The New Crochet: A Beginner's Guide, with 38 Modern Projects

The New Crochet: A Beginner's Guide, with 38 Modern Projects

Marion Madel

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0385346131

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A fresh, upscale approach to crochet, with 38 simple projects presented in 25 comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lessons for anyone just picking up this craft.

Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cozy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags, and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repetoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasting stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical "beginner's" projects.

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11 Then work 1 single V motif [dc 1, ch 1, dc 1] in each arc of the ch 1 from the previous row. 12 End row 3 with dc 1 in the last dc of the previous row. 13 For row 4, work *ch 3, dc 1 in the first st, ch 1, and skip the first single V motif of the previous row. Work 1 double V motif [dc 2, ch 1, dc 2] in the next arc, ch 1, skip the next single V motif*. 14 Repeat from * to * and end with dc 2 in the 3rd ch st from the beginning of the previous row. For row 5, repeat row 3.

sts. For rows 41–45: Work in open-work stitch. Stop at the end of row 45. Work a second fingerless mitten in the same way. ✽ open-work stitch 2/ sew the fingerless mittens → WORD OF ADVICE! Weave in your ends before seaming. 1 Fold one fingerless mitten in half lengthwise, right sides together, and sew with backstitch. Stop sewing right at the bottom of the section worked in hdc. This will be the thumb hole. 2 Resume sewing on the part with the open-work stitches. Turn

of the center for the neck. For size Large, seam 3½ squares of each side and leave the 3 squares of the center for the neck. Pin the collar band to the vest starting from the edge of a side, then over the back of the neck and along the edge of the second side of the vest. Sew with backstitch over the wrong side of the work. Turn the vest so the right side is facing out. SQUARE A (top left) 1- light green 2- beige 3- olive 4- plum SQUARE B (top right) 1- olive 2- plum 3- light green

triangle motifs turtleneck u-neckline weaving in ends working in the round working with 2 different yarns Crochet vocabulary abbreviations fm11.1, fm12.1 symbols Notions crochet kit and important notions Projects 3-color hat beret bracelet brooch buttoned cowl capelet charm cloche hat cowl embellished belt filet mesh bag fingerless mittens flat bag floral wrap headband kimono vest lace trim large scarf legwarmers little and big pouch long hat marled bag mittens

crochets** Steel** 1.6–1.4mm Steel*** 6, 7, 8, regular hook B-1 Super Fine Sock, Fingering, Baby 21–32 sts 2.25–3.5mm B-1 to E-4 Fine Sport, Baby 16–20 sts 3.5–4.5mm E-4 to 7 Light DK, Light Worsted 12–17 sts 4.5–5.5mm 7 to I-9 Medium Worsted, Afghan, Aran 11–14 sts 5.5–6.5mm I-9 to K-10½ Bulky Chunky, Craft, Rug 8–11 sts 6.5–9mm K-10½ to M-13 Super Bulky Bulky, Roving 5–9 sts 9mm and larger M-15 and larger * Guidelines Only: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and hook sizes

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