Fun Designs & Projects for Blocks, Triangles, Circles & Hearts
Author: Hannah Elgie,Kath Webber
Pubpsher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
With designs from the traditional to the contemporary, 500 Crochet is an indispensible reference for any crochet enthusiast. Comprehensive instructions and international charts show how to easily create individual motifs. Use the motifs to make wonderful projects for the home, including blankets, pillows, coasters and even a tea cosy; wearables with flair (wraps, cowls, brooches, headband & bag); and special fun and fanciful decorations for the holidays. Full color illustrations, along with helpful information on hooks and yarns, make this book accessible to the beginner, and the advanced crocheter will find inspiration and ideas galore. Perfectly portable and a great way to use odds and ends from your stash, these designs are enjoyable and satisfying to make. 500 Crochet is the perfect addition to your crochet library!
This pattern book includes 2 afghan patterns and Learn to Crochet Basics. The CD features our most popular stitch books. The disc includes full-color photography and complete instructions. CD's are both PC and MAC compatible.
500 stitches, granny squares, flowers, motifs and edgings
Author: Collins & Brown
Pubpsher: Pavilion Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to crochet, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding crochet abbreviations It offers a selection of the very best stitches, including a few new ones and some reinvented for a new generation. The book is divided into three main sections. The first covers basic crochet stitches. The emphasis here is on texture, and we show how combinations of these stitches can be used to make a huge variety of different crochet fabrics, featuring shells, chevrons, puff stitches, trellis stitches and loop stitches, among others. The second section focuses on motifs in a variety of shapes: circular, square, polygonal, triangular as well as leaf and petal shapes. Regular-shaped motifs can be made in multiples and stitched together to create items such as throws and blankets. The third section covers edgings and trims, ranging from simple cords and braids to more elaborate ruffles and frills. Crochet trims can be used to decorate a plain knit or crochet item, adding a special something to a hem, cuff, neckline or plain blanket edge. This inspiring volume will provide a wealth of ideas to bring new creative elements to your crochet work. Whether you are new to crochet or a seasoned pro, there is always something new to learn.
Uses diagrams and color photographs to demonstrate five hundred varied designs, including chains; single, double, and triple crochet; v-stitches; shells; x- and y-stitches; picot; puff stitches; and cluster, popcorn, dropped, and relief stitches.
Everyone remembers the special childhood toys made with love by a favourite family member. A full-sized teddy bear or doll can be a time-consuming project, but you can recapture the joy of handmade toys with this book. Explore a wide variety of projects ranging from cute and traditional to contemporary Japanese designs, complete with patterns, step-by-step instructions, colour photography, and variations for customizing your creations. This book is the ideal reference for making little toys your friends and family will adore.