By Nicki Trench
Specialist crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow crochet styles that may educate you the way to crochet. A crochet instructor and writer with over 20 years' adventure, Nicki has designed a chain of styles that may advisor you thru these preliminary stitches to generating appealing tasks incorporating quite a lot of crochet thoughts. Crochet knowledge explains the entire stitches with transparent step by step artistic endeavors and directions. subsequent, realize 3 chapters filled with styles to enhance your abilities. First is beginning Out, the place you'll find an easy springtime throw and a stunning hat for a baby - you'll be surprised how effortless and fast the initiatives are to create. as soon as you've mastered those, flow directly to anything tougher within the perform Makes ideal bankruptcy. There are adorable presents for infants and little ones, together with child blocks, bibs and blankets, or deal with your self to a couple of gloves in delicate double knit yarn or the chunky seashells shawl to maintain you hot on cold mornings. eventually, convinced Crocheting has extra complicated styles, from a relatives of lovely Russian dolls to the cherub gown with ornamental picot stitching.
Nicki Trench is likely one of the best figures within the revival and advertising of domestic crafts. She is the founding father of giggling Hens, the UK's major on-line yarn shop, and chicken Yarns. a few of her books contain lovely & effortless Crocheted child outfits, a fondness for Quilting and large frightening Crochet. stopover at her site at www.nickitrench.com and weblog at nickitrench.blogspot.com.
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The lines here are clean and sleek. indd 46 46 12/19/03, 7:57:07 AM 1 Follow the basic directions on pages 25 and 26 for mounting the stone and doing a beaded collar. Use matte khaki brown 11º beads for most of the collar. Use an accent row of the antique gold and then one or two rows of the silverlined brown 14º beads to end. 2 Make the first couched row with 11º antique gold beads, alternating with 8º matte khaki brown beads. The outside couched row is the antique gold cube beads. Lay a ring of antique gold 11º beads between the collar and on top of the first couched row, and couch them in place.
Continue in this manner until you reach the length desired. Figure 3-23 11 When you reach the desired length, remove the stop bead and attach the clasp. Refer to Figure 3-24 to see how the strap should look. indd 32 12/12/03, 8:58:05 AM Right-Angle Weave Variations The instructions for doing right-angle weave are covered on pages 18-20. The graphs shown here, along with the variations in the photo, are meant to give you ideas of how you can change the basic stitch to achieve a look you like to make a necklace or bracelet strap.
Indd 33 12/12/03, 8:58:11 AM The Fringe Adding fringe to beaded jewelry can enhance the overall look and appeal of the finished piece. This is especially true of beaded cabochons and amulet bags. Fringe can be used anywhere you think you need it to decorate your item, though it is most commonly found at the bottom of the piece. Experiment and add it where you think it looks best. Straight Fringe To do a straight fringe, decide which beads you wish to use. They may be beads that you have already used in your piece or different ones in colors that match or contrast.