Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker Paperback – Feb 13 2006
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Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch and Stitch 'N Bitch Nation have become icons of the knitting craze: every hip young needleworker has at least one of them next to the yarn stash. Now, she uses the same approach that made her knitting books so successful in this entrée to sexed-up hookwork that takes pains to show crocheting isn't for grandma anymore. Stoller provides everything short of the hook and yarn a crafter will need to learn how to crochet. From a history of the craft to mind-bogglingly complete instructions and dozens of charted and explained patterns (the majority of which are for women's clothing and accessories-there are no afghans here), it's all presented in Stoller's bright, witty style and accompanied by cheery color photographs. Beginners will like the easy construction of the "Stripes (and Stripes) Forever Scarf," and intermediate crocheters will enjoy whipping up a "Cupcake," a purple sweater confection. Experienced crocheters have patterns here too, such as the astonishing lace "Go For Baroque" sweater. This latest entry into the Stitch 'N Bitch canon is sure to be another bestseller.
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Most notably the "Sweat Peas" chale and the bed fellows have errors in them.
I still would recommend the book, but you better be a clever learner or have an expert crocheter in your entourage!!
However, I was more than pleasantly surprised when I bought this book. It has a refreshing style of writing, making it an easy read. It has fun bits of information, including bios on the designers. It has multiple, great pictures of the patterns being modelled, as well as basic instructions for newbies to the craft.
I feel that there is plenty here to inspire a novice, and an experienced "hooker", and the designs are very cute, and trendy - not kitschy, but quite chic, and I feel very enthused and inspired looking at them. It is not all scarves, ponchos, and baby afghans.
As a person who has been crocheting for many years, I am very happy with this book and highly recommend it to others. Too bad there wasn't more hours in the day, and money in my bank account.
Most recent customer reviews
Prefer the physical book since it has more of the pictures for examples but still good and has what I need for the patterns.Published 3 months ago by Conolita
Many great stitches and project, also loved how thick it was, full of ideas. Bought this as a gift, I am considering of buying one for myself.Published 14 months ago by theswimgirl
This is an amazing book by Debbie Stoller. The patterns are fun and very easy to follow.
Would buy another crochet book from her if she ever ventures to publish... Read more
Very funny how to book. Easy to follow instructions, not the biggest fan of the patterns inside though. I prefer the knitting bible book to this one thoughPublished 23 months ago by chiqitabanana
I love how Debbie gives a brief history of crochet. She has clear explanations and illustrations on different stiches. Lots of patterns to try. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Holly
this is one of the rare crochet book that i dont get feddup of, i can read it once a week sine its printed years ago from my town library, now i decide to own my own copy!!! Yay!Published on Feb. 25 2013 by ckbwalsh