocheters.
Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fundesigns in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of thebasic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a conciseappendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working thesestitches. You’ll find plenty of tips on changing colors andadding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos ofevery project—from potholders to afghans, belts to tablerunners, skirts to vests, and much more. You’ll also discoverhow to:Decipher crochet lingoMake a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garmentsizingWork with the most common stitches and stitch patternsCrochet in the round or with colorShape a design through increasing or decreasing stitchesUse new techniques like felting and working with wireCrochet pictures and words using the filet crochettechnique
There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids tomake, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items.Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners orthose wanting to take their skills to the next level, CrochetPatterns For Dummies is your one-stop guide to crochetingsuccess!
- Broomstick lace
- Hairpin lace
- Bruges lace
- Irish crochet
- Freeform crochet
Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, teaching all that is necessary to master the required skills. Charts, diagrams, and graphs are also provided, and swatch exercises in each section give the reader a chance to try the skills. Sections end with three to five small projects. Master this beautiful craft with Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters!
• Essential Techniques • Troubleshooting • Time-Saving Tips
Solutions to common crochet quandaries are at your fingertips—anywhere you go
Crochet VISUAL™ Quick Tips has the answers you need—fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, plus time-saving tips, it covers:Selecting tools and yarnWorking basic stitchesIncreasing and decreasingWorking in rounds and colorsMaking puffs, bobbles, clusters, and knotsWorking Tunisian crochet, filet crochet, and laceCrocheting with beadsFinishingInterpreting patternsDiagnosing problems and fixing mistakes
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 techniquesCovers common crocheting mistakes and how to correct themProvides guidance on crocheting with eco-awareness, like working with organic yarns, tie-dye yarns, and free trade and sustainably sourced fibersGets you up to speed on resources and events held within the crochet communityProvides 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.
Each project features complete, well-illustrated instructions, plus full-color photos of the finished model. The patterns are easy to follow and are suitable for crocheters at all skill levels, from novices to experienced hands.
You'll find recipes for food-themed scarves that feature sushi, salad, gingerbread men, buttered toast, eggs and bacon, ice-cream cones, popcorn boxes, and more. You'll also learn how to make a pair of strawberry fingerless mittens, a chocolate cupcake hat complete with a cherry on top, and even a coconut-lemon cake tissue box cozy. Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies is divided into three chapters--Sweet Things, Fruits and Veggies, and Savory Stuff--and comes complete with an illustrated how-to section, lists of "ingredients" for each project, easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, and full-color photos and illustrations. Beginning and experienced crafters alike will go wild for these quirky, colorful, wearable confections.
/divDIVA crocheting basics section provides techniques, abbreviations, and the instructions needed to make the 12 granny square projects included in this step-by-step booklet./div
• 29 crochet patterns for Christmas décor and stylish accessories
• Patterns created by members of the Design Wars Challenge, a group of crocheters who compete for votes in various Design Challenges and work together to expand the style of modern crochet
• Colorful and fun to crochet patterns include Reindeer Basket, Penguin Ornaments, Catching Stars Shawl, Braided Cables Christmas Stocking, Spice Hood, Fair Isle Hedgehog, and many others
When you’re looking for new patterns to crochet for yourself and others, Crochet Style provides more than 30 one-of-a-kind hats, ear warmers, cowls and more. Jennifer Dougherty is renowned for her crochet designs’ stunning textures, easy-to-follow instructions and stitch techniques that take your accessories from plain to extraordinary. In Crochet Style, she presents new patterns in three styles—trendy, sporty and classic—for sizes ranging from newborn to large adult. Fashion-forward women and teens will love the urban-style slouchy hats and chunky ear warmers with matching cowls and boot cuffs. For a practical, sporty look that stands out in a crowd, close-fitting beanies and fingerless gloves are perfect choices for men and kids. Timeless classics such as cabled ear warmers, woven hats and lacey cowls are sure to be favorites for many years.
