Very Easy Picture Knits

Learn how to create your very own unique picture knits! Choose from over 50 colourful designs and motifs generated by Betty Barnden.

This easy-to-use book covers everything you need to know in order to produce wonderful decorated knitwear and accessories for you and your loved ones. A list of essential tools and techniques makes this guide suitable for both the novice and advanced knitter. Step-by-step photographs and diagrams clearly show how to work the stitches, from basic stockinette stitch to ribbing and seed stitch. The directory of graded motifs includes flowers, animals, birds, nursery motifs, alphabets and a wide range of themed designs that will make each piece beautifully unique!

Delve into the range of simple projects, including incorporating knitted designs into baby blankets, cushions, beanie hats, scarves, bags and sweaters. Be inspired by Betty’s expert use of colour and symbols to craft personal timeless treasures.

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Textured Crochet Lace: 64 Lace Patterns to Create Rugs, Scarves, Beanies and More

Textured Lace is a fabulous new title from Renate Kirkpatrick which brings together a collection of interesting crochet lace patterns and uncommon stitches than can be worked into your crochet repertoire. This book will increase your knowledge, confidence and pleasure as you work your way through all 64 patterns. The projects in this book will bring you a great feeling of satisfaction as you finish up with a beautiful and functional rug or throw; you could choose a selection of patterns and create a smaller rug for a special purpose, or just one pattern and repeat it to create a scarf or shawl in a favourite yarn.

The 64 patterns will inspire crochet workers, both beginners and advanced, as well as those who are familiar with Renate’s earlier books, Crochet Techniques and Bring Colour to Crochet. Freeformers will discover some novel stitches and enjoy incorporating many of these patterns into to their work, whether using this book on its own or in conjunction with ideas inspired by Renate’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond.

Discover Renate’s beautiful pieces in this book and create timeless treasures for yourself, friends and family.

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Tapestry Crochet: 64 Playful Patterns for Children

Tapestry Crochet is a brilliant new title from Renate Kirkpatrick. Introducing readers to new crochet techniques, this book presents a kaleidoscope of designs based on graphs to encourage experienced and beginner crocheters alike to try something new, expand their repertoire and enjoy themselves. 64 lovely patterns will inspire crochet workers to accomplish a functional and beautiful rug that will particularly appeal to children – a bespoke heirloom that can be proudly passed down the generations.

Based on graphs like those used in cross-stitch embroidery, the designs in this book are very easy to follow. The layout that Renate has used to assemble the rug can be adapted and varied as you please to suit the person/child for whom the rug is intended and the room in which it will be used. You could work a number of colour variations of just a few designs, concentrate on toys or fruit, alternate the tapestry squares with squares of plain colour, make a smaller rug of 36 squares – even put together four squares to make the face of a cushion cover.

Delve into your creative soul and find joy in crafting your own crochet rug!

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Surface Works

This fabulous title by Jenny Dowde explores the art of adding surface decoration to plain knitted or crocheted backgrounds. Jenny approaches some of her 35 projects in a traditional way, others in a somewhat freeform manner, and provides a wealth of suggestions for creating textured surfaces in knitting and crochet, using fancy yarns, making your own braids and cords, using the collage technique and seeking design inspiration from computer programmes all beautifully illustrated and explained in clear detail. There are also countless ways of using storebought braids and trims, beads, buttons, lace inserts, and all kinds of ‘found objects’, to create interesting surfaces.

The projects include a host of smaller projects such as scarves, hats and neckpieces, and a number of beautiful shawls and tops. Each is decorated in a particular way, but you don’t have to use the same techniques which means you have the freedom to choose your own decorative technique or to combine several to create your own unique result!

The book includes charming designs that will inspire and feed the creative soul. It is an essential guide for any crafter!

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Stress Free Crochet: Troubleshooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Needlecrafter

Stress Free Crochet is an indispensable quick-reference book for crochet devotees, crafters, and needlecraft enthusiasts at all levels. Pre-empting problems as well as solving them, this book offers complete advice on tools and materials, trouble-shooting tips and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your tension swatch just doesn’t match the one on the pattern? Do you know what working into the ring means? How do you substitute yarns and what do you do if your border doesn’t lie flat? Stess Free Crochet answers questions you didn’t know you needed to ask, laying out best practice methods and taking the reader through every stage of the crochet process.

Organised by the stages in a project, from choosing tools, through adding trims and embellishments to finishing, the content is presented so you have all the information you need before you get started and know exactly where to look when you get stuck. Illustrated entries and step-by-step tutorials cover every aspect and item in the crochet process. Cross-references take you between chapters so you can see how different aspects relate to each other, providing troubleshooting tips that offer advice on how to deal with virtually any crochet calamity.

