Release on 2013-08-01 | by Candi Jensen,Heather Vantress
Author: Candi Jensen,Heather Vantress
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Taking a circle and making it into a square is a unique variation on the basic granny square. Once you follow the step-by-step instructions you will be able to accomplish any of the projects in this book from Candi Jensen and Heather Vantress. So take your pick, from dishcloths to afghans, a scarf or perhaps a pillow, and enjoy. 8 Designs to crochet using various weights of yarn: Scarf, Dishcloth, Placemat, Afghan, Baby Afghan, Purse, Pillow, and Circles Afghan.
Granny squares are the perfect crochet project for beginners. They are easy to learn and quick to complete. With full instructions for all the techniques you will need at the start, followed by 25 lovely patterns to put your newly-learned skills to use, Learn to Crochet Granny Squares and Flower Motifs is the perfect book for beginners, and near-beginners who want to expand their repertoire. The repetition of stitches and patterns within granny squares is perfect for mastering the basics, and the squares can then be made up into all sorts of useful and beautiful things, from scarves and blankets to bags and cushion covers. Once you've got the hang of squares, branch out into hexagons and triangles, and then into flower motifs – the combinations of shape, colour and pattern are almost endless. Best of all, you can use up all sorts of yarn from your stash as you practise until your squares are perfect.
If you've been thinking about taking up crochet but didn't know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You'll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns, and finish off your work. A troubleshooting section will guide you out of any difficulties too. A range of techniques - including double crochet, working in the round and making granny squares - is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including a tea cosy, a tablet cover and mittens. Each technique is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little crocheting experience you have to start with you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found creative skills.
The materials you need, the way to hold the hook, and directions for dozens of stitches: here is essential information for any newcomer to crochet. All of this and much more appear in this bountifully illustrated beginner’s guide. Start out learning the 3 basic crochet stitches and quickly move on to making geometric forms, lace patterns, edgings, and seams. By the time you’ve worked your way though the large selection of stitches and weaves, you’ll have mastered over 50 fundamental techniques.
144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes
Author: Edie Eckman
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
Release on 2014 | by Beatrice Simon,Barbara Wilder
Over 50 Projects and Techniques to Give the Classic Crochet Pattern a Whole New Look
Author: Beatrice Simon,Barbara Wilder
Pubpsher: Trafalgar Square
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Moving beyond the basic granny square to encompass a wide variety of shapes and patterns, the crochet designs featured in this book are surprisingly quick, easy, and simple to master. Twenty six colorful projects are presented here with detailed instructions on how to become proficient in more than 30 new crochet techniques. These “granny squares” might actually be hexagons, triangles, pentagons, or circles and can be fashioned into everything from afghans and potholders to pillows and fingerless gloves using these innovative and colorful designs.
Simply everything you need to know to learn something new - now available in PDF. Ever wanted to learn how to crochet but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with A Little Course in Crochet, part of the popular series of learning guides from DK that explain everything and assume nothing. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. A Little Course in Crochet takes you from complete beginner to being able to make beautiful crochet projects. Start simple with basic crochet stitches, including chain stitches and treble crochet, build on your skills with 20 crochet patterns and show off with a crochet hat, crochet baby clothes or a traditional crochet afghan blanket. The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and you can learn by doing with 13 crochet projects that help to build your confidence. A Little Course in Crochet will show you how to succeed at your new skill in no time. 10 A Little Course in... titles available including Astronomy, Preserving, Yoga, Pilates, Wine Tasting, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Growing Fruit & Veg.