Discover the world of giant crochet with 35 fast and fabulous projects.
A keen crocheter, Emma Friedlander-Collins decided to explore the possibilities of using an extra-large hook -starting with one her husband had made for her from the end of a wooden broomstick. She discovered that crocheting with her giant hook, combined with using super-chunky yarns, produced quick results and new textures.
Here she shares 35 stylish patterns with you, all to make using a supersize hook. You can make your own hook for these projects, but you can also buy them, and details of suppliers are provided at the back of the book. Chapter 1, Clothes and Accessories, has a whole host of things you will love to make and wear, including scarves, a hat, jewellery and slippers.
Stay snug in the winter with the 'super snood' sleeveless body warmer, which is ideal for wearing underneath a coat, or wear the chic 1920s-style cloche hat all year round. Plus, add a little crochet to your bicycle - make a matching seat cover and handlebar warmers, and a bike basket decorated with crochet flowers.
Meanwhile, chapter 2, Homeware, offers ideas that are great for your own home or to give as gifts. Learn how to create cushions, rugs and throws, as well as a basket and bath mat set, and a handy house bowl. There's even a beautiful Christmas wreath for the yuletide season. With so much inspiration, plus a comprehensive techniques section and helpful hints and tips, you'll soon be hooked on making these gorgeous designs.
Learn to crochet using your unwanted garments, bed sheets or leftover fabric stash; transforming them into 25 stylish home decorations and accessories.
This wonderful craft is quick, easy, eco-friendly and free. All you need is a big crochet hook to work up fast and simple stitches with those leftover bits and pieces. Create colourful, one-of-a-kind wearables like bright bags or original home decorations like striped floor rugs, unique baskets, cushions and rugs. These crafty creations are both durable and practical.
Design your own crazy critters with this amazing book of mix-and-match crochet patterns. Choose the body parts that take your fancy from our extensive selection and use your favourite colours. Add stripes, spots or scales, and then turn to the sew-on extras section to select hair, eyes, horns, wings or tails. The flippable pages make it easy for you to follow the patterns in any combination. With 30 heads, one basic body, and 30 different pairs of arms and legs, projects are crocheted in one go from the top down. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques that are needed, this is perfect for beginners. In addition to the flip pattern pages, there
are 30 pages of colour photography showing a selection of finished creatures to inspire you.
An adorable collection of over 40 cute and snuggly crochet animals to stitch - ideal as gifts for babies and children or just to make for fun! The patterns are arranged by skill level - beginner, intermediate and advanced. The advanced patterns are easy to master after stitching just one beginner and one intermediate. Fall in love and crochet this diverse range of cuddly creatures including: Seamus the Alpaca, Clarence the Bat, Bridget the Elephant, Rufus the Lion, Claudia the Saddleback Pig and many more - one you've made one you'll want to stitch the whole menagerie.
Be prepared for 49 fine-feathered friends to fly off your hook and put their feet up on your coffee table. Kerry Lord's Edward's Menagerie was a runaway success and now she's back with Birds.
You'll be happy as a lark when you crochet your way through this colourful collection of birds, including a bashful Flamingo, romance-writing Owl and a politically correct Pheasant. Read all about these kooky characters, their adorations and aversions, daydreams and delusions, then crochet them for friends and family.
Each bird can be crocheted in four different sizes making over 160 different pattern possibilities - so pick your first projects and get started! The patterns use basic stitches, are grouped by difficulty and include step-by-step technical guides for beginners, so there's no excuse to chicken out!
These 6 beautiful afghans will inspire you to pick up your hook and start crocheting right away! They will fill your home with splashes of color and make great gifts for baby, friends and family. They are made using light- and worsted-weight yarn. Designs include Sand & Sea, Jewel Tones, Heirloom, Peacock, Daisy and Ebb & Flow. Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate.
Crochet cocoons make an amazing gift and keep baby feeling safe and warm. This great collection includes 5 cocoon designs with matching hats or headband. An adorable chunky owl, a plump pumpkin, a festive Santa stocking, a cute mermaid and a sweet spiral cocoon. All are made using medium-weight yarn. Size: newborn - 3 months.
Crochet today and wear tonight! These easy-to-stitch accessories will add color to your wardrobe. Warm and practical, these 6 beautiful cowls are made using super fine-, light- and medium-weight yarns.
6 easy to stitch cowls
Made using super fine-, light-, and medium weight yarns
Beginner to Easy skill levels