Flexi binding allows the book to stay open as you work. It’s so much easier to follow instructions without having to hold a book open with your knee! Advice is neatly organized to make this an accessible and easy-to-navigate guide so that the reader knows exactly where to look for the advice they need.

Packed full of pro advice, step-by-step tutorials and troubleshooting tips, Stress Free Crochet is the quick-reference book no crafter should be without!

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No-Pattern Knits

Put the fun back into knitting and create beautiful and original clothing and accessories from simple geometric shapes! Forget about complicated increases and decreases; forget about pouring over a pattern book; with knowledge of just a few basic stitches you can effortlessly create sweaters, bags, hats, cushions, socks, scarves, and ponchos.

Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer take their extensive experience in Mathematics and apply it to the art of knitting, using basic shapes to piece together striking creations just like a puzzle.

Simple step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs guide you to measure yarn lengths and later knit and join geometric shapes. This brilliant workbook includes tips and tricks to mix and match colours and stitches, giving you the opportunity to design your own unique pieces!

This book includes a variety of fantastic projects to inspire both the novice and expert knitter.

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Monster Knits for Little Monsters

This awesome title from Nuriya Khegay features 20 adorable animal-themed hat, mitten and bootie sets to knit. Discover the gorgeous range of coverall hats to keep your child’s head, ears and neck warm and toasty, featuring a practical pullover design to prevent your little one tugging it off! Matching mitten sets are stylish and comfortable, not to mention warming for little fingers. All-in one-snowsuits for babies are very snuggly and uniquely personal.

Easy-to-follow instructions make the designs simple and stress-free, a necessity for Mum and Bub. Patterns suit all knitting levels, from beginner to advanced, and in a range of sizes from 6 months to 4 years.

Create beautiful timeless treasures for your little one, or as a gift. Share the love this winter with Nuriya’s adorable handcrafted gems.

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Macrame: Fresh Macrame Ideas for Jewellery, Home and Fashion

From craft blogs and interior design magazines to the latest runway shows, macrame is making a major comeback. The new macrame is undeniably on trend, with designers and creatives of all types discovering the artistic opportunities afforded by this distinctive and rewarding craft. Tapping into the ever-growing popularity of all things handmade, Macrame offers crafters 18 decorative knitting projects that they will love to make, from bracelets and purses to more unusual ideas such as adding a distinctive trim to sweaters and skirts.

Packed with a variety of stylish and innovative examples, Macrame explores the creative possibilities of knot making as an art form, featuring a wide range of both historical and contemporary knotting techniques making every thing from jewellery items to home ware, bags, and accessories. For each project, illustrated step-by-step tutorials and clear, straightforward instructions show readers how to master a variety of different knotting techniques. Each project concludes with suggestions for other ideas to try, providing readers with a wealth of further inspiration and encouraging them to explore new creative projects with the skills they have gained.

Trace your creative roots and discover the gorgeous art of macrame!

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Loom Knitting for Babies & Toddlers: More Than 30 Easy Designs

Whether you are creating a layette for your new arrival, or making a personal gift for a friend’s baby, this book is for you. Packed with pretty little garments and accessories, heirloom blankets, and toys, there are more than 30 projects to tempt you.

No knitting experience is necessary and the no-needle technique is quick and easy to master. Designs are grouped to cover all ages from newborn to three years with easy-to-follow instructions, all explained step-by-step, so you can’t go wrong. Toys, gifts, and nursery essentials complete the collection. A comprehensive technique section at the beginning of the book covers everything you need to know and is tailored specifically to creating designs for babies and children. There is also a chapter on embellishing your knitting with simple embroidery, pompoms, fringes, and tassels, to give your finished work an individual look.

The book includes tips on choosing the right loom and yarn for a project, helpful step-by-step instructions for each project and how to personalize your design. Designer hints and tips will help you achieve expert results.

Create timeless and unique pieces that will never be forgotten with this fantastic title from the Milner Craft Series.

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Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares

Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares will help you discover all the essential knitting skills that you need, one stitch at a time. Learn a new stitch by knitting a square following a clear step-by-step tutorial and chart. Once you’ve finished the square you have practised the new stitch and you’re ready to move on to the next one!

The squares are organised according to skill level, progressing from basic knit and purl stitches to more challenging techniques such as cable and lace.

You’ll also find inspirational projects that will teach you how to combine your blocks for unique and stylish results. This fabulous title by Che Lam is the essential starter guide for beginners.

Build up your knitting skills, one square at a time!

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Knitting with Ribbon Yarn: 20 Beautiful Projects Using Vibrant Luxury Yarns

Make head-turning garments and stylish accessories using beautiful ribbon yarns! A delight to work with, ribbon yarn knits up quickly and smoothly and produces garments with wonderful drape and stitch definition. Create stunning summer-weight vests, wraps and sweaters; elegant camisoles and halter necks that show off the yarn’s unique glossy highlights; make beautiful bags and heavenly home accessories. 28 stunning projects encourage you to build up confidence and knowledge, making this book perfect for a beginner or expert!

