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- Print Length: 62 pages
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- Publication Date: March 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J13R550
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Crochet: Basics. How To Crochet Vol. I. A Complete Beginners Guide with Step by Step instructions with Pictures! (Crochet, Beginning Crochet, Crocheting, ... The Ultimate Guide to Learn How to Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I could not have made a better choice than getting "How to crochet Vol 1" by Beatrice Crimbleton. Here is what makes this book exceptional: Once and for all it wipes out any association of crocheting and old fashioned doilies.
This book is modern and beautiful. I loved how the author states: "If you are here to learn how to crochet, you must also learn to treat yourself as a real artist..." That is indeed what it is. Crocheting is one of the simplest ways to create artsy clothing, tailored to one's personal liking, no piece alike.
This book takes crocheting into the 21 century. Beautiful illustrations of individual pieces make the reader want to start crocheting this minute. I loved the precious and creative gloves (location 16 and 24) and the various scarves. Actually, these are exactly the kind of pieces I want to crochet. The author does a fine job in presenting technical details about the different needles and yarns, as well as pictures, which show the beginner how to do the various loops and stitches. Even though I have crochet for a long time, I found stitches I had never seen, like the Crocodile Stitch. I think that is the first one I am going to try out..
This book would be a wonderful gift for a daughter, who wants to create unique, individualized, fashionable clothing - 5 stars
Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger
Methods on holding the hook and advancing yarn are discussed and then each type of stitch is explained from the simple chain to the more complex treble crochet. Instructions for increasing and decreasing each type of stitch are included and explained. The book goes on to creating circles, rings, spirals, how to join rounds and how to join yarn to make the neatest juncture.
All of the different abbreviations used in crochet are listed and the book explains how to block and press a project, how to assemble the projects and includes several different seam methods. Advance projects, like Granny Squares, Bruges crochet and Crocodile stitch are explained as well as all things that can be made by crochet. The book ends by giving great suggestions on how to go into business selling what you make.
It is a great book for the beginner and a good reference book for someone that does know how to crochet, just in case they forget how to make a stitch. Hook and yarn sizes and other measurements are in both American and European measurements so this book can be used by anyone anywhere. There are also suggestions on videos and web sites where you can get lovely patterns and other information.
With such a natural mindset, I immediately noticed an unfortunate lack... the introduction does not tell me, the absolute novice, what exactly I should buy to get started with. Crimbleton briefly explains and illustrates differences in hooks and yarns, but this simply adds to my initial confusion. What kind of yarn should I start with? Why should I choose one type over another for learning? How should I decide on an appropriate hook? Where do I go for a reliable source of quality materials, recommended manufacturers/retail sites acting as a starting point in my explorations? All these elements should be presented at the outset of the guide, elements long used by how-to guides of every description because it's what beginners *need*.
Beyond that point, however, the various steps are written clearly with accompanying pictures and diagrams. There are some minor punctuation and spelling errors, but nothing disruptive. I especially liked towards the end the Pressing Guide, giving exactly the style of information I wanted in the introduction- practical pressing explanations of each category. If Crimbleton adds recommended beginning materials in the same fashion as her Pressing Guide, then her "Complete Beginner's Guide" will be indeed complete.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are some really nice patterns here. However, it is not suited to the Kindle because the pictures are too small and they get blurred when I enlarge them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hummingbug
I pick up a lot of books on crocheting and other arts and crafts. Mostly I am looking for my next project. Read morePublished 7 months ago by darswords
It moves along pretty fast! I was hoping for more how to pictures. Some beginner patterns would have been nice. Still can't crochet.Published 12 months ago by guiness
I learned how to crochet in my early teens from a booklet that cost 25¢ and taught knitting, tatting, crewel embroidery as well as crochet and a few other crafts. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol Mello
I was gifted a copy to facilitate my review of this book. I usually review fiction books. However, I have had several students come to me this year asking me if I could show them... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sandra K. Stiles
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