Traditional or modern, vibrant or subtle, the possibilities of granny squares are endless! They captivate tones and lines much like a yarn canvas and come together as snuggly blankets, soft cushions, smart garments and much more. This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world, who each bring their best game to the table. With ample suggestions for captivating combinations, written instructions as well as clear graphs for every square in the book, stitch instructions and techniques for blocking and joining, this sourcebook goes above and beyond to show you the endless possibilities of granny square crochet. All motifs match in both size and stitch count, so they can easily be combined into stunning combinations, bringing you the best of this unbeaten crochet classic! * 100 unique granny squares by 23 amazing designers * Each of the 100 squares can be mixed and matched with all others * Including charts and written out patterns in US terms for each square * Including basic crochet tutorials, instructions for blocking and joining * Advice on gorgeous square combinations * Clear photography * Beginner-friendly squares as well as challenging patterns for experienced crocheters
The granny square is a classic crochet pattern. It is often one of the first items a person learns to make when first learning how to crochet. Many people use the term "granny square" to refer to any type of crocheted square but this tutorial covers how to make a true granny square. There are lots of variations on this basic design. I will show you many patterns about this.
A collection of forty creative designs for easy and colorful crochet blocks. Not your usual granny squares! Celine Semaan has designed more than contemporary and colorful 6" x 6" blocks to get your creativity flowing. Blocks are the best way to try out new stitches and color combinations, and they can then be used to make four projects, including a blanket, pillow, and wall hanging. There is a basic overview on color theory, more than forty granny square patterns, each with: written instructions, chart, and detailed photos, showing stitch detail.
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Cowls are a perennially popular wearable accessory—and great cowl designs can be crocheted by even a relative “newbie.” This new book by crochet design expert Sharon Hernes Silverman includes simple graphic designs, some in striking black and white, as well as more complex color patterns to present a variety of looks and styles. Includes instructions and patterns for crocheting 15 strikingly beautiful cowls using traditional and Tunisian techniques, plus beautiful color photos of the finished pieces
Versatile and beautiful, Tunisian crochet is well suited for making baby clothes. This book contains 23 Tunisian projects to make for the babies in every crocheter's life. • Original patterns for 23 hats, sweaters, blankets, booties, and more for babies • Projects range from easy to experienced and are sized for newborns to 12-month-olds • Most projects are suitable for girls or boys and would look great in a number of colorways
Detailed instructions with full-color photographs and illustrations teach the art of Tunisian crochet. Stylish, contemporary patterns for apparel and home decor. Includes instructions for 16 projects.
'The Harmony Guides' are the by-word for knitters wanting to understand a complex instruction or master a particular stitch. For years these indispensable guides have been used by needlecrafters to decipher badly written knitting patterns or clarify tricky technical crochet stitches. Two concepts are at the heart of this beautifully produced book: instant access for the needlecrafter who needs to find what she wants quickly and comprehensiveness. A graphic tab device allows ease of access, and the stitches are organised by texture. Each stitch is explained with diagrams and written instructions. Here are over 900 stitches – enough to last a lifetime. 'Harmony Guides' have been internationally recognised as the definitive reference works in the area for 15 years. Gathered together in one hardback volume for the first time a few years ago, now all that information is also available in paperback.
21 original scarf patterns in a variety of styles, colors, yarns, stitch patterns, and techniques for beginning through experienced crocheters.
This guide has been compiled so as to produce one of the largest collections of knitting and crochet stitches for the needlecrafter. Each stitch is explained with diagrams and written instructions, advice is also given on how to create your own designs.
The essential guide to using simple twisted stitches to add interest and beauty to handknits Master the simple and addictive art of the twisted stitch. The basics are easy to learn, and the design possibilities (and twist combinations that come to light once you begin) are almost endless. The book starts with a treasure trove of twisted stitch variations, starting with patterns made from diagonals and building from there--adding horizontal and vertical elements, combining twisted stitches with lace or polygon knitting, and pushing boundaries with patterns that twist stitches in every row for more advanced textures. The book oﬀers 125-plus stitch patterns, along with guidance on how the twists are engineered and how knitters can create designs of their own. Norah's always-clear instructions are presented in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally as one twisted stitch leads to the next. Readers can test their newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns included--irresistible designs for hats, wraps, sweaters, and more.
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.
Learn the fundamental skills of crochet with step-by-step instructions and clear, easy-to-follow photographs and illustrations, and then use your new skills to make a variety of crochet designs.
Fundamental skills and stitches, such as the chain stitch, slip stitch, and single, half double, and double crochet. Techniques include creating an integral fringe, crocheting in the round, and filet crocheting. Create a shadowbox pillow, basketweave blanket, bunny basket, child's cap and mittens, openwork placemats, woven shoulder bag, and more.
Step-by-step instructions supplemented by photographs and illustrations teach new techniques clearly and thoroughly. Beaded crochet, crocheting with wire, making motifs, felting, ripple stitch, and crocheting on the diagonal. Includes a variety of contemporary projects any crafter would be proud to make.
If you feel elated by the celebrations of the Sabbats & hunger for that feeling during the long weeks between Sabbats, Wheel of the Year can help you put the joy & fulfillment of magic into your everyday life. This book shows you how to celebrate the lesser changes in Nature. The wealth of seasonal rituals & charms are all easily performed with materials readily available & are simple & concise enough that the practitioner can easily adapt them to work within the framework of his or her own Pagan tradition.Learn to perform fire magic in November, the secret Pagan symbolism of Christmas tree ornaments, the best time to visit a fairy forest or sacred spring & what to do when you get there. Learn the charms & rituals & the making of magical tools that coincide with the nesting season of migratory birds. Whether you are a newcomer to the Craft or have found your way back many years ago, Wheel of the Year will be an invaluable reference book in your practical magic library. It is filled with magic & ritual for everyday life & will enhance any system of Pagan Ritual.
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