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Oodles of crochet

Eva Wincent and Paula Hammerskog
Trafalgor Square Books

"OODLES OF CROCHET" by Eva Wincent and Paula Hammerskog has 40+ patterns from hats, jackets, bags and scarves to potholders, pillows, rugs and throws. This hardcovered book will take you from learning the crochet basics to designing your own pattern.

Step by step photographs and instructions show you how to make a slip knot up to a pattern gallery that includes waves, bobbles, crossed, relief stitches and more. Though some symbols are provided for your information, this book does not rely on symbol diagrams to create the projects. A section on using yarn or other materials such as leather, ribbon, fabric informs you of the pros and cons.

Tips and tricks are provided as a result of Eva's and Paula's experience. There are patterns for him, her, the little ones and your home. The little girls "Sleeveless Tunic" is too cute not to crochet. This made longer would make an ideal dress. "Open Cardigan" is a one size go-to item when you want something comfortable with relaxed style. Want to spruce up a room? "Gray Pillow" will do just that. It is a tri-color wave pattern that is smart looking and would fit into most any decor.

So you want to learn to crochet or increase your skills? This book will show you how. Then use the 40+ patterns to improve your skills.