Crochet is often associated with the styles of the seventies, when crocheted bikinis and doilies were all the rage. Crochet has been revamped, there is no better time than right now to pick up a crochet hook and get making.
Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight is the perfect book to get someone who is just starting out. Whilst the projects themselves are suitable for all levels, the first part of the book explains all of the basics of this enjoyable hobby.
Knight starts out by describing all of the different yarns available, looking at the type of yarn, thickness and the weight. She ten goes on to describe the various types of crochet hook available and what they are best suited to, there is even a handy pictorial chart showing the thicknesses of hooks and the anatomy of one.
Next up Erika Knight shows how to actually start crocheting, beginning with a slip stitch and foundation chain, then moving on to controlling the yarn when it is on the hook. Each of the tutorials is accompanied by simple illustrations to help guide you. Once you have the basics sorted you will need to learn some of the standard stitches, how to work in a round and understand patterns. The latter is an important one as crochet patterns are generally abbreviated!
Knight includes a fantastic stitch library details each of the stitches used in the patterns that follow and there 20 fantastic projects for you to make. All of the project are stunning but we picked out a few of our favourites that include a Daisy Chain and Stripped Cushion, Table mats and even a rather nifty Dog Bed!
Pick up this wonderful how to book from Quadrille for £16.99