Getting Started Crochet by Judith Swartz

By Judith Swartz

Neophyte crafters wield a crochet hook with ability and style, input yarn shops with self belief, and recreate their favourite crochet traits during this precious consultant. probably advanced crocheting jargon and methods are demystified with step by step images and directions. transparent diagrams exhibit how one can carry a crochet hook and yarn, and shape simple stitches to create an easy shawl. extra complex skills--such as shaping, operating in rounds, motifs, and edging--lead into refined tasks, together with a night bag, a pillow, and an edged camisole. Designed for the extraordinary newbie, the guide additionally includes an index, a listing of extra assets, and useful charts.

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Continuing with top section, begin color section for buttonhole border as noted on page 46. indd 45 45 3/3/06 12:52:15 PM Figure 1 Row 1: Attach color C to last row of main color, chain 1, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet, turn work. Fasten off color C. Row 2: Attach color E, chain 1, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet, turn work. Fasten off color E. Row 3: Attach color D, chain 1, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet, turn work. Fasten off color D. Row 4 (buttonholes): Attach color F, chain 1, *work 1 single crochet in each of first 6 single crochet, chain 4, skip next 4 single crochet*; repeat from * to * 5 more times, work 1 single crochet in each of last 5 single crochet, turn work.

Indd 47 47 3/3/06 12:52:18 PM Belt Using the hook size needed to obtain the correct gauge and color A (orange), loosely chain 177. Row 1: Starting with second chain from hook, work 1 single crochet in each chain to end, turn work—176 single crochet. Row 2: Chain 1, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. 5 cm) tail, turn work. 5 cm) tail and working 1 chain to secure; work 1 single crochet in same stitch, then work 1 single crochet in each single crochet to end, turn work. Row 4: Still using color C, repeat Row 2.

Lightly block scarf to smooth out stitches if necessary, but do not block corkscrew fringes. indd 61 E xp a n d in g K n o wl e d ge 61 3/3/06 1:28:49 PM Cashmere Headband Need to know Gauge (page 35) Slipknot (page 22) Chain stitch (page 22) Turning chain (page 23) Single crochet (pages 24–25) Double crochet (page 28) Whipstitch (page 48) Slip stitch (page 30) Weaving in loose ends (page 36) 62 More fashion than function, this lacy little accent works up in no time. It’s a fun way to try out a pattern stitch without making a major commitment.

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