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Crochet Unravelled: A Clear and Concise Guide to Learning Crochet Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Aug 2005

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  • Paperback: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Pottage Publishing; First edition (15 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954829603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954829605
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a slender paperback that packs in a remarkable amount of relevant information ... it is a real bargain --The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (March 2008)

a brilliant guide to all you need to know to get started --Simply Knitting Magazine (December 2007)

excellently illustrated --Simply Knitting Magazine (August 2006)

a brilliant guide to all you need to know to get started --Simply Knitting Magazine (December 2007)

excellently illustrated --Simply Knitting Magazine (August 2006)

a brilliant guide to all you need to know to get started --Simply Knitting Magazine (December 2007)

excellently illustrated --Simply Knitting Magazine (August 2006)

From the Author

Welcome to Crochet Unravelled!

This book has been written for complete beginners of all ages. I hope it will also be useful to those of you who can already crochet a little, but whose knowledge of stitch names and pattern reading is a little sketchy!

I know how many people love to give home-made gifts, so the 11 projects have been designed with this in mind. Most are very quick to make and some can be completed by the youngest of crocheters.

Have fun with your crochet, and as your confidence grows why not try designing your own projects? I'd love to see what you can make.

Claire


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171 of 173 people found the following review helpful By A. Cruickshank on 16 April 2006
Format: Paperback
Claire Bojczuk is a very fine woman indeed. I say she's a fine woman, because she has produced an amazingly clear and simple guide to learning how to crochet - with right and left handers treated with the same respect. The diagrams and drawings are real, that is you can recognize what's going on in them - and she never assumes that as a left-hander you'll just 'work it out for yourself'. All the instructions are 'step by step' and she not only gives written instructions but introduces symbol charts once you've got the hang of the basic techniques. You'll find all the different stitches and techniques on their own pages for easy reference, starting with how to hold the hook and how to make the initial slipknot through to increasing and decreasing and working in the round; nothing is assumed or left to chance.

Claire also explains UK and USA terminology (same words - different stitches!), yarn thicknesses and hook sizes, tension, ball bands and how to read the information on them, finishing, joining work, right and wrong sides and keeping track of your work and the pattern. This is truly a booklet for the complete beginner - you don't need any kind of prior experience, or, indeed, to be a knitter to understand what to do.

There are 11 projects which are described clearly and take you through the basics and beyond. You will find baby bootees and blanket, hair scrunchies, bracelets, bags, pillows, washcloths, a scarf and lace edgings, with and without beads. 64 pages, not an inch of space wasted, light enough to carry with you.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By K Brohill on 24 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
Within one week of receiving this book I finally cracked crochet! Two experienced crocheting friends had tried and failed to get me started but thanks to the clear illustrations and text in this little book I was able to complete a blanket for my daughter's bed and am half way through a throw comprised of traditional "granny squares". Thank you Clare Bojczuk for an excellent, concise liitle book.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Paula Marvelly on 1 Sept. 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an absolute gem of a book. As the title suggests, 'Crochet Unravelled' is indeed a clear and concise guide to helping anyone understand and practise the art of crochet, from simple basic patterns to more sophisticated projects.
Moreover, what sets Bojczuk's book apart from the rest on the market is that she gives equal emphasis to both left-handed and right-handed crocheters, which means there can be no excuse to get started, even for absolute beginners!
With easy to follow instructions and beautiful diagrams, as well as tips on hand positions and choosing the correct yarn, Crochet Unravelled is an invaluable book for any aspiring crocheter.
Jean & Paula Marvelly
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Miss Daisy on 28 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
This little book is absolutely brilliant. The instructions are written simply and are very easy to follow, and the diagrams are crystal clear. At last I can crochet. I know it's pathetic but I really like the little face cloth and soap holder pattern, and I'm making lots for presents. Friends love them. This is good book to start with and it allows you to tackle more complicated projects with confidence
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Spectr on 20 Jun. 2008
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I have never crocheted before but wanted to give it a go. This is the first book that I've found that answers all of the questions, like what type of yarn do I use. What crochet hook do I use. What is the difference between American and UK termology and the list goes on. This book covers all the areas you need it to and covers crocheting from the very beginning (i.e how to hold the hook, and how to get the first stitch on the hook). I highly recommmend any beginners to get this book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Brown on 6 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback
I had never tried crochet before and wanted to learn. This book is great, it is easy to follow with clear diagrams. Great for learning the basic techniques.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Efrossini Kardassi on 1 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
i was struggling to learn how to crochet with the help of videos and many different books. I had managed to complete the stitches but i didnt know how to make rows, how to fasten off, how to turn, what is a chain space etc... This book clarifies it all! The diagrams could be better BUT if you read carefully the instructions they are really very easy to follow! I managed to complete my first granny square in just 20 mins. Thanks!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cake-Loving Crafter on 19 Sept. 2011
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This book is a great little beginners guide. I was really disappointed by the lack of easy-to-follow instructional books on the market and one that I bought as a "Beginners Guide" was over-complicated and confusing, at best. I was surprised at the book when it arrived - black and white and comparatively short - but I went from throwing my hook across the room and tangling my yarn in spite, to happily making granny squares and neat little crochet rings.

I haven't tried any of the patterns, as I bought this so I could go on to make amigurumi, but to learn basic stitches, terms and build up your confidence, I highly recommend this book.
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