Encyclopedia of Tunisian Crochet

Author: Angela Grabowski

Publisher: LoneStar Abilene Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 097497255X


Page: 148

View: 8857

This is one of the most comprehensive books on Tunisian Crochet published to date. Featuring 140 pages of... 400+ Stitch Variations 560 Photographs Tutorials Questions & Answers Tips & Tricks Dictionary of Terms Historical Background Alternate Stitch Names & Terms Bibliography This book includes everything needed to get started and master Tunisian Crochet! I received the Encyclopedia of Tunisian Crochet yesterday and all I can say is WOWOWOWOWOWOW. I mean it. Without a doubt, it is the most comprehensive book Ive ever seen on Tunisian crochet and I cant wait to show it off to my crochet group. Its excellent quality, well worth the asking price and very easy to understand. BarbIf you want more than the basics, Id recommend [the] Encyclopedia of Tunisian Crochet. This book has all those basic stitches, numerous variations on the basics, historic stitches; history of crochet, knit and Tunisian; actual photos of stitch swatches and photos of how to make the stitches. The detailed photos of where to insert your hook are extremely clear. Over 400 stitches! Photos included stitches, stitch details and some color photos of completed projects. Definitely worth the cost! JaneThe research, the writing, the pictures, all of it is the ticket I looked for over the last 25 years [or maybe more]! LindaThis definitely is the most comprehensive book on Tunisian/Afghan stitch I have ever seen. Great illustrations and written instructions. Even the novice can follow this. JudySo far I have one word for your book... PHENOMENAL! I cant wait to sit down with it and really look it over. Please, if you are maintaining a list of those who would like to purchase your next Tunisian book, put my name down and let me know when it is ready to purchase. PeggyI havent yet had the time to really sit down and read it, but OMG [Oh my God!] Im already absolutely in love with it! I honestly never knew that there is so much that can be done with Tunisian crochet. Anyway, Im looking forward to spending a lot of time with your book [and will whole-heartedly recommend it to my friends] and will excitedly await your second one. Debra

The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition

Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

Author: Edie Eckman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124070

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 408

View: 9820

Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, The Crochet Answer Book is full of expert advice on every page.

Crochet VISUAL Quick Tips

Author: Cecily Keim,Kim P. Werker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118153081

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 9374

Portable • Essential Techniques • Troubleshooting • Time-Saving Tips Solutions to common crochet quandaries are at your fingertips—anywhere you go Crochet VISUAL™ Quick Tips has the answers you need—fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, plus time-saving tips, it covers: Selecting tools and yarn Working basic stitches Increasing and decreasing Working in rounds and colors Making puffs, bobbles, clusters, and knots Working Tunisian crochet, filet crochet, and lace Crocheting with beads Finishing Interpreting patterns Diagnosing problems and fixing mistakes

Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Author: Debbie Stoller

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761174982

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4000

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 crocheters—which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch ’n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool. Written in the author’s cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book—featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout—is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns—including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects—the kind that make Stitch ’n Bitch rule—for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid’s Sock Monkey Poncho. No, these aren’t your grandma’s doilies.

Crochet for a Beautiful Home

Author: Sedgewood Press

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780024968609

Category: Crocheting

Page: 168

View: 5161

Beginners or experienced, all crocheters can use this book to make beautiful things for your homes or those of your friends.

Crocheting For Dummies

Author: Susan Brittain,Karen Manthey,Julie Holetz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470650394

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 408

View: 436

An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time! This revised edition contains completely new content, including fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques reflecting crocheting styles from around the world. Plus, it's packed with new and refreshed photos and line art throughout, along with step-by-step instructions that will easily guide you from your first stitch to your first sweater. A new section covering common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them Crocheting with eco-awareness: using organic yarns, as well as free trade and sustainably sourced fibers The best resources for purchasing supplies, as well as choosing and buying patterns Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the skills, techniques, and confidence to crochet like a pro.

