Crafts, Hobbies & Home Crafts Books

How to Improve Your Hobby Skills: Build, Paint, and Showcase Better Miniatures (From Beginner to Happy Book 1)

This eBook will help guide you on the different topics to improve your hobby skills from building miniatures, painting them to a level you are happy, and how to showcase them online.While I focus on gothic sci-fi miniatures, you can use the tips in this book for figures for wargaming, tabletop games, RPG, scale models, or really any other plastic miniature.

12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

What’s the best way to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy? Make crochet baby blankets, of course! There are so many options when it comes to simple crochet baby blanket patterns and you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed and in need of guidance.

Granny Square Crochet for Beginners UK Version

If you've always wanted to try crochet, this beginners guide is for you. Even if you have never picked up a hook and yarn before, the step by step instructions and pictures will have you crocheting Granny Squares in no time. The e-book also contains useful information such as what to do with the loose ends, how to change colours, making your work look the best it can and has links to ways to join the squares. Everything you need to know to is included. This is the UK version which is what you'll typically use in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. If you are in other places of the world, then the US Version is more applicable.

How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns

When you're short on time and yarn, crochet granny square patterns are just the way to go! With this eBook you'll learn how to crochet granny squares that are as unique as they are easy. Featuring a range of pattern styles and crochet stitches, you'll be able to create quick and easy granny squares in no time. This eBook will help you with: •Step-by-step tutorials•Detailed materials lists•Clear, large photos•Easy-to-understand instructions

How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)

NEW: Updated in October 2014I am very pleased to release this newly updated version of my best-selling book. I read all of the customer reviews on my books and appreciate everyone who takes the time to give their feedback; your comments have helped me to see where improvements and clarifications needed to be made, and I am very thankful for your input.This book shows you how to do all of the basic crochet stitches with detailed instructions and step-by-step illustrations. You will easily progress from complete beginner to being able to crochet any of the projects in this book, and beyond!This latest edition includes the instructions for four of my best-selling crochet patterns:-Boot CuffsSlouchy HatHouse SlippersCloche Hatin addition to the quick and easy original patterns for a spa-style wash cloth, mesh scarf, Kindle cover, flower head band, and a basic granny square motif which can be used as a basis for many other projects such as afghans, cot covers, cushion covers........the possibilities are endless! This is the ONLY beginner's book you will need.Scroll up to the top and click on the link to "Buy Now" to deliver almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device, and make a start on this wonderful craft TODAY.

Crochet Patterns for Every Season: 17 DIY Accessories + Crochet Clothing Patterns

Whether it's spring or summer, winter or fall, this is the perfect season for crocheting. You'll find a great project in this free eBook, Free Crochet Patterns for Every Season 17 DIY Accessories Crochet Clothing Patterns. Whether you want to make something for the upcoming season or for the season you are in now, you will find this eBook handy and fun. These amazing projects compiled here are sure to keep you crocheting all year round.

Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits

Learn to knit your own gorgeous bears with these easy-to-follow knitting patterns from bestselling knitting writer Fiona Goble. The patterns are suitable for almost everyone, whether adventurous beginner or expert. You can create a single-colour bear, a two-tone bear, a striped bear and even a panda – all from one basic pattern. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. If you’re after a cute dress, nightshirt, coat, hat, sweater or dungarees – you’ll find patterns for these, too. The designs can be personalized and you can ‘mix and match’ items to create the perfect gift, not just for new babies and children, but for all bear lovers and almost any occasion! The teddy bears and outfits are all knitted using light worsted/double knitting/8-ply yarn and size US3 (3.25mm) straight knitting needles. The bears are about 7in/18cm tall. The patterns include both US and UK knitting terms.INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORWHEN DID YOU LEARN TO KNIT?More years’ ago than I now care to remember! My Mum’s twin sister Sheelagh taught me when I was about seven years old, just before she emigrated from the UK to Canada.HOW DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?Partly from the toys and dolls I loved when I was little, but I’m also as addicted to online browsing all the beautiful creative websites out there as anyone else.WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KNITTING?With toys and dolls, which are my knitting of choice, it’s about seeing the little creatures develop their own personality when you sew them together and embroider the features. I’m always amazed that you can create something so cute from just some oddments of yarn and a pair of needles. There’s a bit of effort needed too… but really, not that much.WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE TO BEGINNER KNITTERS?Like any skill, knitting takes a bit of patience. So start with something small. Think baby hats, fingerless mitts or a knitted lavender bag… definitely not a scarf. They’re simple but they take too long for beginners. And choose some lovely yarn. If you’re putting in all that effort, you’ll appreciate it!WHICH OF YOUR KNITTING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?Well it has to be my Knit Your Own Royal Wedding back in 2011 when William and Kate tied the knot. Suddenly I found myself being interviewed by newspapers and magazines across the world… I still find it hard to believe. And frankly, it's going to be hard for me to top that!WHAT WAS THE FIRST PATTERN YOU EVER DESIGNED?Apart from some pretty dodgy dolls’ clothes when I was about eight, it was a pink and blue striped owl. I still have it perched on a shelf in my little work room upstairs. The first knitting book I designed was called Knitivity which was a knitted nativity.WHAT NOTIONS CAN'T YOU MANAGE WITHOUT?I’m actually quite a good improviser but I was quite annoyed recently when I lost one of my favourite very short knitting needles which are ideal for knitting small items. Thankfully my son eventually found it by accident, behind my row of knitting reference books.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE KNITTING STITCHES?I love simple combinations of stitches like wide ribbing stitch and waffle stitch. They’ve got enough interest to keep you alert but are still simple enough to keep mistakes and unravelling to a minimum.WHAT'S THE MOST IRRITATING THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE KNITTING?Well there’s the obvious one of knots in a ball of yarn that you don’t see till you’re mid-row. But I also don’t much like super-shaggy yarns because you can’t usually see where you’ve made a mistake and they’re impossible to unravel!

