Crochet 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction


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Written with the absolute beginner in mind, Crochet 101 has all the basics for learning crochet, complete with thorough step-by-step instructions and clear photographs.

Crochet 101 teaches you how to crochet through engaging projects, so you’ll have fun and feel successful while learning easy designs. As your skills grow, you’ll move on to more challenging patterns and master more stitches. New techniques are explained in depth, so you’ll always feel confident.

The most comprehensive beginner’s book available, this book begins by covering all the basics of crochet: selecting yarn, understanding hook types and sizes, learning crochet gauge, chaining, forming basic stitches, and reading patterns.

Companion online video tutorials demonstrate the essential techniques to make your introduction to crochet complete.

In Crochet 101 you’ll also discover:

  • A yarn vocabulary and a glossary that explain key terms
  • Troubleshooting tips that will enhance the process
  • Enjoyable projects to make for yourself or as gifts
  • Information on how to read charts
  • Get started today and see how easy it is to make your own unique accessories that you’ll be proud to show off.

    Your Instructor

    Deborah Burger
    Deborah Burger is the author of Crochet 101 and How to Make 100 Crochet Appliqués. She learned to crochet from her grandmother at age 12. While she has found enjoyment in many fiber, textile, and other art forms, crochet remains her lifelong favorite. She has been teaching crochet for more than 20 years, through Girl Scouting, various community centers, summer camps, at Charlotte’s Fibers (a yarn shop in Western North Carolina), and the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is active in the online community, Ravelry, and has written articles and patterns for Interweave Crochet and the e-zines, Crochet Insider, and Crochet Uncut.