500 Crochet Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to-crochet primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your crochet items.
The comprehensive pattern library includes 500 crochet stitches, including basic stitches using single and double crochet, trebles, and some new techniques to get the fabric you want for that special sweater or hat. Lace and openwork stitches are a starting point for exploring the airy shawls, and afghans crochet is famous for. Use one of the many motifs to create an heirloom blanket, or mix and match motifs to create a truly unique piece. There are also edgings and trims you can use on your crochet and other projects, including sewn items and knitted ones.
Each is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample crocheted swatch. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions.
Based on The Harmony Guides, which have been a longstanding and valued reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years, with over half a million worldwide sales, this edition is updated with eye-catching photography and innovative new stitches, but also never forgetting the heritage of the guides.
500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can add a charming textured touch to their wardrobe with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners-even a rookie can just pick it up and just start stitching Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays, and food to animals, monograms, and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring color photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets, and more.
- Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cozy reminders of home)
- Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements)
- Designs for your child's clothing drawn in a kid-friendly style
- Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders
These freestyle designs are easy even for novices and will add that special touch to anything--from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favorite top. You are certain to find designs here that are perfect for every occasion and any object which you wish to make special.
Few objects evoke the spirit of Christmas and a holiday atmosphere more effectively than light and airy snowflakes. Now, with this unusually extensive and comprehensive collection of patterns, crocheters can add exquisitely shaped snow gems to their treasure chest of festive ornaments.
Delicate snowflake patterns, infinite in form and amazingly symmetrical, are among the most popular designs with today's needleworkers. The 60 motifs in this collection, based on photographs of actual snowflakes from the book Snow Crystals by W. A. Bentley and W. L. J. Humphreys, include simple shapes for beginners, as well as intricate and challenging motifs for the more advanced. Eye-catching patterns include star-shaped wheels, exotic flower-like webs, six-side jewels of intricately worked threads, and a kaleidoscope of lacy arms and elaborate fern-like compositions.
Ideal for decorating Christmas trees, windows, and packages, or for framing, the snowflake patterns included here come with complete directions and finely detailed illustrations; and unlike nature's fragile, short-lived crystals, these inexpensive ornaments will be a joy to behold for years to come.
WOW Ninety-nine tempting textures to crochet Your favorite hobby comes alive with real depth and richness in Darla Sims's latest collection of exciting pattern stitches. Post Stitches are the simple magic giving these patterns their extra pizzazz Choose from patterns worked closely for warmth or others yielding a light and lacy look. You can make afghans, scarves, shawls, table runners--anything your creative spirit desires--with these lovely and touchable Post Stitch patterns. Instructions are included for working with multiples and planning an afghan.
99 Crochet Post Stitches (Leisure Arts #4788) includes these patterns and more: Little Boxes, Beads on a String, Angel Wings, Basket Weave, Eyes of God, Chinese Puzzle, Dip Stitch, Sharp Chevrons, and Snug as a Bug.
Whether you're a new crocheter or just want to try new techniques, this must-have resource offers all the know-how you'll ever need. And it's now in paperback Walk step-by-step from basic to advanced methods Learn the easy way with more than 1000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarn Fix mistakes, shape garments, and find the answers to almost any crochet questionAvailable to customers in the U.S. and Canada only.
The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizions, and above all, to experiment. Whatever your status as an embroiderer, we hope this book kindles your enthusiasm, and provides you with an enriched knowledge of this timeless art. This book introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. The book is a perfect introduction for beginners and a 'must have' for more experienced embroiderers. This comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing the wools, fabrics to the equipment required and a multitude of tips to help get you started.
This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design.Combined with the original A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes a comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques. It offers every embroiderer a perfect way to add variety and interest to every new stitching project. Ultra-clear visuals make it easy to learn new techniques. Historical insights and beautiful embroideries add to the inspiration. A 5 Star book from Needle 'n' Thread Read the review here.
The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results. Here you will find every stitch and technique fully explained with step by step photographs and clear instructions. Accomplished embroiderers have compiled advice on choosing ribbons, fabrics, needles and frames, as well as a host of other hints and tips. There are forty exquisite designs with full detail provided on the materials and stitches used for every element and a helpful Ribbon Embroidery Index directing you to the appropriate step-by-steps for each technique. Templates, a pattern key and a comprehensive index make this a must-have manual for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on ribbon embroidery skills.