The Crochet Bible
Discover the creative potential of crochet with this comprehensive book that takes you from first steps to totally hooked - invaluable whatever your skill level. Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking for fresh ideas, The Crochet Bible is for you! Getting back to basics is simple, with clear instructions, diagrams and photographs on how to crochet. Once you've got to grips with your hooks, you'll be spoilt for choice with versatile and tempting crochet moves such as picots, fur stitch and Solomon's knots. Becoming clever with your crochet means that shaping, decorative details and working with beads are just a few of the tricks that even experienced crochet fans will love. These creative crochet techniques will stretch your skills, showing you how to crochet stunning patterns, textures, colour effects and shapes for endless variation and possibilities. Over 35 alternative stitch patterns make this an indispensable library, which you can browse for even more ways to develop your own style. More than 30 original, bright and beautiful projects let you put your crochet techniques into action, resulting in home accents, clothes and accessories, from classic baby clothes to contemporary cushions and throws, allowing you to learn a new technique and crochet a project straight away. The Crochet Bible will inspire you to keep learning, experimenting and creating!
Sue Whiting is a needlecraft design consultant and author who works with several textile companies including Jaeger and Rowan to produce brochures and promotional materials. She trained at the London School of Fashion and has worked with magazines and publishers on all aspects of needlework. She lives in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
Introduction; BASICS & TECHNIQUES includes:; Equipment; Basic stitches; Tension; Abbreviations; CREATING WITH CROCHET; includes:; Combination & relief stitches; Working with colour; Shaping; Following a pattern; Decorative details; STITCH LIBRARY; 36 crochet stitch patterns; OVER 30 PROJECTS includes:; Cosy scarves; Simple crochet purse; Simple toy rabbits; Colourful block throw; Vintage bedspread; Cute baby bootees; Girl's lacy sweater; Index.