Crochet for the Absolute Beginner

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  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2014-07-15
  • Publisher: Search Press
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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.

Author Biography

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

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