A revised guide to needlecraft provides step-by-step instructions for and valuable tips on knitting, quilting, embroidery, crochet, and other creative crafts, furnishing a review of materials, a stitch glossary, and illustrations and diagrams demonstrating basic stitching techniques. Original
This guide has been a bestseller ever since its first publication. Plus, it's the only book to include knitting and crocheting, with both comprehensive instructions and exciting patterns. Readers will get: -- Goof-proof instructions to get them knitting and crocheting in no time -- Expert advice on how to correct common knitting gaffes -- Terrific tips that will help them decipher knitting and crocheting patterns -- Easy ways to check their gauge-and what to do when it doesn't match the pattern
Complemented by full-color photography, a handbook for beginning- and intermediate-level crocheters offers detailed patterns and step-by-step instructions for fifty different projects and creative variations, including baby blankets, shrugs, wraps, scarves, pillows, jewelry, purses, and more. Original.
Join the clique of the Chicks with Sticks! Anyone can do it. Anyone. Stop thinking. Stop being afraid. Stop sweating, you’ll get the hook all damp. Yes, with the help of the Chicks with Sticks, anyone can learn to crochet in just a weekend—and by Sunday night, beginners will know what they’re doing and have the confidence to do it. Advanced beginners (the ones who have already made an afghan square) will have fresh, fashion-forward projects to wear around town. First up is an introductory section on tools and materials. Then the Chicks present a series of lessons that each introduce a new skill and patterns that help readers learn and master it before moving on. The more than 30 projects range from cool belts to stunning scarves, from felted bags to stylish wraps and sweaters. Throughout, the Chicks with Sticks are standing by with quips and anecdotes, support and sisterhood. Learning to crochet has never been so entertaining . . . and so empowering! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a hook before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting in a series of "lessons" using helpful full-color, step-by-step illustrations. Photographed in a film-strip style, the crochet instructions allow the reader to clearly see how each stitch is executed. Every lesson is accompanied by a practice project, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill; as the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, so the reader not only gets instant gratification, they become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going! In addition, Idiot's Guides: Crochet includes more than a dozen unique projects and galleries of stitch patterns for beginner and intermediate-level crocheters. This completely illustrated tome is an essential tool for every beginning stitcher.
Creating an Amigurumi of one's own... Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese art of knitted or crocheted stuffed figures, is a craft that is sweeping the country. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Amigurumi crafters will learn the basic stitches of crochet, how to make basic shapes (heads, arms, legs, torsos), stuffing techniques, and embellishments such as hair, eyes, and tassels. They will also learn how to make flowers and vegetables, and will acquire the tools to be able to let their imaginations run wild and create their own unique and adorable Amigurumi. Easy-to-follow instructions and patterns for the absolute beginner. The only book that teaches readers how to make their own Amigurumi (not just follow patterns) Includes several complete patterns Author is a foremost expert on Amigurumi
Knitting made easy - especially for beginners. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Knitting, Becca Smith takes aspiring knitters step-by-step through her "learn-as-you-go" teaching technique. Knitters are guided from purl stitch to finished scarf with hundreds of clear and easy-to-understand photos along the way. Readers will also learn to make hats, mittens, blankets, pillows, sweaters, socks, even kimonos-as well as their own patterns. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Knitting, anyone can go from picking up a needle to becoming a master knitter. ?A new "learn-as-you-go" way of teaching makes this book perfect for beginners ?Packed with hundreds of clear and easy-to-understand photos ?According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, 53 million American women knit or crochet ?Author is an expert knitter and owns her own knitting and yarn company
Etsy is a wildly popular website where crafters and craftsmen alike have discovered a portal where they can market and sell their handmade wares - literally around the globe. According to the latest stats from Etsy, there are over 14 million registered members, over 800,000 shops, over 39 million unique visitors each month, and transactions spanning across 150 countries. Those numbers represent a global marketplace for someone interested in selling their handmade items, but they also mean a tremendous challenge when a seller is faced with the daunting task of making their Etsy storefront visible among the thousands of others. Any successful Etsy seller will tell you the difference between a successful Etsy storefront and the storefront that gets lost in the mix often boils down to the tricky details. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Selling Your Crafts with Etsy is written by someone who has proven selling success on Etsy and knows the tricks that will get a storefront noticed - and wares shipping out the door. From having the right keywords in place for optimum searchability, to creating an attractive storefront that will create return customers and loads of traffic, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Selling Your Crafts with Etsy will help you learn the tricks of the trade and help you build the successful Etsy business you have always wanted.