Author(s): Ruth Maddock
Hooked on Crochet is the first learn-to-crochet book to feature fashion-led projects that will capture the imagination of anyone who wants to learn from scratch, as well as inspiring those who can already crochet with a new design collection. Initially trained in fashion, author Ruth Maddock has a design-led focus and excels at designing items that are on-trend and wearable or useful in the home. Taking learners from absolute beginner level, Hooked on Crochet devotes a chapter to each of the key crochet stitches, starting with the complete basics and gradually building in complexity. Written in an easy, informal style, each chapter contains detailed photo instructions, hints, tips and projects so that even the complete beginner can gain the satisfaction of creating a project right from the start of their crochet journey. Featuring twenty-five projects aimed at crocheters of all ages, readers will learn how to follow written patterns, and, with the help of Ruth's clear instructions, will be creating beautiful crocheted pieces in no time - from clothing and accessories through to toys and home d cor.
Hooked on Crochet is the first learn-to-crochet book to feature fashion-led projects. The designs are easy enough for a beginner, but stylish enough for crocheters of all levels to want to pick up their hooks!
Ruth Maddock studied fashion at Epsom Art School - now the University of the Creative Arts - and eventually found her niche working as a hand knit, machine knit and crochet designer. Ruth is now an internationally published author, an experienced teacher of pattern cutting and garment construction, and a regular contributor to all the major UK knit and crochet magazines. She also designs for several UK yarn spinners, and in 2011 opened her own local yarn store in Bromyard, Herefordshire, where she runs regular workshops on crochet, knitting and sewing.
Introduction Basics Chain stitch Slip stitch Double crochet Half treble Treble Longer treble Textured patterns Multicoloured patterns Lace patterns Circles Squares Shaping Finishing Appendix: Resources Stockists Acknowledgements