- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Martingale; Softcover edition (May 11, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 156477998X
- ISBN-13: 978-1564779984
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (444 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter Paperback – May 11, 2010
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Better yet, as I began reading the book, I was reminded of Broomstick Lace. I could remember making it as a young mother but couldn't remember how other than I needed a crochet hook and a VERY large "broomstick" (or in today's world - a large knitting needle). I looked through the table of contents immediately and there was the needed reminder I was looking for to make the lace. While it isn't really lace in the sense of being delicate, it is really a beautiful pattern.
Anyway, the book contains information on types of yarns, hooks, gauge, how to read patterns and charts and other equipment you might need. The next section is all about getting started - how to hold the yarn and hook and beginning, ending and joining yarn.
Next comes a section full of various types of crochet stitches and more stitches and MORE stitches. If you want to make it in crochet, you should be able to find the stitch there. The next section is where I found the Broomstick Lace pattern and the Entrelac pattern, yet another I had forgotten about over the years.
The final two sections are about adding embellishments and the final joining and blocking of pieces. One last feature of the book is that the front and back covers each have a "bookmark" flap which is very useful when you can finish a project in one sitting.
Want to learn how to crochet in the round? Fun edges for your scarves or blankets? How to change colors mid-crochet? How to weave in your ends? How to make your rows wavy or curvy? Add extra texture to your work? How about adding in beads and sequins? Or making buttons and button-holes? How to make cords? What about just wanting to know how to pick the right yarn and hooks? This book is for you!
If you're brand new to crochet, the first couple chapters are all about crochet hooks sizes, yarn styles and sizes, gauge of crochet, how to hold the yarn, and the basic beginner steps to crochet such as how to start, chain stitch, slip stitch, tying off.
If you already know how and just want to expand your repertoire then there are dozens upon dozens of stitches, tricks, techniques, and styles to increase your knowledge.
I bought this a while ago and frequently use it as a reference guide. I made a scarf for someone once and it was going to be one color, so I used this book to make wavy rows so it looked more interesting. I was going to crochet in the round and this book helped me figure it out. Every time I've wanted to try a fun new stitch, this book was there for me to figure it out and make my work beautiful.
This is an indispensable book that should be a part of any crocheters collection!
disappointed at all.
This is a GREAT reference book for anyone who crochets.
I have used it a number of times since I received it.
The instructions are VERY helpful, and with photos too.
Beginners or experienced people that crochet will be happy to have this reference book in their craft library.
And the shipping for this book was very fast.
If you only purchase one reference book about crochet, this should be it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is so informative there are many stitches I am going to try, it shows how to do itPublished 12 days ago by Delores Visher
Very nice book and well written with plenty of pictures. Perfect for the beginning crocheter.Published 16 days ago by ScoutMom
I only got part of the order I got the yarn & book but no crochet needles I ordered all 3 items but did not get but 2 out of 3 not happy obout itPublished 20 days ago by Donnie Stewart
I love this book, it really helps for me as a beginner in crochet world. It has great picture, great quality of paper & great instruction to followPublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book itself is in great shape; however, I was disappointed in the photographs of the samples, as they are not quite good enough for a beginner, and they seemed less than good... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Blackawana