How to Crochet Book – Techniques and Projects for the Beginner

How to Crochet Book - Techniques and Projects for the BeginnerThis introductory, project-based book is ideal for anyone looking to take up a new craft. It guides the reader through the materials required and the basics of the craft, followed by a series of techniques and accompanying projects to put the newly acquired knowledge into practice right away.

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The techniques are explained with the help of clear, step-by-step instructions and there are beautiful photographs of the stylish projects, including items for the home, accessories and gifts for friends and family – throughout.

Title: How to Crochet
Author: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC Books
ISBN: 9781861089496

How to Crochet Book - Fingerless Gloves

Carol’s Thoughts: My daughter Shelly was taught how to crochet at the age of 13 by her paternal grandmother. I had always wanted to learn, but never had the time to dedicate to it. Now that I’m retired, I’m ready to learn a few new crafts with crochet being one of them.

As a complete newbie to crochet, I found this book to be really easy to understand and easy to follow along. The author does a great job with her step-by-step diagrams teaching you some of the basic crochet stitches: single crochet, double crochet, shell stitch and others. In just a week, I’ve mastered 3 of those stitches thanks to this book.

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There are crochet projects in the book with step-by-step instructions, diagrams and color-photographs to go along with the stitches that you’re learning. Some of the projects in the book include: granny stitch afghan, endless scarf, soft-toy, fingerless gloves, pillow covers, teapot cozy, pot holder, etc. All of these projects look fairly easy to make once you’ve master the required stitches for the project.

I haven’t completed a project just yet, but like I said…I’ve mastered 3 of the stitches so far. I want to continue with my learning and practicing and then I plan on trying to make that beautiful granny square afghan project that’s featured in the book.

How to Crochet Book


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