All about Crochet - The Dictionary of Crochet Stitches and Techniques

by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss
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Not sure how to work into a chain space or between stitches? Wondering what is meant by a working row? Confused about how to decrease in half double crochet? This ultimate visual guide will answer those questions and more.

  • Find information easily with the book's A to Z format
  • Learn from two of the most knowledgeable and experienced authors in the industry
  • Slip this small book into your bag to accompany a take-along project

by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
Format Description:
full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
August 18th, 2009
The cover of the book can be somewhat misleading as to what this book is actually about.

Being a very visual person - when I see the images of stitch patterns on the cover, I tend to think this book would be about crochet pattern stitches; however, this is not the case.

All About Crochet is really a Dictionary all about crochet.

This book is more than just a crochet pattern stitch book. This book provides a wealth of knowledge about Crochet Terms and Procedures. It is a really good resource for new Crocheters and provides excellent information for new Designers too.

Part 1 includes an A to Z Dictionary of Stitches and Techniques with some basic examples and diagrams to help you with hook placement and applying crochet directions to your projects.

Part 2 Includes:
Blocking Thread Crochet
Crochet Terms in Other Languages (English US/UK, French, Spanish, Italian, German)
Regular Yarn Crochet Hook Sizes (mm, letter and number)
Steel Crochet Hooks (mm and number size)
Garment Sizing
Size Charts (babies, children, youth, women, men and head sizes)
Fit and ease (to make garments the correct size)
Lengths (average lengths of garments for child/youth, women and men)
Metrics (measuring weight, measuring length and width, standard metric equivalents)
Sizes (Tablecloths, Afghans, Bedspreads)
Skill Levels
Standard Yarn Weight
Symbols used in pattern instructions (asterisk, daggers, colon, parentheses)
Symbol Crochet
Yarn Labels

I personally really love this book - but I Design Crochet Patterns. I think this book makes an excellent tool and resource for new Designers; while also providing the basic knowledge in the Dictionary (Part 1) for newer crocheters and those who wish to understand more about the Craft than just how to make basic stitches to complete a project.
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Jean Leinhauser

A well-respected needlework author, Jean Leinhauser authored dozens of books on knitting and crochet. We would like to pay our respects to this fine author. We were saddened to hear of her passing.

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Rita Weiss

Rita Weiss is one of the most respected authors in needlework today. She has authored more than a dozen books on knitting and crochet.

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