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Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies

Published 03-04-2020

The patterns and instruction you need to start crocheting and kitting today!

Knitting and crocheting go hand-in-hand and are the most popular yarn crafts today. This one-stop guide to all things needles, hooks, and yarn will give you everything you need to know to get started knitting or crocheting.

The book covers absolute basics such as selecting yarn, casting on, and even how to hold the tools and yarn, to understanding stitches, checking gauge, and deciphering patterns. Hundreds of projects, from beginner to advanced, include complete, step-by-step instructions as well as detailed illustrations and photos, and instructional videos online. It includes content from:

  • Knitting For Dummies
  • Knitting Patterns For Dummies
  • Crocheting For Dummies
  • Crochet Patterns For Dummies

Get started today and you'll be knitting and crocheting like a champ in no time!

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Knitting For Dummies

Published 10-22-2019

An illustrated guide showing how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're picking up needles for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for advanced patterns 

From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you'll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your knitting skills in Knitting For Dummies, which includes an instructional online video showing you the actual knitting techniques being done step-by-step. 

Experienced and novice crafters alike can benefit from the book’s step-by-step instructions that explain knitting in plain English. For anyone new to knitting, this hands-on friendly guide shows you how to  

  • Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off — the four basic skills needed to complete any knitting 

  • Decipher pattern instructions and charts 

  • Combine knit and purl stitches with increases and decreases for different effects 

  • Create different kinds of cables, lace, and more 

  • Read the language and graphics in knitting patterns and charts 

  • Increase and decrease stitches and use these techniques to shape a project and create design 

It also shows you what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one. If you know the basics of knitting and want to expand your skills to include stitch patterns with more complexity, you’ve come to the right place: 

  • Combine stitch increases and decreases to create lacework 

  • Get familiar with Fair Isle patterns and simple intarsia motifs, which involve working in more than one color in one row 

  • Practice with plenty of projects to perfect your advanced knitting techniques  

  • Learn to add interest with stripes 

  • Have fun with fulling and felting 

  • Make sweaters, from blocking and assembling your pieces to adding finishing touches like neckbands, edging, and buttonholes 

Knitting For Dummies includes ten quick projects to make for gifts and exercises to “unkink” your neck and shoulders should you lose yourself for hours at a time in your craft! Finally, the book ends with a couple appendixes showing you more cool effects and a list of knitting software and helpful online resources. If you’re itching to start stitching, grab this book to start crafting your knitted masterpiece today. 

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Crocheting For Dummies with Online Videos

Published 11-30-2016

Get hooked on the art of crochet

The crochet craze has taken the craft world by storm. If you've caught the bug and want to take your skills from beginner to beguiling, look no further than the friendly guidance in this bestselling guide. In Crocheting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll find out how to choose the right hooks and yarns to complete your project, switch colors as you go, utilize various crochet stiches for different looks, and so much more. Online companion project videos will help readers master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.

Julia Roberts and countless other celebrities are doing it—and you can, too! Taking the intimidation out of the timeless art of crocheting, this updated edition gives crafters of every skill level the knowledge and know-how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off their work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatches to decoding patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to create beautiful designs in no time!

  • Includes fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques
  • Covers common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them
  • Provides guidance on crocheting with eco-awareness, like working with organic yarns, tie-dye yarns, and free trade and sustainably sourced fibers
  • Gets you up to speed on resources and events held within the crochet community
  • Provides free online access to videos to teach you how to tackle various stitches and crochet in the round

Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skillset, Crocheting For Dummies gives you everything you need to get hooked like a pro.

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