Learn to apply the top-down construction method to crochet with fourteen gorgeous patterns you can adjust as you go for a customized fit! Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These fourteen fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!
Get hooked on crochet and bring handcrafted charm to your home and wardrobe. Sara Delaney provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for joining, fastening off, selecting color schemes, and much more. Learn how to read crochet patterns and work a basic chain with single or double stitches. You’ll quickly be on your way to crafting your own pretty potholders and delicate scarves.
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield
Crocheted tops for everyone! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, you can crochet tops and sweaters. Divided into sections based on ease of construction, this book allows you to start where you are comfortable. First top ever? Start in the first section making squares and rectangles that can easily be sewn together to make a basic and stylish top. With the addition of some easy-to-learn stitch patterns, you can take those simple shapes to the next level. Ready for shaping and motifs? Bring it on! Each progressive section of the book teaches more complex stitches and motifs, and any necessary joining techniques, so that you learn everything you need to complete each piece confidently. With new skills explained and illustrated, you can start at the beginning or with any pattern you feel ready for. Get ready to fill your wardrobe with some fave new pieces!
Publisher:Courier Dover Publications
"Pullovers never go out of style, and some of the designs are truly beautiful, even today. The stitches are all basic, which makes the work go quickly. In the end, you are only limited by your own imagination. Highly recommended." — Any Good Book Crocheting has never been faster and easier ― and the design possibilities have never been more exciting. This simple but innovative technique makes creating sophisticated-looking pullovers as easy as crocheting a scarf. All modular crochet garments are worked in the same basic shape, which consists of eight modules, or rectangles. You can make an infinite number of styles by varying the size of the rectangles, the type and color of yarn, and the stitches. What's more, you can customize each garment while it's being made for perfect-fit pullovers in any size, silhouette, and style ― and you'll never have to follow traditional written instructions again. Nearly four decades after its initial publication, this guide remains among the most revolutionary and revered books on freeform and improvisational crochet. Even beginners can use its innovative method to make pullovers, turtlenecks, vests, ponchos, caftans, and other items. Easy-to-follow diagrams accompany each original design, in addition to 40 large full-color photos. "One of my favorite craft books of all time! Teaches you the basic building blocks of crocheted apparel and shows you how easy it is to create your own patterns." — Tehanu's Books
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of the basic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working these stitches. You’ll find plenty of tips on changing colors and adding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos of every project—from potholders to afghans, belts to table runners, skirts to vests, and much more. You’ll also discover how to: Decipher crochet lingo Make a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with the most common stitches and stitch patterns Crochet in the round or with color Shape a design through increasing or decreasing stitches Use new techniques like felting and working with wire Crochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids to make, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items. Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to take their skills to the next level, Crochet Patterns For Dummies is your one-stop guide to crocheting success!
Publisher:David & Charles
Stylish projects using this fast, easy technique! Corner to corner crochet—also known as C2C crochet—is the perfect way to create colorful, graphic designs without having to learn complex colorwork techniques. Using basic crochet stitches, you can create stunning, contemporary designs for home decor items and accessories. C2C projects also stitch up super-fast, so if you’ve been putting off tackling a crochet blanket because it would take too long, this is the technique for you! Author Jess Coppom has brought a fresh take to this style of crochet with a collection of fifteen modern projects, all made using the C2C technique. Choose from patterns for six different afghans or blankets, including a monochrome chunky throw and a beautiful Mexican-style blanket. Other projects include pillows, a bathroom rug, and some stunning items to wear, such as a poncho, shawl, and cowl.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated. Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more! These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield
Showcase your crochet style every day of the week, every month of the year! Designed to be go-to items in your wardrobe, every pattern in this collection was created to be a piece that you will reach for again and again. From lightweight tops to shawls, skirts, sweaters, scarves, hats, bags, headbands, and other accessories, the 22 patterns in this book will fill your closet with beautiful crocheted options for every outfit. Dress things up or keep it casual--these pieces are versatile! Combined with the right complementary pieces from your wardrobe, most of these pieces can go anywhere. Detailed patterns and instructions make it easy to crochet them all.
A lovingly illustrated e-guide for beginners on the classic crochet techniques that will help you get started with your own creations. The practical instructions give you everything you need to begin - crochet granny squares, flowers or baby gifts. There are 20 projects to practice what you've learned about stitches, techniques and tools. Gorgeous photos of finished projects will have you inspired to pick up your yarn and hook, and crochet lovely things for your home or treasured gifts to give away. There are high resolution close-up photos of the stitches, to make it as easy as possible to become an expert. Practice by working through the contemporary projects in the book, from a beautiful baby's cardigan to a project basket. There are more than 100 techniques and crochet patterns to try your hand at. Each are explained, step by step, with clear terms and methods. The instructions let you know the difficulty level, the correct tools and the ideal yarn for different patterns. There's also helpful advice on which color combinations to use for pretty end results. Without a Hitch Learn how to read patterns so you can go from novice to skillful in a short time. Inside the pages of this illustrative crochet reference guide, you'll find: - Easy-to-follow directions with close-up photos of the stitches. - Over 100 key techniques and 20 projects to practice. - Advice on yarn and tools.
