« 2 Pcs Nonslip Grip Metal Tapered Needle Leather Stitch Sewing Awl Burgundy Gift for Kid Chid 12 Colors Pack with Tool Set Oven Bake Polymer Clay Modelling Art Toy Craft » 3 thoughts on “A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter” 189 of 189 people found the following review helpful A crocheter’s MUST have, November 4, 2010 By Barbara Rhoades “Jackie of all Trades” (O’Fallon, MO USA) – This review is from: A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter (Paperback) I have been crocheting since I was in my 20’s which means for the past 40 years! Give me a crochet pattern and I’m a happy camper so when I saw A TO Z OF CROCHET, I was in heaven. All the stitches you can think of in one place. No more hunting for the directions for a particular stitch pattern. Better yet, as I began reading the book, I was reminded of Broomstick Lace. I could remember making it as a young mother but couldn’t remember how other than I needed a crochet hook and a VERY large “broomstick” (or in today’s world – a large knitting needle). I looked through the table of contents immediately and there was the needed reminder I was looking for to make the lace. While it isn’t really lace in the sense of being delicate, it is really a beautiful pattern. Anyway, the book contains information on types of yarns, hooks, gauge, how to read patterns and charts and other equipment you might need. The next section is all about getting started – how to hold the yarn and hook and beginning, ending and joining yarn. Next comes a section full of various types of crochet stitches and more stitches and MORE stitches. If you want to make it in crochet, you should be able to find the stitch there. The next section is where I found the Broomstick Lace pattern and the Entrelac pattern, yet another I had forgotten about over the years. The final two sections are about adding embellishments and the final joining and blocking of pieces. One last feature of the book is that the front and back covers each have a “bookmark” flap which is very useful when you can finish a project in one sitting. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 102 of 103 people found the following review helpful The quintessential reference book for crochet., November 2, 2012 By Marina Henley “Alora Yuy” (Green Island, NY) – This review is from: A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter (Paperback) First off, this book is not intended as a pattern book. It doesn’t teach you how to read patterns nor does it include patterns. What this does instead is show you how to do a ton of stitches whether you know the basics or are just picking up crochet for the first time. Want to learn how to crochet in the round? Fun edges for your scarves or blankets? How to change colors mid-crochet? How to weave in your ends? How to make your rows wavy or curvy? Add extra texture to your work? How about adding in beads and sequins? Or making buttons and button-holes? How to make cords? What about just wanting to know how to pick the right yarn and hooks? This book is for you! If you’re brand new to crochet, the first couple chapters are all about crochet hooks sizes, yarn styles and sizes, gauge of crochet, how to hold the yarn, and the basic beginner steps to crochet such as how to start, chain stitch, slip stitch, tying off. If you already know how and just want to expand your repertoire then there are dozens upon dozens of stitches, tricks, techniques, and styles to increase your knowledge. I bought this a while ago and frequently use it as a reference guide. I made a scarf for someone once and it was going to be one color, so I used this book to make wavy rows so it looked more interesting. I was going to crochet in the round and this book helped me figure it out. Every time I’ve wanted to try a fun new stitch, this book was there for me to figure it out and make my work beautiful. This is an indispensable book that should be a part of any crocheters collection! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 70 of 72 people found the following review helpful Great crochet reference book!, October 30, 2011 By Kim Jamieson-Hirst “Chatterbox Quilts” (Calgary, AB, Canada) – This review is from: A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter (Paperback) This is a great reference book for crocheters. While I dabble in crochet occasionally, I’m no expert, but with this book I could definitely become one. I liked the clear instructions as well as the detailed photos of each step in the process. This book includes beginning crochet stitches and information about hooks, yarn and gauge as well as more advance techniques, such as tubular and hairpin crochet. Instructions are given for making buttonholes and edgings and finishing information is provided as well.If you only purchase one reference book about crochet, this should be it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.