Crochet (Idiot's Guides)



Author: Gilbank June

Brand: Alpha

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Illustrated

Package Dimensions: 15x231x748

Number Of Pages: 272

Release Date: 05-08-2014

Details: Product Description

You’ll be hooked on crocheting in no time!

Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you’ve never picked up a hook before, it’s hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, 
Idiot’s Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting:

Helpful full-color, step-by-step illustrations to help you clearly see how each stitch is executed.

Practice projects to test out your newly learned skills—from beginner to advanced.

Expert crochet advice on choosing the best yarns, how to hold your hook and yard, and how to quickly get started crocheting.

No matter your starting skill level, with
Idiot’s Guides: Crochet, you’ll be making scarfs, blankets, coasters, shawls, and baskets in no time!

From the Author

I had three goals for this book, because I wanted to make an ambitious 3 books in 1 volume:

The complete beginner’s guide: To create the clearest, most comprehensive learn-to-crochet tutorials, with ultra close-up photos of every single step, so people really can learn to crochet from my book.
The crochet tips guide: To distill all the knowledge and tips I’ve picked up over my crocheting life into clear, easy to follow instructions.
The beautiful pattern book: To create a collection of stylish original accessories and home decor patterns that would make perfect gifts, so you’ll want to make everything in the book! The patterns need to be simple to work (but not boring for experienced crocheters) and show some of the variety possible in crochet, so you’ll learn more as you make each pattern.
I was fortunate that my editors were happy to accommodate my vision, and I’ve crammed all of these goals into the 264 pages and 750g (that’s over 1.5lbs!) of this book. The Idiot’s Guides series has had a complete makeover and you’ll be very pleasantly surprised when you see the lovely design and hundreds of full-colour photos.

This book is different from every other crochet book on the market and excellent value for money, whatever your crochet skill, as it’s perfect for both beginners and more experienced crocheters. I hope you’ll find it a valuable resource, whether your goal is to learn to crochet, to improve your crochet skills and knowledge, to find a selection of clean, timeless designs to crochet, or all of the above.

About the Author

June Gilbank is a crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multi-crafter. She runs the PlanetJune craft blog and pattern store ( June is the author of
The Complete Idiot’s Guide(R) to Amigurumi and
Idiot’s Guides: Crochet and has designed and self-published over 150 crochet patterns. She currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.