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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Craig Publishing (24 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908707240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908707246
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alison McNicol is UK-based writer, crafter, cake maker and creative business expert, and author of a host of books on sewing, craft, cakes and creative entrepreneurship.

Before the writing bug struck, Alison also created a successful chain of branded sewing clubs, and her My Sewing School package is now helping women pass on their skills and make money teaching kids and adults to sew in their local area (www.mysewingschool.co.uk).

Following the success of her Sew Easy Kits range of sewing and craft kits, Alison decided to share her business experience to write "The Craft Business Handbook: The Essential Guide to Making Money from your Crafts and Handmade Products". A companion book, featuring interviews with 30 of her fellow craft business owners followed: "Craft Business Heroes - 30 Creative Entrepreneurs Share The Secrets Of Their Success".


Alison is also a passionate cake decorator and applied her cake and business skills to author "Start A Cake Business From Home - How To Make Money from your Handmade Celebration Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops and more!"

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136 of 136 people found the following review helpful By S. Owen on 10 Feb. 2014
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I've been a knitter since I was really quite small and so am very confident knitting, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not get the hang of crochet. More than one person tried to show me and I've been through a good few "how to" books and magazines too.
Whilst trying to find ideas for my Christmas list I came across this book. From the "look inside" it looked very simple and easy to follow - and believe me, I needed simple and easy to follow!
My mum gave this book to me for Christmas, and determined to learn, I took it away on holiday with me.
This book is indeed very clear. The pictures are nice and large and the book is explained in very easy terms. I couldn't get on with holding the wool or hook properly - I suspect I am too much of an entrenched knitter - but other than that managed everything the book said.
By the second day I had a nice square of double crochet. By the end of the third I'd made a somewhat poor attempt at a granny square (my family teased me mercilessly about it being a granny rhombus!). But my second granny square looked exactly like the real thing and I had it cracked.
Now, just over a month on and I've mad a complete cushion with 16 granny squares, crochet joins and crochet flowers. It looks as though someone who has been crocheting for years has made it (well, to me, anyway!). I'm now in the middle of a huge throw for our sofa and I'm also making a pokemon toy for my daughter. I'm obsessed with crochet.
I never thought I would be able to crochet and now I can, properly. My mum (who could sort of crochet but is really a knitter like me) has also bought this book and is now making amazing stuff too.
It is a simple book - there aren't a huge number of pages or patterns. But if you have been defeated by everything else and want to learn, you could do worse than give it a try.
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69 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Sheila May on 21 Nov. 2013
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I am a complete beginner, but even I managed to learn how to Crochet. Would thoroughly recommend this book to everyone
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Gibson on 24 Nov. 2013
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This book contributed to me being able to fathom the art of crochet. Since purchasing this I've been able to crochet several baby hats!
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Aloysius on 18 Sept. 2013
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This is a great book for complete beginners. The instructions are clear and simple with good illustrations. Not overloaded with technical information but focuses on inspiring you to get on and crochet without having to plough through loads of unnecessary stuff. I am a seasoned crocheter and bought this book to use when I'm teaching others and I would recommend it highly. One of the best beginners' guides I've seen.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By traveller on 31 Oct. 2013
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For a complete beginner this is ideal. so far I've only done the first 2 stitches but this book is so easy to follow.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Pickle on 29 Aug. 2013
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Now this book I would definitely recommend to individuals who wish to learn to crochet, nice clear pictures English instructions [as against American]. A good first purchase to get you going.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By MissK on 22 Feb. 2014
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I've been knitting for years and found crochet was the next thing to try. I tried learning from YouTube videos which helped only slightly. I found this book helpful because it actually explains clear and simple what to do and the pictures then become easy to understand. I would try this book for sure if you are learning.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter on 2 Dec. 2013
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Bought this for my wife, who decided to take up crocheting. She found it fairly easy to follow, with good illustrations.
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