31 October 2022

£14.99

BC Paperback matt lam cover finish with extended flaps

204x260 mm

9781782219453

9781782219453

144 pages

Search Press

You Can Crochet with Bella Coco

by Sarah-Jayne Fragola

Learn to crochet following Bella Coco's sure and simple methods, and make beautiful items along the way.

Sarah-Jayne Fragola is the creator of Bella Coco Crochet, which she started in 2011. She specializes in teaching people to crochet, using simple and structured methods so that anyone can learn how to start! If you are looking for a comprehensive, beginner's guide to crochet, this is the book for you. 

Starting with a section on hook types, your essential crochet kit and the yarns you'll need, you are guided by Sarah-Jayne through the key crochet stitches you'll need before you get stuck in. Each stitch described using UK terms is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, and handy quick-stitch boxes that include key stitch details as well as the US equivalents.

Once you've conquered your stitches, get stuck into your first projects, starting from the easiest designs to the more complex ones to crochet. These 12 projects range from sweet and simple coasters and scarves, to a stunning hexie pillow and hat 'n' mitten set. With each new project, learn a new technique to gradually build your knowledge and familiarity with crocheting.

To reward your efforts, Sarah-Jayne then treats you to a section on advanced stitches that you can use to crochet her 'Showstopper Blanket' a beautiful, textured blanket that you'd be proud to drape on your bed or sofa.

These gorgeous patterns will inspire crochet novices and more confident crocheters alike. 

With Bella Coco, you can crochet!

 

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Crochet hooks 8
Equipment 12
Yarns 14
Colour 20

Getting started 18
Your first stitches 22
Anatomy of a stitch 43
Measuring a swatch 46
Conversion chart & symbols 47
Crochet stitch quick view 48
Blocking 50

Your first projects 54
How to read a pattern 56
Project: Coasters 58
Colour changes 60
Invisible join 61
Project: Place Mat 62
Project: Infinity Scarf 64
Sewing joins 66
Working in the round 1:
chain method 68
Project: Cowl Scarf 70
Working in the round 2: magic circle method 72
Increasing 74
Project: Face Scrubbies 76
Crochet charts 78
Working a granny square 80
Working a solid hexagon 82
Working a granny triangle 84
Project: Granny Square Baby Blanket 86
Pompoms 90
Project: Granny Hexi Pillow 92
Tassels 96
Project: Granny Triangle Bunting 98
Project: Yarn Basket 102
Shaping, sizing and adapting patterns 104
Project: Hat & Mittens Hat 106 & 108
Decreasing 109
Project: Hat & Mittens Mittens 106 & 110
Colourwork 112
Surface cross stitch 114
Project: Pencil Case 116

Advanced Stitches 122
Showstopper blanket 136
And there you go... 142
Index 144

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