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Not your mama's crochet : the cool and creative way to join the chain gang
Swenson, Amy
Adult Nonfiction TT825 .S95 2006

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ContentsPage
Introduction
Part One - Hooker How-To
Chapter One - Crochet 101
The Ultimate Smack-down: Crochet versus Knitting
Working with Yarn
It All Starts with a Knot
Ch-ch-chains of Love
You Spin Me Right 'Round Baby!
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Putting It All Together
When Good Crochet Goes Bad: Troubleshooting
What's Next?
Chapter Two - Stitches to Make Your Knees Weak
How to Use This Chapter
The Basics and Beyond
What's Next?
Chapter Three - All about Yarn
A Yarn for All Seasons
Hanks, Balls, and Skeins, oh my!
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?
A Weight Problem
Dame Fashion Says "Dye It!"
Just the Facts, Ma'am
Yarn Shops: Not Just for Knitting Anymore
The Hooker's Secret Stash
Stash Enhancing Online
Hooked on Spinning
Chapter Four - One Hook or Two?
A Study of the Crochet Hook in Its Natural Habitat
Other Doodads That Make Life Worth Living
Chapter Five - Be a Fashion Designer (Or Just Look Like One!)
Measure Up
Garment Construction Basics
Ease In: Fit Matters!
Flattery Gets You Everywhere
A Little Light Color Theory
When Good Projects Go Bad
Chapter Six - Ready, Set, Crochet!
The Anatomy of a Crochet Pattern
Symbolcraft: The Illustration of Crochet
Get Hooking or Go Home!
Part Two - Projects
Chapter Seven - Jump Right in, the Water's Fine!
From the Crochet Test-Kitchen: Market Bag
Preppy/Hippy Scarf
It's Called a Toque, Eh?
Getting Dizzy Scarf
Weekend Vest
Chunky Monkey Scarf
Chapter Eight - Fashionistas Unite!
Uber-Femme Capelet
Peek-a-boo Plaid Skirt
Pseudo-Kimono
S3-Sari Silk Shrug
Ramblin' Rosie Cardie
The "Too Good for Your Boyfriend" Sweater
Cozy Peacoat
Chapter Nine - Put Your Hook Where Your Heart Is: Great Gifts to Crochet
Granny's Been in the Bourbon Again: A Drunken Throw
Classic Street Page Boy
Daisy Chain Neck Warmer
Lucy-Lou & Tim-Bob, Too
Woven Fringe Scarf
Bubble Belt
Who Hat
Chapter Ten - Bucking Tradition
Straight-Laced Tank and Shrug
The Wowie Zowie Eco-Tote
Crocheted Bling
When the Jeans Don't Fit: A Recycled Denim Rug
Deliberate Shrinkage Sack
Felted Trellis Scarf
Creatures of the Wooly Deep
Part Three - Resources and Appendices
Chapter Eleven - History of the Hook
Let Them Single Crochet!
Purely Puritanical
Crochet Negligee?
Hippy Hookers at Woodstock
The Rebirth of Cool Crochet
Crochet on the Catwalk
Chapter Twelve - Surf 'n Turf: Crochet Resources Online and on Land
Webzines and Pattern Sources
Blogs
Crochet Groups and Communities
The Glossies
Other Books
Indie Designers
Chapter Thirteen - Safe S.E.X.: Stash-Enhancing eXcursions
The Big Box Stores
LYS: Local Yarn Stores
Online Yarn Stores
Yarn Companies
It's in the Bag
Festivals, Fairs, and Events
Chapter Fourteen - Weaving Ends
Appendix A - A Crochet Reference
Common Abbreviations
British/American Terminology
US/Metric Hook Sizing
Yarn Weight and Gauge Chart
Appendix B - Worksheets and Forms
Measurement Worksheet
Project Log
Designer Bios
Index


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