- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (January 4, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764596411
- ISBN-13: 978-0764596414
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 78 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,032,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting (Teach Yourself Visually) Paperback – January 4, 2006
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From the Back Cover
Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up some yarn and a hook and get crocheting! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crocheting shows you the basics—photo by photo and stitch by stitch. You begin with the basic tools and stitches and progress through variations, more complex stitches like Tunisian crochet, and techniques for reading patterns. With designs ranging from a simple but practical baby rattle to a cozy, fluffy cardigan, you'll be creating masterpieces in no time.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
- Each skill or techniqueis defined and described
- Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
- Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
- Helpful tips provide additional guidance
About the Author
Kim P. Werker is the founder and editor of Crochet me Online Magazine (www.crochetme.com), where she publishes hip and funky patterns and articles by recreational and professional crochet designers and enthusiasts. After a couple of earlier flings, Kim got addicted to crochet in her mid-20s. She is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and The National NeedleArts Association, and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for the craft as a creative, stimulating, and relaxing medium of expression. Her next book will be published in the spring of 2006, and she’s looking forward to more crochet-related endeavors in the future.
Originally from New York State, Kim now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and their dog. When she sets down her hook and pen, she can be found skiing, reading, buying magazines, kicking back with friends, or knitting.
Cecily Keim documents her adventures in life, crocheting, and other creative endeavors at SuchSweetHands.com.
Throughout her life, regardless of the type of study or type of job, making things has always fascinated Cecily. Her great grandmother, Mama Mac, taught her to crochet at age 9. Cecily is mesmerized by the endless possibilities of crochet and loves passing on the enthusiasm as a writer, designer, and teacher.
Cecily lives in Los Angeles, watches too much television and loves candy, her cats, and her boyfriend. She teaches crochet classes at Unwind. You can also find her demonstrating her designs on the DIY channel’s Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads.
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However, it's not perfect. First of all, some of the angles of the pictures were not very helpful. Most, if not all, of the shots come from one angle, which is a good since that's mainly your POV when crocheting, but when you're discussing yarning over through various loops and such and pulling them through other loops, it would be nice to have a closeup shot or (better yet) a picture from other angles so that we can get a better idea of what the author is demonstrating.
Also, I'm an absolute newbie to crochet, but it seems like a couple of steps were incorrect or badly written. I can't remember specifics on the poorly written sections, but I DO remember one thing from a scarf pattern. It was a tc, sc, dc, sc, hdc pattern that repeated, but the hdc ended with a single turning chain and instructions to repeat, but the tc required multiple chains to form. I tried it as is and obviously it failed, tried it with the traditional tc chain plus one, and it was too long. Finally, I just disregarded the instruction to chain one and did a chain for the tc and it worked. I know, I know...some are probably like "you could have inferred" but the fact is I couldn't. I'm brand new. This is an instructional booklet. And for all I know, she might have meant for another sc between the hdc and tc but again, it wasn't instructed as such. And so one star had to go.
Still, compared to other books, this one was the clear winner. I still had to supplement from online sources and videos, but it's a good start to read this book for the basics. I wished the patterns were more numerous and diverse, but that's just personal opinion and didn't affect my star rating. Besides, there are TONS of free patterns online. I would recommend this book to those who want tolearn crocheting and hope the new edition has revisions to correct some of the confusing and incorrect steps.
I did think the projects were just okay--but I didn't buy the book for them, so that wasn't an issue for me.
I really like how they write the stitch patterns in crochet pattern form and then in "plain English." That way, I can compare how the stitch pattern will look written in a published pattern, but yet understand what I'm supposed to be doing. Reading patterns has been the biggest problem for me (maybe because I'm use to reading knitting patterns), and this aspect of the book is helping me very much.
Overall a good book. Used in conjunction with Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet and Edie Eckman's Crochet Answer Book, you'll have all the info you could possible need.
I loved the way each technique and pattern is presented: clear step by step photos, pattern explained using crochet terminology and then in plain English. I finally understood the terminologies used in advanced books and on internet projects and now I can easily follow a pattern. Also I found out that I was doing crucial mistakes as result most of my projects weren't looking right as show in the final photos (one of the reasons I've got bored).
A great book for learning crochet but also to have it as a reference no matter at which stage you are.