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Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker


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Publisher:Workman Publishing Company, 2006



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About the book:

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 crocheterswhich 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 authors cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated bookfeaturing four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughoutis 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 patternsincluding the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projectsthe kind that make Stitch n Bitch rulefor 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, Kids Sock Monkey Poncho.

No, these arent your grandmas doilies.

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