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63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine To Make An Heirloom Afghan (Leisure Arts #555) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Leisure Arts
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc. (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574866346
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574866346
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leisure Arts is a leading publisher and distributor of “how-to” and lifestyle publications with emphasis on creative crafts, needlework, decorating, and entertaining.  Leisure Arts is located in Little Rock, AR.

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I recommend it for beginner and experienced crocheters.
Patricia R. Andersen
Any of these you can use to make scarves, or choose one pattern for an entire blanket, if you're clever, you can adapt these to a sweater.
Jordana Capra
The instructions and illustrations are very easy to follow.
Razinah Abdus-Salaam

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Thorne on August 21, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book taught me my first crochet patterns; ALL 63! My first Afghan came out exactly like the one on the cover and I have learned to incorporate the stitches I've learned into other self designed afghans. I have used these wonderful patterns so much that my book is torn apart, pages lost, stained, and you name it. I am buying a new one which I WILL enclose in sheet protectors! I have made many beautiful things and this book is responsible for all of them. I had never crocheted before this. A whole new world has been opened up for me. THANK YOU DARLA SIMS.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By waldorf_curric VINE VOICE on February 17, 2006
Format: Unknown Binding
I always like to know exactly what's included in a book. So here you go:

* 1 - single crochet

* 2 - half double crochet

* 3 - double crochet

* 4 - treble crochet

* 5 - front and back loop hdc

* 6 - trinity stitch

* 7 - alternate puff stitch

* 8 - chevron relief stitch

* 9 - arch stitch

* 10 - offset cluster

* 11 - horizontal relief stitch

* 12 - open ridge stitch

* 13 - bushy stitch

* 14 - seed stitch

* 15 - afghan square

* 16 - granny square

* 17 - cluster square

* 18 - woven relief stitch

* 19 - circle in a square

* 20 - plain square

* 21 - flower square

* 22 - cross stitch

* 23 - slant stitch

* 24 - climbing shells

* 25 - aligned shells

* 26 - simple shell stitch

* 27 - block and offset shell stitch

* 28 - boxed shell stitch

* 29 - alternate spike sc

* 30 - eyelet lace

* 31 - check stitch

* 32 - aligned cobble stitch

* 33 - silt stitch

* 34 - V stitch

* 35 - twin stitch

* 36 - little crowns

* 37 - popcorn braid

* 38 - diagonal popcorn

* 39 - popcorn diamond

* 40 - fan stitch

* 41 - fan and popcorn

* 42 - fan trellis

* 43 - puff stitch

* 44 - cluster braid

* 45 - crossed ripple stitch

* 46 - palm leaves

* 47 - ripple stitch

* 48 - raised ripple stitch

* 49 - lacy wave
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. W. Brogan on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone who wishes to learn how to crochet. It is very well explained with a profusion of pictures and diagrams. While it covers the most basic stitches it also takes in quite complex designs as bobbles, clusters and cable stitches. Anyone who actually make the Afgan would become a most proficient crocheter.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kat Hebert on June 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
I agree with others--this is a great book. Yes, there are clear instructions on how to make each stitch. Yes, there are clear instructions on how to assemble the squares for the afghan. But here is one aspect of the book that I really treasure: the author gives you instructions on "multiples" for many of the more complicated stitches. What are multiples? Let's say you want to take that new stitch you learned and use it on something else. Once you decide the general dimensions of your new project and you establish your gauge, you can take the multiple of that stitch to know how long to make the beginning chain. The author uses the example of the Alternate Puff Stich. That has a multiple of 4 + 2 chains. So the beginning chain needs to be any number divisible by 4 plus an additional 2 chains. It could be 14 chains (which is 12 + 2) or 90 chains (which is 88 + 2,) or whatever.
Money is tight right now, so I am careful about which books I buy. This one is valuable enough that I will order another to replace my damaged copy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Heather G on March 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a great pattern booklet. A wide variety of stitch patterns. Everything from beginner (which I am) to advanced. They give complete instructions on how to do SC,HDC,DC,TR,the differnt post sts, clusters,popcorn and puff st. The most important thing for me, which is why I bought it, is that they have full colored photos of each square. It's not like some stitch pattern books that only show a tiny photo (or section) of it. You can barely see the pattern they make...these photos are great. Instructions are clear and concise.

Great book
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Savta G on February 21, 2009
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I'm working on my third afghan using this pattern...my grandchildren are waiting in line for theirs.

I find the squares format perfect for someone who is on the go...I always carry a square in progress with me and I crochet on busses, in waiting rooms, in airports and on airplanes; It's amazing how productive one can be in small increments.

The directions are clear and easy to follow and with the exception of only a few, most of the squares are downright beautiful. I let my grandchildren pick their colors and they love seeing the progress. They often weigh in on their favorite square. The finished product is truly an heirloom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia R. Andersen VINE VOICE on May 22, 2005
Format: Unknown Binding
If you feel constrained by traditional afghans or maybe you just want to learn new stitches, this is the book for you. In the process of creating an afghan, you will learn different stitches and techniques. SOme may be familiar to you, some may not be (some weren't for me and I've been crocheting a very long time). It's a neat way to challenge yourself without making a commitment to make a complete project out of any particular stitch.

I recommend it for beginner and experienced crocheters.
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