The Complete Guide to Crochet – Volume 2
You demanded and we’ve delivered a follow-up to The Complete Guide to Crochet with another collection of our most popular projects from Inside Crochet magazine. This time we’ve packed even more projects into the issue, with no fewer than 49 gorgeous makes – including 26 that are easy to hook and perfect for beginners to try. If you are new to this wonderful craft, our illustrated How to Crochet guide provides step-by-step instructions for all your essential stitches and techniques.
Tunisian crochet is proving very popular at the moment, and this fashionable technique produces a beautiful finish rather like a knitted fabric. In this issue we introduce you to the basic techniques, which you can then use to make our Tunisian projects – a simple sunglasses case, the unisex Everyone’s Hat and Amy Depew’s stunning Utilitarian Sweater.
A written crochet pattern can look a bit like a foreign language at first, but as you’ll discover in our feature, once you crack the code you’ll find it’s really simple to understand and a whole world of happy hooking will open up to you!
We’ve included some of my all-time favourite projects in this book, from gorgeous pieces such as Emma Varnam’s stylish Leighton Cardigan to Simone Francis’s Chanel-inspired Trophy jacket, plus charming garments for babies and children. We know many of you love making pieces for your home, so we’ve also got blankets, rugs, baskets, cushions, and even a delicate crochet lampshade designed by Emma Morris, so you can have crochet in every room of your house. Accessories are a lovely way to start your crochet journey, so why not begin with Tracey Todhunter’s pretty and simple All Buttoned Up Mittens or a snuggly Saffron Cowl by Sara Sinaguglia, before having a go at our cover project, Vicki Brown’s delightful Foxy Cape.