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Produced by the Kooler Design Studio, this authoritative encyclopedia of crochet credits a number of well-known designers and writers in the field for its contents, including Nancy Nehring, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Melissa Leapman, Ann E. Smith, and Kathleen Power Johnson. It includes a beautifully illustrated and footnoted history of crochet, instruction in basic crochet techniques for both left- and right-handed learners, detailed information on the abbreviations and chart symbols used in crochet patterns, instruction in specialty and thread crochet techniques, a selection of illustrative projects for crocheters with beginner to advanced skills, and a crochet pattern gallery. The gorgeous, elaborately detailed "Philosopher's Coat" pattern for advanced crocheters shows the art of crochet at its best, while the information included on wire crochet and crocheting socks is difficult to find in other crochet handbooks. Essential for public library crochet collections.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher and distributor of “how-to” and lifestyle publications with emphasis on creative crafts, needlework, decorating, and entertaining. Leisure Arts is located in Little Rock, AR.
I have been crocheting ever since I was a little girl. This book is still the best I have found for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Lisa Hunter
it's very illustrative. I learnt so many stitches and new techniques. I advise it for beginners and professials alike.Published on March 18 2004 by A. 1445
Bought this book and took it to my first crochet class. Everyone loved it, and I do to. The directions are pretty good (although I couldn't teach myself with them, but once I had... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2003 by Jean-Luc
I am a beginner and I love this book it has help me so much. The instructions are very clear. Buy the book and you will be crocheting in no time!!!!Published on Sept. 10 2003 by D. Turner
This was money well spent. I will tresure this book always and refer to it often. I had never seen some of these stitches. They are great.
Kay Davenport Barr
I unfortunately did not buy this from Amazon but should have! ... This is a fabulous book and I am a beginner crocheter! I've learned so much in a short time. Read morePublished on April 13 2003 by E. Greve
I just recieved my crochet book and I love it. Very easy reading and excellent instructions. I am in "AWE" of this book. Read morePublished on April 4 2003 by Deborah Gant