Crochet is the perfect book for people interested in shifting away from mass-produced items, who want to create unique, crocheted pieces. There are more than 80 crochet projects to choose from, and the book helps you get to grips with the basic stitches before leading you to the best projects to try next. Why is it special? * It's the go-to crochet compendium that combines a step-by-step technique section with 101 projects for crocheters of all levels of ability. * This comprehensive book takes you through the basics, with useful practice projects to build confidence, before embarking on more adventurous crochet patterns. * Close-up step-by-step photography and detailed text give you crystal-clear instructions for every crochet stitch. * A huge variety of projects spans things to wear, items for the home, decorative pieces, and cute gifts. Whether you're looking to crochet oh-so sweet baby booties, amigurumi animals, a granny square bedspread, a one-size-fits-all shopping bag, or a fabulously slouchy hat--you're sure to find something to fit the bill.
Author:Jean Leinhauser,Rita Weiss
Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world’s best crochet designers and instructors. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries. You’ll learn Hairpin Lace from Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen, discover the intricate color work of tapestry crochet from Carol Ventura, and explore free-form crochet with renowned fiber artist Prudence Mapstone. Filled with expert instruction, inspiring stories, and projects created exclusively for this book, Crochet Master Class is your guide to the incredible range of crochet possibilities. Techniques include: Filet Crochet • Hairpin Lace • Tapestry Crochet • Aran Crochet • Entrelac Crochet • Fashion Crochet • Tunisian Crochet • Woven Crochet • Double-Ended Crochet • Tassels • Bullion Stitch • Overlay Crochet • Bead Crochet • Bruges Crochet • Painted Crochet • Free-Form Crochet • Irish Crochet • Wire Crochet
This guide has been a bestseller ever since its first publication. Plus, it's the only book to include knitting and crocheting, with both comprehensive instructions and exciting patterns. Readers will get: -- Goof-proof instructions to get them knitting and crocheting in no time -- Expert advice on how to correct common knitting gaffes -- Terrific tips that will help them decipher knitting and crocheting patterns -- Easy ways to check their gauge-and what to do when it doesn't match the pattern
Knitting and Crocheting All-in-One For Dummiesby Pam Allen,Shannon Okey,Tracy L. Barr,Marly Bird,Susan Brittain,Karen Manthey,Kristi Porter
Author:Pam Allen,Shannon Okey,Tracy L. Barr,Marly Bird,Susan Brittain,Karen Manthey,Kristi Porter
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
The patterns and instruction you need to start crocheting and kitting today! Knitting and crocheting go hand-in-hand and are the most popular yarn crafts today. This one-stop guide to all things needles, hooks, and yarn will give you everything you need to know to get started knitting or crocheting. The book covers absolute basics such as selecting yarn, casting on, and even how to hold the tools and yarn, to understanding stitches, checking gauge, and deciphering patterns. Hundreds of projects, from beginner to advanced, include complete, step-by-step instructions as well as detailed illustrations and photos, and instructional videos online. It includes content from: Knitting For Dummies Knitting Patterns For Dummies Crocheting For Dummies Crochet Patterns For Dummies Get started today and you'll be knitting and crocheting like a champ in no time!
Warm up your wardrobe with beautiful cabled pieces! The possibilities of crochet cables are endless! In this stunning collection, author and fiber artist Bonnie Barker debuts 18 gorgeous new designs for today's crafter. Using step-by-step directions and irresistible photography, Bonnie shows you how to master this intricate technique to make: • Sophisticated sweaters, ponchos and shawls • Stylish hats, scarves, and gloves • A hip messenger bag with a contrasting fabric liner and a snappy shrug that's perfect for a night out with friends Celtic Cable Crochet even includes a visual stitch dictionary that takes the guesswork out of each pattern. From start to finish, this all-in-one guide will get you hooked on crocheting contemporary, Celtic-inspired stitches.
Author:Judith L. Swartz
A broad range of garment patterns and home accessory projects that transform traditional crochet projects into today's trendiest clothing are provided in this collection of fashionable crochet designs. Presented with easy, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos, these 23 projects include a bohemian coat sweater, a mohair hat, retro bed slippers, and an assortment of trendsetting bags. Projects are included for baskets, pillows, and a throw to add a stylish twist to a crocheter's home decor. In addition to introducing basic crochet techniques, this guide tackles more advanced projects using a variety of yarns, including mohair, merino, angora blends, and linen.
Author:Sharon Hernes Silverman,Annie Modesitt
Fundamental skills and stitches, such as the chain stitch, slip stitch, and single, half double, and double crochet. Techniques include creating an integral fringe, crocheting in the round, and filet crocheting. Create a shadowbox pillow, basketweave blanket, bunny basket, child's cap and mittens, openwork placemats, woven shoulder bag, and more.
In Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary, designer Dora Ohrenstein does what no crochet author has done before: She offers detailed instructions for how to create 125 stitch patterns, plus she explains how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern in three different ways—without shaping, with shaping at the edges, and with internal shaping. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and filigree to shells and textured stitches, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. A focus on the ins and outs of shaping makes working stitch patterns far more accessible and allows the creative crocheter to make many items without a pattern. Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary will become an invaluable go-to resource that’s sure to inspire legions of crocheters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.
Conspicuous consumption has had its day: the mantra now is "make do and mend". From knitting to needlepoint, quilting to crochet, embroidery to appliqué - traditional crafts are thriving. Hugely satisfying and easy on the pocket and the environment, these are not just recession-proof pastimes. Imagine producing beautiful clothes, throws and covers, quilts, canvases and cushions to adorn your family and your home. With this book you can. The tools, techniques and terminology required to create truly personal pieces are all clearly explained, and the "complicated" art of needlecraft is revealed to be easier than readers might have thought. Packed with easy to follow techniques, the book brings these traditional artistic and practical crafts right up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, bringing these immensely satisfying skills to a whole new generation.