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Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom Hardcover – 1 Mar 2007


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International (1 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760326479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760326473
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 18.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,762,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is truly a gift book fileld with stories for the legions of men and women who crochet. --Crochet world

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Some learn at their grandmother's knee, others find comfort in dark and troubled times, whilst some find an expression of artistic freedom, and some just want a good vest. How people came to crochet, what they make of it, what memories have been added to their lives, what pleasure and insight it has bought them - these are the stories in "Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom". A tribute to an age-old art, "Hooked" is embellished with charming illustrations from vintage pattern booklets, and the contributors range from newcomers to the craft to those well-known in crochet circles - Lily Chin, Jennifer Hansen, Karen Searle, Gwen Blakely Kinsler.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
It's about time! 2 Oct. 2006
By Crochet Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Finally! A book (not a book of patterns, but a reading book!) about crochet! Some publisher actually listened. Being a lifelong crocheter this book was refreshing, wonderful essays from women who were not biased towards the art of crochet. A quick read but worth every penny. Hookers Unite!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Hooked on "Hooked." 4 Jan. 2007
By G. J. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I am mentioned in it by one of the essay writers --- one of my crochet students. When I began to read the other essays, I was even more pleased to have the collection. It's really a nice little book to pick up and read as time permits.
Nice book 30 Aug. 2013
By Heather Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Books on crocheting that are not pattern or technique books are rare. This one, full of short essays and stories about crocheting is a nice connection to others who practice or craft.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Pleasant Read... 3 Jan. 2007
By Jean Leinhauser - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Crocheters tell what the craft means to them. Interesting because I know some of the writers, but note that

it has no patterns or instructional material. Title might imply that it contains tips, but it is really simply

essays. Not sensational.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
its ok 17 May 2013
By jacqsierae - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I haven't read the whole book,yet. So I can't really rate it yet. I'm really more into doing the craft, rather than reading about it.
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