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10 Granny Squares 30 Bags 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags
£12.99
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10 Granny Squares 30 Bags Purses, totes, pouches and carriers from favourite crochet motifs by Margaret Hubert Book Description The granny square is the crocheter's foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. Using only 10 granny squares Margaret shows how you can crochet 30 completely different bags. Each square is used three times with different yarns, color schemes, motif arrangements, and finishing treatments to create a wide assortment of handbags, totes, and carriers. You'll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! From retro shoulder bags to contemporary messenger bags, there are styles to suit every purpose and design preference. 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags will keep you crocheting bags for everyone and every reason for years to come. About the Author About Margaret Hubert Margaret Hubert is also the author of Hooked Hats, Hooked Throws, Hooked Scarves, How to Free-Form Crochet and six other books. She designs crochet projects for yarn companies and magazines and teaches at yarn shops, retreats and national gatherings.
75 birds, butterfies & beautiful beasties 75 birds, butterfies & beautiful beasties
£10.99
1 in stock
Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts or to decorate your gift wrap and greetings cards and to collect as a creative display piece. These entrancing little beasts are thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. Choose from winged insects and flying fancies, hanging horrors, cute ladybugs and perfect honeybees, tropical terrors and backyard favourites. Each critter is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and/or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing and yarn requirements: plus helpful hints on creating iridescence and translucent wings. You'll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: children's designs, quirky homewares, and elegant fashion accessories
A-Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner A-Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner
£12.99
1 in stock
A-Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner From Aran knitting to Fair Isle, from Entrelac to Intarsia, this book will tell you almost everything there is to know about this beautiful and practical craft. Starting with the basics, we teach you about the different types of tools and the wonderful array of yarns that are available today. We give you easy to follow step-by-step instructions for various ways to hold the yarn and needles, cast on and cast off, work basic stitches, increase and decrease, make buttonholes, knit bands, read and adapt patterns, finish off, fix mistakes and care for your knitted garments. And then there's more ... learn about knitting in the round, loop knitting, Shaker knitting, slanted knitting, lace knitting, and much more. Be inspired to embellish your knitting with surface embroidery, Swiss darning, smocking, beads and sequins.
Adventures in PomPom Land Adventures in PomPom Land
£15.99
1 in stock
Enter the wonderful land of pompoms, where cute critters and creative adventures await you. All the projects in this unique collection begin with handmade, not pre-purchased, pompoms and every step is beautifully laid out with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of images. Crafters can then create 25 charming creatures - from a sweet little bluebird to a lop-eared bunny - out of wool yarn, roving and felt. It's fun to do and every project is off-the-charts adorable!
Amamani Puzzle Balls Amamani Puzzle Balls
£6.99
1 in stock
6 adorable animals that are stitched in segments. Amamani is short for Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animals. They are based on the traditional Amish puzzle ball, and, as such, come apart into three segments, or rings, which have to be assembled to form your animal. Gauge isn't important in these projects, however it is important that you work a tightly as you comfortably can. Helpful tips and step-by-step photos are included in this pattern book. Each of the 6 designs are made using Deborah Norville Everyday Worstedweight yarn. Animals included are Dinosaur, Elephant, Giraffe, Turtle and 2 versions of the Lion.
Animal Knits for Kids Animal Knits for Kids
£9.99
1 in stock
Babies and animals are a naturally adorable match and this book is bursting with animal-themed knits for little ones ages birth to 36 months. The various sections of the zoo-- from jungle and savannah to reptile house and polar region--serve as inspiration for these 30 projects. Whether it's a hippo-face rattle, bear-paw booties, a tiger-striped onesie, or a penguin bottle carrier, these bright, personality-filled projects will garner roars of approval! Inside, readers will find: 30 projects for knitters of all levels, includes items worked in flat and in the round An essential guide to basic tools, techniques, and materials Notes on safety when knitting for young children Guidance for a variety of color work and finishing techniques Most projects only require one skein of yarn per color to minimize costs and waste. Each project is given a rating based on skill level and time involved. More than 100 full-color illustrations, along with abbreviations, conversion charts, and other handy hints make Animal Knits for Kids a must-have addition to any knitter's library.
