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Crocheting for dummies

Author: Karen Manthey; Susan Brittain; Julie Armstrong Holetz
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2010.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents techniques for beginners, including choosing tools, creating basic stitches, and finishing-off work, and moves on to advanced techniques and information about caring for crocheted items.
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Manthey; Susan Brittain; Julie Armstrong Holetz
ISBN: 9780470536452 0470536454
OCLC Number: 457161746
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 388 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Crochet 101. Hooking into a life of crochet --
Tools of the trade --
Creating consistency with gauge --
Decoding crochet patterns --
Basic stitches and techniques. Focusing on fundamental stitches --
Long, longer, longest: several common crochet stitches --
Shaping up and slimming down: increasing and decreasing stitches --
I've been here before: crocheting in circles --
Crocheting in technicolor --
Advanced stitches and techniques. Fancy stitches that steal the show --
Creating texture in unexpected ways --
Like knitting with a hook: Tunisian crochet --
Filet and mesh crochet: creating a new style --
Building on your skills with motifs --
Putting it all together. Connecting the parts: joining seams --
Design 101: crocheting your first sweater --
Finishing functionally: borders, buttons, and pockets --
It's all in the details: embellishing crochet --
Neatness counts: fixing, blocking, and caring for your work --
The part of tens. Ten ways to do good with crochet --
Ten variations on crochet.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Karen Manthey, Susan Brittain, and Julie Armstrong Holetz.
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'The ultimate fool-proof guide, it will have you crocheting masterpieces in no-time.' (Let's Get Crafting, June 2010).

 
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