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Learn the methods and techniques you need to master for hand knitting and crochet!

  • Step-by-step guide to basic stitches, reading patterns, increasing, decreasing, finishing, and more
  • 150 illustrations clearly demonstrate stitches, hand placement, needle movement, and hook position
  • Practice projects for a scarf, toddler's hat, shawl, and granny square pillow
  • Stitch guide includes chain stitch, slip stitch, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch, triple crochet, and many more

 

Learn what you need to know about two of the most popular needlework crafts before your creativity can take flight!

Hand knitting and its sister craft of crochet have always been popular pastimes, and both are easy to learn. Engaging, creative, and rewarding in equal measure, they also offer the benefits of saving money and adding a personal touch with handmade gifts and garments!

One of the great advantages of knitting and crochet is that you can carry your work anywhere you go. Both construct a fabric from interlocking loops of yarn rather than woven threads on a loom. There is a certain satisfaction in watching the fabric take shape as you progress—no paper patterns or cutting out—all you have to do at the end is seam the pieces together!

There are certain methods and techniques that a knitter or crocheter needs to master, and that's where Knitting & Crochet comes in! Created with the absolute beginner in mind as well as those who would welcome a refresher, this helpful 48-page booklet covers all the basics, with step-by-step illustrations to guide you, sections on equipment and how to read printed patterns, four simple practice projects, and a comprehensive glossary. This practical handbook will equip you with all the know-how you need to create your own clothes, toys, and decorations with little more than a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles!

Whether you are creating unique clothes and accessories for yourself, your friends and family, or are making items for a charity, there is a particular pleasure to be had from making things by hand with the ancient crafts of knitting and crochet.

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