This 240-page book is the complete, authoritative guide to the history, techniques, and patterns of crochet -- and now it's been updated to reflect what's popular in crochet today. Expanded information is given in some areas, and the skill-building projects have been refreshed with up-to-the-minute patterns. Materials and basic techniques are clearly illustrated. Twenty-nine unique projects are stunningly photographed, with thorough written instructions to guide even a novice. For those whose skills go beyond the basics, advanced techniques and projects will challenge and inspire. The pattern gallery explains how to read patterns and features 164 charts for traditional as well as brand new crochet patterns. A resource list, cross-referenced index, and bibliography round out the volume.
Chapters Include: History of Crochet, Crochet Essentials, Crochet Materials, Basic Crochet Techniques, Basic Crochet Stitches, and Crochet Finishes.
Projects Include: Decorative Hot Pad, Feel Better Shawl, to Stitch Hat and Scarf Set, Me and My Buddy, Market Bag, Bucket Tote, Aaron Isles Muffler and Tam, Granny Square Beanie, Beatrix, Blue Tank Top, Cabled Socks.
Beyond the Basics Includes: Working with Color, Thread Crochet, Specialty Crochet, Tunisian Crochet, Expert Details.
Projects for Beyond the Basics of Crochet Include: Yo-yo Afghan, Lap of Luxury, Baby Bobbles, Cuddly Cables, Delicate Filet Edging, Potholders, Bubblegum Purse, Saugatuck Summer, Purple Texture, Chic Boutique Cape, Fresh Idea, Embraced in Love.
Pattern Gallery Includes: Simple Combinations, Standard Shells, Lace patterns, Waves Ripples and Chevrons, Angled Patterns, Spiked and Crossed, Post Stitches, Bobbles, Popcorn and Puff, Tapestry, Jacquard and Mosaic, Net, Mash and Trellis, Motifs, Filet Crochet, Edges, Edgings and Insertions, Tunisian Crochet.
For your Information Includes: Crochet Abbreviations, Crochet Symbols, Resources and Suppliers, History Notes, Bibliography and Index.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 01 January, 2008.