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Crocheting For Dummies by Susan Brittain
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"One stop crochet reference book."
5 stars"
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I have heaps of crochet patterns scattered around the house, but since I've not crocheted for a decade or so, I've forgotten a lot. I spent a few days searching for a suitable reference guide and came across this one – so glad I bought it.

My first crochet project this century called for a granny hexagon – now granny squares I understand, but thanks to this book I learnt how to make a hexagon. It saved me hours of searching online and watching endless You Tube videos!

The great thing about this book is that it is globally friendly – that is, it explains the difference between US, UK & Japanese terminology, hook sizings, and so on. In the age of the internet, where most of the patterns I've come across so far are written using US notation, it is very helpful for me and anyone else who grew up using the UK terms. It is important to know about hook sizes, thread weights, and when a double crochet (US) is actually a treble crochet (UK)! The diagrams are brilliant.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a useful, contemporary crochet reference guide. This book has almost everything you could need. I'm saving up to buy the companion – Crochet Patterns for Dummies!

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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time! This revised edition contains completely new content, including fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques reflecting crocheting styles from around the world. Plus, it's packed with new and refreshed photos and line art throughout, along with step-by-step instructions that will easily guide you from your first stitch to your first sweater.* A new section covering common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them* Crocheting with eco-awareness: using organic yarns, as well as free trade and sustainably sourced fibers* The best resources for purchasing supplies, as well as choosing and buying patterns Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the skills, techniques, and confidence to crochet like a pro.

Author Biography

Karen Manthey is a freelance technical editor and creates crochet diagrams for various publications and designers. Susan Brittain crochets and designs pieces for numerous yarn companies. Julie Armstrong Holetz is a pattern designer and freelance technical editor for craft publishers and magazines.
Release date Australia
February 26th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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