Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Debbie Stoller

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 202mm x 18mm | 700g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761139850
  • ISBN 13: 9780761139850
  • Illustrations note: full colour photos throughout
  • Sales rank: 5,855

Product description

Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the "knitting superstar", has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her "New York Times" best seller "Stitch 'n Bitch" and it's follow up "Stitch 'n Bitch Nation". But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters - which translates into millions of hip and crafty crocheter's ready to be happy hookers with stitch 'n bitch attitude. Written in cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book - featuring four-colour 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 crocheter's exploring the hook comes the primer, a discussion of tools, what the gauges mean, plus basic techniques and stitch patterns - including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. 40 fabulous funky projects - and no there are no grandma's doilies!

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By MindThatBird 02 Dec 2011 5

This is the best book for learning to crochet. I learnt from it and I am now a professional. It's fun, well written and clear. Don't hesitate...

By Merinda 10 Apr 2011 5

Having learnt how to knit from the original "Stitch 'n Bitch: A Knitter's Handbook", I immediately thought to buy this book when I wanted to learn to crochet. As with all of the other books in the range, "SnB Crochet" has many diagrams, instructions and tip-bits of information. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is wanting to learn to crochet. It is fun, funky and something that would appeal to just about everyone, but especially to a younger / modern audience.

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Stoller's "Stitch 'N Bitch" and "Stitch 'N Bitch Nation" have become icons of the knitting craze: every hip young needleworker has at least one of them next to the yarn stash. Now, she uses the same approach that made her knitting books so successful in this entree to sexed-up hookwork that takes pains to show crocheting isn't for grandma anymore. Stoller provides everything short of the hook and yarn a crafter will need to learn how to crochet. From a history of the craft to mind-bogglingly complete instructions and dozens of charted and explained patterns (the majority of which are for women's clothing and accessories--there are no afghans here), it's all presented in Stoller's bright, witty style and accompanied by cheery color photographs. Beginners will like the easy construction of the "Stripes (and Stripes) Forever Scarf," and intermediate crocheters will enjoy whipping up a "Cupcake," a purple sweater confection. Experienced crocheters have patterns here too, such as the astonishing lace "Go For Baroque" sweater. This latest entry into the "Stitch 'N Bitch" canon is sure to be another bestseller.

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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.