13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there, but it's also one of the most rewarding. Not only are memories being made every day, but the times spent together are priceless. You'll find a fabulous variety of free crochet baby patterns in our latest eBook, 13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns: Crochet Baby Hats, Crochet Booties & More. Nothing makes life more precious than working up a handmade crochet design for your little one.

14 Easy Summer Craft Activities for Kids

School's out for summer! There's a reason there's a song about it. It's a wonderful thing to have a break from school for a few months; to refresh your brain, let it relax, and regroup for the next grade. Two glorious months of hot days, refreshing ocean water, and fresh fruit. It sounds extremely nice, but after a few weeks, the "I'm bored"s start filling the air and you've exhausted the local water park. Instead of returning to television, video games, and cell phones, dig in to 14 Easy Summer Craft Activities for Kids and find the perfect projects for you.

Welcome to Our Home - Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart

Transform your home decor with beautiful knit and crochet patterns from Red Heart Yarn. From stunning and colorful afghans to fun home accessories, the patterns in Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart are sure to help you transform your home into a cozy and comfortable oasis for you and your family. This free eBook is filled with 15 beautiful afghans, pillows, wreaths, rugs, coasters, and more...and there are plenty of patterns for both knitting and crochet fans alike. Bring colorful accents to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom with the fun and easy patterns you'll find in this free printable collection from Red Heart Yarn.

Woodworking: Woodworking Guide for Beginner's With Step-by-Step Instructions : Woodworking (Crafts and Hobbies, Woodworking Projects, Wood Toys, Furniture How to and Home Improvement, Carpentry)

Woodworking Guide for Beginner'sComplete Woodworking Guide for Beginner's With Step-by-Step Instructions (BONUS - 16,000 Woodworking Plans and Projects)I found my way into fine woodworking shortly after graduating college, in 2003. I took a 2 week introduction to the fundamentals of fine woodworking at Boston’s North Bennet Street School. From there, I spent 3 years working at woodworking specialty retail stores, went to North Bennet full time for 2 more years, and set up shop as a custom furniture maker, which lasted for just over 7 years.Woodworking, on many levels, is an ongoing process of reduction and refinement: Big trees into big boards, into smaller boards, into smaller pieces. Grinding cutting tools, and then honing, and polishing the edges. Rough shaping, scraping and filing of wood, followed by coarse sanding, and on into finer grits. And, the progression of learning the rough basics, and the ongoing refining what you know, and what you can do. The purpose of this book is to provide a coarse introduction to getting into the hobby. I assume that you’ll seek out other sources of information as the need arises. Woodworking as a craft spans thousands of years, and I couldn’t hope to cover all that ground. Books have been published on the topic for centuries. Taunton Press started printing Fine Wood Working 40 years ago, and many other magazines have since come and gone, or showed up and stayed. And the internet, bless its tainted soul, has been ranting and raving at an exponential rate about just about anything for over 20 years. Information overload is a real risk, especially on the internet, and I can’t stress enough that it’s something to be careful of. But in the end, any real learning that occurs will happen at the bench, as you feel for yourself how your tools are working. You’ll understand more as you see how the project comes together. You’ll get better at visualizing objects, and processes, in three dimensions, as you make the things with your own hands. The printed word can only convey so much, and it doesn’t hold a candle to what your own two hands will tell you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Tools and Getting Set UpMaterialsWorking With WoodSanding and FinishingHand Held Power ToolsJoineryDesignSuggested First ProjectsBONUS OFFER 16,000 Plans and ProjectsMuch, much more!Take Action and Download Your Copy Today!ACCESS the #1 Woodworking Resource Online With PurchaseArchive of 16,000 Woodworking Plans and Projects With Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Crochet Blanket Patterns: 10 Round Afghans

Learn how to crochet round blanket patterns for your own DIY home decor with the How to Crochet Blanket Patterns: 10 Round Afghans eBook. From simple constructions to complex designs, there's a round afghan pattern for everyone!

Beginning Quilting the Super Simple Way: All the Basics to Get You Started, 15 Projects with Step-by-Step Instructions, Special Chapter featuring Jelly Rolls & Charm Squares

Get started quilting with 15 projects and step-by-step Instructions! These quilts can be first quilts for beginners or fast quiltsfor more experienced quilters looking for the perfect gift,donation, or baby quilt.

Knifemaking: A Simple and Easy Guide for Beginners to Master the Art of Building Knives

Bladesmithing is one of the valuable skill which is very hard to learn until you are well determined and motivated enough to learn this skill and all you need is a good guide. I have been Forging Knives for years and thought it necessary to deliver my practical knowledge to those people who are willing to learn something new or want to have a source of income by Forging Knives for people. This skill can be Complicated to learn unless you have an expert to guide you and that is the Essence of this book. This Invaluable Book will provide Essential Information you need to know about Knifemaking So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click the orange “BUY NOW” button on the top right corner and download Now!!! You won’t regret you did See you inside!!!

TUNISIAN CROCHET STITCH PATTERNS AND PROJECTS: AN EXPOSITORY GUIDE TO MAKING MODERN TUNISIAN CROCHET STITCHES WITH EASE

AN EXPOSITORY GUIDE TO MAKING MODERN TUNISIAN CROCHET STITCHES WITH EASE Tunisian crochet is a special type of crochet that uses a crochet hook to create multiple loops similar to knitting. Tunisian crochet is also known as afghan crochet. In this book, I will be teaching you modern Tunisian crochet stitch patterns. The techniques used are very easy to practice. I have included several projects with clear pictures for proper illustrations. Grab your copy now by clicking BUY NOW