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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 December 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217275
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99
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Crochet Learn It. Love It.

£12.99

Techniques and projects to build a lifelong passion, for beginners up by Tracey Todhunter

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Book Description

Ultimate reference guide to 40 essential crochet techniques for absolute beginners.

Aimed at the absolute beginner and assuming no prior knowledge, this skill-building book by experienced and highly respected crochet teacher, Tracey Todhunter, offers expert guidance as you hook away. Starting with the basic skills you need to crochet, Crochet Learn It. Love It will serve as a long-term reference guide to 40 essential crochet techniques. 

Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides, photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do
and how to do it. In addition, 12 simple 'Quick Start' projects have been specially designed by Tracey to build confidence and help the reader progress.

Features:

  • Galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learnt in that chapter.
  • Guest designers and bloggers sharing some of their favourite patterns. Really useful listicles sprinkled throughout the pages, for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials.
  • Crochet clinics: Insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common crochet mistakes.
  • Charts and patterns working in tandem to explain crochet concepts.

Previously published as Woman's Weekly Guide to Crochet.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Getting Started
Chapter Two: Basic Stitches & Techniques
Chapter Three: Working in Rounds & Spirals
Chapter Four: Stitch Patterns
Chapter Five: Finishing Techniques & Embellishments
Chapter Six: Taking Skills Further
Glossary, Abbreviations & Chart Symbols
Resources, Index, and Credits

About the Author

About Tracey Todhunter

Tracey Todhunter is a well-known and popular crochet designer. She has been teaching 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. Visit her website www.grannycoolcrochet.com.

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Slipknot Magazine (Issue 163) - June 2019

If you want to learn how to crochet, this excellent book will definitely do the job. It is one of the modern generation of how-to books influenced, to our benefit, by internet features such as video tutorials and chatty groups where you can get information and support online. So the book has lots of helpful photo details, with word and pointers, to show you what your crochet should look like in those scary initial stages. Warm and encouraging, it is filled with practical tips, including little 'Clinics', like a problem page, with typical questions and answers. The author lists eight ways to share your interest, including by joining a crochet community, such as our KCG!

Crochet Learn It. Love It has all the benefits of internet tutorials, plus thorough explanations provided by a very experienced teacher, and all in one place - this book!


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The book is divided into five very comprehensive chapters: Essential Skills, Working in the Round, Stitch Patterns, Finishing Touches and Taking Your Skills Furthers. Within each chapter, there are some really lovely projects so you can have a go at practising your newly acquired skills, as well as a Be Inspired page with links to other patterns. I loved this feature as it showed you what you could achieve with your new skills.

Each chapter is really clearly set out, packed with helpful photos, charts, tips and crochet clinics. I almost felt as if Tracey was sat there beside me, encouraging me as I worked my way through the book. Despite my years of crocheting, I learnt a lot in the very first chapter about shaping crochet, tension and reading crochet charts which in all honesty I have found pretty terrifying in the past! And as I progressed through the book, I had a go at various stitches and learnt a huge amount. 

In the final chapter, Taking Your Skills Further, Tracey introduces you to Tunisian crochet, Hairpin crochet and Broomstick crochet, so it really is an excellent book, not only for complete beginners, but also for crocheters who want to improve their skills. I know that it's going to be a very useful addition to my bookshelf.

See the full review here.


@sweetpeafamilycrochet

'Crochet, Learn It Love It is a great first book covering everything you need to know, even how to hold your hook. Its great for established crocheters as well as it includes intermediate advice. I love the finishing touches chapter.' 

See the full review here.

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