Cute & Easy Crochet: Learn to crochet with 35 adorable projects
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Expert crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns that will teach you how to crochet. A crochet teacher and author with over 20 years' experience, Nicki has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. Crochet Know-how explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artworks and instructions. Next, discover three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. First is Starting Out, where you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler - you'll be amazed how easy and quick the projects are to create. Once you've mastered these, move on to something more challenging in the Practice Makes Perfect chapter. There are cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby blocks, bibs and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn or the chunky seashells scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, from a family of adorable Russian dolls to the cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.
Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
project. method Using A, make 80ch, join with ss into first ch to make a ring. Round 1: 2ch, 1htr in each ch, ss into first 2-ch. Rounds 2–4: 2ch, 1htr in each st, ss into first 2-ch. Round 5: 1ch, 1dc in each st, join with ss into first ch. Round 6: 1ch, *1dc in next 18 sts, dc2tog; rep from * to end, join with ss into first ch. Round 7: Rep Round 5. Round 8: 2ch, 1htr in each st, ss into first 2-ch. Round 9: 2ch, *1htr in next 17 sts, htr2tog; rep from * to end, ss into first 2-ch.
around bootie, join with a ss in first dc. (32 sts) Fasten off. Row 6: Join in C to fastened-off st, *3ch, ss into bottom of 3ch, miss 1 st; ss into next st, rep from * to end. Fasten off. Sew in ends. chapter 3 Confident crocheting Camellia Blanket This is a light, beautiful blanket that will brighten your room at any time of year, but the colours evoke the delicate pinks and pale silver colours of summer. level 3: Enthusiast materials Inner Flowers: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55%
Rep Round 3. (48 sts) Round 8: 1ch, 2dc into first st, *1dc into each of next 3 sts, 2dc into next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, 1dc into each st, ss into first st. (60 sts) Round 9: Rep Round 3. (60 sts) Round 10: 1ch, 2dc into first st, *1dc into each of next 4 sts, 2dc into next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, 1dc into each st, ss into first st. (72 sts) Round 11: Rep Round 3. (72 sts) Round 12: 1ch, 2dc into first st, *1dc into each of next 5 sts, 2dc into next st; rep from * to last 5
start of flap (decrease sides). Using yarn, sew side seams of purse, leaving the flap open. Sew on button to correspond with buttonhole. Sew three flowers to front and one to back of purse. Round Stripy Cushion Cover Crochet is perfect for making circles and this cushion cover is a project I’ve been teaching to all my beginner students for many years, because it is beautiful and easy to make. It uses simple treble stitch and the gorgeous range of Amy Butler colours from Rowan Yarns. level 1:
along second side edge, 3dc in corner st, 1dc in each st across top, 1dc into each ch around button fastener, ss into first dc. Fasten off. to make up Sew side seam up to base of handle. Sew on button to correspond with button fastener. Place cup inside cover and fasten. Cafetière Cosy A fun and easy project to keep the coffee in your pot toastie and warm. The colours are changed at random as you work, for a multicolour effect. level 1: Beginner materials Rooster Almerino Aran (50% baby