Pocket Book of Crochet: Mindful Crafting for Beginners - Craft Pocket Books (Hardback)Claire Gelder (author)
From best-selling author and crafting queen Claire Gelder, this gorgeous mini guide is packed full of crochet know-how, practical illustrations and comes with four simple projects.
Perfect for complete beginners, Claire clearly explains everything you need to know about crochet: how to read a ball band, how to get tension correct, how to choose hooks and yarns and how to read abbreviations and crochet patterns. It is structured as a simple 3-step course that will help you progress from bronze to gold as your skills and confidence grow. Start with the basic stitches and techniques, build up a few more stitches for your collection, then finally add in some simple shaping and some pompoms. Before you know it you'll be crocheting a colour blocked scarf, some snuggly pompom slippers and a cuddly teddy bear, plus the bonus granny square blanket project.
Filled with positive affirmations and beautifully illustrated, this wonderful book is the ideal introduction to crochet for a complete beginner.
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 180 x 127 x 11 mm
A handy mini book of crochet know-how from Claire Gelder, creator of the Wool Couture brand, this guide goes back to basics. Sprinkled with Claire's positive affirmations for mindful making, she shares the essential first stitches, basic skills such as counting rows, measuring tension, weaving in ends and following a pattern, along with four simple projects – a scarf, slippers, a bear and a blanket. A gentle guide to get beginners hooked.
This little book is very informative and easy to follow. I’ve tried to learn to crochet so many times and failed. Claire actually showed me where I was going wrong which I am so pleased about. Don’t expect to be able to crochet overnight, which I used to think you could do because as the book states, practice, practice, practice.
Only move on when you are competent in the stitch you are learning, I used to do a few and then move on which isn’t how to do it.
Thank you Claire for getting me started, hopefully I’ll be crocheting very soon. Great book at a great price!
Used this to help a family member learn crochet and gave it to her with yarn and hooks to keep. Great handy size and since I hold hook and yarn with my right hand, hoped it would explain the difference in my method of crocheting and the most often seen method.
It was really helpful and she loves it!
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