Go BIG with Chunky Yarn Crochet! You will love this collection of patterns for cool accessories to gorgeous oversized home decor items including a Moroccan influenced pouffe. The on trend design and the fact that they stitch up so quickly when you use chunky yarn make these crochet projects irresistible. There are 20 projects to choose from ranging from larger-than-life rugs and blankets to an over sized colour block cowl and hat for super-sized accessorizing. The projects are simple enough to be tackled by even beginner crocheters--you'll be amazed at how quickly you can make up the Slouchy Beanie! All you need to get started is a big hook and some yarn and you're good to go.
The Modern Crochet Bible is the definitive guide to all the crochet techniques and stitches necessary to create stunning contemporary crochet projects. Learn how to stitch stunning contemporary crochet projects using traditional techniques with a twist such as filet crochet or brand new techniques such as corner to corner crochet. All the key crochet techniques and stitches including Tunisian, tapestry, corner to corner, overlay, mosaic, filet, colour pooling and crochet embroidery are featured, as well as instructions on how to use the exciting, new yarns that are available. As well as step by step instructions and photography there are patterns for over 10 cutting edge modern crochet makes for you and your home. Choose from a cowl, blanket, wrap, bag, rug and many more.
"An excellent instructional book for anyone. Presented beautifully." --Kristin Omdahl, www.styledbykristin.com "This is the book that pulled me in and set the hook (quite literally). SO well written. If you haven't gotten it yet, you should." --HookMeUp, Ravelry • Detailed instructions with full-color photographs and illustrations teach the art of Tunisian crochet • Stylish, contemporary patterns for apparel and home decor • Includes instructions for 16 projects Tunisian crochet, sometimes called the Afghan stitch, combines the ease of crocheting with the appearance of knitting. This instructional pattern book brings Tunisian crochet into the realm of high fashion with exquisite stitch patterns, meticulous shaping, and attractive finishing. Sixteen chic projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor are explained in detail. Readers will learn how to make wearable items such as a chain mail scarf, child's jumper, honeycomb skirt, and man's vest. Home decor projects include an ottoman cover, placemats, afghan, pillow, and more—all using Tunisian crochet techniques.
Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of the basic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working these stitches. You’ll find plenty of tips on changing colors and adding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos of every project—from potholders to afghans, belts to table runners, skirts to vests, and much more. You’ll also discover how to: Decipher crochet lingo Make a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with the most common stitches and stitch patterns Crochet in the round or with color Shape a design through increasing or decreasing stitches Use new techniques like felting and working with wire Crochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids to make, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items. Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to take their skills to the next level, Crochet Patterns For Dummies is your one-stop guide to crocheting success!
Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Connecting beautiful motifs can be just as enjoyable as crocheting them. Edie Eckman’s creative joining techniques allow you to easily combine multiples to form a whole new pattern, from lacy links, swirls, radiants, and wheels to three-dimensional effects. Step-by-step instructions, detailed photography, and innovative stitching charts ensure success. With 100 brand-new motif designs at your fingertips, you’ll be free to explore limitless variations and capture your own personal style.
A collection of 8 extreme crochet patterns for accessories and homewares, made from super chunky yarns and gigantic crochet hooks. So what can you do with extreme crochet? Anything you like! It's perfect for maxing out the classics: want a cushion? Super-size it with big yarn. A blanket?
35 Projects to Crochet Using a Large Hook: Hats, Scarves, Jewellery, Baskets, Rugs, Cushions and More
Author: Emma Friedlander-Collins
"A keen crocheter, Emma Friedlander-Collins decided to explore the possibilities of using an extra-large hook - starting with one her husband had made for her from the end of a wooden broomstick. She discovered that crocheting with her giant hook, combined with using super-chunky yarns, produced quick results and new textures. Here she shares 35 stylish patterns with you, all to make using a supersize hook. You can make your own hook for these projects, and Emma shows you how, but you can also buy them, and details of suppliers are provided at the back of the book. Chapter 1, Clothes and Accessories, has a whole host of things you will love to make and wear, including scarves, a hat, jewellery and slippers. Stay snug in the winter with the 'super snood' sleeveless body warmer, which is ideal for wearing underneath a coat, or keep off the breeze on summer evenings with the simple shrug. Plus, add a little crochet to your bicycle - make a matching seat cover and handlebar warmers, and a bike basket decorated with crochet flowers. Meanwhile, chapter 2, Homeware, offers ideas that are great for your own home or to give as gifts. Learn how to create cushions, rugs and throws, as well as a basket and bath mat set, and a handy house bowl. The sleeping roll works as a sofa throw but can be taken camping, too, encompassing a mat and pillow in one. There's even a beautiful Christmas wreath for the holiday season. With so much inspiration, plus a comprehensive techniques section and helpful hints and tips, you'll soon be hooked on making these gorgeous designs"--Publisher's description.
The innermost thoughts of Simon Cowell's son :'I woke up to find that everyone was all a twitter. By which I mean that Dad's twits and almost the whole world were going crazy with the news that I had been born. Quite right. I'm sure that when everyone is born they think they are the centre of the universe, and with me it turns out to be true. I guess at some point I'll find out why.''Today I met Jeeves. Well, Daddy called him Piers, but I call him Jeeves. He said things like 'And how would Sir like his nappy done up today? Traditional classic fit or a little more snug around the middle for Sir perhaps?' I resolved to ask him for a Scotch on the rocks, just as soon as I could work up the vocabulary.''Apparently I was born on something called Valentine's Day. So, when Harry Bighair came to visit he asked Daddy if they were going to call me Valentino. Daddy answered, 'I'm not going to dignify that with a reply.' Sometimes I wish Daddy would speak his mind more and not just sit on the fence all the time.'