Applique with Atittude Applique with Atittude
£18.99
1 in stock
Does your appliqué need a little attitude adjustment? Best-selling design team Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O Cake Designs come to your rescue with creative new projects using bold stitching in contrasting colors of perle cotton thread. Mix & match full-size templates for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor. Give tradition a little twist and add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work. Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué. Youll love making these chirpy birds, doodly daisies, and sweet tulips with your favorite fresh fabrics. * Mix & match full-size template designs for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor * Add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work * Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué
Arm and Finger Knitting Arm and Finger Knitting
£12.99
2 in stock
If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in Arm and Finger Knitting. Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing,and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time. To make the best use of the unique texture and scale of no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. There are stylish arm-knitted scarves and cowls, and a simple stool cover, but also finger-knitted wall art and even jewellery. You can arm-knit a blanket in under an hour, or create a stylish gilet from three rectangles of knitting in toning neutral shades. It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when you can get spectacular results in such a short time.
Artful Log Cabin Quilts Artful Log Cabin Quilts
£19.99
1 in stock
Starting with an inspiration photo or painting, choose fabrics to create your own artistic Log Cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with colour. Student work is presented, showing that anyone can create an art quilt. Design and make your masterpiece with freeform Log Cabin blocks using this versatile method. "The book has easy to follow instructions and is illustrated throughout with fabulous images of work. A simple design idea that works and will transform your quilting. Great designs, great use of colour, fabric and stash." www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk
Babes In The Wool Babes In The Wool
£9.99
2 in stock
Fiona McDonald provides easy-to-use knitting patterns for making stylish, fun dolls, including a fabulous range of knitted clothes and accessories. This book contains all the inspiration you need to design and create knitted dolls of your own. Create wonderful knitted dolls with a fantastic range of knitted clothes and accessories, including coats, sweaters, mini skirts, dresses, tops, bikinis, swimsuits, scarves, hats and bags. There are nine dolls to choose from, each with her own distinctive style and personality, and with a wardrobe to match. They include sports-mad Samantha, Willow the sophisticated Celtic beauty, water-loving Rose and party-girl Poppy, to name just four, though all the dolls can easily be adapted to create characters of your own. The clothes are all interchangeable, so each doll can have as many outfits as she wants, and all of the items can be made using different colours and yarns to create an even more extensive wardrobe. There are easy-to-follow instructions for making the bodies, faces and hair, including handy templates for eyes, mouths and eyebrows, and the simple patterns mean that knitters of all abilities can enjoy making these dolls. Ideal for using up scraps and oddments of yarn, buttons and trims, these dolls will delight and inspire older children as well as adults. Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls and outfits of their own. Table of Contents Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls an
Beautiful Bullions Beautiful Bullions
£8.99
1 in stock
Experienced crocheters can learn and practice a new stitch in this craft book that teaches how to achieve the sophisticated look of the bullion. The eight patterns included in this guide all use size-10 crochet thread or sport-weight yarn, and advanced crochet enthusiasts will be able to learn the bullion stitch easily with prior knowledge of basic crochet techniques. The stunning designs in this book feature a Renaissance shawlette, two different doilies, a necklace, a baby blanket, and a matching hat and scarf set.
Big Hook Rag Crochet Big Hook Rag Crochet
£11.99
3 in stock
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.
Big Needle Knits Big Needle Knits
£12.99
1 in stock
Explore the world of chunky knits with these fabulous, contemporary designs from knitting expert Melanie Porter. Melanie Porter has long used giant needles for her knitting creations, and here she shares 35 stylish designs with you. There are lots of projects to knit using needles from sizes 10mm to 25mm, as well as some that use extra large needles (35mm), and the great thing about using big needles is that you can work up items quickly to great effect. Divided into three chapters - Chunky Textures, Summer Knits and Mega Knits - and using a variety of beautiful chunky yarns, there's a whole host of inspiration here for any knitter. Hats, scarves and other winter items are all featured in different stitches and yarns, but there are lightweight knits too, including a tunic dress, shrug cardigan and cowl. Go from small-scale ideas - a necklace, headband, coin purse and bangles - to supersize projects, such as the oversized shawl, throw, body warmer and pouffe. There's a comprehensive techniques section, too, which covers the basics for beginners and acts as a reference guide for experienced knitters.
