From the Back Cover
Get kids involved with quick and easy designs
From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags — create beautiful crochet designs with ease
Want to get a handle on crocheting? Know the basics, but don't know where to go from there? No problem! This hands-on workbook gets you crocheting useful, fashionable designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to changing color, shaping, and joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Plus this friendly guide features full-color photos of every project and over 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to stretch their crocheting skills!
Discover how to:
- Make a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing
Work with the most commonstitches and stitch patterns
Crochet in the round or with color
Use new techniques like felting and working with wire
Crochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique
About the Author
fascination with crochet began very early, when she was 4 or 5 years old. She would watch her grandmother, who had lost her sight in midlife, spend hours crocheting beautiful afghans for friends and family, counting the stitches with her fingers. By the age of 8, Susan was crocheting her own projects, starting with simple patterns such as scarves, and then moving on to afghans, toys, and sweaters. Although her creative streak has led her to learn many different crafts, crochet has been a steady thread throughout.
Susan finally had the opportunity to combine work with pleasure, and she held the position of assistant editor for Crochet Fantasy
magazine for a little more than two years, contributing as a designer as well. She is also the coauthor of Crocheting For Dummies
(Wiley) and continues to design new projects for various yarn companies, as well as friends and family.