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Crafting / DIY

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

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Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms -- plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more -- there's something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs.
Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids

Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids

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Create the Monster Menagerie of Your Dreams

Who says creepy can't be cute? With this impressive amigurumi collection you can unlock a whole new world of creatures and cryptids in all their scaryadorable glory. From classic cryptids like Cthulhu, Nessie and Mothman to paranormal paragons like Zombies, Werewolves and Nosferatu himself, there's no end to the delightful terrors you can create.

These 40 unique patterns capture each creature's quirks like the majesty of dragons' wings, Medusa's snake hair and the horror of Slender Man's tentacles. While you're creating, you can follow helpful tips on making your own colored eyes and pattern customization for color and sizing. Whether you're looking to add some spooky new additions to your own plushie collection or are hoping to surprise the horror fan in your life, there's a loveable monster in here for everyone.

Crochet-opedia

Crochet-opedia

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Encompassing the full range of key crocheting techniques, this guide is designed to help the reader learn and master each skill before moving on.

With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, detailed diagrams, and enticing patterns, Crochet-opedia will appeal to newcomers as well as advanced crocheters.

An array of fun and fabulous projects help the reader to progress, and exploring advanced techniques such as working chainless foundations, thread crochet, and garment construction will give the reader confidence to try alternate crochet methods.
Crochet-opedia also comes complete with a handy stitch directory, allowing the reader to browse through thumbnail photographs to easily choose a crochet stitch.

Crochet: 25 Easy Patterns For Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Basics While Having Fun

Crochet: 25 Easy Patterns For Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Basics While Having Fun

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Taking up any new hobby can be scary. How do I get started? What tools do I need? What are the terms I need to know? What are all the stitch types I will use? This book lays this all out for you as well giving you the basic instructions for 25 easy patterns that you can start doing immediately.

As well, there are several benefits of crochet, including:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety
  • Helps fight insomnia
  • Builds self-esteem
  • Reduces risk of cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimers)
  • Creates a greater sense of control
  • Brings people closer together
  • It's absolutely fun!
  • This easy-to-use book will:

  • Show you why crochet makes a great hobby
  • Help get you started immediately
  • Summarize crochet terms and abbreviations
  • Teach you the basic crochet stitches
  • Give you 25 easy patterns to work through
  • Highlight common mistakes and tell you how to avoid them
  • Give tips for beginners
  • Crocheted Animal Hats

    Crocheted Animal Hats

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    Follow Nicki Trench's simple crochet patterns to create a wonderful collection of 35 animal hats.

    Follow Nicki Trench's simple crochet patterns to create a wonderful collection of 35 animal hats.

    Choose from a wide variety of wild and wonderful animal hat designs; there are hats to keep little babies cosy, such as the super-cute rabbit and kitten and hats for toddlers and bigger kids such as the cool penguin, fierce (but sweet) shark, and the cuddly polar bear. Most of the hats can be made in a range of sizes so adults who are young at heart won't feel left out, and can have their very own tiger, fox, or wolf hat. Each hat has easy-to-follow instructions and uses the simplest of stitches, with clear photographs to help with the all-important snouts, ears, eyes, noses, and whiskers! With essential yarn information as well as a helpful techniques section, you'll be ready to start crocheting fun animal hats in no time.

    Crocheted Baby Hats & Booties

    Crocheted Baby Hats & Booties

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    A delightful collection of matching hats and booties: the perfect fit for little heads and feet.

    Dig into dozens of cute combinations and photo-worthy styles to suit any baby! Whether parents prefer classic looks or lean toward the playful, whether wool is best or cotton more comfortable--and no matter the season--you're bound to find the perfect fit.

  • Help baby stay cozy on those frosty mornings and provide stylish shelter from the summer sun.
  • Craft colorful characters like a smiling frog or wide-eyed owl, a pirate mouse or a charming kitten.
  • Crochet projects with or without earflaps, pompoms, ankle ties, beads, buttons, or flowers--the possibilities are endless!
  • Crocheted Baby Shoes

    Crocheted Baby Shoes

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    Cuddly, colourful baby shoes make the perfect gift for a new baby - this book is ideal for crafty people looking to give unique and personal presents.

    The book contains 20 gorgeous designs, all unique but all equally irresistible, in a range of colours and styles for boys and girls. Choose from red strawberry-style shoes with flowery toes, smiley car shoes, Christmas booties and even shoes shaped like frogs!

