File Size: 2089 KB
Print Length: 151 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Crochet (December 16, 2014)
Publication Date: December 16, 2014
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Not Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Best Sellers Rank: #22,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Weaving #4 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Weaving #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Crocheting
As someone who has struggled with learning to crochet for several years I highly recommend this book! After several failed attempts in my youth to learn from family members and after several bad experiences with ‘how to’ guides I had all but given up.Emma Brown breaks down the fine aspects of crochet stitches; from definitions and explanations to tips and tricks that only an experienced crocheter would know. (Such as the fact that lighter colors of yarn are easier to work with at first because it makes stitches easier to see.) I also really like the way the book is laid out. Each section is detailed, and when I followed instructions I was able to replicate the different types of crochet stitches in the illustrations. I’m a visual person, and I loved the linked tutorial videos which were scattered throughout each section. Each diagram and picture was a flawless representation of what the end product should look like, but since I am a novice I really appreciate being able to see a video in addition to the drawings.This book really is an all-inclusive resource for anyone who wants to learn to crochet. You’re taught everything from the different types of hooks and yarns available to how to read crotchet patterns, which is a beast in and of itself! I haven’t gotten to practice as much as I might have liked in the past few days, but I am confident that with Emma Brown’s guidance I will be working in the round, making pom poms, and texturing ridges in no time!As an added bonus, the book also includes patterns of varying difficulties and harder crochet stitch tutorials so that as I improve my skills I will have more room to grow. I won’t be tiring of this book anytime soon, which is an accomplishment for a ‘how to’ guide. I’ve learned more in the sessions with this book than I have with any other, and I’ve only been at it a few days.
This is such an awesome book on crochet!I learned crochet when I was probably ten, but I never learned how to do it properly- the result was that I had no idea how to follow a pattern, or even make my rows straight ( I made A LOT of misshaped scarves) In recent years I have tried to get back into crocheting off and on and have had a little bit of luck following along with youtube videos- but the videos are quite limited to, in my opinion, bland items.Right from the first few pages of this book, it had tons of information- I was expecting to learn about patterns, but it started off about the hook. I already knew the two ways you could hold it, and do use both- but I was interested to learn about inline hooks vs the not inline hooks. I'd had no idea that there were different styles of hook- that each give you a different product.I like the layout of the book, the separation of all the info into such detailed chapters makes it so much easier to navigate because there is just so much information. The illustrations of the items you could make were adorable, and pretty much made me want to make them all!The section on understanding crochet patterns and terminology was really helpful before the chapters with the patterns. I was quite impressed by the patterns chosen for the book- they all say beginner, but they don't look boring or plain. So that was a major plus for me. I think my first project is going to be the baby block sampler.This is a great book for anyone, but especially if you have little girls that you want to make adorable items for- the heart hat was one of my favorites!
I've been crocheting for a few years now, but I never really bothered to learn more than the absolute basics (like two stitches and where to buy yarn). I had no idea about a lot of the stuff—I mean, I've always used a generic aluminum hook, but now it's obvious that a Kollage Square Hook would be a much better match for me. So yeah, I'm glad I bought the book.It was really easy to read—the headings made it all nice and organized, and the important stuff wan in bold or italics. That was nice because when I went and grabbed some yarn and a needle to try it myself (I just couldn't resist, ha ha) I knew where to look right away. I got anoter crochet book at the same time as this one and everything was all cluttered and annoying and I couldn't learn anything, so kudos to the author of this book for writing something that actually makes sense. The pictures were really really cool, too—they made it really easy to mimic with my own hook.I ended up having a ton of fun trying out all the new stitches—something you can't always say with How To books, I guess, ha ha. I especially liked the treble crochet stitch. It took me like two tries to master and after that I was so hooked (pun intended). I'm so going to make myself a scarf now.
