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Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

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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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761139867
Author:
Stoller, Debbie
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Photographer:
Dolan, John
Illustrator:
Yan, Adrienne
Subject:
Crocheting
Subject:
Needlework - Crocheting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20060213
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in

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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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