Boho Baby Crochet: Dedri Uys Boho Baby Crochet: Dedri Uys
£12.99
2 in stock
This book is filled to the brim with adorable makes, you'll be able to kit out the little ones in the most stylish of things – you'll have the trendiest child around! Boho Baby Crochet by Dedri Uys
Boho Crochet: Marinke Slump Boho Crochet: Marinke Slump
£12.99
1 in stock
Product Information Discover how to use traditional crochet motifs in bright boho combinations, to create exciting, original and thoroughly desirable pieces like shawls, bags, purses, belts, mandalas, pillows and even colourful festive decorations. The introductory techniques section provides everything you need to get started with crochet, while the projects section provides patterns for fun and unique pieces to make use of your newfound skills. By the time you’ve finished with this book, you’ll have a beautiful range of boho chic creations for you and your home. Ideal for: The easy-to-follow patterns and expert tips in the book make these projects ideal for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter. This paperback book has 144 pages and measures: 22.5 x 22.5 x 1cm.
Crocheted Cactuses Crocheted Cactuses
£6.99
2 in stock
Book Description 16 cute and quirky crochet cactus patterns that are quick and easy to make You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make. Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in. With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started! Table of Contents Materials, tools and equipment 6 Patterns intro 7 Crochet techniques 8 Soil bases 12 Opuntia linguiformis 16 Lophophora 18 Echinocereus nivosus 20 Stenocactus obvallatus 22 Opuntia microdasys var. albispina 24 Pilosocereus glaucescens 26 Eriosyce napina 28 Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (mutant) 30 Echinocereus schereri 32 Astrophytum 34 Notocactus haselbergii 36 Opuntia quitensis 38 Myrtillocactus geometrizans 40 Parodia scopa 42 Tephrocactus geometricus 44 Mammillaria elongata 46
Twinkie Chans Crocheted Abode A La Mode Twinkie Chans Crocheted Abode A La Mode
£12.99
1 in stock
Crocheted Abode à La Mode 20 yummy crochet projects for your home by Twinkie Chan Book Description In Abode a là Mode, Chan unveils twenty new food-themed crochet patterns for crafters to follow as they crochet their living space into a cozier, yummier place. The book is organized according to rooms in your house: kitchen and dining, living and lounging, bath and beauty, and home office. Helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and colourful photos help crocheters of all skill levels create Chan's cute and cozy home decor pieces. Readers are guaranteed to find several adorable, food-forward patterns to bring to life with their crochet hooks--everything from giant donut floor poufs, to sweet honeybear aprons, to savory corn dog pen cozies. About the Author About Twinkie Chan Twinkie Chan rocked the craft and fashion world in 2005 with her unique accessory designs, most noteably her food-themed scarves. She launched her website, www.TwinkieChan.com, with a dozen one-of-a-kind scarves and a couple of tater tot plush dolls. Since then, her work has developed a crafty cult following--there's nothing else quite like it out there.
Wild Mittens & Unruly Socks Wild Mittens & Unruly Socks
£12.99
1 in stock
Book Description 22 outrageously unique knitting patterns by Lumi Karmitsa Learn how to knit colourwork gloves and socks, and discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, with Lumi Karmitsa's clear, easy to follow - and fun! - instructions Who said knitting had to be boring? With fascinating designs, irresistible colours, and a genuine passion for handcrafting shining through every page, Lumi Karmitsa’s collection of mittens and socks is a dream come true! Discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, all made in bright and easy-to-work yarns. Knitters on the lookout for fierce colourwork knitting needn't look further! The patterns have been drawn as simply as possible as Lumi herself only started to learn stranded knitting a few years ago and she pays special attention to not only their design but also their fitting, making them perfect practical pieces to knit too. With clear step-by-step instructions and pattern charts suited for a variety of skill levels, these are vivid, fun, wearable accessories that anyone can make. Table of Contents Foreword About the techniques in this book WILD MITTENS - Buddhas - Peonies - Meow! - Giraffes - $$ - Tigers - London calling - Jesus saves! WILD & UNRULY mittens and socks - Jolly skulls - Chihuahua UNRULY WOOLLEN SOCKS - Staffords - Old roses - Knit with Love - Medusa - Rose garden - Xmas horror - Kittycats - Lupins
Creative scarves Creative scarves
£14.99
1 in stock
Description: Fons & Porter's Creative Scarves Book- 20+ stylish projects to craft and stitch. Why shop endlessly for the perfect scarf when you can create one that's perfect for you? Scarves don't need to be knitted or crocheted, inside you'll find ideas for sewing, stamping, stenciling, dying, beading, painting and trimming your way to an entire scarf collection! 128 pages in a soft cover.
