Hook, Loop and Shape! The Simple and Easy Way to Crochet!Category: Hobbies Pages: Language: English File Size: 243 KB Download
Book Title: Hook, Loop and Shape! The Simple and Easy Way to Crochet!
Hook, loop and shape – that’s what you do when you engage in one of the most endearing hobbies of all times – crochet.
It’s one of the few art forms left that you can do at your own leisurely pace, one writer calling it the perfect accompaniment to daydreaming.
If you’re looking for versatility, crochet has it all. Shapes, colors, textures and weight all combine to produce potentially hundreds of objects that will make you smile and elicit oohs, ahhs and “I’ve got to have this” reactions from family and friends. Because once that yarn is defined into its final shape, a true labor of love manifests itself.
And crochet is not just an ordinary craft, certainly not a mere part of the bigger universe of sewing. If you have to ponder size and weight and yarn texture, crochet turns magically into a science. It has its own set of symbols and abbreviations, its own blueprints. Without knowing what they signify, we could not crochet, forcing us to lead a “threadbare” existence.
A crocheted object can keep us warm in the winter, cradle our boiling pots and pans, suspend our plants from the ceiling, protect our paper money and coins, cover the stains and scratches in our furniture, dress up the baby’s cradle and make a fashion statement.
The fondness for crocheting has not waned since the early ages. Just glance at the arts and crafts section of any bookstore. Last time we checked, there were more books on crochet than there were books on the DaVinci code. And unhook the belief that crocheting is reserved for creatures who sit on rocking chairs all day. Where have you been?
Teenagers are having fun with it. So are 30 somethings and those who are past their childbearing years. Let’s see if we can get you hooked…