Crocheting School: A Complete Course
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Crocheting School: A Complete Course

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The materials you need, the way to hold the hook, and directions for dozens of stitches: here is essential information for any newcomer to crochet. All of this and much more appear in this bountifully illustrated beginner’s guide. Start out learning the 3 basic crochet stitches and quickly move on to making geometric forms, lace patterns, edgings, and seams. By the time yo...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Sterling (first published August 1st 1999)
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Heather
Sep 03, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: crocheters, knitters who want to branch out to another yarn skill
I bought this book in a mad rush to find *something* to learn while pregnant with my first baby... I hadn't crocheted in about 12 years at that point. I chose this book based on the excellent instructional photographs and the great base of skills it taught. I still refer to it now more than any of my other books for basic knowledge.

The photos use bright yarn and close up snapshots of the work so that you can see exactly where your yarn needs to go in each stitch or work. Advanced skills such as...more
Rae
This book covers a bit of everything. While the basic stitches don't have the best explanations I've seen the specialty stitches and cords are explained well and the book as a whole has a lot of very good pictures. The book covers working in circles, tunisian crochet, how to edge fabric and make inserts, as well as making motifs and working around ribbons and making hairpin lace.
Sarah King
I borrowed this from the library & decided to buy Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet instead. This isn't a bad book by any means, there are good pictures and clear instructions but as a beginner I found myself looking for some basic information that wasn't covered. I wouldn't mind owning this book as part of my library but for information I think the other has more content.
Joan
It's an amazing craft, and, although I'd like more lengthy explanation of stitching how-to, there were ample amounts of close-up color photos for each stitch. Maybe someday I can play around with this skill that my grandmother taught me, way back when I was only 5! I understood it better then than I believe I do now!
Gabri(Elle)
Very good. Useful. I have used several of the stitches and guidelines found within.
CD
I bought it to learn, but the stitch and bitch book was better.
Lady Dragonbat
I own this book and it is wonderful for inspirations for new projects
Jen
Mar 22, 2008 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
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These are tons of stitches and techniques in this book. It is great!
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