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Crochet 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through step-by-step Instruction


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Publisher Comments:

Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this engaging book teaches all the basics for learning to crochet with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Crocheting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of crochet-selecting yarn, hook types and sizes, other tools and accessories, crochet gauge, chaining, forming the basic stitches, reading patterns-making this the most comprehensive beginner’s book available. The online video tutorials created to supplement this book are an additional learning tool demonstrating the essential techniques used in crochet.

About the Author

Dee Stanziano is well known as "The Crochet Cheerleader" for her enthusiasm for the Art of Crochet. Crocheting since early childhood, Dee began teaching crochet classes locally in 2000, and started teaching nationally in 2008. She is a Certified Crochet Teacher through the Craft Yarn Council of America and accredited through the Fashion Institute of Technology; in 2008, Dee was voted as "Most Educational Crocheter" on Dee is a Professional Member of the Crochet Guild of America; and founder of the CGOA Chapter: The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club located in Danbury, CT. Dee started publishing her crochet patterns in 2002; her crochet work has been displayed at various museum exhibits & events, and has won many ribbons at various fairs and competitions. Dee can often be found offering her crochet enthusiasm and expertise at Warm Up America, Craft Yarn Council, and Save the Children events.

Table of Contents


Crochet Basics

Getting Started

Chain Gang Boa

Single Crochet in Rows

Bright and Bold Coasters (A)

Bright and Bold Coasters (B)

Single Crochet in Rounds

Roll Brim Cloche

More Single Crochet in Rounds

Phunky Phlowered Phone Carrier

The Double Crochet Stitch

Longitude Scarf

Double Crochet Motifs in Living Color

Grab-and-Go Granny Bag

Putting it All Together

Combining Stitches, Reading Charts

Flower Power Retro Beanie

Pattern Stitches

Cozy Cowl and Cuffs Set

Multi-Row Stitch Patterns—Lovely Lace!

Windflower Shawlette

Surface Textures and...A Garment!

Stitch Sampler Vest

Distinctive Details

Finishing Touches

A New Stitch, and More About Schematics

Any Foot Softy Slippers

Crochet Traditions

Introduction to Threadwork

Poinsettia Doily

Filet Crochet

Filet Crochet Bookmark or Table Topper

Tunisian (or Afghan Stitch) Crochet

Snuggly Scarf with Pocket Pal

Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Success

Harlequin Shells Hooded Scarf

Abbreviations and Symbols



Product Details

Burger, Deborah
Creative Publishing International
Stanziano, Dee
needle arts
Edition Description:
Hardcover - Spiral Bound
Publication Date:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
9 x 7.25 in

Related Subjects

Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Crochet
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Needlework
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