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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crochet Projects: Illustrated (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) Paperback – 6 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha Books; Ill edition (6 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592576184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592576180
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 25.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,932,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The perfect beginners guide 3 Feb. 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
Writer of the crafts column 'Notions' for the Raleigh, North Carolina publication 'News & Observer', Marcy Smith is a veteran needlecrafter who began crocheting at the age of 8. In "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Crochet Projects Illustrated" Marcy lays out illustrated step-by-step instructions for sixty crocheting projects that will enable even the most novice of needlecraft enthusiasts to turn out truly remarkable and fun crochet projects ranging from hair scrunchies, bookmarks, and backpacks, to pillows, hats, finger puppets and Kitty Bonbons! Offering a quick refresher on hooks, fibers, stitches, reading patterns, and seaming techniques, "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Crochet Projects Illustrated" also provides detailed lists of the yarns, notions, and everything else each project requires. Of special note are Marcy's insider tips on such things as adding crochet embellishments and edgings, to picking up dropped stitches. "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Crochet Projects Illustrated" is the perfect beginners guide and a highly recommended addition to personal and community library Needlecraft instructional reference collections.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not just for Beginners - Very Modern, Fun and Original Projects 9 May 2008
By O. Cortez-Figueroa - Published on
Format: Paperback
I didn't think I'd like an "Idiot's Guide" to crochet this much. I'm not a beginner and I LOVE this book! I just bought this book and it is full of very fun, colorful and original projects. I have a lot of crochet books but none of them have this much RECENT and modern variety. The instructions and pictures are very clear. I wish they had more pics online. You'd see how cool this book is.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent buy for crocheters! 11 Jun. 2008
By J. Arena - Published on
Format: Paperback
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crochet Projects Illustrated is a solid-gold addition to any crafter's library. Not only will it give you a brush-up on basics, it will take you well into a new world of projects that are original, fun, and quite well explained.

The Complete Idiot's Guides, in general, are valuable tools for any life-long-learner, and this new edition of crochet projects is not a disappointment!

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Want to learn to crochet? Buy this book! 10 Aug. 2008
By Charles Ashbacher - Published on
Format: Paperback
My mother is a traditional female crafts person. She sews, quilts, braids rugs, knits and crochets. When I was a child, I learned all of these things, although the only two that I can still do are sew and braid. Before I opened this book, I remembered nothing about the mechanics of crocheting. It opens with a description of the various yarns, different types of crochet hooks, other tools that you may need and the fundamental stitches of crocheting. It all made sense to me, but I have no idea if it was because the descriptions were good enough for someone with no prior knowledge or the rattling free of long suppressed memories.
After the preliminaries, a series of projects are presented, described in a notation explained in the early chapters. All of the projects are described using very high quality color photos of the techniques used, fine structure of the weave and the finished product. The early projects are very simple and they gradually evolve into complex and beautiful designs.
While I have no desire to take up crocheting again, with this book at my side, I could. It is also a superb gift for anyone who crochets.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Projects don't grab me 29 April 2010
By Sharon - Published on
Format: Paperback
Good pictures and good explanations of all the basics, but the projects themselves are not interesting to me. Only one of them can I see myself making. Some are just odd. (A crocheted party hat? Really?) But anyway, nicely laid out and good graphics and I'll use some of the charts and reference materials.
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