I used this book as well as YouTube videos to teach myself to crochet One reviewer criticized this book for the lack of basics, but I found plenty of useful information and I refer back to the book often There are plenty of colorful photos to illustrate techniques, and they all made sense to me when coupled with videos I am definitely a visual learner Nice projects, too. I can t wait to finish my current crochet project a blanket for my granddaughter which could have been finished a month ago if I hadn t decided to try freeform lace for the 6th square so I can borrow this book again from the library and make a sampler of all these wonderful stitches I ve been crocheting for years but have never done anything to a pattern, so it ll be fun to give all these ones a go.Oh, I promised myself I d make a cushion for my mother first 2 I can t wait till I ve finished my current project AND the cushion for Mum so I can borrow this book again.Hmmm, I ve made vague murmurings about crocheting some jumper or something for my husband I probably should do that first 3 I can t wait till I ve finished my current project AND the cushion for Mum AND the something for my husband so I can borrow this book again. This Highly VISUAL Guide Makes It Easier Than Ever To Get Hooked On Crocheting The Approximately Million Crocheters In The US Make Crocheting One Of Today S Hottest Hobbies This VISUAL Guide Makes It Easy To Pick Up A Hook And A Ball Of Yarn And Get Stitching, With Clear, Step By Step Presentations Of Techniques Accompanied By Detailed Color Photos That Show Readers Exactly What To Do The Book S Than Patterns Everything From Blankets To Mittens To A Man S Necktie Appeal To Hip, Modern Crocheters I am technically still using this book, but I feel like I ve gotten a good enough idea of its merits as an instructional manual to write something about it I think for anyone who learns well through trial and error, this book will be extremely helpful The pictures could be better, i.e., they could clearly demonstrate the precise step being discussed, but the plain english instructions are great and quite illustrative If you re the kind of person who likes having a teacher handy, someone to get you out of a mess, to clarify what s confusing you, this book may be helpful but you ll still want to seek out actual instruction I m the kind of gal who likes to lock myself in a room and just try this stuff solo, over and over again, figuring out by myself what I ve loused up, so this book did the trick I ve already created a number of crocheted items and feel comfortable with it every day Learning styles are so different, I wouldn t recommend this to just anyone, but for the book learners out there I would recommend it without hesitation. Great resource for beginner crocheters or those that want to brush up on their skills I have never been good at interpreting crochet shorthand, and I ve always been a better visual learner, so this book was ideal for me It gave you basic and advanced stitches, in addition to techniques, stitch variations, combining stitches, how to follow a pattern, stitch patterns, and troubleshooting It also shows how to make different shapes flowers creatures, blocks and motifs, edgings, and patterns for everything from hats, socks, sweaters, coasters, handbacks and belts I think I might buy this one. This book is great for everything from beginning stitches to complex ones, from fun flowers and curlie cues to easy afgans and wraps Photos and directions are great I played around with the afgan stitch and making flowers and curlies last night.The book covers everything you need to know about getting started, from types of yarn and their care, to selecting hooks, and how to read patterns This copy is from the library, and I would definately like my own copy to keep on hand It is an invaluable crochet resource. I looked at many Crochet books before picking this one out I think it s the best learn to crochet book out there It s not easy to teach yourself to crochet but this book really makes it possible The pictures are very good I keep this book nearby and refer it often in case I forget how to do something or want to learn a new stitch I ve found that most of the mistakes I first made when starting was from not reading the text of the steps close enough. This is a very good book for beginners I learned how to crochet from this book with a little help from my friend Sophia , and they have a lot of different ways to crochet really pretty patterns I actually recommend this one over Happy Hooker , part of Stitch n Bitch While Happy Hooker has a lot of projects and patterns, if you are a beginner that wishes to learn, the Visual book is definitely worth the investment Occasionally, I pretend I am crafty I am not. This is fantastic resource for self taught crocheters A solid resource for tips and techniques to learn or reference.
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- 280 pages
- Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet
- Cecily Keim
- 17 September 2017 Cecily Keim