Ribs and Bobbles*Ruffles*Flora*Fringes*Points and Scallops
Author: Nicky Epstein
Publisher: Nicky Epstein Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Bestselling author, needleworker, and designer extraordinaire Nicky Epstein takes crocheters to the edge! With approximately 200 edgings and gorgeous projects—all with detailed instructions, pattern charts, and photographs—Nicky's guide will have crocheters grabbing for their hooks. Create a cropped red jacket featuring oversize buttons and pretty scalloping; an ecru crystal shoulder cape; a hatband and bracelet; and more.
A Classic Collection of Over 140 Decorative Edgings
Author: Brenda Stratton
Publisher: Annies Attic Llc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Crochet on the Edge is a handy reference for everyone who is interested in crochet. In this book, readers will find 8 chapters, 8 projects and a multitude of original and unique edgings in ruffles, ribbing, sculptures, lace and more, all with detailed, step-by-step instructions and full color photographs. Everyone from novice crocheters to seasoned stitchers will be able to apply these designs to their favorite projects with confidence.
An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings. While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways, and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you'll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging's section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes. Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.
This wonderfully illustrated book tells the story of Mary Frances, a little girl who learns all sorts of things from The Knitting People, fairy helpers who live in her house and surprise her with some delightful lessons on knitting and crocheting. They are such good lessons that almost before she knows it, Mary Frances has made the loveliest hats and sweaters and socks for her dolls. This classic is part of the Mary Frances Books for Children, a collection of children's instructional craft books, all of which were originally published in the early 1900s. For ages 9-12.
Sixteen easy-to-follow projects include Panda Bear, British Bear, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Roosevelt Bears, more. Helpful illustrations complement easy-to-follow instructions. Clothing patterns included.
Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. It’s a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started. Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies shows you how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work. This hands-on guide provides step-by-step instructions and full-color photos that make it fun and easy to master the basics as well as more advanced techniques. You’ll have the tools you need to: Create consistency with a gauge swatch Decode crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams Stitch a double, a triple, a double triple, and a half double crochet Increase and decrease stitches Crochet in circles Work with different colors Stitch texture and advanced patterns Create an Afghan stitch Make new styles with filet crocheting Join seams, sow buttons, add trims, and make pockets Block and care for your work Packed with instructions on different projects, as well as common mistakes and safety measures you should take to maximize your progress and fun, Crocheting For Dummies is the only guide you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time!
The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated. Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more! These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.
The materials you need, the way to hold the hook, and directions for dozens of stitches: here is essential information for any newcomer to crochet. All of this and much more appear in this bountifully illustrated beginner’s guide. Start out learning the 3 basic crochet stitches and quickly move on to making geometric forms, lace patterns, edgings, and seams. By the time you’ve worked your way though the large selection of stitches and weaves, you’ll have mastered over 50 fundamental techniques.