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Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

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ISBN13: 9780761139850
ISBN10: 0761139850
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Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the "knitting superstar," has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch 'n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters — which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18 to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch 'n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool.

Written in the author's cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book — featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout — is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns — including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects — the kind that make Stitch 'n Bitch rule — for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid's Sock Monkey Poncho.

No, these aren't your grandma's doilies.

Synopsis:

Lacy, sexy summer tops. Chic, cozy sweaters. Chunky, funky hats and colorfully crafty afghans—it all starts with the single, simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Then come the stitches, the flourishes, the unlimited creativity. Stylish, cheeky in tone, chock-full of information and inspiration, this is the indispensable guide. Learn the skills. Speak the lingo. Make the stuff. And give old granny square a chance.

About the Author

Debbie Stoller is the bestselling author of Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook and Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. She comes from a long line of Dutch knitters, has a Ph.D. from Yale in the psychology of women, and is the editor in chief of Bust magazine.

Table of Contents

Part One: Learning to Crochet

1. Voulez-Vous Crochet Avec Moi?

2. Hook, Line and Sinker: The Tools of Crochet

3. Get Shorty: Making the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet, and Slip Stitch

4. Walking Tall: Making Half-Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Triple Crochet

5. The Shape of Things to Come: Increasing, Decreasing, and Working in a Circle

6. Hooked on a Feeling: Making Fancy Stitches

7. Picture This: Making Images in Crochet

8. Off the Hook: Sewing Your Pieces Together, Blocking, and Adding Decoration

Part Two: The Patterns

1. Scarves and Shawls

2. Hats

3. Bags

4. Spring & Summer

5. Fall & Winter

6. Accessories

7. Home, Gifts & Baby

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readwithbarb, August 7, 2008 (view all comments by readwithbarb)
Although the crochet info and pictures are wonderful the patterns contain many, many errors. Going online I found some corrections, but the corrections for the Ladylike Lace Gloves were more confusing than the pattern in the book which is unclear.

The designers need to work out the pattern from the manuscript given the printer to see if it is correct. It is so disappointing to start a project and find out that you have to rip it out.
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martty55, May 26, 2008 (view all comments by martty55)
just what I was looking for.
Thanks
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crazzzzzymom, March 20, 2007 (view all comments by crazzzzzymom)
I LOVE THE TITLE OF YOUR BOOK. I HAVEN'T CROCHET FOR A VERY LONG TIME. BUT READING YOUR BOOK, YOU MADE IT VERY EASY TO REMEMBER HOW TO DO IT. I'M TRYING TO MAKE PLACE MATS AND RUNNER FOR MY DINNING ROOM TABLE. I DON'T LIKE WHAT THE STORE ARE SELLING. I TOOK ONE OF YOU PATTERNS AND CHANGE IT A LITTLE TO MAKE PLACE MATS AND RUNNER.
YOUR BOOK IS SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND, YOU USE VERY SIMPLE WORDS AND DIRECTION.
THANKS,
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761139850
Author:
Stoller, Debbie
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Photographer:
Dolan, John
Illustrator:
Yan, Adrienne
Subject:
Crocheting
Subject:
Needlework - Crocheting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by , Lacy, sexy summer tops. Chic, cozy sweaters. Chunky, funky hats and colorfully crafty afghans—it all starts with the single, simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Then come the stitches, the flourishes, the unlimited creativity. Stylish, cheeky in tone, chock-full of information and inspiration, this is the indispensable guide. Learn the skills. Speak the lingo. Make the stuff. And give old granny square a chance.
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