Tracy Chapman’s brilliant title brings out the creative soul, using clear instructions to guide you in creating trendy clothing and accessories. Join the handcrafting movement and find your creative roots with this fantastic project guide!

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Knitted Letters: Knit Your Own Letters and Words into Clothes, Cushions and More

Knitted Letters is a unique publication that brings together the parallel arts of typography and handknitting to enable its readers to produce a range of knitted letter projects. Using typography as a starting point and hand knitting as a final form and function, this book showcases 10 key font families including Serif, Sans Serif, Cursive and Stencil, and explains how best to capitalise on each family’s intrinsic features to create fantastic knitted projects of the reader’s choice.

Each chapter includes an introduction to a font family, followed by intarsia charts for the whole alphabet, some in both upper-case and lower-case. This is followed by fully patterned projects that perfectly utilise the components of each font, using the charts as a reference guide where letters or words are required. The charts can also be used to create bespoke knitted letter items incorporating personalized names or initials, illuminating labels, sweeping sentences or even whole manifestos!

Knitted letters features clear, easy-to-follow instructions and knitting patterns and an introductory guide including best practice tools, materials, yarns, finishing, tips and tricks.

This fantastic title by Catherine Hirst and Erssie Major will have you knitting trendy bags, cushions, jumpers, toys and more!

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The Knitted Alphabet: How to Knit Letters from A-Z

The Knitted Alphabet is a fabulous popular title by Kate Haxell & Sarah Haxell which explores the craft of knitting letters. The book teaches readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet in 26 different styles, ranging from minimalist to ornate, and from classic to contemporary. Each letter is individually charted on knitter’s graph paper-so the finished shape is accurately shown-and illustrated with a knitted swatch.

A range of knitting techniques is used, including Intarsia, Fair Isle, beading, Swiss darning, and textured stitches, and full instructions are given for each technique. Ten simple projects offer ideas and inspiration.

This is the ideal resource book for knitters of all skill levels, whether you are looking to customise an existing pattern, or create a design from scratch.

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Knitopedia: The Only Knitting Reference You’ll Ever Need

Claire Montgomerie presents the marvellous book Knitopedia. This fabulous title is a comprehensive guide to knitting, covering the complete range of techniques needed to learn to knit and beyond. The clear step-by-step diagrams and 30 interesting patterns, which increase in difficulty throughout the book, provide detailed instructions, which will lead any keen novice through all the skills, needed to become an accomplished knitter. The book features clear photography to help guide knitters through projects big and small. Knitopedia also provides a stitch guide arranged in order of complexity at the rear of the book. The book is thoughtfully bound on a spiral spine, making it easy to follow whilst using both hands for knitting!

An easy way to get started with a knitting project, or a perfect gift for any creative soul. This book will inspire and motivate your creativity.

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In times of thrift, shop-bought stuff can feel a little heartless and meaningless. Surely it is more satisfying to create something all your own that can be handed down through the family, carrying memories with it? And where better to start than with the ultimate family craft project, the Christmas decorations. Knitivity heralds a fresh slant on the traditional nativity scene. Designed for people with all levels of knitting skill (each project is graded), it encourages all family members to contribute. A knitted Mary and Baby Jesus are designed with 2 options: choose which you like best or knit both so that you can change the scene. Patterns are also supplied for Joseph, Three Wise Men, Shepherds, Ass, Ox sheep, Angel and Star. All the figures are child-safe, and have modern, stylish designs, and there are paper templates for a charming stable and manger background. To make this so much more than just a knitting book, the story of each character is told alongside the knitting instructions, and the traditional Christmas narrative winds its way through the book alongside beautiful combinations of artwork and photography.

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Knit Knacks: 20 Cool, Creative Knitting Projects to Enhance Your Home

Knit Knacks is a collection of creative knitting projects for the home, designed to inspire all skill levels. The unique knitting patterns are split into 3 groups: Cool, Calm, and Collectable. The book begins with a detailed section on the basics of knitting and offers advice on equipment and materials needed to complete the projects. The main section contains 20 original designs with beautiful full colour photography, clear instructions, and easy to follow knitting patterns. The final section contains contact details for suppliers of yarns and accessories.

This book by the talented author and crafter Sue Culligan provides personal and unique home decor to add warmth and homeliness to any space. Perfect as a gift for a loved one or as a hobby for your self, this book is a brilliant addition to every crafter’s shelf.

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Kids Learn to Knit

All you need is a ball of wool and a pair of knitting needles (and maybe a helpful grown-up if you get stuck). Before you know it, you will have made something all of your own. Learn how to knit your first stitches then try out the colourful, quick, and easy projects – from cuddly toys like Happy Herbie and Hooting Henry to a bright, stripy book. You can make the projects extra special by adding simple felt shapes – so why not make some to give to your friends?

