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.
This visual encyclopedia features step-by-step instructions for 300 gorgeous crochet stitch patterns, from basic stitches to cables, lace, textured stitches, mesh and filet crochet, fans and shells, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike stitches, colorwork, and more. Each pattern is accompanied by a full-color photo and a chart. Every crocheter needs a book like this on her shelf—the content is timeless and will have a place next to the crochet hooks for many years to come.
Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives crocheters quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enables them to create their own designs or modify existing patterns with ease.Patterns are represented in both charts and words to suit individual crocheters’ preferences A detailed color photo accompanies each stitch pattern Hardcover packaging makes the book durable for a lifetime of use
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced crocheter, Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia is a book you'll turn to 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.
• 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
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.
Being a "good" crocheter is not about making perfectly stitched, elaborate, artful creations. It is rather a matter of confidence. You need to be confident in what you are doing and in how to figure out what to do if things aren't going quite right. Understanding why you do certain things and why they turn out the way they do increases confidence and leads to successful crocheting.
This book answers some of the most common questions crocheters have, and anticipates some questions you didn't know you had. The Crochet Answer Book will lead you down the road to gaining the confidence that makes for good crocheting.
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!
A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project.
The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design.
Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
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.
Crochet pattern to create the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
Who has not read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? Alice falls through a rabbit hole and finds herself in an enchanted fantasy world. In this world she meets peculiar creatures. Alice finds the Cheshire Cat in a tree. It constantly grins and can disappear and reappear whenever it likes. Sometimes it disappears and leaves its grin behind.
Size: The Cheshire Cat is 6.5 inches tall (16.5 cm). This excludes the ears.
For materials you can use:3.00 mm hook ply yarn (white, light pink, purple and yellow) Black embroidery flossPolyester fiberfillTapestry needle10" (25 cm) Pipe cleaner or iron wire
Crochet skill level: Intermediate (requires knowledge of basic crochet terms). The pattern is in English (using US crochet terms). The steps which might be more difficult are described in detail with 25 photos to guide you with every step.
- The finished dolls are not suitable for children 3 years and younger because of loose parts.
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.
ch = chain;
sc = single crochet;
st = stitch;
sl st = slip stitch.
For materials you can use:
DK, Light Worsted: Robin DK (fiesta pink = 45 g, cream = 70 g, spearmint = 35 g and yellow (sunflower) = 45 g);5.00 mm hook (US: H/8, UK: 6);Red Embroidery Thread or red DK yarn for embroider mouth;Tapestry needle;Pins;1 pair of 12mm safety eyes;Polyester fibrefill = 170 g.
Sadly this craft is thought of as a way to keep the elderly industriously occupied. Something they do when they while away the time sitting in a rocking chair. This is definitely not the case. Men, women and children of all ages enjoy the challenge of this craft, as it is becoming a trend again in the fashion world.
The art of crocheting is timeless-and its popularity is evident in the surge of modern, sophisticated techniques like amigurumi and Tunisian crochet. So if you yearn for the skills to join this crafting revolution, this easy-to-follow guide is for you!
With new patterns and even more techniques explained step by step, this updated edition is your go-to guide for learning how to crochet.Concise, two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Detailed color photos demonstrate each step and helpful tips provide additional guidance New patterns, more techniques, and refreshed interior design
Packed with tons of step-by-step instructions and fun, innovative patterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet, 2nd Edition, gives you the tools you need to create one-of-a-kind crochet projects that will add handmade flair to your home and wardrobe.
Weave your way into the yarn-filled world of Japanese amigurumi crochet or "small, crocheted stuffed toys" with adorable creatures and cuddly new characters! Whether you're honing a new craft or in search of creative needlework inspiration, let Voodoo Maggie (Eric Clark) show you the way in this amigurumi book.
There are adorable Koala Bears, Darling Dachshunds, Nuggly Bats, and the not very fearsome Yeti. Full of 300+ colorful photos to help guide you through the crochet patterns, Adorable Amigurumi: Cute and Quirky Crocheted Critters walks you step-by-step through this distinct Japanese craft. Artful designs, easy-to-follow knitting instructions, and detailed illustrations allow you to create the most delightful amirgurumi animals easily.
Learn to make 18 amigurumi crochet animals, including: Luna the Baby Dragon Lucy the Giraffe Schnitzel the Dachshund Dust Bunny Basil T. Koala Marcel Monkey Olive Octopus Bella la BattyThis amigurumi book will have you tending a little zoo of tiny animal creations in no time!
