Crocheting in Plain English: Easy-To-Follow Lessons in Patterns, Sensible Solutions to Nagging Problems, the Only Book Any Crocheter Will Ever Need Paperback – Feb 1988
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Part of the reason for my opinion is that M's Righetti has a very strict view on how a crochet hook is supposed to be held. There is more than one way to hold a crochet hook and a person should be able to hold the hook comfortably in her/his hand. M's Righetti's recommendation of how to hold the hook makes my wrist sore and I have a great deal of difficulty crocheting in that position. I have been crocheting now for over 30 years and I get good results by holding the hook the way it comfortably fits my hand.
Outside of her reprimands/criticisms of the "proper" way to hold the hook and the difficult to understand diagrams, this is a good book and I recommend it highly for folks who already know a little about crocheting and want to learn more. Stitches are explained well and her instructions on cutting a piece of crocheted work is definitely liberating. So buy the book and expand your knowledge of one of the greatest needle arts, crochet.
I don't enjoy being told this is my first day on the job, a baby's first step, or that I'm carving a turkey.
All in all, I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the opinionated tone and because I feel the illustrations should be easier to decifer than some of the small black and white line drawings in this book.
Most recent customer reviews
When I bought this book, I thought it would have good diagrams, good patterns and good advice. It did not have any of the above. Read morePublished on July 7 2004
I learned to knit in Ms. Righetti's "Knitting in Plain English". With that knowledge, even when some of her directions were hard to understand, I let common sense take... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2003
I read a crochet instruction booklet written toward young girls to learn how to crochet about a month ago. I wish I would have had this book to begin with instead. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2002 by Amy
This book is a keeper! I have been an avid crocheter for over 20 years (Certified Instructor) and this book has something for beginners to advanced. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Trish
I've been crocheting for over 20 years and I *still* refer to this book on occasion. Even if you already know all your basic stitches, this book is so detailed, I'm sure it's got... Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2001 by Julianne Hathaway
This book is wonderful! I used it on my third attempt to learn crochet, and I finally got it! She explains crochet in both words and diagrams, while most instruction manuals are... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001 by MAXIMUMCATNIPPLUSMINCRAFT