Want to make the crochet pieces you're seeing everywhere, but don't know how to get going? Getting Started Crochet was designed for the total beginner.
Author Judith L. Swartz comfortably demystifies the technique, the jargon, and the process, easily bringing novices "into the loop." It's all spelled out in pictures and text: You'll begin with a trip to the yarn store for all the necessary tools and to learn how to shop for yarn and equipment.
Types and weights of yarn will become comprehensible and you'll learn about gauge and its importance in simple language.
Clear diagrams will address how to hold the hook and yarn and how to form stitches. Next come the basic stitches, one at a time, and your first project . . . a simple scarf.
After you master the stitches, you'll tackle shaping techniques and make an evening bag, a simple top, and some fun and funky toys! Working in rounds easily leads to working motifs and more intriguing projects like the Color Study Lap Blanket. Finish up with edging that sweetens up a shrug.
Resource list, index, and charts complete the picture. With Getting Started Crochet, you'll master this versatile craft in no time!
Reviews: “The basic information in this book is worth the value and projects make it even better.”-Craftrends
"If you're a new crocheter or a longtime stitcher who needs to brush up on the basics, this is the book for you. Chic, simple projects help reinforce the concepts explained in each chapter. We really love: each project lists the different skills you need to finish."-Crochet Today!
"Designed specifically with beginners in mind this book demystifies jargon and techniques and leads you to new possibilities and skills."-Get Creative
"Good teach-yourself manual that covers the basics of crocheting without including more information than can be comfortably absorbed by a newbie."-Library Journal
"lovely beginner's book "-The Compulsive Reader
"A collection of beginner projects absolutely perfect for warm-weather looping.... Swartz covers the ABC's of crocheting in clear, succinct fashion."-Yarn Market News