Crochet From Start to Finish Crochet From Start to Finish
£12.99
1 in stock
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.
Crochet Monkey Business: Mitsuki Hoshi Crochet Monkey Business: Mitsuki Hoshi
£14.99
1 in stock
Crochet Monkey Business by Mitsuki Hoshi A crochet story with Amigurumi Projects Follow Mockey the monkey on his travels through a world of crochet! It's an imaginative world, full or wonderful crocheted friends, from Bear and Panda, to Elephant and Rooster. Includes step-by-step illustrations of crochet techniques. Detailed instructions and crochet charts. Overview of tools and materials. Includes project patterns and instructions for 15 friends - and 10 minute accessories.

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10 Granny Squares 30 Bags Purses, totes, pouches and carriers from favourite crochet motifs by Margaret Hubert Book Description The granny square is the crocheter's foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. Using only 10 granny squares Margaret shows how you can crochet 30 completely different bags. Each square is used three times with different yarns, color schemes, motif arrangements, and finishing treatments to create a wide assortment of handbags, totes, and carriers. You'll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! From retro shoulder bags to contemporary messenger bags, there are styles to suit every purpose and design preference. 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags will keep you crocheting bags for everyone and every reason for years to come. About the Author About Margaret Hubert Margaret Hubert is also the author of Hooked Hats, Hooked Throws, Hooked Scarves, How to Free-Form Crochet and six other books. She designs crochet projects for yarn companies and magazines and teaches at yarn shops, retreats and national gatherings.
Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts or to decorate your gift wrap and greetings cards and to collect as a creative display piece. These entrancing little beasts are thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. Choose from winged insects and flying fancies, hanging horrors, cute ladybugs and perfect honeybees, tropical terrors and backyard favourites. Each critter is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and/or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing and yarn requirements: plus helpful hints on creating iridescence and translucent wings. You'll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: children's designs, quirky homewares, and elegant fashion accessories
A-Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner From Aran knitting to Fair Isle, from Entrelac to Intarsia, this book will tell you almost everything there is to know about this beautiful and practical craft. Starting with the basics, we teach you about the different types of tools and the wonderful array of yarns that are available today. We give you easy to follow step-by-step instructions for various ways to hold the yarn and needles, cast on and cast off, work basic stitches, increase and decrease, make buttonholes, knit bands, read and adapt patterns, finish off, fix mistakes and care for your knitted garments. And then there's more ... learn about knitting in the round, loop knitting, Shaker knitting, slanted knitting, lace knitting, and much more. Be inspired to embellish your knitting with surface embroidery, Swiss darning, smocking, beads and sequins.
Enter the wonderful land of pompoms, where cute critters and creative adventures await you. All the projects in this unique collection begin with handmade, not pre-purchased, pompoms and every step is beautifully laid out with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of images. Crafters can then create 25 charming creatures - from a sweet little bluebird to a lop-eared bunny - out of wool yarn, roving and felt. It's fun to do and every project is off-the-charts adorable!
6 adorable animals that are stitched in segments. Amamani is short for Amigurumi Amish Puzzle Animals. They are based on the traditional Amish puzzle ball, and, as such, come apart into three segments, or rings, which have to be assembled to form your animal. Gauge isn't important in these projects, however it is important that you work a tightly as you comfortably can. Helpful tips and step-by-step photos are included in this pattern book. Each of the 6 designs are made using Deborah Norville Everyday Worstedweight yarn. Animals included are Dinosaur, Elephant, Giraffe, Turtle and 2 versions of the Lion.
Babies and animals are a naturally adorable match and this book is bursting with animal-themed knits for little ones ages birth to 36 months. The various sections of the zoo-- from jungle and savannah to reptile house and polar region--serve as inspiration for these 30 projects. Whether it's a hippo-face rattle, bear-paw booties, a tiger-striped onesie, or a penguin bottle carrier, these bright, personality-filled projects will garner roars of approval! Inside, readers will find: 30 projects for knitters of all levels, includes items worked in flat and in the round An essential guide to basic tools, techniques, and materials Notes on safety when knitting for young children Guidance for a variety of color work and finishing techniques Most projects only require one skein of yarn per color to minimize costs and waste. Each project is given a rating based on skill level and time involved. More than 100 full-color illustrations, along with abbreviations, conversion charts, and other handy hints make Animal Knits for Kids a must-have addition to any knitter's library.
