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The Crochet Bible: The Complete Handbook for Creative Crochet: The Complete Handbook for Creative Crocheting [Paperback]

Sue Whiting
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30 Nov 2007
Discover the creative potential of crochet with this comprehensive book that takes you from first steps to totally hooked – invaluable whatever your skill level. Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking for fresh ideas, The Crochet Bible is for you! Getting back to basics is simple, with clear instructions, diagrams and photographs on how to crochet. Once you've got to grips with your hooks, you'll be spoilt for choice with versatile and tempting crochet moves such as picots, fur stitch and Solomon's knots. Becoming clever with your crochet means that shaping, decorative details and working with beads are just a few of the tricks that even experienced crochet fans will love. These creative crochet techniques will stretch your skills, showing you how to crochet stunning patterns, textures, colour effects and shapes for endless variation and possibilities. Over 35 alternative stitch patterns make this an indispensable library, which you can browse for even more ways to develop your own style. More than 30 original, bright and beautiful projects let you put your crochet techniques into action, resulting in home accents, clothes and accessories, from classic baby clothes to contemporary cushions and throws, allowing you to learn a new technique and crochet a project straight away. The Crochet Bible will inspire you to keep learning, experimenting and creating!

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (30 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715324888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715324882
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A good introduction to the craft. --Simply knitting

About the Author

Sue Whiting is a needlecraft design consultant and author who works with several textile companies including Jaeger and Rowan to produce brochures and promotional materials. She trained at the London School of Fashion and has worked with magazines and publishers on all aspects of needlework. She lives in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic book 9 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is excellent if you want to learn how to crochet. It explains all of the stitches, tells you about various fibers and has projects that are quite useful and good looking. There are well written instructions for increasing and decreasing stitches, working in the round, getting your tension correct, making button holes and much more. I looked at a number of basic books before picking this one out and use it as a reference book all the time. Instructions in the stitch library and in the projects are written out as well as shown in a chart so you can learn how to read a chart without too much trial and error.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware... 10 Feb 2012
By turtle
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book, but buyer beware.. this one seems to be the American version (spelling gives clues, fiber, color etc) and the American crochet terms are not the same as ours... dc becomes sc and trb becomes dc...
I bought this for a friend.. and to my dismay it was the American version.. not much use in the UK!!!
Luckily she is an expert Crochet person..
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great patterns, expensive yarns! 2 July 2009
Format:Paperback
This book has some really nice patterns in it, and it has some great descriptions of pretty stitches I noob like me didn't know yet.

The problem is, though, that I can't afford to make any of the patterns! Most of the yarns used are expensive. The gorgeous throw in the back of the book would cost 120 to make. Ouch. The patterns don't have a good explanation of what other yarn you could use, and there's not really an explanation of yarn substitution anywhere. On top of that, if you -do- have the knowledge, it can be really hard to find a substitute yarn anyway, since some of the yarns have odd properties you don't find in just any yarn (the cotton/microfibre yarn being an example).

Sometimes substituting isn't much of a problem: it doesn't matter if a throw turns out bigger or smaller. But when you do an item of clothing it's a different matter.

It'd be nice if the book could be edited with more (cheaper!) yarn suggestions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 9 Oct 2011
By Smif
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I have knitted for 40 years but only started crocheting this year and this book helped me tremendously. its easy to use, diagrams easy to follow definately worth buying
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift 10 Jan 2011
By Liv
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Bought this for a friend for xmas. She's a beginner and it was perfect. I am not a beginner and would also like a copy as it has loads of tips and ideas to offer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 May 2011
By Rosie
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Excellent value and a great help for someone who has not crocheted for some time and lots of good ideas for projects.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CROCHET 14 Jan 2011
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THIS IS A MUST FOR ANY CROCHETER THERE ARE PATTERNS AND SO MANY HELPFUL TIPS FROM BEGGINERS TO TIME SERVED
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really useful resource! 12 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
Overall, I am delighted with this book which lives up to its description. I am a self-taught crocheter and needed to find out the names of the stitches I routinely use and how to read and interpret the crochet patterns. This book provided me with this essential information and I am now able to read and adapt patterns to suit my own creative urges! However, as I am left-handed, my only criticism is that no reference is made as to how to adapt the stitch instructions - not essential but would have been useful!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Everything in it you need to know and understand about crochet.
Can't think of any more words to describe it.
Published 26 days ago by GLENYS SOWERBY
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is a good book for begginers and got me started I am able to refer back to it if I need to.
Published 28 days ago by Deborah France
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've bought for ages!
What more could a beginner want - all beautifully illustrated and explained in one place. The colour illustrations on how to crochet are easy to follow, as are the stitches in the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Teresa Green
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I bought this book because of the great reviews it has and I am not disappointed with it. I would say it is great for the beginner and for someone wanting to advance a bit more... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tracey Burrows
4.0 out of 5 stars The Crochet Bible
I purchased this book for my wife as she has recently started crochet with a knitting club she attends. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Graeme Marchant
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a bible
This book seems to devote far more pages to patterns rather than being a stitch bible. It's okay, but not quite what I expected.
Published 2 months ago by AH
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought as a christmas present for a relative who is new to crochet - she found it easy to follow and informative.
Published 2 months ago by N. Pluck
5.0 out of 5 stars just what we required
Had previously seen this book. Decided to purchase it for our craft group.
Happy with it. Need I say more
Published 2 months ago by RTBlack
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book
really well written, excellent diagrams athat are easy to follow. I would recommend this to anyone starting out in crochet.
Published 2 months ago by jennifer smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Crochet Bible
An ideal book for beginners and experienced crocheters alike, and being an avid crocheter for many years it has given me many ideas for future projects.
Published 2 months ago by Mme Patricia White
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