The definitive classic on crocheting for years, the first edition of "Crocheting in Plain English" equipped readers with easy-to-follow, friendly advice on creating their dream crochets. A lifelong crocheting teacher and designer, Maggie Righetti offered both basic principles and step-by-step instructions to get crocheters started and to perfect their techniques.
In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today's crocheter, Righetti dispenses more of her invaluable wisdom, covering virtually everything you need to know about crochet, including:
* Selecting threads and yarns
* Determining gauge
* Working with the right tools
* How to interpret patterns and instructions
* Increasing and decreasing stitches
* How to fix mistakes
* Basic stitches (chain, double, treble, slip)
* Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches
* Assembling the finished product
* How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles
* And much, much more
Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts, or photos. Complete with a new introduction and a detailed glossary of crochet terms, "Crocheting in Plain English" is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.
Praise for Maggie Righetti and "Knitting in Plain English":
"Engaging . . . Righetti tells it like it is. The hard-won wisdom in its pages will make even experts rethink a thing or two."- "Vogue Knitting
""A wonderfully down-to-earth, practical, and realistic book for the beginner and intermediate . . . Recommended for all craft collections."- "Library Journal"
"Fun to read . . . Righetti peppers her no-fuss lessons with good humor, good stories and good horse sense."- "Yarn Market News"