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By Margaret Hubert

It is a complete reference e-book on all features of crochet. This booklet presents a reference for all tools, together with Tunisian, intermeshing, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and freeform crochet. comprises step by step directions for the entire easy stitches and swatches of 100s of sew styles with whole directions. Now with:

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4 4 3 3 2 2 1 Foundation Row 1 Foundation Row S T I T C H PAT T E R N S 41 TEXTURED SC/DC #1 TEXTURED SC/DC #2 Skill Level: Easy Skill Level: Easy Ch an even number of sts. Ch a multiple of 3 plus 1. Row 1: 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, *1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. Row 1: 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc into next ch, *1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, rep from * across row (dc will be last st), turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip first st, *1 sc in next dc, 1 dc into next sc, rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of the turning ch, turn.

28 THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO CROCHET For vertical buttonholes, from the right side, pick up stitches (page 33) along the garment edge, and work two rows of single crochet. Mark the edge for buttonhole placement. Work the buttonholes on the third and fourth rows, following the directions at left. Work the fifth row, and then add a decorative edge, if desired. SEAMS There are many ways to join seams in needlework. The ideal seam is flat with no bulk. You can use different kinds of seams in the same garment.

Basic Stitches In this section we explore the basic stitches: slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet, plus some common combinations and variations of these stitches. Some basic stitches make a very dense fabric, others a lacy fabric. The size of your crochet hook and the weight of the yarn or thread play a big part in the drape of the finished project. Light and airy stitches made with a finer yarn make wonderful tops that drape well. Many stitches are suitable for blankets; heavily textured stitches are great for hats and bags.

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