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A craft richly steeped in history and tradition, punch needle is changing the global craft landscape so quickly, it's hard to miss. Whereas some crafts take much time and expertise to master, you can pick up a punch needle and complete a project in less than an hour, with no prior skill needed. It requires just one easy-to-use tool, a background fabric, an embroidery hoop or frame, and yarn. Punched pieces make excellent wall hangings, pillows, ornaments, stool covers, chair cushions, purses/pouches, baby play mats, and much more! If you can imagine it - you can do it. Simple and easy, punch needle is an approach to creating personal and home decor projects that just require you know how to hold a pen. It's like painting by number... with yarn!
An eye-catching, delicate shawl brightens up any look, and because the pieces are crocheted, they work up quickly, so you'll be enjoying your new shawls before you know it. A variety of construction methods are explored in the 27 patterns, and each style of shawl includes a beginner, intermediate, and advanced pattern, so you can easily find a pattern that suits your skills and then build upon what you learn. Try a basic pi shawl, triangle shawl, stole, or poncho, then try the same construction with a more advanced stitch pattern in the intermediate or advanced pattern to enhance your skills. You'll have a wide array of gorgeous shawls in no time. Modern patterns with a retro vibe, these pieces are always in style.
Everything you need to know to make stunning crochet socks! Step into Crochet is the most comprehensive guide to creating crocheted socks. Author Rohn Strong shares 19 patterns for cozy socks, along with a wide variety of techniques, in this must-have reference and pattern book. The first section of Step into Crochet focuses on construction methods: you'll learn basic toe-up and cuff-down construction, while being introduced to a variety of heel and toe treatments. Plus, you'll find out what makes a certain heel/toe combination perfect for socks! The pattern section includes 19 socks ranging from basic ribbed and simple socks (great for customizing) to more technique-based pieces, focusing on colorwork, lace, cables, and motifs. Whether you're ready to jump into crocheting socks feet first, or just dipping your toe in to try out a few fun patterns, Step into Crochet is your go-to resource.
Combine Tunisian crochet with Amigurumi and you've got a winning pattern book. This book includes 6 designs - a Whale, Tropical Fish, Tropical bird, Regal Blue Fish, Elephant, and Giraffe. Each toy is worked flat using Tunisian crochet and seamed invisibly using the mattress stitch. The toys are perfect for beginners, as they require very little knowledge of how to accomplish a single crochet stitch. The toys are all quite large at around 12 inches tall.
If you love crocheting socks, you will love this book. Included are 12 patterns, all using Premier (R) Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock and Serenity Garden Sock yarns. A variety of techniques such as lace, colorwork, Tunisian and cables are used to present a collection of beautiful and functional designs. Instructions include tips for working socks with different stitch patterns, sizing the socks, and getting the correct gauge. There are a variety of heel and toe patterns that can be used interchangeably. Skill level: easy to intermediate.