Does your appliqué need a little attitude adjustment? Best-selling design team Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O Cake Designs come to your rescue with creative new projects using bold stitching in contrasting colors of perle cotton thread. Mix & match full-size templates for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor. Give tradition a little twist and add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work. Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué. Youll love making these chirpy birds, doodly daisies, and sweet tulips with your favorite fresh fabrics. * Mix & match full-size template designs for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor * Add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work * Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué
If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in Arm and Finger Knitting. Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing,and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time. To make the best use of the unique texture and scale of no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. There are stylish arm-knitted scarves and cowls, and a simple stool cover, but also finger-knitted wall art and even jewellery. You can arm-knit a blanket in under an hour, or create a stylish gilet from three rectangles of knitting in toning neutral shades. It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when you can get spectacular results in such a short time.
Starting with an inspiration photo or painting, choose fabrics to create your own artistic Log Cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with colour. Student work is presented, showing that anyone can create an art quilt. Design and make your masterpiece with freeform Log Cabin blocks using this versatile method. "The book has easy to follow instructions and is illustrated throughout with fabulous images of work. A simple design idea that works and will transform your quilting. Great designs, great use of colour, fabric and stash." www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk
Fiona McDonald provides easy-to-use knitting patterns for making stylish, fun dolls, including a fabulous range of knitted clothes and accessories. This book contains all the inspiration you need to design and create knitted dolls of your own. Create wonderful knitted dolls with a fantastic range of knitted clothes and accessories, including coats, sweaters, mini skirts, dresses, tops, bikinis, swimsuits, scarves, hats and bags. There are nine dolls to choose from, each with her own distinctive style and personality, and with a wardrobe to match. They include sports-mad Samantha, Willow the sophisticated Celtic beauty, water-loving Rose and party-girl Poppy, to name just four, though all the dolls can easily be adapted to create characters of your own. The clothes are all interchangeable, so each doll can have as many outfits as she wants, and all of the items can be made using different colours and yarns to create an even more extensive wardrobe. There are easy-to-follow instructions for making the bodies, faces and hair, including handy templates for eyes, mouths and eyebrows, and the simple patterns mean that knitters of all abilities can enjoy making these dolls. Ideal for using up scraps and oddments of yarn, buttons and trims, these dolls will delight and inspire older children as well as adults. Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls and outfits of their own. Table of Contents Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls an
Experienced crocheters can learn and practice a new stitch in this craft book that teaches how to achieve the sophisticated look of the bullion. The eight patterns included in this guide all use size-10 crochet thread or sport-weight yarn, and advanced crochet enthusiasts will be able to learn the bullion stitch easily with prior knowledge of basic crochet techniques. The stunning designs in this book feature a Renaissance shawlette, two different doilies, a necklace, a baby blanket, and a matching hat and scarf set.
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.
Explore the world of chunky knits with these fabulous, contemporary designs from knitting expert Melanie Porter. Melanie Porter has long used giant needles for her knitting creations, and here she shares 35 stylish designs with you. There are lots of projects to knit using needles from sizes 10mm to 25mm, as well as some that use extra large needles (35mm), and the great thing about using big needles is that you can work up items quickly to great effect. Divided into three chapters - Chunky Textures, Summer Knits and Mega Knits - and using a variety of beautiful chunky yarns, there's a whole host of inspiration here for any knitter. Hats, scarves and other winter items are all featured in different stitches and yarns, but there are lightweight knits too, including a tunic dress, shrug cardigan and cowl. Go from small-scale ideas - a necklace, headband, coin purse and bangles - to supersize projects, such as the oversized shawl, throw, body warmer and pouffe. There's a comprehensive techniques section, too, which covers the basics for beginners and acts as a reference guide for experienced knitters.
