Complete crochet course The ultimate reference guide

Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Book - 2018

"Whether you're a beginner who has never picked up a hook before or an experienced stitcher looking to advance to the next level, this comprehensive book will become your ultimate reference for crochet. It's like having crochet experts Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby right there with you every step of the way. They lead you through the essential skills and techniques you need to know and provide fabulous, stylish garment and accessory projects that apply the concepts and princip...les you've learned. Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this book is your go-to source for everything crochet."--Page [4] of cover.

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Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Published
New York : Lark Books [2018]
Language
English
Item Description
"Featuring more than 190 stitches, 125 tutorials, 98 techniques"--Cover.
Includes index (pages 330-333).
Physical Description
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781454710523
1454710527
Main Author
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby (author)
Other Authors
Jason Mullett-Bowlsby (author)
  • Before you stitch: Making fabric ; Tools ; Hooks ; Yarn ; Picking up hook and yarn ; Pattern reading ; Chart reading ; The swatch
  • Making stitches: First stitches made ; First stitches of a row ; Foundation stitches ; Variations on basic stitches ; Shaping ; Variations on increase and decrease stitches
  • Beyond the basics: Motifs ; Cables ; Colorwork ; Pattern stitches
  • Finishing: Blocking ; Special techniques ; Before you sew ; Seams and joins ; Buttonholes ; Zippers
  • The projects: My first cardi ; Colorwork throw ; Rectangle wrap vest ; Signature vests ; Drape front cardigan
  • Resources: Worksheets ; Charts and guides ; Stitch chart symbols master key ; Material resources.
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* It's about time that crocheters got the same treatment and support as knitters. In this know-how, do-it-all reference, designer Shannon (Designer Crochet, 2015) and photographer Jason carefully, yet with a bit of funky tongue-in-cheek attitude, instruct novices and experienced crocheters alike in the art and craft of hooking textiles. Their approach is thorough; though crochet might be, as they claim, a muscle-memory skill, they intend to ensure that, through practice, swatching, and just plain repetition, crocheters are exposed to the right kinds of instruction. Every possible subject is photographically illustrated, from the anatomy of a hook (who knew that there were indeed different parts of this one-piece tool?) to all of the stitches used for foundational as well as decorative purposes. It's a well-organized reference, up-to-date with the different cable, ribbing, and pattern stitches that are now popular. Plus, five women's patterns allow readers to, quite literally, test their skills and crochet their own way, starting with "My First Cardi" to the intermediate drape-front cardigan. Truly, the Mullett-Bowlsbys have meticulously thought through the crocheter's world. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a guide to every aspect of crocheting, describing tools, yarn, chart reading, basic and advanced stitches, colorwork and finishing techniques, with detailed instructions for five crochet projects.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

From renowned crochet designers Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference for absolute beginners . . . and all crocheters eager to improve their skills. Filled with step-by-step photography, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch, from choosing a hook and yarn to working in the round. Ten patterns get novices started on their first projects, while intermediates will enjoy mastering even more advanced techniques.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

'It's about time that crocheters got the same treatment and support as knitters. . . . Truly, the Mullett-Bowlsbys have meticulously thought through the crocheter's world.  'Booklist (Starred review)  From renowned crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference manual for the absolute beginner. Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch'and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience! The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. Ten patterns are perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“It’s about time that crocheters got the same treatment and support as knitters. . . . Truly, the Mullett-Bowlsbys have meticulously thought through the crocheter’s world.  —Booklist (Starred review)  From renowned crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference manual for the absolute beginner. Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch—and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience! The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. Ten patterns are perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.