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Big Book of Weekend Crochet: 40 Stylish Projects, from Sweaters and Scarves to Blankets

Hilary Mackin, Sue Whiting

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1st April 2007
176 pages - 280 x 215 xmm
Crochet is back! Using the latest fabulous yarns with traditional techniques, this book is a wonderful collection of 40 glorious designs.The projects are divided into four chapters: Sweaters and Tops; Accessories; Children's Fashions; and Home Accessories. Some of the items are remarkably quick and simple to make, such as the skinny scarf or the baby blanket, while others make use of crochet techniques such as working motifs, using charts or working in rounds. From simple sleeveless vests and tops to warm and cosy jackets and sweaters, as well as bags, scarves and capes, there is something here to suit every style. All the information for each pattern is clearly given, alongside beautiful photographs of the finished items. In addition, a section at the front of the book takes the reader through all the crochet basics, from choosing hooks and yarns to following patterns.All the patterns are simple and quick to make using the latest yarns in a fabulous range of colours.
Hilary Mackin began a career in nursing, moved to banking and then took a full time fashion and textiles course, specialising in knitting. Her distinction in this course led her to begin designing her own knitwear and since then she has never looked back. She now designs regularly for all the major magazines. She is constantly in demand and as she comments "Still knitting, still loving it". Hilary lives near York. Sue Whiting is a needlecraft design consultant and author who works with a number of textile companies to produce brochures, booklets and promotional materials. Her clients include Jaeger and Rowan Handknitting. She trained at the London School of Fashion and has worked with numerous magazines and publishers on all aspects of needlework. She has written several needlework books, including Take up Crochet. She lives in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

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