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Crochet Patterns for Dummies

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  110 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will h ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by For Dummies
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TRJ
May 24, 2012 TRJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book for beginners or people who wants to crochet again after a gap. The low point is that there were just about few pages containing pictures of finished projects and it needs more useful patterns. Not for people looking for patterns.
Lois
Mar 16, 2013 Lois rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great help but I found I learn better by watching YouTube videos of theknitwitch and BobWilson123
Katy M
Nov 30, 2014 Katy M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A worthy addition to your crochet resource library.

I almost gave this book 4 stars as, regardless of their popularity, I dislike any title with the negativity represented by such a word as "dummies."
Aside from that, this is a well researched, well-written teaching book. I've been crocheting for around 45 years and learned much here.
There is textbook style instruction from books to yarn to pattern reading and everything in between, humor, teaching patterns designed to familiarize the reader with
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Pia Vidal
Feb 07, 2017 Pia Vidal rated it really liked it
Very good book. I honestly know a lot more about patterns after reading it.
Yaaresse
A good refresher course if it's been a while since you picked up a hook. I learned a few things about yarn weights and how to read a pattern (although I still think trying to read a crochet pattern is an open invitation to eyestrain.)

Like all For Dummies books, the material is well-organized and easy to understand. There are ample graphics and a good index. The downside is that the project depicted aren't that inspiring. Ok, the truth is most of them are pretty ugly. Except for one hat, I didn'
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Nikki
Sep 01, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, crafts
My newest hobby: crochet. It runs my family, I think, this tendency to be drawn to arts and crafts. I'm all about words, normally, but... Anyway, Crochet Patterns for Dummies is okay, but it's not intended for a total beginner. I imagine Crochet for Dummies would've been a better start. Still, it has clear explanations and good information.

Haven't actually made anything out of here -- there's nothing that really appeals. Clothes and useful things are all well and good, but these are more my spee
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Sri
Dec 16, 2008 Sri rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Sudah baca sekilas. Aku lebih suka buku ini daripada saudaranya yaitu buku Knitting Patterns For Dummies. Barang-barang yang dihasilkan cukup menarik hati walaupun dibuat dengan teknik yang masih dasar. Kesimpulanku setelah membaca sekilas buku ini adalah: gunakan benang-benang yang lucu dan crochet yang paling sederhana pun akan menghasilkan barang yang lucu-lucu. Masalahnya, benang lucunya beli di mana ya :|. Di sini sangat terbatas.
Judith Middlebrooks
Ugly patterns!

Ugly patterns!

I'm sorry, I don't usually write bad reviews, but don't waste your money. These patterns look very amateur, and not worth the trouble of making.
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