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Crafting / DIY

Clever Crocheted Accessories

Clever Crocheted Accessories

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Crocheters will satisfy their hunger for unique small projects with former Crochet Today editor Brett Bara's Clever Crocheted Accessories. Brett collected 25 delightful, practical pieces that make perfect gifts--though you may be tempted to keep them all to yourself!

The ideal curator, Brett shares a first-rate lineup of projects. Whether you are a beginner or experienced crocheter, there is something for everyone: hats and caps, including a cloche, porkpie hat, and tam; scarves, shawls, and cowls, from chunky to drapey to snug; eye-catching mittens and arm warmers; delicate lace socks and cozy man-slippers; flirty bags; and sparkly jewelry. Each piece is designed with standout details so that even the simplest pattern has that wow factor by showcasing lust-worthy yarn, an unexpected technique, or a fun embellishment. Techniques you'll discover include Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, and Bruges lace.

The all-star roster of designers includes Robyn Chachula, Doris Chan, Mari Lynn Patrick, Regina Gonzalez, Drew Emborsky, Linda Permann, Kristin Omdahl, Ellen Gormley, Cal Patch, Pamela Wynne, Linda Cyr, and Vickie Howell.

Colorful Knit Soxx

Colorful Knit Soxx

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Bright, colorful socks to knit! The 26 designs in this book will ramp your sock knitting from ho-hum to WOW! Each pair of socks is a masterpiece of luscious color, but the repeating patterns ensure that the knitting is still relaxing and easy to track. Divided into five color sections--bright, maritime, natural, pastel, and classic retro--there are patterns to please every taste. Wonder what the socks would look like in other colors? Check out the inspirational chapter showing some of the socks knitted in other color schemes, and then choose your own color combinations to try. New to sock knitting? We've got you covered! Explanations of sock knitting techniques--from the anatomy of a sock to how to work the heel and toe--are included, along with illustrations. Your feet will be doing a happy dance every time you wear these beautiful socks you knit yourself!
Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet & Weave

Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet & Weave

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Follow the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people's stunning geometric patterns and shapes to make ten stunning bags!

Colourful, functional and fun - these striking crocheted Wayuu mochila bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours.

There is a comprehensive techniques section at the beginning of the book to help you get to grips with tapestry crochet, and a section at the end showing you how to make the beautifully woven straps and also the drawstrings, using the Kumihimo technique. The woven straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts.

Using very simple stitches, with easy-to-follow patterns and widely available 100% cotton yarns, these bags are too beautiful to resist - so pick up your yarn and hook and get started!

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers

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Nary a knitter or crocheter can resist making soft, snuggly things for babies. In Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, the Berroco design team (led by superstar design director Norah Gaughan) cover all of the cozy bases, presenting blankets, sweaters, bonnets, and plush toys. Like the first book in the Comfort series--Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans--this one features 50 knit and crochet projects using the company's bestselling, affordably priced Comfort and Vintage yarns. With project styles ranging from traditional pastels and Aran knits to midcentury modern color-blocking, and challenge levels ranging from beginner to advanced, there's something for every knitter and crocheter--and every baby they love--in this beautiful collection.

Also available from Norah Gaughan: Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook, Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans, and Knitting Nature.

Praise for Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers

"Has a whopping 50 patterns for knitters and crocheters who want to outfit little ones in style." --About.com

"The girls crochet sweaters are adorable. Cleire Cardiagan is bobbleiscious." --Examiner.com

"What you will not see are frilly, lacy dresses that might have been popular a few generations back but which aren't very practical in today's world. Nor will you see patterns with a lot of dangerous, sewn-on embellishments that children can stuff in their mouths and choke on. This book has practical, wearable clothes that are attractive but down to earth." --MyCentralJersey.com

"This Pink Lemonade Dress? To. Die. For." --Smashed Peas and Carrots

"What better way to welcome a new baby to the family than with a soft and cuddly hand-knitted or crocheted piece made with lots of love?" --Detroit News

"If you have a baby or toddler in your life, this is a great book to get." --The Foodie Knitter podcast

"Whether you wield a hook, a pair of needles, or both, you'll find something to your little one's liking." --Yarn Market News

"This is not a book that I'd grow tired using over and over again." --Knitty.com
Comfortable Crochet Socks

Comfortable Crochet Socks

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Say hello to cozy and comfortable crochet socks! Sascha Blase-Van Wagtendonk has discovered the secrets to perfect-fitting, soft, stretchy, and comfortable crochet socks, and has designed 10 patterns for the ultimate in style and comfort. All patterns are presented in a range of sizes from babies and toddlers through adult, and for both men and women, so every foot can be warm and happy. Detailed written instructions are given for each size, and stitch diagrams for more advanced stitches. Try decorative cable and lace stitches, chevrons, or a cute little bear sock. Change the yarn colors to personalize, and crochet socks for the whole family.
Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

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Say it with chalk! Learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar in a book complete with chalkboards!

Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs.

In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to "vintage circus." Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills, including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!

The book is also a practice space, with three foldout "chalkboards"--the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.