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Kids Learn to Crochet

This brilliant book follows the fun-filled journey of some craft-loving creatures as they discover the joy of crochet! Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, this manual features easy to follow instructions with lively illustrations. Included are many fantastic projects, all with charts and templates and everything you need to get crocheting in no time!

Encourage children to practise their fine motor skills and patience, while creating marvellous treasures to last a lifetime. Join Sweet Mousie, All-Together Albert, Stripy Stu and his friends as they enchant every page with fun, learning and creation.

Complete the series with the awesome book ‘Kids Learn to Knit’.

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Kaffe Knits Again: 24 Updated Rowan Original Designs

Legendary designer Kaffe Fassett presents his first knitting book in a decade. He reinvents 24 of his most beloved patterns, in this long-awaited book. Featuring black-and-white line drawings and easy-to-follow directions, this book is suitable for knitters of all abilities. Beautiful photography against luscious backgrounds, now the trademark of Kaffe Fassett books, feature throughout. His excellent instructions will guide even the novice knitter through to complete knitted designs. Create beautiful home décor, clothing, accessories and more with this brilliant title in Kaffe’s superb collection.

This stunning title, in all it’s magnificent spirit, is the must-have knitting book of the year.

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Funky Knits: Knitting Know-How for Hip Young Things

This awesome vintage guide takes a page from the 90s. Learn all the knitty gritty basic stitches, tools and know-how for getting started, then skate into 30 groovy projects like a striped beanie, egg cozies and fruit protectors (seemingly outrageous but strangely practical), a guitar case, record bag, two-tone socks, pixie hat and more. You can also experiment with tried and true designs like hoodies, scarves and hats.

Forget thrifting and op-shopping! Transform your wardrobe and accessories with these classic designs straight from the trending looks of ’99.

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Freeformations: Design and Projects in Knitting and Crochet

From Jenny Dowde, the author of the very popular Freeform Knitting and Crochet, comes Freeformations: Design and Projects in Freeform Knitting and Crochet.

Working in a freeform or freestyle manner means that you are leaping into the unknown and working outside your comfort zone and it is all about taking risks; with techniques, design and colour decisions, not to mention putting your creative self ‘on the line’. It’s also exhilarating and satisfying when you realise you’ve conquered something new! For those new to the idea of working outside the rules and making things up as you go, Freeformations will hopefully take some of the mystery out of the freeform concept and give you lots of ideas for creating your own unique designs. With 25 projects, Freeformations will put you well on your way to creating your own masterpieces and enjoying your creative journey.

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Freeform Knitting and Crochet

Dive into the amazing art of freeform knitting and crochet! This brilliant guide by Jenny Dowde introduces readers to the wonderful world of “Taking Your Yarn For A Walk” through the mediums of colour and texture. Most of the projects are, by design, very straightforward with a very low degree of difficulty, making this book suitable for both an explorative beginner and an experienced master.

For those who like a challenge, once the techniques are learned and understood, the concept of scrumbling i.e. working in a freeform manner, is easy to adapt to larger projects and to the creation of wearable art. There are many interesting special stitches that will help create wonderfully unique fabrics. Also learn how to make simple fragment buttons and special closures for garments using polymer clay.

This exciting unique art is a perfect hobby for every creative spirit!

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Freeform Crochet with Confidence

Freeform crochet is all about being creative with your stitches and shapes, playing about with colour and texture and going on a journey with your yarn and hook and seeing where it takes you. This can be a daunting thought at the beginning but as you explore the world of freeform crochet, you will gain confidence and realise there is no right or wrong.

Freeform Crochet with Confidence aims to inspire creativity and, through each of the 30 projects, will encourage you to find and develop your own individual style. The book has been designed to be accessible for both beginners and more experienced crafters, so whether you are starting out on your creative journey or want to brush up on existing skills there is something for all levels, with tips and hints for each design on how you can explore different possibilities. Step-by-step instructions for all the techniques and projects are included, along with embellishment ideas that will bring each project to life.

This brilliant book is an essential for every creative spirit.

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Freeform Crochet and Beyond: Bags, Cushions, Hats, Scarves and More

This beautiful book by the master herself, Renate Kirkpatrick, the aims to encourage the reader to tap into the hidden creativity that echoes through us all. Enticing the beginner with easy starting points that will then lead them on to explore other techniques, this guide offers fantastic projects for all abilities. Renate encourages the reader to experiment with what they learn, free from rules and ‘must nots’, and to inspire the more experienced to call upon all the arts and crafts that he or she has explored over the years, in some cases abandoned, and illustrate ways of bringing them together in a truly amazing art form.

This marvellous title takes the reader on a creative journey full of tremendous colour, texture and pattern, all of which harmonise in unique and personal treasures.

