Calamity-Free Crochet: Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Needlecrafter

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Get it right the first time! Calamity-Free Crochet is a comprehensive, quick-reference guide for both new and advanced crocheters. It presents easy-to-follow advice on tools and materials, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your stitches keep twisting? What happens if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you substitute yarns, and what do you do if your border doesn't lie flat? Organized by the stages in a project, Calamity-Free Crochet provides cross-references between sections and lays out the best practice methods to help you through every step of the crochet process.

More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations

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About the author

As a young girl, Catherine Hirst was taught how to crochet by her grandmother, and has been hand-making clothes, accessories, and gifts ever since. She began teaching crafts professionally more than ten years ago, first in the United States and now in the United Kingdom, where she lives.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Feb 11, 2014
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780062344656
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion
Crafts & Hobbies / Needlework / Crocheting
Design / Textile & Costume
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This content is DRM protected.
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Catherine Hirst
Catherine Hirst
All good things come in small packages; is the thinking behind this crochet book from expert crafts teacher, Catherine Hirst. Meet Ekaterina, Elena and Eva three sisters who live in the highest onion dome of a very old building in St Petersburg, Russia although they are only two inches tall. They are best friends with the three bears Mama, Papa and Baby Bear who love to snuggle up at night under their beautifully crocheted blankets. And although they don t know it, they share their house with the Catnip Mouse, who measures a teeny, tiny one inch from the tips of his whiskers to the end of his tail. Working with fine yarn and using the smallest of crochet hooks, here is an adorable collection of 35 projects, from miniature amigurumistyle animals to tiny accessories. Crafts teacher Catherine Hirst has created a menagerie of small-scale pets, a whole host of families, and beautiful accessories. There are crocheted cakes which really do look good enough to eat, plus pretty flowers which can be worn as brooches or hair decorations and cute decorations for the Christmas tree. You'll also learn how to crochet miniature beads so you can make your own jewellery. As well as 35 easy-to-follow patterns, there is a comprehensive basic techniques section which will help beginners to master the art of crochet. This book really does prove that all good things come in small packages!Catherine Hirst was taught crochet at a young age by her grandmother and took to it immediately - she quickly learned to knit and embroider as well, and has been hand-making clothing, accessories, and gifts ever since.
Catherine Hirst
Catherine Hirst
All good things come in small packages; is the thinking behind this crochet book from expert crafts teacher, Catherine Hirst. Meet Ekaterina, Elena and Eva three sisters who live in the highest onion dome of a very old building in St Petersburg, Russia although they are only two inches tall. They are best friends with the three bears Mama, Papa and Baby Bear who love to snuggle up at night under their beautifully crocheted blankets. And although they don t know it, they share their house with the Catnip Mouse, who measures a teeny, tiny one inch from the tips of his whiskers to the end of his tail. Working with fine yarn and using the smallest of crochet hooks, here is an adorable collection of 35 projects, from miniature amigurumistyle animals to tiny accessories. Crafts teacher Catherine Hirst has created a menagerie of small-scale pets, a whole host of families, and beautiful accessories. There are crocheted cakes which really do look good enough to eat, plus pretty flowers which can be worn as brooches or hair decorations and cute decorations for the Christmas tree. You'll also learn how to crochet miniature beads so you can make your own jewellery. As well as 35 easy-to-follow patterns, there is a comprehensive basic techniques section which will help beginners to master the art of crochet. This book really does prove that all good things come in small packages!Catherine Hirst was taught crochet at a young age by her grandmother and took to it immediately - she quickly learned to knit and embroider as well, and has been hand-making clothing, accessories, and gifts ever since.
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