Crochet pattern to create a stuffed snowman. The doll is 16" (41cm) high excluding the hat.
For materials you can use:DK, Light Worsted: Robin DK (white = 120g and a little bit of red for embroidery mouth),Bonus DK green 916 = 20g5.00 mm hook (US: H/8, UK: 6);3.25 mm hook (US: D/3, UK: 10) use for crocheting noseDMC Pearl Cotton Thread Size 3 (115/3): Color Orange 740 = 1 skeinTapestry needlePolyester fibrefill = 200g12mm safety eyes
This pattern is part of a series. Other patterns: Gingerbread Man and Santa Claus.
Veteran tatting instructor Rozella Linden has included clear, step-by-step instructions that will help you create simple rings and picots for such projects as earrings, a small sunflower, and an ice crystal as well as chains for flower pins, a small rosette, a lacy square, and a snowflake ornament — among other designs. Advanced tatters will find directions for completing elegant projects that include a tatted necklace (which can also be used as edging), an oval doily, a fancy snowflake, and a delicate table mat.
Over 65 drawings and photos enhance this collection of easy-to-do but very attractive patterns that will not only inspire and delight anyone interested in this intriguingly beautiful craft but also enable even beginning tatters to create treasured possessions of exquisite handmade lace.
What’s the number one mistake that knitters make? They follow a pattern exactly! In this comprehensive guide to sweater construction with an exclusive bonus chapter containing four extra sweater patterns, acclaimed knitting instructor Sally Melville reveals the secrets to creating or modifying a pattern so the finished project looks and fits exactly how you want it to. Pattern drafting has never been easier to understand as Sally breaks down each skill, including how to
• calculate your personal measurements, ease, and stitch patterns
• create a pattern for an existing garment that you love
• shape a variety of necklines, shoulders, sides, sleeves, and hemlines
• combine garment elements for an endless array of design possibilities
• rescue a project when it doesn’t turn out as expected
• finish your projects with a professional look
• knit 12 original projects that showcase the elements covered in the book
With Sally’s knitting expertise at your fingertips, you have all the tools you need to adjust patterns to fit you better than ever and create patterns that finally make your dream designs a reality.
The sofa on the photo is not part of the pattern.
The flowers are 4 inches high (sitting position)
The bee and ladybug are 3.5 inches high (also in sitting position)
For materials you can use:
3.00 mm hook4 ply yarn (cream, green, pink, red, yellow, orange, black, white, purple and brown)Polyester fiberfillTwelve 4 mm black beads for eyesTapestry needleSewing needle and thread for attaching eyes
(These materials are not included.)
- 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!
• Patterns cover a range of crochet skills (from beginners to more experienced crocheters) and techniques, including lace, cables, and other textured stitches
• Every pattern includes multiple sizing for children and adults
• Patterns include holiday-themed designs, perfect for gift giving, as well as designs fun for dress up, play, or every day, like I'm an Elf! Pixie Hat, Sock Monkey Twist, Zack the Zombie, Daddy's Bearded Dude Beanie, and Sweetheart Sunhat
• Includes a stitch guide with step-by-step photos
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.
The cat is made with single crochet stitches, Super Chunky yarn (6): Sirdar Big Softie and 6.00 mm hook (USA = 10/ J, UK = 4); eyes and nose are made with DMC Pearl Cotton Thread Size 3 (115/3) and 3.0mm hook (USA 2/C or 3/D, UK 11) . (These materials are not included).
The pattern is written with US crochet terms. It contains 34 photos, 4 diagrams and detailed instructions to help you with every step.
While the demand for Japanese amigurumi or "crocheted stuffed toys" just keeps getting bigger, these incredibly cute Japanese crocheted critters have just gotten smaller! Voodoo Maggie (AKA Erin Clark) has taken her yarn craft to the micro-level and stitched together a new menagerie of mini amigurmi that are so darn cute—and tiny—that you might not want to part with any of them.
Maggie's amigurumi crochet patterns are so easy to follow that you'll be able to make enough to satisfy an obvious demand from your friends and family. Erin even provides instructions on how to display these tiny Japanese crochet creatures in their own crochet-decorated terrarium. Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters features step-by-step instructions on how to make twenty of Voodoo Maggie's most popular mini amigurmi miniatures.
Amigurumi animals include:Red PandaTusked NarwhalOtter Pinkerton FlamingoCamellia ChameleonThese irresistible little guys are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. Get ready to "Awwwww!"
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.
• Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
• Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
• Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens.
• Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.
Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract.
From the Trade Paperback edition.