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A Listmania! list by Maria Luciana Doherty "principessa M" (Massachusetts)
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The list author says: "After years of seeing marvelous crocheted items completed by relatives, and a childhood of colorful wearables that totally gave way my late 70's birth, a simple warm scarf crocheted as a Christmas gift a few years ago led to my addiction to crochet. Totally incompetent in knitting...this is my creative, crafty way of adding new things to my wardrobe and beyond....."
Crochet Essentials  (Leisure Arts #4177)
1.  Crochet Essentials (Leisure Arts #4177) by Lion Brand Yarn
The list author says:
  "Received from mom when she showed me my first stitch, this book took it from there. Its thin, quick to read, but shows the basics in an understandable way and uses affordable Lion yarns."
$9.85   Used & New from: $1.07
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet: Learn to Crochet with more than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns
2.  The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet: Learn to Crochet with more than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns by Nancy Queen
The list author says:
  "easy for beginners. If I followed the pattern recommendations, projects would be VERY expensive...still some of the cutest, more stylish clothing items I have seen in crochet."
$13.28   Used & New from: $0.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter
3.  A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter by Martingale
The list author says:
  "there are tons of  skills to master to make even simple looking patterns look "right".  This book shows them with easy to follow directions and photos."
$13.22   Used & New from: $9.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

The Crochet Stitch Bible
4.  The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden
The list author says:
  "multiple reviews from multiple sources recommend this book to all crocheters.  It is full of every possible stitch pattern and a must have if you want to try your hand at scarves with lacy patterns or sampler afghans."
Used & New from: $14.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Amigurumi (Cozy)
5.  Amigurumi (Cozy) by Josephine Wan
The list author says:
  "I recently added amigurumi to myto-do list and this has been my go-to for getting started.  The patterns seem to have some slight mistakes,   They use UK standards so use the hook guide.  In UK double crochet is single crochet here.  With a little awareness of crocheting in the round ,you will be able to 'fix' the  directions while hooking up some ADORBALE little toys."
$10.44   Used & New from: $0.81
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))
6.  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) by June Gilbank
The list author says:
  "OK, I am waiting for this one to be delivered this week. But, the author's website shows her teaching skill."
$14.20   Used & New from: $5.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Boye Crochet Master Steel and Aluminum Crochet Hook Set
7.  Boye Crochet Master Steel and Aluminum Crochet Hook Set by Boye
The list author says:
  "This is a pretty nice set to have.  It includes 00 through K, so you will have on hand whatever hooks you'd need for the majority of projects."
$23.61   Used & New from: $15.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K
8.  Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K by Coats & Clark
The list author says:
  "this is another standard and a good set for getting started with. This case did not last long for me though."
$6.67   Used & New from: $3.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)

Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set
9.  Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set by Coats & Clark
The list author says:
  "Here's a good multi-pack of other popular "large size" hooks. If you plan on making chunky scarves, mittens, blankets, etc. or using multi-strand stitches, I would absolutely grab this set."
$7.62   Used & New from: $3.53
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Wrights Plastic Crochet Hook, 15.75mm
10.  Wrights Plastic Crochet Hook, 15.75mm by Wright Products
The list author says:
  "another large hook to add to the collection, rarely used but you may find you need it!"
$6.29   Used & New from: $1.33
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook, 19mm, Red
11.  Lion Brand Crochet Hook, 19mm, Red by Lion Brand
The list author says:
  "yeah, I have this. and yeah, I have used it...to make a very quick, very warm, multi-strand, stashing busting scarf that receives many compliments."
$4.78   Used & New from: $3.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Vanna's Choice Yarn-Black
12.  Vanna's Choice Yarn-Black by Lion Brand
The list author says:
  "I prefer this over red heart for its color, as well as its ability to "stay wound" much better than red heart, while still affordable."
$10.90
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Lion Brand Yarn 790-334 Homespun Yarn, Gothic
13.  Lion Brand Yarn 790-334 Homespun Yarn, Gothic by Lion Brand Yarn
The list author says:
  "love this yarn for simple scarves...so warm and soft. Have been so challenged by it for more intricate projects though."
$6.28   Used & New from: $3.65
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn
14.  Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn by Bernat
The list author says:
  "pretty colors, soft, easy to use even with smaller hooks. I like this one a lot."
Out of stock

Baby Jacquards Yarn-Boys & Girls
15.  Baby Jacquards Yarn-Boys & Girls by Bernat
The list author says:
  "LOVE this self patterning yarn for projects for my soon to be born bambino."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Lion Brand Yarn 640-124J Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn, Barley
16.  Lion Brand Yarn 640-124J Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn, Barley by Lion Brand Yarn
The list author says:
  "use this to make some great hats (patterns available on lion brand site, ravelry, etc.)"
$10.35   Used & New from: $4.26
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

Art Bin Hook & Needle Case 8414SA
17.  Art Bin Hook & Needle Case 8414SA by ArtBin
The list author says:
  "its sturdy, portable, and is finally keeping all my hooks in one place!"
$15.29   Used & New from: $11.87
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers
18.  Clover Soft Stitch Ring Markers by Clover
The list author says:
  "these look better than my crappy ones that break on me all the time."
$3.98   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Susan Bates Steel Yarn Knitting Needle, 2-Inch, 5 Per Package
19.  Susan Bates Steel Yarn Knitting Needle, 2-Inch, 5 Per Package by Susan Bates
The list author says:
  "I like the steel ones much better than the plastic.  They don't bend and they can get into tinier spots with more invisible stitches.  You will need at least one of these for almost any clothing project and all amigurumi."
$1.99   Used & New from: $0.69
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Maria Luciana Doherty "principessa M" (Massachusetts)
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Qualifications: reading teacher, novice crocheter, soon to be momma
Last updated: 1/23/11
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