The Crocheter's Companion: Revised and Updated

The Crocheter's Companion: Revised and Updated

by Nancy Brown

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Explore a guidebook with over 65,000 copies sold! Get more stitches, over 70 new illustrations, and step-by-step techniques in this new edition of The Crocheter's Companion.

This indispensable resource includes all of the essentials, plus a few exciting extras you've been longing for: more tools, stitches, and techniques, as well as updated yarn information, complete abbreviations and symbols, and additional information on reading stitch diagrams. Also, due to popular demand, the section on Tunisian crochet has been expanded.

Still in its handy pocket-sized, spiral-bound format, the updated edition covers all the basics (and then some!). Thread and hook charts, stitch instructions with clear illustrations, and lots of helpful hints from one of crochet's most experienced authors will inspire beginners and serious crocheters alike. With impeccable illustrations, an easy-to-understand format, and the most updated information available, The Crocheter's Companion will soon become the only crochet resource you'll need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620332108
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/14/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 720,423
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Nancy Brown is the author of the original edition of The Crocheter's Companion. A crocheter for almost 40 years, Nancy served as executive vice-president of the Crochet Guild of America, and was the west coast representative for Skacel Collection Inc. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Table of Contents

Tools, Yarns and GaugeToolsCrochet hooksCrocheter’s supply kitYarnsPlyWeightDye lotsYarn labels and bandsYarn label symbolsSubstituting yarnsGauge and tensionGauge or tensionGauge swatchHow to Read Crochet InstructionsAbbreviationsWritten instructions—terms and symbolsInternational stitch symbols and termsHow to read a stitch diagramBasic Crochet StitchesFoundation chainChainless foundationsSingle crochetExtended single crochetHalf double crochetExtended half double crochetDouble crochetExtended double crochetTreble crochetSlip StitchWorking in the front loop only and the back loop only Basic Crochet TechniquesWorking in rowsWorking in roundsAdjustable ring or magic loopJoining a new yarnShapingBinding offFamiliar Stitches and FavoritesAround the postCluster stitchLoop stitchPicotPopcorn stitchPuff stitchRibbingsSingle crochet ribbingHalf double crochet ribbingPost stitch ribbingSeed stitchShell stitchesSolomon’s Knot stitchAdvanced Crochet TechniquesAran crochetBead crochetFilet crochet Lacet crochetIrish crochetMulticolored crochetRuffle crochetMotifs and MedallionsGranny SquaresSample Granny SquareJoining Granny SquaresWorking half motifsHalf Granny SquareGranny Square TriangleCircular motifsHexagons

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