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Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

Complete Crochet Course: The Ultimate Reference Guide

From renowned crochet designer Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby and his brother Jason (the Shibaguyz) comes the ultimate reference manual for the absolute beginner. Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch—and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience!

The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. Ten patterns are perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.

Table of Contents

  • HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
  • BEFORE YOU STITCH — Making Fabric | Tools | Hooks | Yarn | Pickup Up Hook and Yarn | Pattern Reading | Chart Reading | The Swatch
  • MAKING STITCHES — First Stitches Made | First Stitches of a Row | Foundation Stitches | Variations on Basic Stitches | Shaping | Variations on Increase and Decrease Stitches
  • BEYOND THE BASICS — Motifs | Cables | Colorwork | Pattern Stitches
  • FINISHING — Blocking | Special Techniques | Before You Sew | Buttonholes | Zippers
  • THE PROJECTS — My First Cardi | Colorwork Throw | Rectangle Wrap Vest | Signature Vests | Drape Front Cardigan
  • RESOURCES — Worksheets | Charts and Guides | Stitch Chart Symbols Master Key | Material Resources

Hardcover, 336 pages, Lark Crafts (March 20, 2018), full color, 8.7 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches