Needlework Tuesday: Stitch ‘n bitch Crochet – The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

happy_hookerBlurb:

Lacy, sexy summer tops. Chic, cozy sweaters. Chunky, funky hats and colorfully crafty afghans—it all starts with the single, simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Then come the stitches, the flourishes, the unlimited creativity. Stylish, cheeky in tone, chock-full of information and inspiration, this is the indispensable guide. Learn the skills. Speak the lingo. Make the stuff. And give old granny square a chance.


In a nutshell:

I liked it:  x  Yes       No

For people who like: crochet, especially beginners


My thoughts: 

If you are a beginning crocheter this is the perfect book for you. It explains all stitches in detail. In fact, it is the only crochet book I have ever come across that explains where exactly to put your needle and which strand(s) to pick up.  It talks about tools, different kinds of yarn and techniques. It shows you how to crochet buttons and button holes, adding tassels, making pompons and how to finish your work with easy to follow instructions and clear illustrations.

The second part is a number of projects and patterns. Scarves, bags, tops, hats and caps, blazers and jackets, it is all there. There is one jacket in particular by Suzanne Kats called FrouFrou which looks absolutely stunning. I’d love to have that (but am probably too impatient to make).

There are patterns for everyone, beginners as well as experienced crocheters. It is such fun browsing through this book or even read it from cover to cover in one go.

Highly recommended!

Product info and buy link :

Title Stitch ‘n bitch crochet: The Happy Hooker
Author Debbie Stoller
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
ISBN 978-0761139850
I got this book from the library because I love crochet
Buy link Buy Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to hear other opinions.

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2 Comments Write a comment

  1. I haven’t seen this book, but it does sound really helpful. One question I always have is where to put the hook and which threads/yarns do I want in the stitch. Sounds like this book actually answers those questions. Thanks.

    Reply

    • It answeres everything, Heather.
      One thing I always do with the chains is I only put my hook into ONE thread instead of the “V” (so much easier) which she calls “less correct”. Other than that there seem to be different possibilities for all stitches, and none of them is wrong. But it is a nice change that she explains them all in detail. Usually books just say “enter hook into stitch”, yeah, but WHERE?

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