Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to crochet. Ultimate Crochet Bible is a definitive reference for all aspects of crochet - from the first chain to the care and maintenance of your projects. The first two chapters are packed with useful information such as choosing and using a hook, how to read a pattern, holding the yarn and basic stitches. Once you are armed with the basics, you can go on to learn about a wide range of techniques. Traditional, laceweight crochet is covered in the Thread Crochet section. The yarn used tends to be fine and the hooks are small, but this allows you to put more detail into a piece of work. Filet and Irish crochet are covered here. The section on Tunisian and Entrelac Crochet shows how elements of crochet and knitting can be combined. Entrelac is a method of creating square shapes in order to make a textured fabric that resembles basket weave. In Working with Colour, the two main techniques of adding colour to a piece of crochet - Intarsia and Jacquard - are explained. And to create some really exciting effects, you can add beads and sequins to your crochet. It's a relatively easy technique. In addition, there are techniques for edgings, braids, fringes and tassels. Professional Finishing Techniques provides all the kw-how you need to take your crochet to a whole new level. But whatever your level of experience, this book will be an invaluable treasure trove of crochet techniques that you will turn to time and time again.
Jane Crowfoot taught herself to knit after being inspired by her great-grandmother's hand-made blankets and studied textile design at Winchester School of Art. In 1996, she became a Design Consultant for Rowan Yarns and went on to work with Debbie Bliss. Jane is a leader of the recent crochet revival, which has seen knitters all over the world put down their needles and pick up a crochet hook. She is the author of The Ultimate Crochet Bible (9781843405634). Jane Brocket is the author of five books including the bestselling Gentle Art of Quilt-Making (9781834305337). She created her blog, yarnstorm.blogs.com in February 2005 to write about knitting, but the contents soon expanded to include many more of life's small pleasures, such as baking, quilting, sewing, gardening, books and films. For more information, visit www.janebrocket.com.