Author: Leigh Radford
These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn. The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less-than-diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby. Several projects do not require any new yarn at all--instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circl.
Cool Crocheted Hats
Author: Linda Kopp
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
• Inspired original designs for baby boys and girls, multiply sized for newborns to 12 months • Includes 10 top-selling designs from Kristi Simpson's incredibly successful downloadable crochet pattern business, RAKJpatterns.com, as well as 25 new designs exclusive to this collection • Patterns include delightful hats, baby shoes and socks, headbands, skirts and pants, sweaters and vests, as well as blankets, bibs, and crocheted toys • Designs for crocheted photography props appropriate for baby portraits, like the Chevron Hat and Diaper Cover Set, Peapod Hooded Cocoon, and the Mossy Baby Pod • Patterns include detail shots and how-to photographs where appropriate, as well as photos of the finished garment • Also includes a tutorial section covering stitches used throughout the book, complete with step-by-step how-to photographs
Way to Crochet!
Author: Sherri Haab, Michelle Haab
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Introduces the equipment needed and stitches used for crochet, and presents patterns and ideas for crocheting objects such as best-friend bracelets, belts, headbands, and pillows.
So Pretty! Crochet
Author: Amy Palanjian
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Stitch up super-stylish handmade goodies with So Pretty! Crochet. Here, editor and craft expert Amy Palanjian presents twenty-four irresistible projects—from craft stars around the world. You'll find patterns for delicate necklaces, a soft and cozy hat and gloves, chic headbands, a darling garland, sweet nesting bowls, and much more. With detailed instructions, helpful charts, crafty anecdotes, and stunning color photographs showcasing the oh-so-pretty projects, this vibrant collection elevates the classic craft of crochet and makes it perfectly stylish for today!
Crocheting Clothes Kids Love
Author: Shelby Allaho, Ellen Gormley
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
DIVWhether you have kids or are a kid at heart, you’ll love making the fun and kid-stylish projects featured in Crocheting Clothes Kids Love. This easy-to-use book features twenty-eight designs for garments and accessories for school-age kids.. Projects include:sweaters, vests, a capelet, dress, skirt, tank top, and slippers in styles kids are certain to love. Crocheting Clothes Kids Love also includes patterns for accessories, such as: hats, scarves, mittens, wristers, hair bands, jewelry, leg warmers, a backpack, belt, and messenger bag. Creative, fun photography by Nancy Langdon, who also co-authored and photographed Sewing Clothes Kids Love and photographed Knitting Clothes Kids Love shows kids wearing and using the projects to give you added inspiration./divDIV /divDIVAll projects are designed using a variety of yarn types in fibers that are easy to care for. Yarns used represent selections from both LYS and big box brands, with generic descriptions, gauge and hook sizes to allow you to easily substitute comparable yarn. /divDIV /divDIVNew to crochet? No worries. General crochet instructions are provided to make it easy for new crocheters to follow along./div
Author: Cony Larsen
Publisher: Design Originals
Get inspired to make baby beanies and headbands with this gathering of original one-of-a-kind designs.
100 Hats to Knit & Crochet
Author: Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
It’s hat heaven for those who knit or crochet, with patterns created by one of the most popular design teams in the craft. Just about every kind of hatwear is here, for everything from fun parties to formal occasions, for women and men, children and teens, infants and toddlers. Apply your needles to a garden party hat with a wide brim and floral decoration. Then make a toasty ski cap, a hat for a ponytail, stocking cap, head warmer, little girl’s flower cloche, little boy’s baseball cap, Russian hat and muff--even Rapunzel’s tresses or a sexy Cleopatra chapeau perfect for Halloween. Whatever the outfit, you can use these colorful photos and simple instructions (with your own imaginative adaptations) to top it off!
Author: Erika Knight
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
This guide to crocheting features projects for home furnishings and accessories and is ideal as an introduction to this simple and versatile needlecraft. The designs themselves are made in a rich variety of yarns including mohair, lurex, raffia, string and leather.
One More Skein
Author: Leigh Radford
Publisher: Open Road Media
“Two needles and one (or one more) skein of yarn—the possibilities never cease to amaze me,” writes Leigh Radford in the introduction to her new book. Radford’s fascination with the creative potential of these raw materials is evident throughout One More Skein, where she melds the alternative approach to knitting and felting she introduced in AlterKnits and AlterKnits Felt with the magic she worked with a single skein of yarn in the bestselling One Skein. One More Skein features 30 diverse projects that can be completed with one or two average-sized skeins of yarn or multiple bits of leftover yarn. Projects include an earflap hat sized for the whole family; fingerless mitts; sweaters, britches, and capelets for baby; hemp jewelry embellished with jump ring “beads”; a felted, pleated sleeve to dress up a vase; and a multicolored blanket worked from assorted stash yarn. All of them are quick and relatively easy to make, without sacrificing beauty or ingenuity.
Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of the basic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working these stitches. You’ll find plenty of tips on changing colors and adding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos of every project—from potholders to afghans, belts to table runners, skirts to vests, and much more. You’ll also discover how to: Decipher crochet lingo Make a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with the most common stitches and stitch patterns Crochet in the round or with color Shape a design through increasing or decreasing stitches Use new techniques like felting and working with wire Crochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids to make, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items. Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to take their skills to the next level, Crochet Patterns For Dummies is your one-stop guide to crocheting success!
This book is a handy guide for girls of all ages who want to learn to crochet. Beginners will get started in just minutes with easy-to-complete projects. Original crochet patterns are provided for both functional garments and flower embellishments to enhance any wardrobe or doll collection. Includes stitch guide and abbreviations chart. Fun and fashionable projects for your American girl and her doll.
Oh Baby! Crochet
Author: Connie Ellison
Full of simple, adorable crochet projects, this is the perfect guide to making handmade gifts for a baby shower or birthday. With 55 inspiring patterns to choose from, this collection includes a christening set, a hooded gown, essentials for meal and bedtime, a bath set, a nursing pillow, fun hats, and booties. Gift basket ideas are also included, such as patterned blankets with matching hats. These handcrafted items will remain precious mementos even after baby has outgrown them.
Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms — plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more — there’s something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs.
Crochet at Home
Author: Brett Bara
"Former Crochet Today editor Brett Bara curates a collection of 25 crochet projects for the home from top crochet designers"--