Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes is packed full of 35 patterns that will keep your little one looking cute all year round. Using only the softest yarns, crochet expert Nicki Trench has created this striking collection of jackets, dresses, booties, hats, and more that make the perfect gift for newborns and toddlers. Crochet Knowhow covers all the techniques you will need and is a great resource for more confident crocheters to brush up on a stitch. In Sweaters and Cardigans you will find clothes to keep little ones warm and cozy, such as the Breton-style sweater for a boy, or the cardigan with embroidered daisies for a girl. Outdoor Accessories has hats and blankets that are perfect for outdoor excursions, while Jackets and Booties has slippers, ponchos, and more in a range of soft pastel colors. Finally, theres Toys, Accessories, and Room Decorations, filled with fun items including an adorable mobile with crocheted animals and blocks with a bell to stimulate your babys mind. With 35 cute and easy projects in total, theres more than enough to keep even the keenest crochet hook busy.
Expert crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns that will teach you how to crochet. A crochet teacher and author with over 20 years' experience, Nicki has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. Crochet Know-how explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artworks and instructions. Next, discover three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. First is Starting Out, where you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler - you'll be amazed how easy and quick the projects are to create. Once you've mastered these, move on to something more challenging in the Practice Makes Perfect chapter. There are cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby blocks, bibs and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn or the chunky seashells scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, from a family of adorable Russian dolls to the cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
Crochet a cozy for your phone, your teapot, your laptop, your favorite books, your passport, and more! Cover all your most precious items with cute and colorful crochet, and then why not make something for all your friends too? Start with simple vase cozies to brighten up your mantel, keep your tablet or e-reader safe with a wave-patterned striped cozy, then move on to more complex designs such as the adorable crocheted flower tea cozy, the pretty lace tea-light votive covers, and the soft and warm hot water bottle cover. Expert crafter Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher and author with over 20 years’ experience has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through making these beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. There is a comprehensive techniques section that explains all the stitches with clear artworks and instructions, followed by three chapters packed with patterns that will delight and inspire you.
Granny squares are the perfect crochet project for beginners. They are easy to learn and quick to complete. With full instructions for all the techniques you will need at the start, followed by 25 lovely patterns to put your newly-learned skills to use, Learn to Crochet Granny Squares and Flower Motifs is the perfect book for beginners, and near-beginners who want to expand their repertoire. The repetition of stitches and patterns within granny squares is perfect for mastering the basics, and the squares can then be made up into all sorts of useful and beautiful things, from scarves and blankets to bags and cushion covers. Once you've got the hang of squares, branch out into hexagons and triangles, and then into flower motifs – the combinations of shape, colour and pattern are almost endless. Best of all, you can use up all sorts of yarn from your stash as you practise until your squares are perfect.
Follow Nicki Trench’s simple crochet patterns to create a wonderful collection of 35 animal hats. Choose from a wide variety of wild and wonderful animal hat designs; there are hats to keep little babies cosy, such as the super-cute rabbit and kitten and hats for toddlers and bigger kids such as the cool penguin, fierce (but sweet) shark, and the cuddly polar bear. Most of the hats can be made in a range of sizes so adults who are young at heart won’t feel left out, and can have their very own tiger, fox, or wolf hat. Each hat has easy-to-follow instructions and uses the simplest of stitches, with clear photographs to help with the all-important snouts, ears, eyes, noses, and whiskers! With essential yarn information as well as a helpful techniques section, you’ll be ready to start crocheting fun animal hats in no time.
Make 35 gorgeous crochet projects all incorporating beautiful floral motifs and decorations. Nicki Trench returns with another set of cute and easy crochet projects for your home, family and friends, all in a pretty pastel colour palette and adorned with crocheted flowers. Divided into three chapters, the book begins with Starting Out, where you will find an easy purse, a Kindle cover and an adorable baby beanie hat, which are all perfect for first-time stitchers.?Next, move on to Practice Makes Perfect, where you can develop your crochet skills to make beautiful cushion covers and other designs made from luxurious yarns to decorate your home, from shelf edging to placemats. Finally, more experienced crafters will love the projects in Confident Crocheting – from a floral bag to a delicate lacy scarf, as well as the stunning Gypsy Queen throw that will stay in the family for generations. Also included is the Crochet Know-How section, where beginners and more experienced crocheters will find all the stitches required to make the projects explained in an easy-to-understand way.
