Getting Started Crochet eBook

Want to make the crochet pieces you're seeing everywhere, but don't know how to get going? The easy-to-download eBook of Getting Started Crochet was designed for the total beginner.

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Want to make the crochet pieces you're seeing everywhere, but don't know how to get going? The easy-to-download eBook of 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.

A resource list, index, and plethora of charts complete the picture. With the Getting Started Crochet eBook, you'll master this versatile craft in no time!

Table of Contents

A Trip to the Yarn Store
Choosing Your First Yarn
How Do I Choose a Crochet Hook?
What Else Do I Need?

Learning the Language
A Closer Look at Abbreviations

Putting It All Together
Holding the Hook and Yarn
Getting Started
The Stitches
The Other Elements
Finishing Techniques

Single Crochet
Quintessential Scarf
New Direction Scarf
Striped Strip Pillow
Beaded D Ring Belt
Ribbed Tie Belt
Handy Utility Cases
-Cell Phone Case
-Music Player Case
Glamour Girl Cosmetic Bag

Expanding Knowledge
Neck Gaiter Scarf
Cashmere Headband
Elegant Chevron Wrap
Vibrant V-Stitch Wrap
Simulating Stripes Baby Blanket

Taking Shape
Casual Evening Bag
Dressy Evening Bag
Funky Stuffed Toys
Button-Front Top

Working in Rounds
Flash Caps
Fingerless Gloves
Farmer's Market Bag
Urban Shopper Tote

Light and Shadow Blanket
Messenger Bag

Getting Edgy
Fancy Foot Thongs
Bobble Clutch Purse
Lacy Shrug
Trim a Tank Top

Yarn Suppliers
About the Author
Judith Swartz is one of the leading designers of contemporary crochet knitwear, former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, and author of several popular books: Hip to Knit, Dogs in Knits, Hip to Crochet, and Getting Started Crochet.
Judith regularly teaches classes and workshops in knitting and crochet, including sculptural crochet, from beginning techniques to creative expression. She lives in Wisconsin.
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

SKU: EP4867

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith Swartz

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330036