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Finishing Techniques for Crochet

This fantastic book among Betty Barnden’s collection includes inspiration, projects, and techniques for finishing crochet patterns with style. Learn how to give a professional finish to all your crocheted garments and accessories. Master the art of adding borders and embellishments, construction and fastening ideas, as well as embroidery and other decorative techniques, with step-by-step guides and clear, practical illustrations. This thorough guide includes ten projects for garments, accessories and articles for the home, with full instructions of how to customise them to your own individual style, as well as a handy directory of 20 borders, edgings, and frills.

This handy guide is a perfect addition to the crocheter’s book shelf!

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Farmyard Knits

The farmer and his wife rise early to feed the chickens and milk the cows, then dozens of chores around the farm as they both make sure that everything is running smoothly. In this touching and amusing book you can teach a child all about a day in the farming life and knit the characters of the farmyard – animal and human, from the cock whose crowing welcomes in the day to the sheep who are herded into the barn as night falls. There is a squidgy tractor that aspirant young farmers will love to play with, and a cute knitted playmat with fields and hedges that can serve as everything from and action play setting during the day to a comfort blanket at night.

To finish things off, a pocket at the back of the book contains a sturdy card barn and a white picket fence, so that when the game is over your knits can be safely corralled until next time!

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Exquisite Trims in Thread Crochet: 75 Patterns for Edgings, Corners, Crescents and More

Crochet lace edgings are both beautiful to look at and enjoyable to make, and can be used to finish, alter, or decorate a wide variety of crafts, clothing, and homewares. In this book, you’ll find a lovely and diverse collection of 75 crochet edging patterns, ranging from simple to ornate, and including airy geometric patterns, lush chains of leaves and flowers, and charming pictures.

Each design comes with an easy-to-follow guide, including written patterns, instructions for turning corners, stitch charts, and full-sized photos. There are plenty of project ideas for your finished lace that will suit every taste and skill level: from delicate adornments for a handkerchief or greetings cards, to larger scale work ideal for customizing clothing, or beautiful trims that will transform a simple pillow or table runner into an eye-catching showpiece.

Discover the beautiful art of crochet with this elegant and enchanting book by Caitlin Sainio.

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Easy Crocheted Accessories: Fashionable Projects for the Novice Crocheter

Get hooked on crochet and find out how to make beautiful and functional accessories for yourself and your home, or as extra-special gifts! Crochet is quick, fun and therapeutic, and with knowledge of just a few simple stitches you can start making all kinds of wonderful fabrics. Step-by-step instruction and illustrations explain the core techniques, from making a foundation chain and working stitches to creating texture, adding buttonholes and finishing your work.

There are more than 30 projects in the book, including bags, throws, cushions, scarves, wraps, a cape, a shrug, a poncho, hats, a pair of mittens, belts, corsages, bracelets and necklaces.

Be inspired by the exciting projects that await in this marvellous title!

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Crochetopedia: The Only Crochet Reference You’ll Ever Need

Encompassing the range of techniques essential to learn to crochet through intermediate stitches and advanced techniques, this guide is designed to help the reader learn and master each skill before moving on. With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, detailed diagrams, and enticing patterns, Crochetopedia will appeal to newcomers as well as advanced crocheters.

An array of fun and fabulous projects help the reader to progress, and exploring advanced techniques such as working chainless foundations, thread crochet, and garment construction will give the reader confidence to try alternate crochet methods. Crochetopedia is also complete with a handy stitch directory. It allows the reader to browse through thumbnail photographs to easily choose a crochet stitch.

Dive into the exciting art of crochet with this beautiful book by Julia Oparka.

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Crochet: Learn it. Love it.

Aimed at the absolute beginner and assuming no prior knowledge, this fantastic book starts with basic skills and will serve as a long term reference guide to essential crochet techniques.

Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides, photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do and how to do it. Simple ‘Quick Start’ projects build confidence and help the reader progress.

Each chapter features:
Galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learnt in that chapter.
Guest designers and bloggers sharing some of their favourite patterns.
Really useful ‘listicles’ sprinkled throughout the pages, for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials.
Crochet clinics: Insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common crochet mistakes.

Be inspired by this thorough and comprehensive guide written by an experienced crochet designer and teacher.

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Crochet Techniques

Over the last 200 years, crochet in its various forms has given rise to an unknown number of stitches. Crochet Techniques brings together instructions for stitches and their variations to create five colourful and attractive samplers – two based on Classic stitches, and one on Jacquard stitch, a fourth based on Tunisian crochet (also called Tricot), and another based on Crochenit (sometimes known as ‘on the double’ crochet). Working these beautiful patterns will help you gain a solid, well-grounded knowledge of crochet. As you make your way through the techniques you will discover a range of interesting and useful stitches that you’ll want to use over and over again- not just as rugs, perhaps, but to create items of your own. You will also find practical discussion of common crochet problems and tips for solving them.

