Woman's Weekly Guide to Crochet
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Woman's Weekly Guide to Crochet : Techniques and Projects to Build a Lifelong Passion, for Beginners Up

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A skill-building book ideal for beginners and improvers alike. Written by an experienced and highly respected crochet teacher, Tracey Todhunter offers expert guidance as you hook away. Features include: hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, carefully annotated so it is easy for you to see what you should be looking at; charts and patterns working in tandem to explain crochet concepts; guest designers sharing some of their favourite patterns; 'quick-start' patterns for beginners who are impatient to try out their skills on projects that don't need much in the way of materials or time and really useful lists sprinkled throughout the pages for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials. Plus, includes crochet clinics; where the author solves her students' crochet dilemmas. The book will be featured in the weekly magazine, at Woman's Weekly shows, in special Woman's Weekly craft issues, at their workshops and events and on www.womansweekly.com Woman's Weekly has a weekly circulation of 296,793!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 12mm | 510g
  • Search Press Ltd
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 500 colour illustrations
  • 178221383X
  • 9781782213833
  • 619,522

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Spring 2016 This book for beginner crocheters is compact and attractive, full of practical information and some useful patterns, It starts with equipment and yarns, basic stitches and techniques. The publishers describe it as a 'skill building guide' The new stitches and techniques you learn can be put to use in the first pattern, fingerless gloves (in three sizes) made with (UK) double stitch before you learn some more. Later patterns are for butning, a scarf, granny square cushions, fox toy, pillowcase edgings and more. Throughout the book is excellent and how you make hte stitches is clearly show with step-by-step photo instructions. The photos use bright coloured yarns against a plain background so you can see exactly what is happening and projects are properly displayed so you can see where the pattern is taking you. Any new crocheter who worked right through this book would be an accomplished crocheter at the end with not only the command of the basics but also many useful stitches and techniques and experience of making a wide range of crochet work. Yarnmaker April 2016 This new skill building book is ideal for beginners or improvers. It's written by experienced teacher Tracey Todhunter, who explains all the core skills of crochet, from picking up the hook for the first time to creating stitch patterns and achieving a professional. There are clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of colourful practice patterns for swatches and projects, plus detailed how-to images. Tracey and her guest designers share some of their favourite 'quick start' patterns so beginners can try out their new skills on speedy, affordable projects. Love to Make April 2016 Tracey Todhunter is an experienced designer and crochet teacher, and the perfect person to guide you through this skill guiding book. It would make a fabulous gift for anyone who wants to learn or improve, but can't get to a local class or workshop. Let Tracey teach you the basics with the help of charts, patterns, plus hundreds of how to photographs, each one carefully annotated so you can make sense of the instructions. Beginners are often looking for a way to start a new hobby quickly, without much time and outlay on materials - that's why we love the 'quick start' patterns in this collectio. They're sure to get anyone hooked on crochet! Love Crochet An amazing mix of tutorials and projects! This book is jam packed full of information to either help you start your crocheting journey, or improving your crocheting. There is so much information held in each section to help you learn new stitches and techniques. Then at the end of the section you have a few projects for you to practice what you have learned. At the very end of each section is a beautiful array of pictures to inspire to create more amazing things with your crochet. The first section is essential skills, covering all the basics. The 2nd section is working in the round. Then it's onto stitch patterns which teaches you everything from raised stitches to shells and fans. The fourth section then covers finishing touches. This includes everything from button holes to crochet cords, to edgings. Last but not least is the taking your skills further section. This is the fun section for me where you get to learn tunisian crochet, hairpin lace & broomstick crochet. There is a lot of information held within the book and clear and easy to follow instructions. There are also an amazing amount of pictures to help you with your projects and learning new stitches and techniques. Crochet Addict UK A skill-building book that teaches you to crochet. Useful for beginners upwards. This book contains how-to photographs and easy to follow instructions for quick and easy projects. Guest crochet designers share inspiration. This book is divided into Essential Skills providing all the basics; Working In The Round; Stitch Patterns; Finishing Touches and Taking Your Skills Further. I find the front cover photos a bit of a let down but the information inside provides the best explanation of how to crochet from counting stitches to holding yarn to reading patterns and charts. It makes it all so easy. Even in the basics section, interesting stitches are introduced, which is fantastic. There are 3 projects in this section and I love the guest designer scarf. The 'be inspired' section is also good. This basics section is about one third of the book and if you have never crocheted, this book is worth buying for that alone. Working in the round includes the inevitable granny squares but also tubular crochet and a lovely fox pattern. I adore stitches so I loved the stitch section, which includes some great 3-dimensional stitches and colourwork too. The popcorn purses look like a great little project. The next section is about buttonholes and edgings and I love the flower blanket. The final section includes broomstick and Tunisian crochet and some fab inspiration. Overall, a great book, Recommended for beginners and up. Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk Issue 75 This comprehensive book from inside crochet designer Tracey Todhunter is a great addition to any reference sheld, or the perfect present for a beginner crocheter. The intital chapter covers basic crochet skills- stitches, tension, shaping, finishing - while the following chapters each examine more indepth skills. Projects from Tracey and guest designers including Stephanie Lau and Ali Campbell help illustrate the skills as they're explained, while clear, full-colour photographs take you through every step. Inside Crochetshow more

About Tracey Todhunter

Tracey Todhunter has been teaching crochet for over 20 years and understands how to build the confidence of beginners and challenge her pupils to extend their skills with straightforward projects and clear instructions. Her recent publications include contributions to Fun Hats (Search Press, 2013) and Crochet (DK Publishing, 2014). Check out more of Tracey's work on her blog: http://bakingandmaking.com/show more