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Product details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (26 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470536454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470536452
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The ultimate fool–proof guide, it will have you crocheting masterpieces in no–time. (Let′s Get Crafting, June 2010).

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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting

Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Packed with new content and reflecting crocheting styles from around the world, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you easy–to–understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art.

  • Crochet 101 get the lowdown on crocheting and expert advice on choosing the right crocheting materials

  • A stitch in time follow step–by–step instructions on creating your first basic stitches, crocheting rounds, and changing colors

  • Gauge your expertise transform your projects with advanced stitches and techniques, such as Tunisian crochet and filet crochet

  • Put it all together learn to join pieces of crocheted fabric to create everything from a simple camisole to a pullover sweater

Open the book and find:

  • The tools and materials you need to get started

  • How to create consistency in your work with gauge

  • Tips on decoding crochet abbreviations, symbols, and diagrams

  • Fundamental stitches and basic techniques like increasing and decreasing

  • Advanced stitches and techniques like lace crochet and making motifs

  • Advice on working with buttons, borders, and pockets

  • Instructions for adding final embellishments

Learn to:

  • Create beautiful designs in no time

  • Work with new patterns, stitches, and techniques

  • Choose the right tools

  • Finish your work like a pro

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By loopi2k on 2 Nov. 2007
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i have found as a beginner its all abit confusing, what hooks? yarn etc and think its good to get one book and stick to what it says rather than gathering an assortment of advice from many books as they seem to contradict each other in tips and techniques. the dummies quide is a great start point for anyone new to crocheting, the instructions are straightforward and the diagrams are clear. the stitches explained are the very basic stitches so you aren't baffled by instructions way ahead of your experience. hooks, yarns etc are explained in a clear and concise way. my only gripe is that the patterns included, although very basic and great for the beginner, are very dull and uninspiring, yes they practice the basic techniques taught within the book but hey, a little imagination wouldn't of been amiss, but apart from this its a great book.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Joyce M. Shallcross on 18 Nov. 2009
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this is a good book, full of detail etc, and ideal for the beginner, with one exception. it is written by and published by americans, which is fine for the american market, but british crocheting uses different names, etc. so be aware if you are british that this book leans towards the american crocheter.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JK TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2010
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Crocheting for Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
If you want to learn how to crochet and have a lot of the terms and methods explained then please buy this wonderful, helpful user guide. I was a crochet novice but I've just finished my first scarf, after only a couple of days, and I'm so proud (I know it's silly but it looks so nice!!). There's a lot of content from hook types/sizes, materials, how to hold the yarn properly, complex stitches, patterns, etc. I'm not ready for a big project yet, making a sweater for example, I'm just slowly working my way through the book and learning stitches and shapes to build up my confidence. I found the information easy to read, cleanly written, simple to follow and there are plenty of illustrations to help you out. I don't have a negative about the book but; I do have a word of advice. Yarn can be incredibly expensive, really expensive, so work out your budget and the cost of your project in advance. I was shocked by how much it can cost to knit and crochet your own garments. I bought a pile of woollen jumpers and cardigans, in excellent condition, from a local charity shop and spent a couple of days unravelling them to use for my first attempts...cost a couple of pounds and worked out fine for me.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. F. B. Jones on 23 Sept. 2009
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I have never been able to master the art of Crochet but I find this book very helpful, the instructions and illustrations are simple to follow. As a result I have felt confident enough to take my first tentative steps at crochet. Would happily recommend others who find themselves unable to tackle the craft.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LadyHaHa on 19 Sept. 2010
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I couldn't get past the basics. Perhaps I'm not a diagram sort of person but I expected this to get me off to a flying start and I'm still left with a plain old ball of yarn. Maybe once I know what I'm doing it'll all make more sense, but surely this book should be perfect for an absolute beginner? I'm off to watch some demos on youtube.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By SarahSmij on 17 Feb. 2011
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This books looks great but has one major flaw it is based on the American market. No Where in the description of the book does it give you this information. Had I known I would NOT have purchased it as the Americans use a different system to the UK which is baffling. SO in order to sort out my errors and learn new stitches I have to get into US mode.
Other than that I thnik the concept is great.
Does anyone know if there is an English version available??
Sarah
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By auntie Auds on 6 July 2011
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This is a terrific book if you are trying to learn to crochet. BUT be aware the 'lingo' is American so you need to be careful with stitch names and needle sizes as these are different to the English ones.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Wobble on 9 Feb. 2010
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I can recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to crochet or take a refresher. Easy to follow instructions and explanations.
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