Many of the stitches are a breeze, but others require a little more concentration – but there’s no equal to the feeling of accomplishment that mastering them will give you! This useful guide, by design, offers a starting point for crafters with any level of ability and experience.

Discover the treasured creations that await in this brilliant title by the talented Renate Kirkpatrick.

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Crochet Blocks in a Box: 50 Great Designs at Your Fingertips

Luise Roberts introduces this awesome compact box of handy crochet cards, featuring a great choice of crochet block designs. The perfect size to fit in your knitting bag, they can be laid side by side so you can see how they look when choosing a mix-and-match design. The enclosed book explains basic crochet techniques and provides a complete visual index of the blocks – with 10 failsafe recipes for putting them together to create the perfect afghan, blanket or crib cover.

Choose from 50 stunning lacy designs, motifs, medallions and rosettes, chevrons, bobbles and ripples – all with clear photographs, complete pattern instructions and information on yarn needed. At-a-glance icons indicate level of skill, direction of work and best applications from crib blankets and knee throws to large afghans. There are also easy-to-follow charts and alternative colour variations where appropriate. This innovative manual is highly practical as well as featuring beautifully touching designs, making it the perfect crochet guide for any creative soul.

Take your ‘Crochet Blocks in a Box’ where-ever you go: in the car, on holiday, to a park or cafe. This fantastic guide is an essential for every on-the-go crafter!

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Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Create Beautiful Crocheted Pieces

Make stylish and unusual garments, accessories, and home furnishings using the easy techniques shown in Crochet Basics.

Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric with yarn. It is easy to produce wonderful fabrics using one continuous length of yarn and a short hook and the results can vary from light and lacy to soft chunky and textured. Crochet techniques are surprisingly easy to master; given a little practice, and the techniques in Crochet Basics are arranged so they lead the beginner step by step through the learning process in a logical manner. Throughout this process, the varied projects give you the opportunity to practice your new skills and make stylish and unusual garments, accessories, and home furnishings.

Dive into the brilliant art of crochet with this thorough guide by Jan Eaton.

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Complete Knitting Skills Video: Book Guides

Debbie Tomkies takes an exciting contemporary approach to teaching the art of knitting. This practical online movie book guide includes 27 fantastic lessons which are easily viewed with freeze-frame pictures and step-by-step instructions. Free your hands with this modern mode of learning, where you can focus on accumulating new skills without keeping track of pages or paragraphs!

Increase your knowledge and ability with this innovative form of an essential knitting guide.

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Colour Knitting with Confidence

When two or more colours are combined in knitting, it is called colourwork. Whether you are simply using a multicoloured yarn, or knitting a fair isle sweater with five different coloured yarns, it makes any project more interesting and fun to knit. For a beginner knitter, colourwork may seem daunting or complicated, but it is really easier than it looks.

The chapters in this book cover basic colourwork techniques including stripes, intarsia, stranded, Entrelac, and double knitting. With full colour step by step photographs, charts, and diagrams they serve as a guide for beginners and as a reference for more advanced knitters, giving you confidence to knit colourfully. Each design is thoughtfully planned to showcase particular techniques, making your unique pieces fascinating and detailed. Be inspired by the range of stunning jumpers, hats, bags, toys and pillows in this guide that will enchant an outfit or space with touching hand-made charm.

Discover the simple art of colourwork through this beautiful manual, suitable for every creative spark.

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Bring Colour to Crochet: 64 Multi-Coloured Squares

This vibrant book by Renate Kirkpatrick inspires the reader with 64 interesting and practical stitch patterns that explore the many varied ways of incorporating colour and novelty into their work. Bringing colour into a project can be as easy as working rows of surface chains across some plain double crochet dc (US sc) to more challenging techniques as changing colour within a given pattern. Freeformers too, will discover some novel stitches and interesting ways of bringing colour to their work.

Renate’s practical guide offers comprehensive instructions that will allow a crafter to create luscious garments, accessories, home items and trinkets of great warmth, joy and zest through expert adaptations of colour and shape.

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Arm Knitting: 30 Home and Fashion Projects to Knit on Your Arms

Want to knit beautiful homewares and cosy fashion accessories all with minimal equipment and maximum fun? Try Arm Knitting. If you love chunky knits, this latest craft craze can have you knitting up gorgeous projects in less than an hour. Forget long hours of fine stitching, discover this brilliant craft and the variety of stunning projects that await.

Inside this book you will find 30 simple projects to make everything from snugly scarves to cute mug cosies. A comprehensive stitch guide shows you all the techniques you need to quickly learn the basics. Each project features photos and clear instructions to help you apply these techniques to beautiful and creative knitted items. The perfect guide to help you master this exciting new craft, you will be making gorgeous chunky knits in no time at all!

