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The happy hooker : stitch 'n bitch crochet

Author: Debbie Stoller
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the knitting superstar, has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch 'n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheterswhich translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Patterns
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stoller, Debbie.
Happy hooker.
New York : Workman Publishing, ©2006
(DLC) 2005043518
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie Stoller
ISBN: 9780761174981 0761174982
OCLC Number: 847625261
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Part one: Hooking up: LEARNING TO CROCHET; 1. Voulez-Vous Crochet Avec Moi?; A Brief History of Hooking; The Joys of Crochet; Crocheting vs. Knitting; A Guide to Crochet Lingo; 2. Hook, Line, and Sinker: The Tools of Crochet; Getting to Know Crochet Hooks; Choosing Your Yarn; Yarn Weights; Crochet Thread; Yarn Textures and Crochet; Making Skeins and Hanks; How to Read a Yarn Label; Other Crocheting Supplies; Standard Yarn Weight System; 3. Get Shorty: Making the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet, and Slip Stitch; Making a Slipknot; Holding Your Yarn and Hook. Making the Chain StitchMaking Single Crochet Stitches into the Chain; Other Ways to Crochet into the Chain; The Turning Chain; Single Crochet, Row 2; The Structure of Crochet; Understanding Gauge; The Slip Stitch; Finishing Off Your Work; 4. Walking Tall: Making Half-Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Triple Crochet; The Half-Double Crochet Stitch; The Double Crochet Stitch; The Triple Crochet Stitch; Double Triple and Triple Triple Crochet; How to Add Yarn; Understanding Crochet Directions; 5. The Shape of Things to Come: Increasing, Decreasing, and Working in a Circle; Adding Stitches. Decreasing StitchesCrocheting a Circle; Making a Circle with a Smaller Hole; 6. Hooked on A Feeling: Making Fancy Stitches; How to Read a Crochet Chart; The V Stitch; Making Shell Stitches; Making Bobble, Puff, and Popcorn Stitches; Making the Mesh Stitch; Making the Fishnet Stitch; Making the Picot Stitch; Inserting Your Hook in Other Locations; Making Ribbing with Crochet; Crocheting Around the Post; Making the Crossed Stitch; How to Make a Spike Stitch; Crocheting the Granny Square; 7. Picture This: Making Images in Crochet; Color Work Using Tapestry Crochet; Working Filet Crochet. Learning the Afghan Stitch8. Off the Hook: Sewing Your Pieces Together, Blocking, and Adding Decoration; Sewing Seams; Weaving Sides and Tops of Crocheted Pieces Together; Making Joins Using the Whipstitch; Seaming with the Backstitch; Crocheted Seams; Making Buttonholes; Adding Fringe, Tassels, and Pom-Poms; Making Decorative Cords and Crocheted Buttons; Stitching onto Crochet; Working Away Yarn Ends; Blocking; Part two: Crochet away: THE PATTERNS; How to Read a Crochet Pattern; Abbreviations; Scarves and Shawls; Garden Scarf; One-Skein Scarf; Stripes (and Stripes) Forever; Sweet Pea Shawl. Cold ShouldersHats; Yeehaw Lady; The PDQ; Anarchy Irony Hat; Boy Beanie; Strut; Spring in Winter; Bags; In Bloom and Fit to Be Tied; Granny's No Square; Orange You Glad and Fashion First Aid; Exchange Bag; Fat-Bottom Bag; Spring & Summer; Blissful; Cupcake; Short 'n Sweet; Designer Wannabe Tank Top; Knot Ugly Shrug; Bikini in a Bag; Fall & Winter; Prepster; Jolly Roger; Unseamly Sweater; Froufrou; Go for Baroque; Violet Beauregard; Accessories; One-Night Glam; Ruffled Corset Belt; Fluffy Bunny Slippers; Pinups; Ladylike Lace Gloves; Home, Gifts & Baby; Bedfellows; Skullholders; Doris Daymat.
Responsibility: Debbie Stoller ; illustrations by Adrienne Yan ; fashion photography by John Dolan.

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40 fabulous funky projects - and no, there are no grandma's doilies!  Read more...

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