Crafts, Hobbies & Home Crafts Books

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!

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.

Crochet Patterns for Beginners: The Newest Book With 40 Gorgeous Crochet Projects And Illustrations To Learn The Art Of Crochet In A Quick And Easy Way

Have you recently come across an intriguing crochet stitch pattern that you would love to learn everything about but you are unable to because you don’t have a guide that would walk you through the different types of stitch patterns available and steps to do them? And are you desperately looking for a simple but detailed guide that will catapult your knowledge and innovativeness in making different unique scarves and other crochet projects that will inspire you to make professional patterns without the worry of producing amateur work?If you’ve answered YES, then keep reading…You Are About To Discover Exactly How To Get Started In Making Out Of This World Crochet Patterns!There is no denying that crocheted items look amazing. So whether you put on the items as pieces of clothing, like scarves, use them to decorate spaces or even give unique, custom gifts, you can be sure that you can never go wrong with crocheted items.The fact that you are reading this means you’ve already seen enough crocheted items and are sold to the idea of crocheting your own pieces but have lots of questions going through your mind...Where do you start?What do you need?How do you even understand the lingo as a complete beginner?What projects can you start with?How do you make outstanding stitches and patterns?If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading...More precisely, you will learn:What crocheting entailsCrochet supplies availableAbbreviations and terms used in crochetingCrocheting patterns for baskets and bagsHow to crochet scarves and cowl patternsHow to crochet bracelets and other jewelryAnd much more….Even if you are a complete beginner to crocheting and are afraid that you might not be cut out for such a skill but are truly passionate about it, you will be amazed at just how this book can turn your dreams into reality! All you need to do is to read and put what you learn into action!Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!

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.

CRICUT MAKER: 3 BOOKS IN 1: CRICUT FOR BEGINNERS, CRICUT PROJECT IDEAS, CRICUT DESIGN SPACE: The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Cricut Machine Quickly and Easily, With Examples and Pictures

The incredible machine for creating unique and beautiful objects makes hundreds of people happy (even financially)! Discover the secrets of Cricut, the trendiest DIY hobby of the moment and one that will grow more and more, revealed quickly and easily.Would you like to make beautiful creations that amaze your friends and make it a great business opportunity? In the pages of this step-by-step guide, you will be revealed in simple words how to do it.Finally, the complete book, suitable even for beginners!Learning well and thoroughly understanding, quickly and easily, how to use a Cricut machine will allow you to make incredible DIY creations and could become, for you, the beginning of a profitable business.No special skills or knowledge are needed. Everyone can approach this wonderful hobby that can become a satisfying home business! All you need to do is cut out the space that a simple printer would occupy.Read on to learn more about this innovative machine that allows you to create projects and build exciting objects that will amaze and delight your friends and acquaintances.Besides, the book's business section will show you how to start your business smoothly and quickly. Enjoy your passion for arts and crafts!With Cricut Maker, master a Cricut machine and receive many varied ideas for creating exciting objects from scratch. All in this book is intended t enhance your creativity. And the best part is that everything that comes out will be completely accurate and consistent: from vinyl craft to 3-D home décor, woodworking, jewelry, t-shirts, pillow covers, mugs, plates, jars, doormats,  hammocks, and many more.                          There are so many projects that you can spend hours working on happily!In Cricut Maker, you will find:•  What a Cricut machine is and what you can do with it•  The various types of machinery, from the first to the latest generation•  How to set up and use a Cricut machine•  What are the best materials to use, and what can be achieved with them•  How to install your Apps and how to calibrate the machine•  Hack that every beginner should know•  How to solve any problems with the machine•  What are the best projects to make: many ideas with descriptions, photos, and illustrations.•  How to use its tools•  Why should you invest in a Cricut machine?•  Do your business with Cricut. Projects to get you started with your Cricut businessand...A BONUS section with:•  Tips and tricks•  Hacks•  An exhaustive FAQ sectionWhile writing Cricut Maker, care has been taken to ensure that each element of the project ideas and the Design Space App is described so that the reader can have a complete and comprehensive understanding of its use. And remember: a great business can come from it!Start right now, and have fun creating the projects you've always wanted. Scroll up, click the Buy Now button, and have hours and hours of family fun with your Cricut machine!

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.

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.

Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More

There's no better way to welcome fall than with a beautiful collection of free crochet patterns. Celebrate the new season with Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More. Each one of these beautiful crochet designs have been hand-picked by the Lion Brand; these must-make patterns for fall range in skill level from beginner to advanced and include a variety of patterns such as crochet scarves, crochet baby booties, crochet shawl patterns, and more.

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.

16 Angel Crafts to Make: Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations

When decorating your home, you can't go wrong with a beautiful angel craft. Whether you are decorating for the holidays or creating permanent fixtures for various rooms, this collection of angel craft projects will help you choose a lovely little angel. You;ll find...Angel Craft PatternsWire Angel CraftsKitchen Angel CraftsChristmas Angel Crafts...and much more!

Knitting in the Round: 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns

Knitting in the Round 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns gives you everything that you need to make some of the cutest socks and slippers around. The patterns collected in this awesome, free eBook are sure to delight you and anyone you decide to make them for since these knitting in the round patterns make awesome gifts. They are also perfect patterns for keeping your toes warm. Knit any of these great sock and slipper patterns no matter the season. These are perfect for lounging around the house in, even in the summer.

New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More

Lion Brand teamed up with us at AllFreeKnitting to create a special eBook that caters to every aspect of your life, from your closet to your living room. No matter if you're knitting for yourself, your family, your home, or for a friend, AllFreeKnitting's latest eBook has ideas to keep you inspired all season long. Inside New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More free eBook, you'll discover only the best patterns that Lion Brand has to offer.

Knitting Patterns For Beginners: A Knitting Patterns Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners With 25 Different Beautiful & Interesting Knitting Patterns Included

Do you want to try knitting cute, interesting & useful patterns that you can use in your daily life?Knitting Patterns For Beginners will have 25 knitting patterns for beginners and advanced knitters to try out! A beginners knitting book pattern guide with step by step instructions are provided with a huge variety of different knitting patterns from scarfs, sweaters, household items and amigurumi/knitted toys! Knitting Patterns For Beginners will include:Step-By-Step Guide: A knitting for beginners book pattern guide with clear & precise instructions so you can knit at your own pace without feeling lost between steps20 Knitting For Beginners Patterns: Different variety of knitting patterns from household items, scarfs, blankets to knitted toys and many more so you will not get bored5 Knitting Patterns For Advanced Knitters : More advanced knitting patterns are also included so you can test your knitting techniques and skillsExclusive Seasonal Knitting Patterns: Get exclusive seasonal knitting patterns for different kinds of occasions so you can celebrate the next holidays in a special way!FREE bonus course provided at the end of the book as well! More tips, hacks and patterns provided! Beginner knitting can be made even more fun & interesting with the right patterns to try out! Special, cute & interesting knitting books and patterns for beginners & advanced knitters will elevate your knitting experience to another level. Simply download your copy above now to get started!

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