The NEW Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton - Paper back book - RRP £12.99
Create wonderful textured fabrics with this complete guide to crochet. Essential tools and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working stitches and measuring gauge to adding embellishments and finishing off. Discover new twists on the basics and learn how to create complex-looking textured stitches, openwork and lace, multicoloured patterns, shaped motifs, afghan squares, hairpin lace crochet, broomstick crochet, tunisian crochet. Each technique includes stitch patterns to try out, and an adaptable project section allows you to practice your new skills making original and colourful garments and accessories using your own choice of yarns and stitches..
Equipment & materials, Basic skills, Measuring tension, Joining yarn, Reading patterns & charts, Pressing & blocking and Seams.
Working stripe patterns, Working ridged stitches, Shaping, Working clusters, Shell stitches, Bobbles, Popcorns, Puff stitches, Openwork & lace stitches, Filet crochet, Working chevron patterns, Spike stitches, Raised stitches, Jacuard patterns, Intarsia patterns, Tubular crochet, Working circular motifs, Joining squares, Joining hexagons, Tunisian crochet, Broomstick crochet, Hairpin crochet, Making cords, Sew-on trims, Edge finishes, Buttonholes & button loops, Braids, edgings & fringes, surface crochet, Applying beads and Applying sequins.
Winter scarf, Baby afghan, Filet crochet wrap, buttonhole bag, Intarsia potholder, Hexagon cushion, Sriped bag.
Crocheted garments, Hats, scarves & mittens, Shawls, ponchos & wraps, Crochet in the home, Jewellery, Bags, Cushions and Toys.
Also includes - Care of Crochet and Abbreviations & symbols.
About the Author: Jan Eaton is a needlecraft and textile designer. She has published many needlecraft books, including Country Crochet and Knitted Lace, and Crochet Basics.