Author(s): Sarah Shrimpton
You want to learn crochet, but have no idea where to start? You would love to set to work on some gorgeous yarny creations, but find patterns and charts confusing and scary? Then let author Sarah Shrimpton guide you through the basics, with this book you'll learn to crochet and complete your first project in just one day! To top this, did you know there are actually only a handful of stitches you need to learn to be competent at this super-yarny craft? It's what you do with them that can create something as simple as a dishcloth or as complicated as a teddy bear. Beginner's Guide to Crochet comprehensively teaches all the basic crochet techniques, skills and stitches to get you started. Each new technique is explained with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed directly with a project utilizing those skills. Later projects combine several techniques and stitches helping you to develop your skill set and tackle more complicated projects. There are 20 modern projects, plus a section dedicated to 'extreme crochet', using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations.
The author's chatty, informal style will take you on on your journey from newbie to fully-fledged crocheter in no time. Before you know it you'll be crocheting everything from scarves and hats to the obligatory granny blanket with ease, and making fantastic homemade presents for friends and family.
Sarah Shrimpton blogs under the well-known name 'Annaboo's house'. She is a self-taught crocheter and decided to start blogging as a way of recording her progress. She now designs her own crochet patterns which she sells on Etsy. http://annabooshouse.blogspot.co.uk/.
Introduction How to Use This Book Your Crochet Toolkit Yarns and Hooks Patterns and Charts Getting Ready Start Stitching Stitch Tutorial: Chain Stitch Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Cosy Cafetiere Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Decrease Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Increase Bye Baby Bunting Little Hearts Stitch Tutorial: Treble Crochet Upcycled Bracelets Stitch Tutorial: Half-Treble Crochet Simple Dishcloths Pick 'N' Stitch Stitch Tutorial: Combining stitches Super Scarf Slouchy Anklewarmers Whimsical Collar Making the Rounds Stitch Tutorial: Making Circles Coastal Coasters Handy Pincushion Bertie and Betty Bear Great Grannies Stitch Tutorial: The Granny Square Heirloom Blanket Stitch Tutorial: The Granny Stripe Granny Lampshade Extreme Crochet Yarny Basket Beside the Seaside Bathmat Mahooosive Cloud Cushion Fancy Stitches Stitch Tutorial: Moss Stitch A Case for a Gadget Stitch Tutorial: Bobble Stitch Bobbly Headwarmer Stitch on the Edge Stitch Tutorial: Basic Edging Boot Cuffs Decorative Edging Finishing Touches Joining New Yarn Fastening Off Weaving in Ends Blocking Embellishments Suppliers About the Author Acknowledgments Index