The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
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Edie Eckman’s classic Q&A reference book has been updated with helpful answers to even more of your burning crochet questions. From beginning basics like yarn styles, stitch types, and necessary tools to detailed outlines of more advanced techniques, you can trust Eckman to deliver straightforward guidance and plenty of encouragement. With illustrations for left-handed crocheters and tips for broomstick lace, linked stitches, crochet cables, and more, The Crochet Answer Book is full of expert advice on every page.
stitches into one spot forces the top of the stitches to spread out into a shell or fan shape. They are usually worked with an uneven number of stitches so that there is a center stitch. Each stitch of a shell counts as an individual stitch, although all of the individual stitches may be referred to collectively as a shell. There are many varieties of shell stitch patterns. 5-dc shell stitch symbol shell stitch Q: What should I do if my shell stitch looks crowded and I can’t really see the
seeds. Silk comes off the cocoon of a silkworm in a continuous filament; these filaments may be cut into manageable lengths before they are processed. To make rayon, cellulose from wood or cotton is processed into a solution called viscose and then extruded through tiny nozzles to form the rayon fiber. Tencel is a cellulose product made from tree pulp, processed in an environmentally friendly manner. Other man-made fibers are produced in a single, long filament but are often cut into staple-like
strand of yarn will vary based on the selvedge stitch. Moving up a row on the first piece, stitch under a strand of yarn in the next stitch on that side, then under a corresponding strand in a stitch on the second piece. Do this a couple of more times on each side, then tug gently on the working yarn to pull the two pieces together. Don’t pull too hard, just hard enough to get them to sit next to each other. 3. Continue stitching back and forth between the pieces and snugging them together every
working the next stitch. beads as fringe Q: My beads don’t show. What did I do wrong? A: There are a couple of possibilities: You may have worked them in on a right-side row, with a method that places the beads on the back of the work. Try working them in on wrong-side rows only. The beads may be too small to show up on your fabric; try slightly larger beads. If your yarn is fuzzy or highly textured, the beads may be hidden by the yarn. Try larger beads or a different yarn. Clear beads or
homemade pompom maker. The pompom will be slightly smaller than the outside diameter of your disks. pompom maker Technique Making a Pompom 1. Holding the disks together, wrap yarn through the center and around the outside of both pieces until you can’t fit any more yarn through the center hole — or until you can’t stand wrapping any more! (Voice of Experience: You’ll be tired of this process long before you are finished, but keep wrapping.) 2. Using sharp scissors and holding the center of