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24-hour Crochet Projects Hardcover – 8 Dec 2004

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (8 Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402713770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402713774
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.4 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,208,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The author of more than 50 needle arts books, Rita Weiss has taught and lectured in the United States and Europe. The founder and head of Dover's needlework division, she is also Executive Vice President of the American School of Needlework, Chairman of the Craft Yarn Council of America's Crochet Marketing Committee, and former President of the International Quilting Association. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I am only able to read very basic crochet patterns, so I was very happy to find this book to help me on my way to more exiting projects.

I particularly like the refresher section, clear instructions and lovely illustrations.

I will be starting with something pretty simple, maybe a hat and hopefully work my way to the more complicated patterns.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Dover Publications
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for everyone from beginner to expert 17 May 2005
By N. Walsh - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I am very happy with this book. I learned to do very basic crochet (ch and dc) about ten years ago, but did not stick with it. I gave it another try about 5 months ago, and really got "hooked" this time. Going on just that basic knowledge, I began to teach myself with books how to do other stitches, read patterns, etc. This book has some very nice projects in it that will not intimidate beginning crocheters, others that will be challenging enough to keep more advanced crocheters interested, and beautiful photographs of everything. One of the things I like best about it is that it names by brand and color the type of yarn used for each project, and suggests alternatives. For the most part, the author used inexpensive to moderately priced yarns that are easy to find in a craft store or discount store. Many of the other crochet books, I've found, use expensive wool, silk, ribbon yarns - that you can't find just anywhere and may make your simple sweater or tote bag project cost more than you can afford to/want to spend. There is only a short "crochet basics" stitch review section in the back of the book. If you can chain and you are comfortable with the basic crochet stitches, I think this is a really good book to start off with. Making something nice from a pattern for the first time will give you a great feeling and inspire you try more and more.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good crochet book! 19 Oct. 2005
By J. Pinkerton - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This has a good basic t-shirt and tank top pattern. There is a sexy camisole top, a halter top and a half-tank/sexy top, some hats and a couple bags I like. Ordinary patterns fill the rest of the book; scarves, afghans, some ugly hats and a horrible purse, some doilies, kids' clothes, a hipster scarf that looks like a shawl and a headband. This is worth the $$ for the good patterns! Sizes go from small to large, yarn weights are listed and instructions/photos are great!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars something new in a day 23 May 2005
By Patricia R. Andersen - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Crocheting is having a fashion revival and this book helps show why. M's Weiss keeps the projects simple but interesting, easy enough for the beginners and something fast for the experienced crocheters. Want a new bag to take to the beach tomorrow? or how about a halter top? THis book shows you how to make these items and a lot more.

I recommend this book highly for the ease of the instructions as well as the diversity of the patterns.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent quick patterns 25 July 2008
By D. Coffman - Published on
Format: Paperback
36 patterns listed in this book. 7 women's tops(one is a really wonderful tank top), 4 purses which aren't that great, 2 scarves, 7 hats, "hipster scarf" which looks pretty stupid, 4 afghans(one is a baby afghan and one is granny square), 6 doily coasters, 1 little girls sweater that looks like it is out of the 70s, a little boy's "footall onesie" that has an odd look to it like the 7 months old model is wearing the football pads, and adorable baby girl cardigan and hat, and a headband/ear warmer.

There is several yarn companies used in this book: Bernat, Crystal Palace, Judi and Company, Lion, Patons, J&P Coats, Red Heart, and TLC so it is not all high end yarns. Some materials list by yardage some by ounces. The approximate times are also listed. I found that the patterns I made were actually quicker to make than the listed times.

I would check this out at the local library before buying it sight unseen.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Several really cute quick projects 26 Jun. 2007
By Roseanne M. - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are several summer shells/tanks in this book (some of the nicest I've seen for crochet), and many hats and bags. Each project is rated with a time estimate--but I've found they take me much longer than the estimate. So I would really argue that the average crocheter could make some of these projects in 24 hours.

My biggest pet peeve--books (as this one does) that list the yarn requirements in ounces, not yardage. Unless you are using the exact yarn, "16 oz" does not tell you much!
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