Capture the spirit of the sixties and seventies with these 35 patterns for scarves, skirts, tank tops, turbans, and more. Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you're guaranteed to love the 35 patterns in Geek Chic Crochet . With a combination of cute, quirky and cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro designs. If you're meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the granny-squares scarf. For the summer months there's a cute crop top to wear to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You'll also find accessories to complete an ensemble - the collar is perfect for giving a new lease of life to last year's favourite dress or adding detail to a coat. Finally, there are brightly coloured pillows for your bedroom and an oversized hoodie that's perfect to relax in the day after the night before. Making your own clothes is also fun and rewarding. Even if you have never crocheted before, you'll find easy patterns to stitch, plus an extensive techniques section explaining everything you need to know.Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens , the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns . Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes , A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet . Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
35 fun and easy projects for toys, baby clothes, accessories, home decorations, tech cases, and bags. 35 fun and easy projects for toys, baby clothes, accessories, home decorations, tech cases, and bags. Follow Nicki Trench’s simple patterns to make a huge variety of colorful little knits, including gifts for babies and adults, accessories such as hats and gloves, and makes for the home. There are little kittens to display or play with, Fair-Isle pincushions that would make a lovely gift, a super-cozy baby jacket, bright fingerless gloves to cheer up the gloomiest winter’s day, and much more. Most of the projects can be knitted in very little time, and many can be made from less than one ball of yarn, so all you need to do is grab your knitting needles and get started!
Learn to crochet with designer and teacher Nicki Trench Nicki Trench has taught hundreds of people how to crochet, so she knows what beginners need: clear instructions, and simple patterns on which to practise their newly-learned skills. Learn to Crochet starts with a step-by-step techniques section to teach you all the basic stitches and skills. Once you've learned the basics, there are 25 patterns for accessories to wear, items for the home, and bags and covers for the things you carry with you. The specific skills you will need are listed at the beginning of each pattern, so you can double-check that you have mastered them before you start. Practice makes perfect, and with 25 patterns to choose from, you'll soon be able to crochet with confidence
Wrap up in style with these 35 cute and colourful crocheted scarves and cowls. It takes no time at all to crochet a cowl or a scarf, and some of these are super-fast, using chunky yarns and a big hook. Nicki Trench has created a wide range of contemporary designs, with a variety of stitches and fashionable colours, so you'll really stand out from the crowd. Start with the soft and cosy pom pom scarf or the bright shell stitch scarf in red, yellow and peach. Not every scarf or cowl has to just be for winter! The pretty silk lace scarf and the cool Mexican-inspired tasselled scarf can be worn all year round. There are also handy stash-busters such as the patchwork scarf and the horizontal striped cowl. Whether you want to match your scarf to your outfit or give them as gifts, there's something for everyone in Crocheted Scarves and Cowls.
Author: Sue Whiting
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Designed for all skill levels, this crafter’s companion features fun and versatile patterns for baby clothes, with simple projects that can be completed in just a weekend. Beginners will appreciate the advice on getting started and essential techniques, while experienced crocheters will enjoy the range of different effects created in these garments, such as chunky textured fabric and delicate lacy patterns. Twenty-four projects make use of a wide selection of available yarns, from pure cotton pastels to soft and colorful wools. Designs include classic sweaters and tops, a duffle coat, a lacy cardigan, a ski-style bobble hat and scarf set, bootees and even some cute toys. Each project has clear instructions and full information on yarns, stitches, and techniques, plus beautiful photographs of the finished garment.
Have you ever thought that you'd like to learn the craft of crochet but have been mystified by seemingly incomprehensible patterns and jargon? If so, this is the book for you. Crochet Basics is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to learn how to crochet. It is a structured course of 20 workshops and projects, which starts by showing you how to hold your crochet hook and leads you through all the techniques and stitches you will ever need to know. The Getting Started section provides advice on which yarns and equipment to buy, step-by-step illustrations show how to work all the stitches and there is essential information on how to understand crochet patterns. This is followed by the workshops, each of which introduces new techniques and reinforces skills already learned. Each workshop finishes with a project which consolidates these skills. The projects range from items for the home, such as pillows, throws and blankets, through to clothes and accessories, including a striped sweater and a cute camisole, a beanie hat and a bobbie bag. Crochet Basics takes you by the hand and shows you the easy way to learn. And with plenty of projects to spur you on, you'll soon work your way up from crocheting the simplest of squares to creating your own garments.
Designed with simplicity in mind, itâ€™s the perfect book for beginners as the toys are made up of only the easiest stitches. Based on the Japanese craze of amigurumi, the craft of creating ultra-cute crocheted creatures, youâ€™ll be sure to find a friend that youâ€™ll love. Each toy has its own unique story, so why not get to know the whole family? Thereâ€™s Nicki, the author, Andy the Alien, who came to Earth in search of cheese, and Boris the Baby with his political ambitions. You could also pay a visit to Mr and Mrs Bertie Buff-Orpington, the dancing chickens, and spend some time with their constantly growing brood. Down on the farm you will find a whole bunch of mischievous animals, like Ned the Goat, who thinks heâ€™s a chicken, and Pickle the Puppy, who is training to be in the Olympics. Say hello to Camilla the Pretty Pony and she may even take you out for a ride through the fields. If youâ€™re looking for some more exotic animals there are plenty here too, like Squiddly Dudley, the octopus who decided to join the Navy, or catch the Fish Brothers before they head off on their world tour. There are even some special toys for Christmas, including Sparkles the crooning Snowman and Ralph the Red Nose Reindeer. All the patterns are so simple and easy to follow, all you need is a hook and a few basic stitches and youâ€™ll have crocheted your own cute friends in no time.
For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball of wool to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, wool shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your tension. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.