Please ignore the title. If you can find the book, I highly recommend it. It’s authored by one of my favorite designers, June Gllbank. It goes in detail how-to do every kind of stitch and technique in crochet along with illustrations.
What’s great about this book is that it covers all stitch types and techniques. It’s really useful for when you want to look up a certain stitch type when you’re more comfortable working with advanced stitches and whatnot.
I absolutely recommend this book for beginners, even advanced crocheters. It’s just like the Idiot’s Guide to crochet only with more pictures, diagrams, illustrations and a simpler approach on how stitches are done. It includes projects that progressively get harder while teaching you stitches and techniques. Projects range from simple scarves, amigurumi, bags and outfits.
The book also includes how to read patterns, charts and diagrams which can be daunting for a beginner.
Hmn wondering if anyone who knows more about pattern drafting than me can help? Basically I’m making a sleeveless bodice for a dress and there’s gapping under the arm at the front. I’ve put in a little dart to take out the excess material…
“I wish people would tag their recasts on the bjd tag. I often find myself having to go back and unlike everything because the owner refuses to put the word “recast” in their tagging. If you’re that ashamed to tell others you own a recast, why even bother purchasing one at all?”—#835 (via recastconfessions)
I got a LOT of ‘asks’ about why I’ve decided not to tattoo the hands/necks/fingers/faces of my clients anymore, so rather than respond to each I’ll put a little something here. This is something I’ve been considering implementing for quite some time and a particularly…