Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crocheters

Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crocheters

Jean Leinhauser

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0307586537

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world’s best crochet designers and instructors. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries. You’ll learn Hairpin Lace from Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen, discover the intricate color work of tapestry crochet from Carol Ventura, and explore free-form crochet with renowned fiber artist Prudence Mapstone. Filled with expert instruction, inspiring stories, and projects created exclusively for this book, Crochet Master Class is your guide to the incredible range of crochet possibilities.

Techniques include:
Filet Crochet • Hairpin Lace • Tapestry Crochet • Aran Crochet • Entrelac Crochet • Fashion Crochet • Tunisian Crochet • Woven Crochet • Double-Ended Crochet • Tassels • Bullion Stitch • Overlay Crochet • Bead Crochet • Bruges Crochet • Painted Crochet • Free-Form Crochet • Irish Crochet • Wire Crochet

Crochet Infinity Scarves: 8 simple infinity scarves to crochet

Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions

Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

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ROW 5: Sc dec in first 2 sts, small cable in next 3 FPdc; *sc in next st, small cable in next 3 FPdc; repeat from * across to last st; 2 sc in last st—9 (10, 11) small cables and 11 (12, 13) sc; ch 1, turn. ROW 6: Repeat Row 2—37 (41, 45) sts. ROW 7: Sc dec in first 2 sts, small cable in next small cable; *sc in next st, small cable in next small cable; repeat from * across to last 4 sts; sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st—8 (9, 10) small cables and 13 (14, 15) sc; ch 1, turn. ROW 8: Repeat Row

created and then woven into a pattern. But actually entrelac is created in one piece. The technique is a great stash buster because you can use one color or as many colors as you like. Self-striping yarns also work very well for this technique. No matter which yarns you use, the results are amazing. Usually thought of as a knitting technique, crocheters can achieve the entrelac look by using single crochet stitches. You can start out by making a sampler using some worsted-weight yarn, a size

specified color sequence. For the practice swatch, cut individual yarn lengths a few inches (cm) longer than the length of the mesh foundation. Thread the yarn into a tapestry needle and weave it under and over the ch-1 sts of horizontal rows, working in and out of the mesh sps, starting at the top left corner and working down to the bottom edge. On the next row of weaving, alternate unders and overs as shown in diagram. [ FIG 2 ] [ FIG 2 ] Continue alternating weaving rows across the entire

group, she read that several crocheters were interested in learning how to make the shawl that Jessica Simpson wore on the TV show Newlyweds. Jennifer felt confident that she could write the pattern without too much difficulty (her professional and educational background building acrchitectural models gave her an advantage in understanding garment design). She wrote the pattern and posted it on eBay, listing it for $2.50. The next morning she awoke to discover that the bidding was up to $45. Her

sometimes you will come to an intersection where another stitch seems more appropriate. Listen to that inner voice, and use whatever stitch you feel is going to work best at any point, even if you have to change stitch techniques part of the way along a seam. When creating garments such as these, where there are areas of open work, you can still continue to stitch across the edge of a ‘space’ by working a backstitch or two at the end of one section before moving on. Once you have made the

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