Cover image for Crochet your way : a learn to crochet afghan, over 40 projects for home and family, easy-to-understand text and symbols, special instructions for left-handers, ez reference crochet shorthand chart
Title:
Crochet your way : a learn to crochet afghan, over 40 projects for home and family, easy-to-understand text and symbols, special instructions for left-handers, ez reference crochet shorthand chart
Author:
Tracy, Gloria.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
218 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781561583102
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
TT820 .T694 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
TT820 .T694 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
TT820 .T694 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
TT820 .T694 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

There are an estimated 30 million crocheters in the U.S. alone, from novices to artists. Crochet Your Way has something for everyone. A comprehensive guide, it starts with the basics through a quick review of 20 different pattern stitches. Each stitch includes clear technique tips with accompanying illustrations. When the 20 squares are completed, they can be joined together to create an original afghan.

By emphasizing the concepts behind the craft as well as the practical aspects, Crochet Your Way also helps the enthusiast learn to crochet any pattern available. For those who already know how to crochet, the book will give them the tools they need to move to the next skill level. Included are more than 35 creative projects, including hats, sweaters, and home accessories, all illustrated with 275 photos and step-by-step drawings.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Two new enterprising stitchery books transform the plain Jane crafts of crocheting and knitting by way of a solid grasp of fundamental techniques and a whimsical, devil-may-care approach. Known for her never-ending contributions to crafting 'zines, Epstein now offers 63 knitted projects meant strictly for the home. All are graded by level of difficulty and include the requisite materials, instructions, and photographs. But what truly appeals is the variety of her designs. On one hand, she salutes the traditional classics, including a teddy bear to hug and doilies to place on upholstery and chests of drawers. In contrast are the genuine innovations, intended for experienced knitters, and these include table-leaf placemats, moo-moo and ba-baa pillows, and angel afghans. Tracey and Levin adopt as their objective the education of all noncrocheters, right-handers and left-handers alike. That devotion to a goal is supported by as detailed an explanation of basics as is currently available, including simple and complex stitches, alternative chain techniques, color tips, and felting instructions. Focus is on a learn-to-crochet afghan featuring 20 blocks, each with a list of old and new stitches and design ideas. The more than 40 patterns that follow are mostly sweaters and tops for women; building on the afghan blocks, they're characterized by textures and no mean use of color. Barbara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

The Seventies saw the publication of many excellent crochet books, such as Judith Copeland's Modular Crochet (1978), James Walters's Crochet Workshop (1979. o.p.), and Vibeke Lind's Practical Modern Crochet (1973. o.p.). Since then, outstanding crochet titles have been few and far between. Now Tracy and Levin bring crochet into the 21st century with Crochet Your Way, a happy combination of instruction and projects designed for crocheters of all levels. As they work through a 20-block sampler afghan that illustrate stitches and techniques covered in the book, beginners will appreciate instruction for both left- and right-handers, as well as the opportunity to learn both written crochet-pattern abbreviations and symbol crochet. For each block, there are row-by-row instructions, explanatory notes, links to projects showing techniques used, and instructions using international crochet symbols. The second half of the book includes designs for garments and home accessories displaying techniques and stitches taught in the sampler afghan. Garments feature a wide range of sizes and are quite attractive. Arguably the best crochet book on the market today, Crochet Your Way is enthusiastically recommended for public libraries and textile collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.