Crafts, Hobbies & Home Crafts Books

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

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.

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.

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.

Natural Homemade Lip Balms

The Ultimate Natural Homemade Lip Balm Guide Lip balm provides year-round protection from wind and extreme temperatures and leaves your lips soft and supple. It also takes only a few common, household ingredients. Homemade lip balm also makes a nice, inexpensive gift, and can be used as a stocking stuffer and party favors. We have collected the most refreshing and best selling lip balms from around the world. Enjoy! Enjoy Natural Homemade Lip Balms Today! Scroll Up & Grab Your Copy NOW!

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!

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.

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.

16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing Youa??ll Love

Shawls from department store are always super expensive and made with scratchy yarns and fabrics. DIY shawls are the only way to go if you want the perfect piece to fit your budget and personality. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight shawl to drape over your shoulders on a sweet and breezy summer night, or you want a cozy shawl that’s thick enough to double as a scarf, you’ll find what you need in 16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You’ll Love.

A Complete Guide To Knitting: All You Must Know About Knitting Patterns, Techniques And Designs To Improve Your Ability

The Best Knitting Book, this best stitch book compiles the best Knitting guide series into a single huge and comprehensive volume. More than 800 stitches, including 100 entirely new examples, encompass knit and purl textures, cables, lace, color work, edgings, and other original combinations.These stitches come from a range of top designers and are as unique as their creators. Use the patterns as written or tweak them, combine stitches for beautiful effects, and find inspiration to design your own stitches, garments, and accessories. The patterns feature both text and chart instructions whenever possible to accommodate every learning style. Featuring enhanced photography, hundreds of additional charts, and an index, This book is beautiful, user-friendly, and an endless source of creativity.

Gas Metal Arc Welding: Welding Process Training Series

This is a comprehensive text on all aspects of the GMAW process. Hundreds of full-color illustrations are used to help describe the fundamentals of GMAW, metal transfer modes, equipment, electrode wires, shielding gas, and much more.Language English

Cricut Maker: 4 Books in 1: Beginnera??s guide + Design Space + Project Ideas vol 1 & 2 . The Cricut Bible That You Don't Find in The Box!

The Cricut Bible That You Don't Find in The Box!Have you always wanted to buy a Cricut machine, but you never knew where to start? Does this amazing piece of technology seem daunting or difficult to learn? Then keep reading!For a limited time only you can get this 4 in 1 book bundle at a special price!This book offers a structured approach for beginners and even intermediate designers. With patience, you can master Cricut Design Space and become able to express your creativity like never before.The first part of the bundle will contain:Learn about the different kinds of “Cricut[H1] ” machines that are available in the market today and their unique features.Detailed explanation of the tools, along with their usage will help you decide which tools and accessories to purchase.Learn how to use the “Edit Bar” to easily make changes to images and texts for your design, along with all the other "Design Space" tools.Step-by-step instructions on how to create projects using paper sheets and for decorating household objects made of glass.Learn to creatively use window cling to revamp your home and even car windows. Learn to design your own mirror decorations to help you get out of your morning blues or celebrate a special occasion.Learn how you can use the “Cricut Easy Press” to iron-on vinyl to an article of clothing.Learn how to use the predefined “Templates” in the "Design Space" application.Learn the details and tips to create wood-based projects.Learn how you can add more personality to your kitchen décor by creating personalized magnets using your own photographs.As a bonus, more than 20 different tips and tricks have been added to the final chapter under three different sections, starting with the "Design Space" application, the “Cricut” device, tools and accessories as well as select cutting material and concluding with how you can clean your device to keep it working like new. So, put on your creative hat and start crafting! In the second part of the bundle you will find:Introduction to the Cricut Expression machine as well as the Cricut Explore 2 machine.Detailed information on all the different tools that are available to help make your crafting experience an enjoyable one.Several ideas on how to use multiple materials within the same project.Easy solutions to some of the issues you may run into with using the Design Space software or if you are not getting perfect cuts from your machine. No need to get frustrated, we have the solution for you! Get to know the most common mistakes made by Cricut users before you have a chance to make them yourself and save yourself a headache and a lot of wasted material!In Projects vol. 1, you’ll turn into an expert in Cricut, getting to grips with the best techniques, accessories, materials, and moreAnd in Projects vol. 2, you’ll uncover a wealth of beautiful and creative project ideas to try, as well as how to calculate the right prices and put your new skills to the testDownload this bundle today and become a master designer in Cricut Design Space faster than you ever thought possible!