- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: DRG / The Needlecraft Shop (December 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157367124X
- ISBN-13: 978-1573671248
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Needles to Hook: Complete Guide to Converting Knit Patterns to Crochet Hardcover – December, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Upon receiving the book, I expected the worse.
But the Reviews ARE WRONG! This is an excellent book. One that is easy to follow and read.
It has clear precise instructions on the pitfalls and difficulties of converting knit patterns to crochet patterns. It is well organized.
The Reader has to want to do the conversions and be determined. But that is not the fault of the author. There is advice and helpful suggestions throughout the book.
The yarn substitution section was an eyeopener for me.
Yes, the book does give a knit pattern and finds a similar look in crochet. And in the front part of the book and before each chapter it explains how to convert each pattern and the unique issues with them.
I fully recommend this book to any one who loves knit pattern and feel but hates to knit(or refuses to learn - like myself). Being a man, and having a hard time finding manly sweater patterns for my very bulky size in crochet, this book provides me with a whole new avenue of options.
Yes, I have to work to make those options a reality. But this book gives me what it promises and that is the tools and knowledge I need to succeed in doing so.
First of all, I wouldn't recommend this book to beginners or those who only use the basic stitches. Converting knit patterns are easier for intermediate and higher skilled crocheters.
The conversions are of lace, ladder, cables, eyelet, alternating cables, bobbles, ENTWINED CABLES (wow!) etc., stitches. Keep in mind that a lot of the conversions are based on the use of post stitches (back and front), spikes, and combining a number of stitches together (for the bobbles). It even teaches you how to turn a knit basketweave into a crocheted version and the Tri-color stitch pattern is much easier than you would dare to believe. The patterns are great for those who simply want to practice using the techniques.
For designers and intermediate crocheters who really envy the intricate knit lace and cross patterns, this book is a godsend.
I give this book a rating of three only because it could have been better with flower and vine stitch pattern conversions, particularly the raised versions, and a better primer on reading knitting patterns. However, if you master the patterns contained, it's likely that you could just learn to convert the patterns on your own with chain spaces and other stitches.
GREAT BOOK, but not for beginners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm glad I bought it, but agree shouldn't expect the crocheted results to look like knitted.Published 3 months ago by Love My Pets
This was recommended by a crochet group that I'm in & am thrilled to have found it.Published 4 months ago by Sherry M Vanover
Not as e a st as it looks. I think there are some missing pieces of info. Still working on it.Published 4 months ago by always looking
A number of people complained about this book, apparently expecting it to be more than it claimed to be, but it is just what I was looking for, so I am very happy with it.Published 5 months ago by Joey's Lil Girl
I love to crochet and this book is a really good book to go from Knitting to Crocheting patterns. And it is good too undrerstandPublished 5 months ago by Shirley M. Conley
My mom loves this book that I got for her for Christmas. She has used it a few time already learning how to convert knitting patterns over to crochet patterns that she knows how to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MEME
This book was a huge disappointment. The knit version of each pattern looks very different & much prettier than the crochet version. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jodi S
this did not meet my expectations. I am a "crocheter" and was hoping I could actually CONVERT "knitting patterns" to "crochet patterns" easily. Read morePublished 10 months ago by rita b decook