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Not your mama's crochet : the cool and creative way to join the chain gang

Author: Amy Swenson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forget ugly afghans and dainty doilies and think luxurious throws and sumptous sweaters. -- p.[4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Swenson
ISBN: 9780471973812 0471973815
OCLC Number: 70127830
Description: x, 221 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction. PART ONE. Hooker How-To. CHAPTER ONE. Crochet 101. The Ultimate Smack-down: Crochet versus Knitting. Working with Yarn. It All Starts with a Knot. Ch-ch-chains of Love. You Spin Me Right 'Round Baby! What Goes Up Must Come Down. Putting It All Together. When Good Crochet Goes Bad: Troubleshooting. What's Next? CHAPTER TWO. Stitches to Make Your Knees Weak. How to Use This Chapter. The Basics and Beyond. What's Next? CHAPTER THREE. All about Yarn. A Yarn for All Seasons. Hanks, Balls, and Skeins, oh my! Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? A Weight Problem. Dame Fashion Says "Dye It!". Just the Facts, Ma'am. Yarn Shops: Not Just for Knitting Anymore. The Hooker's Secret Stash. Stash Enhancing Online. Hooked on Spinning. CHAPTER FOUR. One Hook or Two? A Study of the Crochet Hook in Its Natural Habitat. Other Doodads That Make Life Worth Living. CHAPTER FIVE. Be a Fashion Designer (Or Just Look Like One!). Measure Up. Garment Construction Basics. Ease In: Fit Matters! Flattery Gets You Everywhere. A Little Light Color Theory. When Good Projects Go Bad. CHAPTER SIX. Ready, Set, Crochet! The Anatomy of a Crochet Pattern. Symbolcraft: The Illustration of Crochet. Get Hooking or Go Home! PART TWO: Projects. CHAPTER SEVEN. Jump Right in, the Water's Fine! From the Crochet Test-Kitchen: Market Bag. Preppy/Hippy Scarf. It's Called a Toque, Eh? Getting Dizzy Scarf. Weekend Vest. Chunky Monkey Scarf . CHAPTER EIGHT. Fashionistas Unite! Uber-Femme Capelet. Peek-a-boo Plaid Skirt. Pseudo-Kimono. S3-Sari Silk Shrug. Ramblin' Rosie Cardie. The "Too Good for Your Boyfriend" Sweater. Cozy Peacoat. CHAPTER NINE. Put Your Hook Where Your Heart Is: Great Gifts to Crochet. Granny's Been in the Bourbon Again: A Drunken Throw. Classic Street Page Boy. Daisy Chain Neck Warmer. Lucy-Lou & Tim-Bob, Too. Woven Fringe Scarf. Bubble Belt. Who Hat. CHAPTER TEN. Bucking Tradition. Straight-Laced Tank and Shrug. The Wowie Zowie Eco-Tote. Crocheted Bling. When the Jeans Don't Fit: A Recycled Denim Rug. Deliberate Shrinkage Sack. Felted Trellis Scarf. Creatures of the Wooly Deep. PART THREE: Resources and Appendices. CHAPTER ELEVEN. History of the Hook. Let Them Single Crochet! Purely Puritanical. Crochet Negligee? Hippy Hookers at Woodstock. The Rebirth of Cool Crochet . Crochet on the Catwalk. CHAPTER TWELVE. Surf 'n Turf: Crochet Resources Online and on Land. Webzines and Pattern Sources. Blogs. Crochet Groups and Communities. The Glossies. Other Books. Indie Designers. CHAPTER THIRTEEN. Safe S.E.X.: Stash-Enhancing eXcursions. The Big Box Stores. LYS: Local Yarn Stores. Online Yarn Stores. Yarn Companies. It's in the Bag. Festivals, Fairs, and Events. CHAPTER FOURTEEN. Weaving Ends. APPENDIX A: A Crochet Reference. Common Abbreviations. British/American Terminology. US/Metric Hook Sizing. Yarn Weight and Gauge Chart APPENDIX B: Worksheets and Forms. Measurement Worksheet . Project Log. Designer Bios. Index.
Responsibility: by Amy Swenson.
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Nearly thirty crochet projects ranging from elegant to earthy From a chic shrug to a recycled denim rug, this unique book shows crafters how to crochet cool stuff that will make everyone  Read more...

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