The patterns are designed for crocheters with knowledge of basic crochet stitches; they provide great opportunities to develop your skills and learn new stitches. With irresistible photography and a multitude of variations, Crochet Style is an essential source of inspiration, technique and instruction for high-quality, handmade items that are truly unique.
Amigurumi (which means knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals. The technique results in animals with large heads and small bodies, upholding the super cute aesthetic of amigurumi animals.
Jam-packed with four-color photographs of seriously cute figures based on the classic Christmas poem, The Night Before Christmas, as well as patterns and step-by-step instructions on how to make them, this book will inspire you to pick up the needle and thread like no other craft project.
The book teaches crocheters:Basic crocheting techniques (perfect for beginners!) Spiral techniques to ensure stuffing will not come out Versatile uses (using thick yarn, each dog is about 3 inches long, suitable for an iPod case; using slender threads, each dog will be 1 inch long, suitable for a cell phone case) How to make cute amigurumi crochet ornaments Patterns and detailed directions for how to make a variety of characters from Clement C. Moore’s poem, including:
A Christmas tree
Two children--a boy and a girl
Do you really think a broken mirror means seven years of bad luck? Come on. Superstitions are useless. Now, Super Stitches Crochet—that’s useful! Super Stitches Crochet offers a complete introduction to this favorite craft, plus an illustrated dictionary of more than 180 stitches and patterns. Solids, openwork, fans, trellises, arches, laces, textures, medallions, shapes, edgings, and more are shown with instructions and diagrams on left-hand pages and a photo of a crocheted sample swatch on the opposite page. This follow-up to the super-successful Super Stitches Knitting includes information on choosing yarns, selecting hooks, understanding symbols and abbreviations used in crocheting patterns, essential crochet techniques, and the stitches and formations that are the essentials of all crochet work. Look, throwing salt over your shoulder won’t keep you busy forever. You need Super Stitches Crochet!
• User-friendly lay-flat binding
• Unbeatable illustrated reference
• Great for crocheters at every level
The world needs more Ami Ami Dogs
Perfect for beginners who want to learn a new craft, DK's Get Started: Crochet takes a "do and learn" approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.
This inexpensive volume presents authentic motifs and grounds used by the most skilled Irish needleworkers of the late nineteenth century. Collected and edited by one of the best-known experts of the time, Thérèse de Dillmont, it offers patterns, complete instructions, and/or detailed photographs for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and various traditional footings and borders.
Crocheters can use these versatile motifs of delicate raised flowers, leaves, sprays, and more to transform ordinary bedspreads, doilies, tablecloths, and clothing into works of art to be treasured for years. Make your own unique designs for new curtains, fancy collars, delicate cuffs, and so much more. Each of these motifs can be altered in shape, enlarged, diminished, or combined in new patterns — there's virtually no limit to the results you can produce.
Beginners should practice making individual motifs before attempting an entire piece of lace, and experienced crocheters may want to follow the directions exactly before experimenting to form new motifs. With practice, you can invent your own patterns just by employing these authentic, elemental motifs and their complementary grounds. A new introduction relates the history and technique involved in Irish crochet lace, and a conversion chart translates outdated terms.
The Japanese art of Amigurumi—which translates to knitted stuff toy—is a crocheting technique that creates adorable stuffed animals with large heads and small bodies. In her previous books, Mitsuki Hoshi taught crocheters how to make cute Amigurumi dogs and cats. Now, she shows them how to knit a range of popular animals, including a chick, chicken, parakeet, penguin, panda, frog, pig, rabbit, mouse, and bear.
Super Easy Amigurumi begins with basic crochet techniques to create four animals, each increasing in complexity: the chick, chicken, parakeet and penguin. Clear and easy photos demonstrating the fundamental crochet skills accompany and guide you through the instructional crochet charts.
Starting off with basic crochet techniques for beginners and developing into more challenging patterns for experts, Super Easy Amigurumi is perfect for knitters of any level!