The Crocheter's Companion eBook

This handy eBook is the perfect reference for crochet lovers, at-home or on-the-go, and provides the essential information that crocheters need to have at their fingertips.
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With all the conveniency that comes with an eBook, you won't want to miss out on making this handy reference book your one-stop place for all of your crocheting needs.

Explore essential information that crocheters need to have at their fingertips including thread and hook charts, abbreviations, stitch instructions with clear illustrations, as and lots of helpful hints. From basic and advanced stitches, finishing techniques, and special touches to time-honored favorite patterns, motifs, and medallions, this is an indispensable resource for serious and beginner crocheters alike.

You'll soon discover that the Crocheter's Companion eBook is indeed your most beloved companion.

Table of Contents
Tools, Yarns, and Gauge
Tools
Yarns
Gauge and tension

How to Read Crochet Instructions
Written instructions-terms and symbols
International stitch symbols and terms

Basic Crochet Stitches
Foundation chain
Single crochet
Half double crochet
Treble crochet
Slip stitch
Working in rows
Working in rounds
Joining new yarn
Shaping
Binding off

Advanced Stitches
Around the post
Cluster stitch
Picot
Popcorn stitch
Puff stitch
Ribbing
Shell stitches

Finishing Techniques
Finishing ends
Seaming
Buttonholes
Button loops
Zippers
Edgings
Blocking
Caring for crocheted items

Decorative Finishings
Buttons
Cords
Braids and insertions
Decorative edgings
Fringes
Pompons
Tassels

Motifs and Medallions
Granny Squares
Working half motifs
Circular motifs
Hexagons


More Ways to Crochet
Multicolored crochet
Bead crochet
Afghan stitch or Tunisian crochet
Filet crochet
Ruffle crochet
Irish crochet

Helpful Hints and Troubleshooting
Foundation chains
Turning chains
Stitch count
Right/wrong side of work
Joining new yarn mid-row
Measurements and sizing
Finishing techniques

Bibliography
Resources and Associations
Index
About the Author

A crocheter for thirty-plus years, Nancy Brown has served as executive vice president of the Crochet Guild of America. She manages 10 states in her position as West Coast Representative for Skacel Collection, Inc., self-publishes crochet patterns, and markets them to retail yarn shops and catalogs. A knit and crochet designer, Nancy has published patterns in McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, Crochet Fantasy, and American School of Needlework (ASN) Publishing. California Image Wear and Isabella Fiore have manufactured her crochet designs.

Details
"A comprehensive guide to abbreviations and stitches. It's a tidy size to fit in your bag." -News-Observer

SKU: EP4022

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nancy Brown

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689602

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