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Restyled, and with fresh new photography, Crochet for the Absolute Beginner is the ideal novice’s guide, containing crochet expert Pauline Turner’s clear, step-by-step guidance, inspiring projects and helpful hints and tips. The close-up photography and no-nonsense advice leads beginners through the basic stitches and techniques, showing them exactly what they should be doing, while the exciting projects from scarves and bags to lacework gradually increase in difficulty to challenge and inspire the reader as they progress through the book. The smaller, wire-bound format is ideal for crafters, as it will fit comfortably into a bag and will sit open while in use for easy reference.
Pauline Turner: Pauline Turner is the author of many books and articles on crochet and provided the City and Guilds with material from her international correspondence course The Diploma in Crochet. She is a founder member of the Knitting and Crochet Guild of Great Britain and the International Liaison Chairperson of the Crochet Guild of America.
Table of Contents
First, a little bit about crochet ... 6 What you need 8 Other materials 10 Yarns and thread 12 Essentials 14 Making a start 20 Holding the hook 20 The working position 20 Holding the yarn 21 Measuring tension 22 Making a slipknot 23 Chain stitch 24 Slip stitch 26 Fastening off 27 Joining in yarn 28 Brilliant Bags 32 Making tassels 36 Double crochet 38 Double crochet 42 Double crochet rib 44 Terrific Tablemats 46 Adding simple stripes 50 Treble stitch 52 Half treble 55 Double treble 56 Triple treble 58 Quadruple treble 60 Super Scarves 61 Increases and decreases 64 Adding colour 72 Spike stitch 78 Snug Rugs 80 Clusters 84 Shell patterns 88 Sugar and Spice 92 Texture 96 Cuddly Cover 101 Raised treble 104 Cables 108 Easy buttons 112 Cosy Coat 114 Lace crochet 118 Cute Camisole 119 Filet crochet 122 Filet Dove 126 Working motifs 128 Boudoir Pillow 138 Index 142