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The chicks with sticks' guide to crochet : learn to crochet with more than 30 cool, easy patterns

Author: Nancy Queen; Mary Ellen O'Connell
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2008.
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Join the clique of the Chicks with Sticks! With the help of the Chicks with Sticks, anyone can learn to crochet in just a weekend--and by Sunday night, beginners will know what they're doing and have the confidence to do it. Advanced beginners (the ones who have already made an afghan square) will have fresh, fashion-forward projects to wear around town. The more than 30 projects range from cool belts to stunning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Queen; Mary Ellen O'Connell
ISBN: 9780823006762 082300676X
OCLC Number: 169873896
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Lesson 1. Getting hooked (Yarn ho! The lure of yarn --
Size does matter : Crochet hooks --
It's in the bag --
The Chicks' tools checklist --
Crochet patterns : recipes for success --
Crochet lingo) --
Lesson 2. The Chicks' crash course in crocheting (What is crochet? --
Get a grip : holding the hook --
Control yourself : yarn tension --
Be a little knotty : the slip knot --
Yarn over --
Chain and foundation stitch --
Counting chains --
Single crochet --
Slip stitch --
Turning chains --
Horse of a different color --
At the end of your rope? : how to end a project --
She's come undone : fixing mistakes --
Chicks' slit-top felted bag --
Laguna felted crochet hook case) --
Lesson 3. Oh, my, how you've grown! (Half double crochet --
Double crochet --
Feeling a little loopy : working in front or back loops --
Purple haze fingerless gloves --
Girl's night out : triangle wrap) --
Lesson 4. Reach for the sky (Treble crochet --
Sunrise shawl) --
Lesson 5. Give me more (Increasing --
Curly scarf) --
Lesson 6. Take it away (Decreasing --
Leftovers diagonal scarf --
Zigzag silk bag --
Retro chevron stripe throw) --
Lesson 7. Take a test drive (What is a test swatch? --
How to make a test swatch --
Test swatch project ideas) --
Lesson 8. Understanding garment construction (Following a garment pattern --
Crochet shorthand --
Alex's T-shirt vest) --
Lesson 9. Crocheting in the round (Totally tubular! --
Crocheting a circle --
MP3 player sock --
Regatta rolled-brim hat --
Smell'-like-a-rose washcloths --
Lesson 10. And you call yourself a shrink! (Cool facts about felting --
Laguna felted bag --
Large felted Christmas stocking) --
Lesson 11. Chain gang (Stitch variation : chain-space --
Our esprit pullover) --
Lesson 12. Heat up the griddle (Cobble stitch --
Artisan belt --
The no-sweat hoodie --
Big 'n' rich pullover) --
Lesson 13. Don't get your stitches in a bunch (Cluster stitch --
Holey cow pullover) --
Lesson 14. Licensed popologist! (Popcorn stitch --
Pet sheep) --
Lesson 15. Don't be shell-fish (Shell stitch --
Surfer Chick quick cap --
Sensational Angora wrap) --
Lesson 16. Posting it (Front post or back post double crochet --
The boyfriend basket weave scarf) --
Lesson 17. Embellishment (Backstitching --
Bad to the bone dog jacket --
Diva dog tutu --
Overstitching --
Single crochet edge --
Picot edge --
Chicks' felted zebra slippers --
Game Day Tee --
Posh ballet slippers --
Pocket full of posies felted purse) --
Lesson 18. Take it from the top (Top-down construction --
Making buttonholes --
Heather's café curtains) --
Lesson 19. Get it together! (Sewing & finishing --
Blocking --
Getting it all together --
Seaming) --
Lesson 20. Welcome to the crochet community (Ways to put more crochet in your life --
The benefits of meeting other crocheters --
Charity crochet --
Start your own crochet club).
Other Titles: Guide to crochet
Responsibility: Nancy Queen and Mary Ellen O'Connell.
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Beginning with an introductory section on tools and materials, this book teaches novices how to crochet in a weekend. It includes 30 projects, ranging from belts and scarves to bags and sweaters.  Read more...

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