Author(s): Jan Eaton
Give a stylish finish to your crocheted garments and accessories with this must-have compendium of crochet know-how. This updated edition of the hugely successful 'Compendium of Crochet Techniques' now contains over 350 tips, techniques and trade secrets, all clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, photographs and diagrams. Discover how to substitute yarns, accurately estimate the amount you need and adapt patterns for the perfect fit. All stitches are clearly demonstrated, from basic chain stitch to filet crochet, and there is advice on mixing and matching stitch patterns. All the techniques you need are explained, in the order you need them, from choosing the right hook and yarn to looking after your finished garment. 'Try it' and 'fix it' panels suggest ways of practising and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors. This is the essential go-to crochet guide that you will turn to again and again.
Jan Eaton is a needlecraft and textile designer. She has published many needlecraft books, including Country Crochet and Knitted Lace, and Crochet Basics.
Introduction Hooks, tools and yarns Patterns and charts Design Crochet techniques Working in the round Fun with colour Assembling and finishing