    As all babies are different, sizes and age suggestions are given for each project, from birth to twelve months, but general advice is also given at the beginning of the book on how to increase or decrease the size of the projects.

    Each pair of shoes requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be crocheted quickly, easily, and on the go using the clear instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and inspiring photographs.

    Crocheted Bears

    Crocheted Bears

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    Crochet 20 little bears and dress them up in a wonderful range of colorful outfits that will delight both adults and children alike. All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple crocheted bear, approximately 4 in tall, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book. The bears have a firm texture and are made in a stable, seated position. There are 20 unique bears to choose from, each with its own crocheted outfit, and of course, all of the characters can be adapted by simply changing the colors used or by "mixing and matching" the various items of clothing and accessories. The reader can build up a collection of their own handmade bears, or create gorgeous, personalised gifts for their friends and family to suit any occasion. With the simple instructions inside they can make their little bears on the go.

    Crocheted Bears and Other Animals

    Crocheted Bears and Other Animals

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    Adorable animal friends to crochet for children of all ages.

    Adorable animal friends to crochet for children of all ages.

    A world away from mass-produced plush toys, Emma Brown's hand-crocheted creations live on the make-believe island of Shady Bay. The animals all have their part to play in island life. Ronnie the bear is the Ranger on Shady Bay and he takes his rucksack and cozy scarf whenever he goes on his outdoor adventures. Archie and Boris are two crafty canine brothers and together they build the homes for the other animals on the island. There's Whimsie the bunny with a wild imagination and Breeze the owl who swoops high amongst the trees gathering the midnight fruit for the other animals. With 25 gorgeous patterns suitable for beginners through to experienced crafters, you're sure to find a unique toy in Crocheted Bears and Other Animals that will spark a child's imagination and become a firm friend for life.

    Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies

    Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies

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    Crocheted Bees Bugs and Butterflies is a stunning collection of 10 exquisite crochet projects including moths, beetles, butterflies and other insects.

    Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photography. The book includes an extensive and beautifully illustrated techniques section explaining everything you need to know to embark on these wonderful projects. Once completed the projects can either be worn as an accessory, such as a brooch or hair decoration, or they can be mounted in a frame or bell jar for display.

    Made using various yarns, metallic and nylon threads, these projects incorporate beads and sequins to give astounding results. The legs are wired and the designs use a variety of crochet stitches and embroidered details.

    Crocheted Home: 35 Beautiful Designs for Afghans, Pillows, Blankets and More

    Crocheted Home: 35 Beautiful Designs for Afghans, Pillows, Blankets and More

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    Create something beautiful for every room in the house with these 35 inspiring crochet patterns. With easy-to-follow patterns and unique designs from Kate Eastwood, you'll find something cozy, stylish or practical to have in your home all year round or to bring out at special occasions.

    Kate Eastwood, author of Crocheted Wreaths and Garlands, has created 35 beautiful and inspiring designs for the home, with something to suit every room in the house and every time of year. You could crochet a colorful bolster pillow or stylish pompom-edged throw for the living room, or a hot water bottle cover or blanket for the bedroom. Why not try making some seasonal tea cozies or smart table mats to impress your guests in the kitchen? Kate has designed some modern accessories for your bathroom, including a bathmat and cotton facecloths while the contemporary cloud blanket and colorful balloon pillow would look right at home in a child's bedroom or nursery. Kate has also included some great projects to use in the festive seasons, such as the Christmas Nordic wreath and the spring table runner, perfect for Easter. With clear patterns and illustrations of all the stitches, skills and techniques required, all you need is some yarn and a hook to start creating beautiful projects for your home.

    Crocheted Hoods and Cowls

    Crocheted Hoods and Cowls

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    This collection of crocheted patterns includes adorable animal hoods like a giraffe and bunny for kids and elegant, textured styles for adults. Hoods are both stylish and extra-warm, protecting both your head and neck from the winter chill. Various stitch patterns and embellishments make these hoods interesting and fun to crochet.
    Cuddly Animals to Crochet

    Cuddly Animals to Crochet

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    28 cute and cuddly amigurumi animals to crochet in sumptuously soft merino or cotton yarns.

    This charming book contains a whole range of wonderfully cute animal creations for you to crochet! With clear, straightforward patterns to follow and fun photography, you will want to make every one of the 28 different animals there are to choose from.

    Crocheted in beautifully soft merino and organic cotton yarns, these super-cuddly creatures will make great toys for children or grandchildren to play with and cuddle.

