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Title: Crocheting in Plain English
Author: Maggie Righetti
Format: Softcover, 244 pages
Illustrations: Black and white drawings and photos
Size: 7 1/4" X 9 1/4"
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, NY, 1988
Condition: In Good used condition, some cover edgewear and small "dings" on bottom edge of front cover, interior pages unmarked.
Easy-to-follow lessons in patterns, sensible solutions to nagging problems, the only book any crocheter will ever need.
At last, crocheters without the benefit of a friendly instructor can find th help they need in Crocheting in Plain English. Even if you've never held a crochet hook before, Maggie Righetti's sound instructions and encouragement will help get you startd. If youre an experienced crocheter, you'll find dozens of tips for perfecting your techniques. This comprehensive, common-sense guide covers virtually everything you need to know about crochet:
Selecting threads and yarns
Working with the right tools
How to interpret patterns and instructions
Increasing and decreasing
How to fix mistakes
Basic stitches (chain, double, triple, slip)
Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches
Assembling the finished product
How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles
and much more
Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts or photos. Complet with a detail glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.