Beginner's Guide to Crochet comprehensively teaches all the basic crochet techniques, skills and stitches to get someone started. Each new technique is explained with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed directly with a project using those skills.
Later projects combine several techniques and stitches encouraging the reader to develop their skill set even further. The 20 projects include a cafetiere cosy, trellis scarf, teddy bear, a tablet cosy and of course, no
crochet book would be complete without the staple granny blanket. Plus a section dedicated to 'extreme crochet', using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations.
Sarah Shrimpton is a crocheter, designer, author and blogger who lives with her family in a small village in West Sussex. She designs for craft adn crochet magazines and sells crochet patterns in her Etsy shop, as well as offering lots of free patterns and tutorials on her blog, annabooshouse.blogspot.com.
Introduction How to Use This Book Your Crochet Toolkit Yarns and Hooks Patterns and Charts Getting Ready Start Stitching Stitch Tutorial: Chain Stitch Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Cosy Cafetiere Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Decrease Stitch Tutorial: Double Crochet Increase Bye Baby Bunting Little Hearts Stitch Tutorial: Treble Crochet Upcycled Bracelets Stitch Tutorial: Half-Treble Crochet Simple Dishcloths Pick 'N' Stitch Stitch Tutorial: Combining stitches Super Scarf Slouchy Anklewarmers Whimsical Collar Making the Rounds Stitch Tutorial: Making Circles Coastal Coasters Handy Pincushion Bertie and Betty Bear Great Grannies Stitch Tutorial: The Granny Square Heirloom Blanket Stitch Tutorial: The Granny Stripe Granny Lampshade Extreme Crochet Yarny Basket Beside the Seaside Bathmat Mahooosive Cloud Cushion Fancy Stitches Stitch Tutorial: Moss Stitch A Case for a Gadget Stitch Tutorial: Bobble Stitch Bobbly Headwarmer Stitch on the Edge Stitch Tutorial: Basic Edging Boot Cuffs Decorative Edging Finishing Touches Joining New Yarn Fastening Off Weaving in Ends Blocking Embellishments Suppliers About the Author Acknowledgments Index