Complete Book of Origami

Complete Book of Origami

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The amazing Japanese art of origami - an age-old craft dating back to the invention of paper - is an engrossing activity practiced by many thousands of people the world over. In this abundantly illustrated book, noted origamist and research physicist Robert Lang shows how to create 48 timeless figures, offering a broad range of inspiration and challenge for novices and experts alike.
Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert

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Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, this authoritative guide is a must-have classic in the world of woodworking.

With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, The Complete Manual of Woodworking encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.

Convertible Crochet

Convertible Crochet

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Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than One
Convertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
Cool Chunky Knits

Cool Chunky Knits

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Get your knit on with this stylish and quick-knitting collection of patterns designed for today's super popular chunked-up yarns and fashions! Knitters from beginner to intermediate levels will enjoy exploring the simple but engaging stitch patterns--easy lace, subtle textures, and fun cables.- Includes patterns for the fashions knitters want: cowls, infinity scarves, shawlettes, slouchy hats, fingerless gloves, headbands, and more- All designs are knit with bulky, super bulky, or chunky yarns (including fantastically colored self-striping yarns), using big needles (U.S. 10/6 mm or larger), meaning projects knit up fast- Many patterns require only one or two skeins of yarn
Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under

Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under

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Designer Ana Morais Soares has a great passion for color and blankets. In this book she presents 15 colorful projects, using different crochet techniques and styles. FROM SIMPLE PATTERNS TO SOME MORE ELABORATED ONES, YOU WILL FIND BEAUTIFUL BLANKETS TO CROCHET AND SNUGGLE UNDER. THEY WILL ALSO ADD COLOR TO YOUR HOME ALLOWING YOU TO BE CREATIVE. Blankets are crocheted using gorgeous yarns - linen, wool, cotton, acrylic and a mix of these two - in beautiful bright or soft colours. You can never have enough blankets, right?
Craft Library Knits for Hats Gloves and Scarves

Craft Library Knits for Hats Gloves and Scarves

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20 original designs for everyone.

There is something very comforting about being wrapped up against the winter weather - this book gives you a collection of 20 original patterns for stylish hats, gloves and scarves to satisfy your cravings for comfort. With everything from French berets, cozy mittens and snuggle scarves, these are desirable hand-knitted accessories that you won't want to be without. Whether you know them for yourself or for your loved ones, you are guaranteed to find a project to inspire you.

Crafting the Resistance

Crafting the Resistance

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Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment.
Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of the girls, wearing knitted Pussyhats?
Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the domestic arts of knitting, sewing, and more--to channel your feminist rage. With pictures, step-by-step instructions, bonus patterns, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, Crafting the Resistance is the book for women's rights activists on a DIY path to self-determination.
Put your homemaking and protesting skills to the test with thirty-five girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects such as:
Snowflake knitted wristers
  • Bleeding Heart T-shirt
  • Clear vinyl protest tote bag to speed up security screenings
  • The Pussyhat as knitted hats, holiday ornaments, throw pillows, and cat beds
  • "Nasty Nag" zippered pouch
  • Well read bookmarks
  • And More!

  • Take politics into your own hands, literally, and craft your message out into the world. Including an essay and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, Crafting the Resistance is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists, empowered protestors, and any woman--or man--who is part of the resistance.
    Crafting with Cat Hair

    Crafting with Cat Hair

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    Got fur balls?

    Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it's time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour--with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!

    Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects

    Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects

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    Get inspired to craft your world with these stylish and imaginative duct tape creations. Celebrity crafter Marisa Pawelko shows you how to cut, rip, layer and fold colorful duct tape to concoct fantastic fashions, school supplies and room décor. Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects starts with a basic tutorial on the nine skills every tapester needs to know, from ruffles and rosettes to bows and petal points. These are the bells and whistles you'll need to get seriously funky as you customize each of the amazing projects in this book. Marisa shares 24 of her best DIY duct tape ideas, with step-by-step instructions and how-to pictures. You'll learn how to make fashionable wearables like fingerless gloves, leg warmers, a kilt, and a halter top. You'll also find crafty ideas for functional items like a vase and a chandelier. Projects cover a variety of skill levels, so you'll get plenty of creative inspiration whether you're just a beginner or an experienced duct tape aficionado.
    Creative Makers Simple Crochet

    Creative Makers Simple Crochet

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    Portable, pretty and quick and easy to learn, crochet is back in vogue and crafter and blogger Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for everyday life. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters, and bags to toys, scarves and her by now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of colorful yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful.
    Creative Makers Simple Knitting

    Creative Makers Simple Knitting

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    Knitting is cool again. Knitting groups are springing up everywhere and those of us who perhaps learned to knit as children and then forgot about it are now rediscovering the joys of sitting down with friends, some beautiful yarn and a pair of nice chunky needles.

    Contemporary knitting queen Ros Badger has created more than 20 really simple projects for gorgeous on-trend accessories - gloves, socks, scarves, bags, and even knitted jewelry. For those new to knitting, Ros provides all the information you need to get started, with an overview of yarns, terminology and step-by-step instructions on how to knit.

    All the projects in the book are made with just two stitches (either knit or purl) and most use simple squares, oblongs or tubes for super-easy knitting. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of knitting what you wear.

    Crochet Adorned

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