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Do you love to crochet? What could be better than an illustrated modern reference guide and a visually stunning source of inspirationin the same book? Readers will find oodles of tips and tricksboth to help beginners get comfortable with the basics, and to show masters of the craft how to take their crocheting to new heights.
Just a few essential techniques can go a long way toward ensuring fun and success with crochet! Helpful introductory sections explain stitches, textures, materials, equipment, and everything else new crocheters will need to get started, while projects range from the beautifully simple to the challenging. Inside, you'll find dozens of bold and beautiful designs for pillows, throws, rugs, sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats, glovesand so much more. Includes a glorious selection of striking and colorful photographs bound to generate exciting new ideas for future crochet projects.
Paula Hammerskog is a communication consultant and the author of several books. She has been an avid knitter for many years and lives in Sweden.
Eva Wincent has been running her own knitting business for twenty years. She is among Sweden’s most prolific and respected knitters.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents- Stitches Slipknot Chain stitch Slip stitch Half Post Post Double Post Increases Decreases Crochet around Crochet spiral Cylinder Oval Increase in the corner Counting stitches and turns into a crochet Recognizing a pattern Yarn Gauge Crochet hooks Abbreviations English and American abbreviations Terms Material, equipment & preparations Yarn - types and properties Natural fiber Dyed yarns Synthetic Yarns Other materials crocheting in crochet More gadgets Prepare your crochet Develop your crochet Rib & textural V-covered poles & crochets Fans & Shells Boxes & grating Zigzag & scallops Relief Stitches Crochet with multiple colors Making your own patterns If something goes wrong Edges Buttons and buttonholes Decorations Sew Care of crochet garments For the kids Blanket of granny squares Sleeveless tunic Baby Blanket with border Cute baby dress Children Hats Felt of block boxes Children's Jacket with yoke Stroller Blanket Baby Cardigan & Shoes Soft teddyAdult Garments Chanel JacketMen’s vest Sleeveless top Straight jacket Dress with collar Accessories Wrap in wave pattern Slippers Clutch Bag & smartphone case Hat & fingerless gloves Bag Scarf in pastel tones Snood Tie Turquoise hat Case & toiletry bag Fingerless gloves in coarse wool Triangular shawl in mohair Mittens & Hats Summer Bag Scarf in purple Shawl with interwoven threads Checked bag Kitchen potholders Bread basket Gray pillow Trivet Tea cozy Cushion in wave pattern Granny square the size of a blanket Round pillow Colorful round rug Colorful pillows Crocheted cans Index Yarn & supplier list