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The crocheter's companion

Author: Nancy Brown
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A solid reference guide gets a make-over, as The Crocheter's Companion is updated with additional information to appeal to a new generation of crocheters. Augmented to include more tools, stitches and techniques, as well as updated yarn information, the book also has additional information on reading stitch diagrams as well as updated abbreviations and symbols. Reflecting its growing popularity among crocheters,
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Brown
ISBN: 9781596688292 1596688297
OCLC Number: 809365669
Description: 131 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 15 cm
Contents: Tools, Yarns and Gauges. Tools: Crochet hooks --
Crocheter's supply kit --
Yarns: Ply --
Weight --
Dye lots --
Yarn labels and bands --
Yarn label symbols --
Substituting yarns --
Gauge and tension: Gauge swatch --
How to Read Crochet Instructions --
Abbreviations --
Written instructions-terms and symbols --
International stitch symbols and terms --
Skill level symbols --
How to read a stitch diagram --
Basic Crochet Stitches. Foundation chain --
Chainless foundations --
Single crochet --
Extended single crochet --
Half double crochet --
Extended half double crochet --
Double crochet --
Extended double crochet --
Treble crochet --
Slip Stitch --
Working in the front loop only and the back loop only --
Basic Crochet Techniques. Working in rows --
Working in rounds --
Adjustable ring or magic loop --
Joining a new yarn --
Shaping --
Familiar Stitches and Favorites. Around the post --
Cluster stitch --
Loop stitch --
Picot --
Popcorn stitch --
Puff stitch --
Ribbings --
Single crochet ribbing --
Half double crochet ribbing --
Post stitch ribbing --
Seed stitch --
Shell stitches --
Advanced Crochet Techniques. Aran crochet --
Bead crochet --
Filet crochet --
Lacet stitch --
Irish crochet --
Multicolored crochet --
Ruffle crochet --
Motifs and Medallions. Granny Squares --
Sample Granny Square --
Joining Granny Squares --
Working half motifs --
Half Granny Square --
Granny Square Triangle --
Circular motifs --
Hexagons --
Tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet hooks --
Tunisian crochet versus conventional crochet --
Forward pass and reverse pass --
Tunisian simple stitch (tss) --
Tunisian knit stitch (tks) --
Tunisian purl stitch --
Decorative finishings. Buttons --
Cords --
Braids and insertions --
Decorative edgings --
Fringes --
Tassels --
Finishing techniques. Finishing ends --
Seaming --
Buttonholes --
Edgings --
Blocking --
Caring for crocheted items --
Helpful hints and troubleshooting. Foundation chains --
Turning chains --
Stitch count --
Right/wrong side of work --
Joining new yarn mid-row --
Measurements and sizing --
Finishing techniques.
Responsibility: Nancy Brown.

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Over 65,000 copies of The Crocheter's Companion sold! Get more stitches, over 70 new illustrations, and step-by-step techniques in this new edition. This indispensable resource includes all of the  Read more...

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