Afghans are fun to make, cozy to use and make wonderful gifts! This book is a reference tool you will use for years. You can crochet the 101 afghan stitch patterns in baby-, sport-, worsted or bulky-weight yarn and use your own choice of colors. Stitch patterns have been carefully chosen so they are not to open-weave, not too difficult and not too time-consuming.
Complete with 87 unique stitches and 14 edgings, this all-in-one guide's crochet patterns include the multiples needed to create the look of the stitch and translate them into new designs. Two sampler afghans are featured and can be made using stitch patterns found in the book, which include bobbles, shells, popcorn, ripple, textured, and open weave. Each design offers a close-up color photograph plus instructions and illustrations when needed, making it an ideal addition to any crafter's reference library.
Included in 101 Double-Ended Hook are closely woven stitch patterns to the more open and lacy Crochenit stitches. A photograph of each side of the swatch demonstrates which stitches work best for reversible designs. All you need to determine is whether to make a dishcloth, place mat, afghan or a wearable garment.
Designed to give you more than 100 crochet project ideas for using all that left over yarn. This collection of projects includes everything from vests to cosy afghans to pretty doilies to kitchen table sets to cuddly dolls and more.
Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the “knitting superstar,” has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch ’n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch ’n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters—which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch ’n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool. Written in the author’s cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book—featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout—is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns—including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects—the kind that make Stitch ’n Bitch rule—for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid’s Sock Monkey Poncho. No, these aren’t your grandma’s doilies.