The Art of Crochet for Beginners: Step By Step Visual Guide - Learn to Crochet Like a Pro in Less than a Week!

The Art of Crochet for Beginners: Step By Step Visual Guide - Learn to Crochet Like a Pro in Less than a Week!

by Katrina Gale

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Overview

The Art of Crochet for Beginners

Step By Step Visual Guide

Learn to Crochet Like a Pro in Less than a Week!

Crochet is easy, fun to learn, and has so many possibilities for to you to be creative that I am sure yoúll want to get started right away. Using a simple crochet hook and some yarn, string, or even thread, you create loops by pulling your yarn through other loops to create your fabric. Using this simple idea of connecting loops people have made everything from fine laces to wooly warmers, like hats and scarves, and even thicker things like carpets and crocheted baskets.

Unlike other needle crafts crochet is very forgiving. If you make a mistake, you can just pull out your loops until you get back to your error, repair it, and then pick up the next loop and carry on. You can measure on the go as you crochet, simply remove your hook, hold the piece up against whatever or whoever you might be fitting, and you will soon know if you need to add or subtract stitches or make your item longer.

Crochet is also wonderfully portable. You can put a ball of yarn in your purse, or carry-all and crochet in the car, or while talking or watching TV. Some people even crochet while they walk!

Once you learn a few basic stitches, how to read a pattern and put in some practice time the doors to a fantastic amount of creativity will be open to you. You will soon be able to crochet all of the lovely designs you see in magazines and online; even those funny amigurumi animals made so famous by the Japanese people. If you want to make something simple like placemats or washcloths you wońt even need a pattern, just chain enough stitches for the width and keep adding rows until your item is large enough and then tie it off.

You can work with all kinds of yummy yarns in hundreds of colors and textures. But, as with every new skill, it will take a little time to become proficient at it. You will improve every time you pick up your hook and yarn. If you get stuck, refer back to this little book for help, ask your friends, or drop in at your local yarn shop. You will soon find out that crocheters are a friendly helpful bunch.

I wrote this guide in a way that is easy to understand and follow for anyone interested in learning the magic of crochet. I placed images and illustrations in every steps to you not only read the instructions but also can visualize the steps. This is truly a beginner's guide to learn the fast and easy way to crocheting.

Here is Quick Glimpse of I Covered in This Book

  • Learn The 5 Areas Of A Crochet Hook
  • How To Choose A Right Hook And Yarn For Your Project
  • How To Hold The Hook And Make A Chain In Crochet
  • 4 Steps To Slip Knot
  • Single Crochet Stitch
  • Double Crochet Stitch
  • 7 Steps To Making First Row Of Treble Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Simple Steps To Learn Increasing And Decreasing
  • Easy To Follow Steps To Half Single And Half Double Crochet
  • How To Change Colors In Both Single And Double Crochet
  • How To Work In The Round
  • Steps To Work In Round With Single, Double And Treble Crochet
  • Granny Square 1st, 2nd, 3rd Round And Beyond
  • How To Get Gauge
  • What Is The Standard Yarn Chart

And so much more

Let's get started....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979322478
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 595,141
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Katrina Gale is a Canadian writer and knitter with more than 30 years knitting experience. She has taught hundreds of women how to knit at local yarn shops, written how-to articles on knitting and solved hundreds of knitting problems for beginners. She now lives in Portugal with her husband and their two dogs.

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