300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects

Author: Linda Schäpper

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579909132

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4793

Each design in this comprehensive collection of crocheted shapes features a close-up photograph of the stitch, detailed written instructions, and an at-a-glance diagram of every stitch and pattern involved, including both classic shapes and original new patterns.

Der Muschelsammler


Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340667108X

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 6937

In seinem preisgekrönten Debüt, den Erzählungen aus «Der Muschelsammler», nimmt Anthony Doerr seine Keser mit auf eine Reise von der Afrikanischen bis zu den Nadelwäldern Montanas und den Mooren von Lappland. Er entwirft dabei eine weite und reiche Natur- und Seelenlandschaft, die etwas Magisches besitzt: Ein blinder Muschelsammler an der Küste Kenias entdeckt die wunderbaren Heilkräfte einer hochgiftigen Meeresschnecke, Touristen fangen einen Karpfen, der so groß ist, daß man ihn nicht fotografieren kann. Die Frau eines Jägers kann die Traumbilder der Tiere nacherleben, wenn sie sie berührt. In einer fast beängstigend schönen, ebenso genauen wie eleganten Sprache erforscht Doerr die conditio humana in allen Variationen – die Veränderung, den Kummer, die Zerbrechlichkeit von Freundschaften, ein Herz, das langsam wieder geheilt wird – und beschreibt die Natur als wunderbaren Überfluß ebenso wie als zerstörerische Macht. Einige seiner Figuren haben mit den Härten des Lebens zu kämpfen, andere besitzen ungewöhnliche Fähigkeiten. Alle verbindet ihre Achtung vor dem überwältigenden Kosmos außerhalb ihrer selbst. Die amerikanischen Kritiken waren überschwenglich, «Doerr ist das allwissende, alles sehende Auge, wie wir es bei D.H.Lawrence, Tolstoi, Hemingway, Pynchon, DeLillo und Richard Powers vorfinden» (The Philadelphia Inquirer) und «Diese Geschichten erzählen vom Wunder und der eisigen Indifferenz der Natur, und sie sind meisterhaft geschrieben.» (Outside)

The Harmony Guide to Crocheting

Techniques and Stitches

Author: Debra Mountford

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 173

View: 7570

Includes step-by-step instructions for more than 650 stitches, accompanied by an illustration of each finished stitch, and includes advice on crocheting techniques

Crochet Patterns For Dummies

Author: Susan Brittain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118050703

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 5580

Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of the basic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working these stitches. You’ll find plenty of tips on changing colors and adding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos of every project—from potholders to afghans, belts to table runners, skirts to vests, and much more. You’ll also discover how to: Decipher crochet lingo Make a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with the most common stitches and stitch patterns Crochet in the round or with color Shape a design through increasing or decreasing stitches Use new techniques like felting and working with wire Crochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids to make, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items. Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to take their skills to the next level, Crochet Patterns For Dummies is your one-stop guide to crocheting success!

Crocheting in Plain English

The Only Book any Crocheter Will Ever Need

Author: Maggie Righetti

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466869925

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 7959

The definitive classic on crocheting for years, the first edition of Crocheting in Plain English equipped readers with easy-to-follow, friendly advice on creating their dream crochets. A lifelong crocheting teacher and designer, Maggie Righetti offered both basic principles and step-by-step instructions to get crocheters started and to perfect their techniques. In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today's crocheter, Righetti dispenses more of her invaluable wisdom, covering virtually everything you need to know about crochet, including: * Selecting threads and yarns * Determining gauge * Working with the right tools * How to interpret patterns and instructions * Increasing and decreasing stitches * How to fix mistakes * Basic stitches (chain, double, treble, slip) * Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches * Assembling the finished product * How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles * And much, much more! Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts, or photos. Complete with a new introduction and a detailed glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.


Stricken mit der Häkelnadel

Author: Veronika Hug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783841063151


Page: 47

View: 6572