I remember clearly, when my late grandmother tried teaching me to crochet when I had no interest. Often through the years, I attempted the impossible, learning the basics, which was long forgotten. I have to share this with you as I actually learned to crochet with this easy to follow Emma Brown, Crochet for Beginners. She honestly focus on teaching complete novices how to crochet within days, but you will not get bored after mastering basic crochet stitches. The book format and clear illustrations guide in simplicity and you will not wonder how to make crochet stitches. I am one of those people who simply cannot follow instructions well, regardless of how well laid out. I managed very well as these instructions has the crochet stitches illustrated and for people like me linked video tutorials. I cannot believe that at three days ago even my scarves came out crooked, now I am ready to attack something like a hat or sock, which I could never understand anyone got right. I am ready to mimic even the most intricate crochet pattern because I CAN finally add crochet to my domestic skills.
Crochet: Easy Crochet Patterns: Crochet Patterns for Beginners (Crochet: Step by Step Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Easy Crochet Patterns, Crochet Patterns for Beginners, and Crochet Projects) Crochet for Beginners: Quick and Easy Way to Master Spectacular Crochet Stitches in 3 Days (Crochet Patterns) Crochet Mandala: 12 Most Gorgeous Patterns With Easy Instructions: (Crochet Hook A, Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Easy Crochet ... Crocheting For Dummies, Crochet Patterns) Crochet Mandala: 15 Best Fabulous Patterns With Easy Instructions: (Crochet Hook A, Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Easy Crochet ... Crocheting For Dummies, Crochet Patterns) Crochet Mandala For Beginners Learn To Create 15 Amazing Crochet Mandala Patterns: (Crochet Mandala Patterns, Crochet for Beginners) (crochet books patterns, cute and easy crochet) How To Crochet BOX SET 3 IN 1: 55 Most Popular Crochet Stitches + Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners With Pictures: (Crochet patterns, Crochet books, Crochet ... to Corner, Tunisian Crochet, Toymaking) Crochet for Beginners: 15 Common Crochet Mistakes and Useful Tips For Beginners: (Crochet patterns, Crochet books, Crochet for beginners, Crochet for Dummies, ... beginner's guide, step-by-step projects) Crochet: Learn How To Crochet: The Complete Guide For Absolute Beginners (Crochet - Crochet Projects - Crochet for Beginners - Crochet Patterns - Knitting) Modern Crochet For Women: 19 Amazing Crochet Projects For You And Your Home: (Crochet patterns, Crochet books, Crochet for beginners, Crochet for Dummies, ... beginner's guide, step-by-step projects) Knitting: 365 Days of Knitting: 365 Knitting Patterns for 365 Days (Knitting, Knitting Patterns, DIY Knitting, Knitting Books, Knitting for Beginners, Knitting Stitches, Knitting Magazines, Crochet) Crochet For Babies: 12 Cute Crochet Projects for Babies: (Crochet Patterns For Babies, Cute and Easy Crochet ) (crochet projects, crochet pattern books) Crochet Pillow Cases: 15 Beautiful Crochet Pillow Case Projects: (Crochet Projects for Your Home, How to Crochet a Granny Square) (Easy Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books) Afghans Crochet For Beginners: 20 Crochet Afghans Patterns And Projects For Your Home: (Easy Crochet Afghans, Afghan Women, Granny Square Afghan) (Afghan ... Books, Baby Afghan Crochet, Crochet Books) Quilting for Beginners: The Ultimate Crash Course To Learn About Quilting, Quilting Supplies, Techniques and Quilting Patterns (Crochet, How To Crochet, ... Sewing, Quilting, Crochet Stitches) Arm Knitting: 24 Simple and Popular Arm Knitting Patterns: ( Modern Crochet, Knitting Projects, Cochet Projects, DIY Projects, Crochet For Beginners, Crochet ... Tunisian Crochet,Make Money With Crochet)) Crochet: Crochet for Beginners: Learn Crochet Quickly. Improve Your Creativity, Craft Skills and Start Designing Clothes (crochet, crochet patterns) 11 Crochet Shawl Patterns: Crochet Poncho Patterns, Free Easy Crochet Patterns and More Afghans Crochet in One Day: One Evening Easy Crochet Patterns: (Crochet Books Patterns, Crochet Projects) Crochet: Learn How to Crochet the Catherine Wheel and Bavarian Crochet Stitches Crochet Mega-Bundle: 150 Amazing Crochet Projects For Your Home And Family: (Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns) (Summer Fashion, DIY)