From the Back Cover
Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up some yarn and a hook and get crocheting! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crocheting shows you the basics—photo by photo and stitch by stitch. You begin with the basic tools and stitches and progress through variations, more complex stitches like Tunisian crochet, and techniques for reading patterns. With designs ranging from a simple but practical baby rattle to a cozy, fluffy cardigan, you′ll be creating masterpieces in no time.
Concise two–page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
- Each skill or techniqueis defined and described
- Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
- Step–by–step instructions accompany each photo
- Helpful tips provide additional guidance
About the Author
Kim P. Werker
is the founder and editor of Crochet me Online Magazine (www.crochetme.com), where she publishes hip and funky patterns and articles by recreational and professional crochet designers and enthusiasts. After a couple of earlier flings, Kim got addicted to crochet in her mid–20s. She is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and The National NeedleArts Association, and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for the craft as a creative, stimulating, and relaxing medium of expression. Her next book will be published in the spring of 2006, and she’s looking forward to more crochet–related endeavors in the future.
Originally from New York State, Kim now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her husband and their dog. When she sets down her hook and pen, she can be found skiing, reading, buying magazines, kicking back with friends, or knitting.
Cecily Keim documents her adventures in life, crocheting, and other creative endeavors at SuchSweetHands.com.
Throughout her life, regardless of the type of study or type of job, making things has always fascinated Cecily. Her great grandmother, Mama Mac, taught her to crochet at age 9. Cecily is mesmerized by the endless possibilities of crochet and loves passing on the enthusiasm as a writer, designer, and teacher.
Cecily lives in Los Angeles, watches too much television and loves candy, her cats, and her boyfriend. She teaches crochet classes at Unwind. You can also find her demonstrating her designs on the DIY channel’s Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads.