- The introductory material in 500 Crochet includes easy step-by-step instructions accompanied by helpful illustrations on a variety of subjects including basic stitches such as slip knot, making a chain, single and double crochet stitches, and how to make a turning chain. You will also find instructions for working in the round, several types of textural stitches, and notes on increasing and decreasing.
- Charts feature information on yarn weights and the appropriate size hook for basic weights. Helpful tips are included, as well as finishing instructions such as blocking, shaping, and joining pieces.
- A handy chart on reading a pattern is indispensable, as well as the section on reading international crochet charts.
About the Authors
Hannah Elgie is the owner of Make, Do & Mend, her shop where classes are offered for knitting and crochet, sewing, upholstery, and even pottery painting. Her crochet patterns in national craft magazines, has been a guest on several radio shows, and taught workshops.
Kath Webber is a magazine editor, former fashion stylist, and journalist, who now teaches crochet at Hannah Elgie’s Make, Do & Mend. Kath’s blog, Inverleith, details her crafty endeavours in crochet, knitting, baking, and sewing.