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300 Crochet Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and trouble-shooting tips. Techniques are organised in the order that you would need them as you work through a project, from choosing the right hook and yarn to looking after you’re finished garment. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Discover how to substitute yarns and accurately estimate the amount required; adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments; lengthen an existing piece with trims and edgings.

This fantastic guide by the talented Jan Eaton will inspire you to create fabulous unique pieces with masterful finishes and embellishments. This is an essential addition to the library of a creative crafter.

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250 Knitting Stitches: Essential Knitting Stitches with Charts

Perfect for new and experienced knitters alike, this fabulous book offers 250 stitches with detailed written and charted instructions. This essential collection presents stitch sections including: basic stitches, bobbles, puffs and clusters, cables, tucks, chevrons, ripples and waves, lace, loops and textures, and twisted stitches.

Discover each stitch with written and charted instructions that clearly explain where the yarn goes each step of the way. Each stitch pattern shows a large finished swatch in eye catching colours. With a photo glossary at the back of the book, you’ll learn essential knitting skills, such as joining yarn, binding off, and forming basic stitches. This guide offers ample support for beginning knitters, as well as an essential reference compilation for those who have mastered the craft.

Discover how to enhance your knitted garments, accessories and home decor with variations of pattern and texture in this brilliant stitch guide by Debbie Tomkies.

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200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Blankets

This comprehensive guide by Jan Eaton is the biggest collection of knitting and crochet stitch patterns specially designed for your little one. It features a range of gorgeous knitted and crocheted designs, blocks and trims for crib covers, shawls, and afghans. Wrap your baby in the ultimate comfort blanket, stitched with love.

The directory features 200 stitch patterns, mix-and-match block designs, and a selection of pretty trims, each with a detailed swatch photograph, easy-to-follow instructions, and motif diagram where appropriate. Designs are rated according to skill level, and all stitches and techniques are clearly explained. This guide is suitable for even a beginner crafter, as the detailed instructions and tips make projects approachable and practical.

Be inspired by cosy crib covers, beautiful heirloom shawls, super-soft blankets and afghans that will be treasured through time. This is a perfect starting point for your baby’s accessory collection, or a special gift for a loved one.

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200 Ripple Stitch Patterns

Another fantastic title in Jan Eaton’s extensive collection, this guide to the ripple stitch encourages readers to create unique, hand-crafted pieces to last a lifetime.

Ripple stitches make fabulous, colourful items, whether worked in crochet or knitting. This type of work creates a fabric patterned with zigzags, ripples, waves and chevrons, often with added texture in the form of ridges and bobbles or the insertion of delicate lacy rows for a soft, openwork look.

Many of the stitch patterns in the book look great worked in a single colour using a beautiful yarn, but many more of them spring to life by combining a variety of colourful yarns with smooth, textured and novelty finishes. Encompassing both traditional stitch patterns and brand new designs, the stitch patterns are arranged to inspire, creating a kaleidoscope of colour, pattern and texture.

As well as instructions for working 200 stitch patterns, there are five attractive projects included, which are designed to show off the variety and beauty of ripple stitches. The projects are spaced throughout the directory and include useful information about choosing colours and yarns as well as suggestions for working with alternative stitch patterns.

This book is a perfect design manual for creative people of any skill level. Discover the endless opportunities to work with colour, texture and size to craft personal and timeless treasures.

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200 Knitted Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans

Create gorgeous pieces with your choice of 200 knitted block patterns. From geometric designs to multi-hued blocks, you’ll discover new ways to play with colour, pattern and texture. Choose from easy to advanced designs, from simple knit-and-purl patterns to more elaborate cable, lace and bobble blocks. Use blocks in one of the suggested layouts or design your own! Finish your blocks in style with patterns for fringes, ruffles and other decorative edgings. Discover how your blocks can be made into luscious afghans, snug throws and colourful blankets to enchant a room with notes of homeliness, warmth and individuality.

Step-by-step instructions and clear photography make this wonderful guide suitable for beginners as well as experienced knitters.

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200 Fun Things to Knit: Decorative Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, Butterflies, and More!

If you ever find yourself wondering what to knit next, then just open this book, and you are guaranteed to find the answer!

200 Fun Things to Knit contains an irresistible collection of small and cute little knitting projects for all levels of knitting ability. Containing a mix of beautiful 3D projects inspired by nature – knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves and even creatures from the sea – as well as a collection of charming floral square designs, you’ll want to pick up your needles, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away!

The 200 projects, compiled by top knitting designers, are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give or to keep.

