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The Beginners Guide to Crochet - Claire Montgomerie

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Get your crochet off to a flying start with 8 simple projects and multiple techniques. 

In this complete course, crochet expert Claire Montgomerie covers everything you need to get started: essential tools and materials, how to hold your hook, make your first stitches, fasten off and read a pattern. Clear step-by-step photographs and a handy fold-out flap with crochet abbreviations make it accessible for all, whether you are hooking your first stitch or revisiting the basics. Take small steps and familiarize yourself with the terminology and techniques to master the essentials of crochet in no time at all.

Claire combines helpful, friendly guidance with 8 colourful modern projects, each one teaching and consolidating a new technique – from increasing and decreasing to changing colour and joining seams.

Choose from: 1. eco-friendly washcloths and make-up pads 2. an eye-catching chevron blanket 3. a colourful scarf with tassels 4. a ribbed beanie with a pompom

Embark on your crochet journey and have fun creating your own crocheted wearable accessories and home décor items with all things bright and woolly.

About Claire Montgomerie

As well as teaching some of our crochet and knitting classes at Loop, Claire Montgomerie is a textiles designer specialising in crochet and knitting. She has written many books on these topics, and also styles and edits the UK craft magazine Inside Crochet. Claire lives in Cambridgeshire.