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Crochet VISUAL Quick Tips

ISBN: 978-0-470-09741-0
224 pages
September 2007
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• Essential Techniques • Troubleshooting • Time-Saving Tips

Solutions to common crochet quandaries are at your fingertips—anywhere you go

Crochet VISUAL Quick Tips has the answers you need—fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, plus time-saving tips, it covers:

  • Selecting tools and yarn
  • Working basic stitches
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Working in rounds and colors
  • Making puffs, bobbles, clusters, and knots
  • Working Tunisian crochet, filet crochet, and lace
  • Crocheting with beads
  • Finishing
  • Interpreting patterns
  • Diagnosing problems and fixing mistakes
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Table of Contents

1. Hooks and Yarn.


Hook Sizes.

Compare Hook-Size Labels.

Other Tools and Notions.

Yarn Fibers.

Yarn Construction.

How to Read Yarn Labels.

Yarn Weight.

Estimate Yarn Requirements.

Substitute Different Yarn.

How to Handle Store-Bought Yarn.

Yarn Care and Storage.

2. Basic Stitches.

Slip Knot.

Yarn Over.

Chain Stitch.

Foundation Chain.

Turning Chains.

Foundation Single Crochet.

Anatomy of a Chain.

Slip Stitch.

Single Crochet.

Half Double Crochet.

Double Crochet.

Treble Crochet.

Double Crochet.

Treble Crochet.

Count Your Stitches.

Crochet Symbols.

Teach a Child Basic Stitches.

3. Basic Techniques.


Decrease By Leaving Stitches Unworked.

Decrease by Working Stitches Together.

Crochet in the Round.

Create a Ring Using Chain Stitches.

Create a Ring Using a Loop.

Use a Chain Stitch as a Ring.

Basic Shaping in the Round.

Join New Yarn.

Fasten Off.

Weave In Yarn Ends.

4. Advanced Stitches.

Double Treble Crochet.

Extended Crochet Stitches.

Work in Front Loop or Back Loop Only.

Spike Stitches.

Post Stitches.






Clones Knot.

Lover's Knot.

5. Beyond the Basic Techniques.

Felting/ Fulling.

Tunisian crochet.

Work with Color: Stranding.

Work with Color: Intarsia.

Work with Color: Tapestry Crochet.

Filet Crochet.

Crochet with Beads.

Broomstick Loops.

Hairpin Lace.

Simple Daisy.



Triangles Using Increases o Decreases.

Triangle in the Round.

Rectangle in the Round.

Mitered Square.


Granny Square.

6. Finishing.



Patch Pockets.

Join Motifs.






Seam Pieces Together by Crocheting.

Care for Crocheted Items.

7. Working from Patterns.


Pattern Syntax.

How to Read a Pattern.


Adjust Your Gauge.

Take Your Measurements.

How to Read a Chart.

Standard Measurement Charts.

8. Diagnose and Fix Problems.

Recognize Extra Increases and Decreases.

Fix Extra Increases and Decreases.

If Something Still Seems Wrong.

Use Stitch Markers.

Working with Splitting Yarn.

Smooth Uneven Sides.

Loosen Up a Tight Foundation chain.

Fix the Fit of a Garment.

Appendix: Online Resources.


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