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.
Debbie does crochet Debbie Stoller, the " knitting superstar, " * has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch ' n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch ' n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters-- which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch ' n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool.
Written in the author's cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book-- featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout -- is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns-- including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects-- the kind that make Stitch ' n Bitch rule-- for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid's Sock Monkey Poncho.
No, these aren't your grandma's doilies.