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Get Hooked Again: Simple Steps to Crochet More Cool Stuff Paperback – October 2, 2007

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Get Hooked
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (October 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823051102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823051106
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kim Werker is the founder and creative director of www.crochetme.com, the
online hipster-crochet magazine, and the
editor of Interweave Crochet magazine.
She lives in Vancouver.

Cynthia Frenette illustrated Get Hooked and the books in the Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It series. She lives in Vancouver.

More About the Author

Kim Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something - anything - every day. Many of those things are awful; some are not. She runs a project called Mighty Ugly, leading workshops and lecture-conversations to help people embrace the hard parts of creativity so they can have more fun making stuff and trying new things. Her newest book is Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty. Kim is the founder of CrochetMe.com and was the editor of Interweave Crochet magazine from 2006-2008. She has written or co-authored six crochet books including Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution and Crochet Visual Quick Tips. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Kim lives in Vancouver, BC, with her partner, their son and their mutt.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Laura C. O'Neal on December 1, 2007
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I bought this book after checking out the first "Get Hooked" from the library, and really liking it. This book is just as good! The book is geared towards teenagers, but even as an thirtysomething woman, I still really liked it. I already know how to crochet, so I didn't need the learn to crochet instructions at the front of the book, but they seem like they would be easy to learn from, especially since they show photos of hands performing the stitches, rather than the black and white line drawings so many other books use. The patterns are very cute, and the directions are very easy to follow. All of the patterns are written without abbreviations, which would be helpful for beginning crocheters. There were quite a few items I would like to make for either myself for my 10 year old daughter. The patterns are:

Autumn Striped Scarf
Chunky Hat (shown on cover)
Shelter Your Shades Case
Lacy Choker
Hook Roll
Crochet-Anywhere Tote
Gidget Bucket Hat
Workin' For You Scarf
Fingerless Street Mitts
Juliet Vest
Camo Bag
Flower Power Pillow
Ruby Slippers
Peek-A-Boo Shrug
Honor Roll Vest

Two other things I really liked about this book is that most of the projects use inexpensive yarns that are available at mainstream craft stores, Walmart, etc. (instead of $15+ a skein yarns that only specialty yarn shops carry), and each patterns lists the exact yardage of yarn used, rather than just saying "3 skeins of Yarn A". I find that helpful for determing if that partial skein of yarn in my stash would be enough for a project.

Overall, I feel this book was well worth the price, and highly recommend it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
Okay, so for my birthday last year I recieved Get Hooked. I absoulutely LOVED it and for a while that was my favorite crochet book. Then, for Christmas, I received Get Hooked Again. And, wow, did my opinion change! This book has great projects, all cute, funky, and (for the most part) easy. I made the Hook Roll for my friend and she started screaming. I am also working on one for myself, and I have just started making the Crochet Anywhere-Tote (I think that's what it's called...) And, no, that is not as far as I have gone. I asl have the yarn for the Peek-a-Boo shrug, which is absoulutely ADORABLE! I love it soooo much, and it just so happens my favorite color is green. (Maybe that's why I love it so much...) Anyway, if you buy it you won't be dissapointed!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By La Coccinelle on December 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
I'm fairly new to crochet. Before getting this book, I knew how to chain, single crochet, and work in the round... and that was about it. Lucky for me, this book features some easy, step-by-step instructions on working some of the more complex stitches like half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.

The patterns in this book are a lot more interesting than those in Get Hooked. I bought both books, but I didn't find much I wanted to make in the first one. Get Hooked Again has a lot of cute patterns, though, and I've tried a few. One benefit to this second book is that it lets you substitute yarns; this is a good feature if you can't find the specific recommended yarn.

I've made three projects from the book so far. The first was the Chunky Hat. Despite checking my gauge, I ended up with a tiny little hat (even after adding another row). It's too small for my head. I'll have to try again with a bigger hook. My second project was the Workin' For You Scarf. It turned out quite nicely, but I was confused by one of the instructions where it told you to work a stitch into the top of the turning chain. I wasn't sure exactly where to put my hook, and there were no pictures to help. The third project I attempted was the Ruby Slippers. I made the medium, and they're way too small (I don't have big feet). They're also rather square, which you can't really see from the photos in the book. I gave up after trying to slip stitch around the edge of the first slipper; that just tightened everything even more and made it smaller!

All of the problems I encountered are probably easily fixable... if you know what you're doing. As a beginner, though, I'm hesitant to fiddle around with the patterns for fear I'll end up with even more of a mess. So, while the patterns in this book are cute and a bit more stylish than a lot of crochet, I'm wary of trying any of the others... especially with pricier yarns.
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