This book is filled to the brim with adorable makes, you'll be able to kit out the little ones in the most stylish of things – you'll have the trendiest child around! Boho Baby Crochet by Dedri Uys
Product Information Discover how to use traditional crochet motifs in bright boho combinations, to create exciting, original and thoroughly desirable pieces like shawls, bags, purses, belts, mandalas, pillows and even colourful festive decorations. The introductory techniques section provides everything you need to get started with crochet, while the projects section provides patterns for fun and unique pieces to make use of your newfound skills. By the time you’ve finished with this book, you’ll have a beautiful range of boho chic creations for you and your home. Ideal for: The easy-to-follow patterns and expert tips in the book make these projects ideal for any skill level, whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter. This paperback book has 144 pages and measures: 22.5 x 22.5 x 1cm.
Book Description 16 cute and quirky crochet cactus patterns that are quick and easy to make You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make. Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in. With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started! Table of Contents Materials, tools and equipment 6 Patterns intro 7 Crochet techniques 8 Soil bases 12 Opuntia linguiformis 16 Lophophora 18 Echinocereus nivosus 20 Stenocactus obvallatus 22 Opuntia microdasys var. albispina 24 Pilosocereus glaucescens 26 Eriosyce napina 28 Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (mutant) 30 Echinocereus schereri 32 Astrophytum 34 Notocactus haselbergii 36 Opuntia quitensis 38 Myrtillocactus geometrizans 40 Parodia scopa 42 Tephrocactus geometricus 44 Mammillaria elongata 46
Crocheted Abode à La Mode 20 yummy crochet projects for your home by Twinkie Chan Book Description In Abode a là Mode, Chan unveils twenty new food-themed crochet patterns for crafters to follow as they crochet their living space into a cozier, yummier place. The book is organized according to rooms in your house: kitchen and dining, living and lounging, bath and beauty, and home office. Helpful diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and colourful photos help crocheters of all skill levels create Chan's cute and cozy home decor pieces. Readers are guaranteed to find several adorable, food-forward patterns to bring to life with their crochet hooks--everything from giant donut floor poufs, to sweet honeybear aprons, to savory corn dog pen cozies. About the Author About Twinkie Chan Twinkie Chan rocked the craft and fashion world in 2005 with her unique accessory designs, most noteably her food-themed scarves. She launched her website, www.TwinkieChan.com, with a dozen one-of-a-kind scarves and a couple of tater tot plush dolls. Since then, her work has developed a crafty cult following--there's nothing else quite like it out there.
Book Description 22 outrageously unique knitting patterns by Lumi Karmitsa Learn how to knit colourwork gloves and socks, and discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, with Lumi Karmitsa's clear, easy to follow - and fun! - instructions Who said knitting had to be boring? With fascinating designs, irresistible colours, and a genuine passion for handcrafting shining through every page, Lumi Karmitsa’s collection of mittens and socks is a dream come true! Discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, all made in bright and easy-to-work yarns. Knitters on the lookout for fierce colourwork knitting needn't look further! The patterns have been drawn as simply as possible as Lumi herself only started to learn stranded knitting a few years ago and she pays special attention to not only their design but also their fitting, making them perfect practical pieces to knit too. With clear step-by-step instructions and pattern charts suited for a variety of skill levels, these are vivid, fun, wearable accessories that anyone can make. Table of Contents Foreword About the techniques in this book WILD MITTENS - Buddhas - Peonies - Meow! - Giraffes - $$ - Tigers - London calling - Jesus saves! WILD & UNRULY mittens and socks - Jolly skulls - Chihuahua UNRULY WOOLLEN SOCKS - Staffords - Old roses - Knit with Love - Medusa - Rose garden - Xmas horror - Kittycats - Lupins
Description: Fons & Porter's Creative Scarves Book- 20+ stylish projects to craft and stitch. Why shop endlessly for the perfect scarf when you can create one that's perfect for you? Scarves don't need to be knitted or crocheted, inside you'll find ideas for sewing, stamping, stenciling, dying, beading, painting and trimming your way to an entire scarf collection! 128 pages in a soft cover.
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.
Crochet Monkey Business by Mitsuki Hoshi A crochet story with Amigurumi Projects Follow Mockey the monkey on his travels through a world of crochet! It's an imaginative world, full or wonderful crocheted friends, from Bear and Panda, to Elephant and Rooster. Includes step-by-step illustrations of crochet techniques. Detailed instructions and crochet charts. Overview of tools and materials. Includes project patterns and instructions for 15 friends - and 10 minute accessories.