Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

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 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 17mm | 684.92g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0761139850
  • 9780761139850
  • 14,860

Back cover copy

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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Table of contents

The latest addition to the hot Stitch 'n Bitch brand

From the author of The New York Times best selling Stitch 'n Bitch, plus Stitch 'n Bitch Nation and Stitch 'n Bitch: A Knitter's Design Journal

40 projects that are off the hook, with full colour photography throughout
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Review quote

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 entrée 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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About Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller, a "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle), is the best selling author of the Stitch 'n Bitch books. 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 ( The founder of the NYC Stitch 'n Bitch group, she lives in Brooklyn with a closet full of yarn.
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2,623 ratings
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2 4% (112)
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Our customer reviews

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 more
by MindThatBird
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 more
by Merinda
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