New crocheters looking for simple, skill-building projects need look no further than 60 Quick Crochet Projects for Beginners, a new book from Sixth&Spring Books. The easy projects include cozy accessories, afghan, bags, and other projects aimed at ensuring a successful outcome for the newest crocheters.
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The introductory chapter includes the information beginners need to be successful crocheting their first projects: choosing yarn and tools, tutorials (including photos) of basic crochet techniques and how to read crochet patterns, and finishing skills.
Beautiful full-color photos of both techniques and projects make everything clear.
Projects for Beginning Crocheters
Beginning crocheters can find it challenging to choose projects. The patterns need to be well-written in terms you can understand, with sufficient explanations that still mange to remain concise. And of course, the instructions need to be professionally edited so that they are accurate.
The projects can’t be too complex, because you don’t want to be overwhelmed when you are just starting out. Clear photographs are important. Oh, and you want the projects to be fun, interesting, useful and timely, right?
60 Quick Crochet Projects for Beginners has all your bases covered. With sixty patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find something that appeals, from home decor to wearable accessories. I contributed to the collection, so I hope you’ll like at least one of my designs! Here are just a few examples.
The Stash in a Dash basket, a simple crocheted basket, is worked in single crochet. This soft-sided basket can be crocheted in colors to fit your decor. Bulky weight yarn makes this a quick-to-crochet project.
The Poppin’ Hat alternates rounds of popcorn stitches and plain stripes for a warm and textured head topper.
This one was really fun to crochet, and I was tempted to do it in many colors, but I restrained myself to keep it to shades of purple!
The Shell Trio cowl is generously long enough to wrap twice around your neck, shown here in neutral grays to match everything in your wardrobe.
One of my favorites in the book is Christina Merson’s Hue and Tassel throw, a beauty in cream and gray stripes with gold highlights. And there are so many other nice projects, too!
Cascade Yarns is famous for having a huge range of colors and yarns, and with their Pacific line, they certainly live up to that reputation. If you don’t like the colors shown in the photographed samples, you’ll have plenty of other colorways to choose from.
All images from 60 Quick Crochet Projects for Beginners ©Sixth&Spring Books.
Priced at under $20, 60 Quick Crochet Projects for Beginners would make a great gift yourself or a new crocheter in your life.