    Chapters focus on forest and farm animals, those from Africa, Asia, Australia and South America, and sea and pond creatures, and there is also a short crochet stitch section at the beginning of the book explaining all the stitches used in the projects.

    Choose from Emily the Sheep, Victor the Ostrich, Timmy the Tiger, Jimmy the Koala, Cyril the Sloth, Charlie the Sea Turtle and many more - there is sure to be a favourite for your special youngster.

    Cuddly Crochet Critters

    Cuddly Crochet Critters

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    Cuddly Crochet Critters introduces 26 soft, huggable, pillow-like animals that are easy projects for beginners and will be loved by children and adults of all ages. Fashioned from super-bulky, machine-washable, chenille-style yarn, the stuffed animals can be completed in just a few hours. These cuddly critters make great pillows for a child's nap time, homey accessories for a dorm room, comfy companions for travel, and great gifts, too!
    Based on the popular Japanese "tsum tsum" style, each project starts with a standard body shape and requires just some basic crochet stitches. As an added bonus, there are 12 additional "critter combinations" to make! Mix and match pattern pieces to create a koala, a zebra, a narwhal, and more.
    Custom Knits Accessories: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Improvisational Techniques for Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Socks, and More

    Custom Knits Accessories: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Improvisational Techniques for Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Socks, and More

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    Custom Knits Accessories is the third book in the Custom Knits series by acclaimed designer Wendy Bernard. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, socks, and more. Each of Bernard's 25 sassy-chic patterns offers specific ideas for customization--from switching out yarns to personalizing fit and style details--and fun, glamorous photographs show off the finished pieces. Also included are formulas for knitting all types of accessories without a pattern, using a single body measurement as a starting point. In true Custom Knits style, Bernard encourages knitters to unleash their inner designer every step of the way.
    Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

    Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

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    A knitting sourcebook full of patterns and techniques for making shawls and wraps with ease

    Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans aim to equip adventurous knitters with the skills to knit and create shawls and wraps of all shapes and sizes and to help them forge their own shawl-knitting paths. Tips and tutorials address the technical aspects of shawl knitting, from shaping to adapting stitch patterns to making color and fabric choices. A gallery of patterns using a variety of yarns both mainstream and indie provides knitters with inspiration for customizing and creating their own designs.

    More than a dozen patterns illustrate the featured knitting techniques. One-third of the patterns are aimed at beginning knitters, one-third teach intermediate knitters new skills for intriguing results, and one-third offer creative instruction in customizing. The featured yarns are a mix: some luxury fibers, some classics. Together, Atherley and McBrien Evans provide a 360-degree view of the shawl-creation process from designing to knitting

    Cut Up This Book! Step-by-Step Instruction for Artworks, Greeting Cards, Keepsakes, and More

    Cut Up This Book! Step-by-Step Instruction for Artworks, Greeting Cards, Keepsakes, and More

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    The appeal of paper cutting is that anyone can do it, the equipment is readily available, and the results are stunning. This totally fun and interactive book features inspirational ideas for crafters of all skill levels. In an easy-to-follow, fully illustrated format, Cut Up This Book! shows readers how to create exquisite works of art. It provides all essential information from basic techniques to creative step-by-step projects.

    The package includes fifty one-of-a-kind, ready-to-cut papercraft projects designed by artist Emily Hogarth. Filled with ideas such as card-making and transposing images onto fabric, readers will make crafts that have a variety of practical applications in everyday life. Illuminating text offers profiles of contemporary artists and detail on papercutting forms throughout the world, basic tools, materials, and techniques. Projects include:

    - Greeting cards

    - Bird Mobiles

    - Tree ornaments

    - Window displays

    - Shadow puppets

    And much more!

    Cute Amigurumi Animals

    Cute Amigurumi Animals

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    Make 16 beautiful crocheted animals with Liberty fabric additions in calming pastel colours.

    Enter into the whimsical, crocheted world of Aleksandra, from the site Eleonore & Maurice. She is a talented designer who blends pastel yarns with Liberty fabric to make truly adorable creations: plush animals with little accessories, as well as sweet cushions. The combination of the calming pastel cotton yarn and the delicate Liberty designs give very pleasing results. These crisp creations include a cat cushion, a bird family, a hedgehog, a rabbit and a reindeer.

    The crochet patterns are clear and easy to follow and the sewing element is minimal, including items such as fabric bows, belts, ears, tails and collars. Make them for yourself or as gifts for family and friends. Everyone is sure to love these beautiful crocheted creatures. The soft colours and splashes of Liberty fabric make them perfect companions that children will love.