Crochet Patterns for Dummies
An easy-to-follow manual for crochet hobbyists brings together more than fifty creative patterns for a variety of fashion and home accessories, including sweaters, afghans, pillows, hats, scarves, and bags, with detailed, step-by-step instructions, full-color photography, line diagrams, and a host of tips and tricks. Original.
Part I: Reinforcing Your Crochet Foundation.
Chapter 1: Gearing Up and Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Gauge and Garments: Sizing Facts and Figures.
Chapter 3: Sum and Substance: Reading a Pattern.
Chapter 4: Brushing Up on Stitch Basics.
Part II: Hook, Yarn, Action! Crocheting Simple Projects.
Chapter 5: Working in the First Dimension.
Chapter 6: Expanding and Diminishing Dimensions: Adding Shap.
Chapter 7: Going in Circles: Crocheting in the Round.
Chapter 8: Coloring It In.
Chapter 9: Mixing It Up: A Few Changes Make a Dramatic Difference.
Part III: Putting Your Skills to the Test.
Chapter 10: Seams Sew Easy: Joining Pieces Together.
Chapter 11: Finding the Loopholes and Creative Combinations.
Chapter 12: Sensational Sweaters.
Chapter 13: Timeless Techniques: Using the Afghan Stitch and Filet Crochet.
Chapter 14: Mixing Traditional Stitches with Contemporary Materials.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Nearly Ten Projects That Take an Hour or So.
Chapter 16: Ten Plus Tips for Caring for Your Crochet.
Chapter 17: Ten Kid Friendly Projects.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Crochet Stitches.
Appendix B: Yarn Supply Sources.