Capture the spirit of the sixties and seventies with these 35 patterns for scarves, skirts, tank tops, turbans, and more. Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you're guaranteed to love the 35 patterns in Geek Chic Crochet . With a combination of cute, quirky and cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro designs. If you're meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the granny-squares scarf. For the summer months there's a cute crop top to wear to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You'll also find accessories to complete an ensemble - the collar is perfect for giving a new lease of life to last year's favourite dress or adding detail to a coat. Finally, there are brightly coloured pillows for your bedroom and an oversized hoodie that's perfect to relax in the day after the night before. Making your own clothes is also fun and rewarding. Even if you have never crocheted before, you'll find easy patterns to stitch, plus an extensive techniques section explaining everything you need to know.Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. She is the founder of Laughing Hens , the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns . Some of her books include Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes , A Passion for Quilting and Super Scary Crochet . Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
Learn to crochet with designer and teacher Nicki Trench Nicki Trench has taught hundreds of people how to crochet, so she knows what beginners need: clear instructions, and simple patterns on which to practice their newly-learned skills. Learn to Crochet starts with a step-by-step techniques section to teach you all the basic stitches and skills. Once you've learned the basics, there are 25 patterns for accessories to wear, items for the home, and bags and covers for the things you carry with you. The specific skills you will need are listed at the beginning of each pattern, so you can double-check that you have mastered them before you start. Practice makes perfect, and with 25 patterns to choose from, you’ll soon be able to crochet with confidence.
For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball of wool to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, wool shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your tension. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.
Author : Nicki Trench
ISBN : 1782493646
Genre : Crocheting
File Size : 23.77 MB
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Wrap up in style with these 35 cute and colourful crocheted scarves and cowls. It takes no time at all to crochet a cowl or a scarf, and some of these are super-fast, using chunky yarns and a big hook. Nicki Trench has created a wide range of contemporary designs, with a variety of stitches and fashionable colours, so you'll really stand out from the crowd. Start with the soft and cosy pom pom scarf or the bright shell stitch scarf in red, yellow and peach. Not every scarf or cowl has to just be for winter! The pretty silk lace scarf and the cool Mexican-inspired tasselled scarf can be worn all year round. There are also handy stash-busters such as the patchwork scarf and the horizontal striped cowl. Whether you want to match your scarf to your outfit or give them as gifts, there's something for everyone in Crocheted Scarves and Cowls.
35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns for quick and colourful cosies. Crochet a cosy for your phone, your teapot, your laptop, your favourite books, your passport and more! Cover all your most precious items with cute and colourful crochet, and then why not make something for all your friends too? Start with simple vase cosies to brighten up your mantelpiece, keep your tablet or e-reader safe with a wave-patterned striped cosy, then move on to more complex designs such as the adorable crocheted flower tea cosy, the pretty lace tealight covers, and the soft and warm hot water bottle cover. Expert crafter Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher and author with over 20 years' experience, has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through making these beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. There is a comprehensive techniques section that explains all the stitches with clear artworks and instructions, followed by three chapters packed with patterns that will delight and inspire you.
Author : Nicki Trench
ISBN : 1782494693
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58.73 MB
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Sink your hook into this brilliant collection of 35 Halloween toys and accessories. If you are bored with cute, sick of sweet, andÂ prefer your patterns a little more on the dark side, you will love this gruesome and spooky collection of zombies, witches, aliens, and more. There are five chapters covering characters who have committed all kinds of unforgivable deeds. The first, Scary Families, has creepy relatives who definitely believe that blood is thicker than water. Try making the Queen of the Vampires, complete with felt crown and lace detailing, who is struggling to handle her out-of-control brood, or Mr Alien, who has just landed on Earth, looking to set up a new colony. In Famous Scaries meet classic characters like the Headless Horseman with crocheted blood spurting from his neck, and his horse Redeye, made in jet black yarn. The Invisible Man â€œappearsâ€ here as well, alongside other horror movie favorites such as Bigfoot. The Living Dead is a macabre mix of witches and ghouls, and the Deathly Companions chapter has murderous villains to stitch. As well as crocheting your own cast of scary toys, in Creepy Trinkets youâ€™ll find patterns for essential Halloween accessories, including spider web bunting and a fearsome wolf scarf.
Crochet a cozy for your phone, your teapot, your laptop, your favorite books, your passport, and more! Cover all your most precious items with cute and colorful crochet, and then why not make something for all your friends too? Start with simple vase cozies to brighten up your mantel, keep your tablet or e-reader safe with a wave-patterned striped cozy, then move on to more complex designs such as the adorable crocheted flower tea cozy, the pretty lace tea-light votive covers, and the soft and warm hot water bottle cover. Expert crafter Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher and author with over 20 years’ experience has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through making these beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. There is a comprehensive techniques section that explains all the stitches with clear artworks and instructions, followed by three chapters packed with patterns that will delight and inspire you.
Designed with simplicity in mind, itâ€™s the perfect book for beginners as the toys are made up of only the easiest stitches. Based on the Japanese craze of amigurumi, the craft of creating ultra-cute crocheted creatures, youâ€™ll be sure to find a friend that youâ€™ll love. Each toy has its own unique story, so why not get to know the whole family? Thereâ€™s Nicki, the author, Andy the Alien, who came to Earth in search of cheese, and Boris the Baby with his political ambitions. You could also pay a visit to Mr and Mrs Bertie Buff-Orpington, the dancing chickens, and spend some time with their constantly growing brood. Down on the farm you will find a whole bunch of mischievous animals, like Ned the Goat, who thinks heâ€™s a chicken, and Pickle the Puppy, who is training to be in the Olympics. Say hello to Camilla the Pretty Pony and she may even take you out for a ride through the fields. If youâ€™re looking for some more exotic animals there are plenty here too, like Squiddly Dudley, the octopus who decided to join the Navy, or catch the Fish Brothers before they head off on their world tour. There are even some special toys for Christmas, including Sparkles the crooning Snowman and Ralph the Red Nose Reindeer. All the patterns are so simple and easy to follow, all you need is a hook and a few basic stitches and youâ€™ll have crocheted your own cute friends in no time.
35 fun and easy projects for toys, baby clothes, accessories, home decorations, tech cases, and bags. 35 fun and easy projects for toys, baby clothes, accessories, home decorations, tech cases, and bags. Follow Nicki Trench’s simple patterns to make a huge variety of colorful little knits, including gifts for babies and adults, accessories such as hats and gloves, and makes for the home. There are little kittens to display or play with, Fair-Isle pincushions that would make a lovely gift, a super-cozy baby jacket, bright fingerless gloves to cheer up the gloomiest winter’s day, and much more. Most of the projects can be knitted in very little time, and many can be made from less than one ball of yarn, so all you need to do is grab your knitting needles and get started!