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Broomstick Lace Crochet: A New Look at a Vintage Stitch, with 20 Stylish Designs

Broomstick lace is a vintage crochet technique that’s worked up by using a large needle (or a broomstick, if you have one handy) and a crochet hook. In Broomstick Lace Crochet, learn how to create this stitch with a full-color, step-by-step photo tutorial and then discover additional, in-depth tutorials that go into defining and altering your work more with color changes, increases and decreases and even different stitches. Plus, 20 original broomstick lace patterns are included so you can take what you learned and put it straight into practice.

Paperback, 112 Pages, $21.95, 978-0811716154

Customize Your Crochet: Adjust to Fit; Embellish to Taste

Many clothing patterns are written for multiple sizes, but these sizes are just standard measurements. Some bodies may need more customization in order to ensure a better fit. Margaret Hubert, in Customize Your Crochet, will teach you how to take those standard patterns and make your own adjustments in order to properly fit your actual measurements. Learn how to make the right alterations to fit your body and style better, like changing up sleeve type or raising a neckline as well as how to shape a garment better. Step-by-step full color photography, diagrams and illustrations are included to explain the process in the best and most straightforward way possible.

Paperback, 112 Pages, $22.99, 978-1589238855

Modern Granny Square Crochet and More: 35 Stylish Patterns With a Fresh Approach to Traditional Stitches

Granny squares, circles and triangles are the foundation for many projects, and they’re perfect for a broad range of crocheter, from the beginners to the more experienced. These simple projects are quick to work up, and they can then be joined to others to form bigger and more complex patterns. In Modern Granny Square Crochet and More, learn how to make any one of over 35 patterns, all based in the granny square technique. From pillows and throws for the home to clothing and accessories for you, learn how to crochet granny circles, hexagons, flower squares and more. Full color photos are included to help you follow along with each step.

Paperback, 128 Pages, $19.95, 978-1782492498

The Crochet Workshop: Learn to Crochet in Quick and Easy Steps

Learn how to get started with crochet in The Crochet Workshop. Emma Osmond has three basic lessons to explain to you: starting from a circle, a granny square and a straight edge. If you’re still struggling with how to choose yarn or hold the hook in your hands comfortable, Emma has tips and advice for that, too. There’s a basic stitch library with both right and left handed instructions as well as a guide to charts that includes the chart symbols needed for every stitch. At the end of all of this instruction are eight simple patterns for you to get started on to practice the basics you’ve just learned.

Paperback, 64 Pages, $12.95, 978-1782212201