Edited by Victoria Lyle. This book combines the work of three bestselling designers:
Lesley Stanfield is the author of 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, 75 Birds, Bees Butterflies & Bugs to Knit & Crochet, and 75 Knitted Floral Blocks.
Jessica Polka is the author of 75 Fish, Shells, Coral & Marine Creatures to Knit & Crochet.
Kristin Nicholas is the author of 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt.

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200 Fun Things to Crochet: Decorative Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, Butterflies and More!

If you ever find yourself wondering what to crochet next, then just open this book, and you are guaranteed to find the answer.

200 Fun Things to Crochet contains an irresistible collection of small and cute little crochet projects for all levels of ability. Containing a mix of beautiful 3D projects inspired by nature – crochet flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even creatures from the sea – as well as a collection of charming floral block designs, you’ll want to pick up your hook, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away.

The 200 projects, compiled by top crochet designers, are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give or to keep.

Edited by Victoria Lyle.
This book combines the work of four bestselling designers:
Lesley Stanfield is the author of 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, and 75 Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Bugs to Knit & Crochet.
Jessica Polka is the author of 75 Fish, Shells, Coral & Marine Creatures to Knit & Crochet.
Kristen Nicholas is the author of 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt.
Betty Barnden is the author of 75 Crocheted Floral Blocks.

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200 Crochet Stitches: A Practical Guide With Actual-Size Swatches, Charts, and Step-by-Step Instructions

200 Crochet Stitches is designed to get crochet fans discovering new stitches and creative ways of working crochet. It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how-to techniques. Stitches are introduced accompanied by clear photographic step-by-step instructions, charts, and examples of the stitches – as well as feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colourways and how to use the stitches in garments, accessories and homewares.

This collection includes crochet’s most popular stitch styles: nubbly textured stitches, delicate lacy ones, technically challenging Tunisian, colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and ripples, and finishing techniques. Discover how to apply these stitches and beautifully enhance your own garments, accessories and home decor.

This extensive guide is an essential on the bookshelf of every avid crocheter.

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200 Crochet Blocks: For Blankets, Throws and Afghans

Another popular title in Jan Eaton’s renowned collection, this book features an extensive range of crochet blocks featuring vivid colour, joyous pattern and enticing texture. Choose from more than 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco-inspired geometric patterns to traditional chequerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture.

All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making fringes. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece.

Discover the magnificent art of crochet and its endless creative possibilities with this brilliant design guide.

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150 Blocks to Knit & Crochet

Afghan squares have delighted knitters and crocheters for decades, with bright colours, endless design possibilities, and ease of stitching. This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and new possibilities from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs, and textures. You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns and charts for the motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix and match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined. With easy step-by-step instructions, this book is suitable for even a beginner craftsperson.

This comprehensive design guide inspires the reader to delve into their creative side and explore the endless opportunities of knitting and crochet blocks.

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100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Make Your Own Snowdrift – to Give or For Keeps

Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. With all the lacy beauty of the real thing, they are a lovely addition to any home. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard! Combine individual snowflakes to create fascinating throws and blankets, afghans and shawls. Decorate a cosy cushion or jumper to give it a personalised touch. Clear instructions and full patterns for a wide range of designs – from simple snowflakes requiring only a few stitches to large, intricate ones – this book gives you all the techniques you’ll need.

Craft beautiful decorations for your home this Winter, or spread the love by sharing these divine pieces with loved ones.

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100 Lace Flowers to Crochet: A Beautiful Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Clothes, Accessories, Cushions and More

Recreate the beauty of a summer garden with this gorgeous selection of flowers, leaves, and plants to crochet. From lacy blossoms and delicate ferns to lush ivies and vibrant wildflowers, you’ll find patterns to suit any colour, style or season. Small and quick to crochet, these flowers work wonderfully as unique accents for larger projects, as a creative use for leftover thread, or as a colourful introduction to thread crochet.

Whether you’re new to thread crochet, or a longtime enthusiast, you’ll find clear instructions and full patterns for a wide array of designs, from simple flowers and leaves to larger and more elaborate ones. These flowers will be a beautiful and distinctive addition to your household decorating and crafts. Embellish clothing and housewares, create decorative arrangements or wall hangings, or make lovely and original cards; this book includes numerous project ideas for your finished pieces.

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100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Clothes, Accessories, Cushions and More

Everything is coming up roses with this delightful collection of flowers to knit and crochet. Use them to embellish clothing and accessories, or to make a beautiful bouquet as an unusual and exotic display piece. Arranged in a beautiful directory, choose from simple roses, pretty poppies and elaborate layered blooms, all cross-referenced to a technical section featuring clear pattern instructions and information on yarn requirements. You’ll also find inspirational ideas on using the flowers in a range of fun ways, from customising clothing and accessories, to decorating gift-wrapped packages.

This stunning book is suitable for any creative soul and is a perfect gift to encourage a peaceful, rewarding pastime. Discover the beauty of crochet flowers in this lovely design guide.

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