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Crochet Wizardry: The official Harry Potter crochet pattern book

Lee Sartori

Crochet your own costumes, familiar creatures, and classic artifacts from the Harry Potter films in this follow up companion to the bestselling Harry Potter: Knitting Magic. Conjure the magic of the Wizarding World with your crochet hook with this deluxe collection of more than 20 official patterns for toys, keepsakes, and costume replicas inspired by the Harry Potter films. A comprehensive, officially licensed guide to crocheting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry includes projects for every skill level and a wide range of stitches and techniques featuring yarn expertly matched to the true colors used in the films. Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry also includes behind-the-scenes facts and quotes from the films, as well as concept art and film stills to inspire your creativity and relive favorite movie moments. With beautiful full-color photography, step-by-step instructions, and clearly presented charts and schematics, Harry Potter: Crochet Wizardry is the ultimate crocheter’s guide to the Wizarding World.

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Quilt-opedia: The only quilting reference you’ll ever need

Laura Jane Taylor

Covering a wide range of techniques for both hand and machine quilting, this gentle guide uses clear step-by-step illustrations to walk the novice quilter from the very beginnings of choosing materials, preparing and cutting fabric, through to intermediate and advanced techniques like adding edgings and displaying their work. Useful troubleshooting tips are peppered throughout to help avoid common pitfalls. A directory of quilt blocks contains loads of ideas for variations, joining methods, and embellishments. Plus, invaluable instructions are given for how to draft blocks to fit the preferred size measurements of any project, big or small. Also included are thirty projects complete with full step-by-step instructions, fabric requirements, clear photos and diagrams, plus pages of full-size templates. The hidden-spiral binding and full-color photographs and drawings make this a user-friendly resource that quilters will turn to again and again for information, as well as inspiration.

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Crocheted Animal Hats: 15 Patterns to hook and show off

Vanessa Mooncie

An ark full of new loveable patterns. Following the huge success of her whimsical knitting books, Animal Hats, Vanessa Mooncie has put her design skills to work and created more adorable critters to crochet in Crocheted Animal Hats: 15 Projects to Keep You Warm and Toasty: Tiger Bear Kitten Leopard Owl Parrot Zebra Deer Duck, and more! For all skill levels. this crochet collection is well suited for both beginners and experienced crafters. You can quickly and easily create gorgeous hats by following: Step-by-step instructions with photographs and illustrations Simple yet imaginative patterns Add-on details for more complexity Simple schematics Basic animal hat-making techniques How-to instruction section for adding a cozy, fleecy lining Captivating animal hats for all! All 15 patterns come in adult and child sizes, so get ready to hook up your whole family with cute crocheted animal hats

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The Quilter’s Bible: The indispensable guide to patchwork, quilting, and appliqué

Linda Clements

Every quilter, whether you are new or more experienced, should own this comprehensive guide to all quilting techniques. Packed full of expert advice on all aspects of quilting, patchwork and applique it holds the answer to all your quilting questions. This is the most comprehensive book on the market for patchwork, quilting and applique techniques and is ideal for both the beginner looking for trustworthy advice in a single volume and the committed quilter searching for authoritative reference for seldom-used techniques. It presents essential advice and instructions alongside a wide range of inspirational samples of work collected from international top-name quilters. It also features over 15 quilt projects including cot quilts, bed quilts, lap quilts, bags, cushions, wall hangings, table mats and runners, and other beautiful projects for the home. Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams and stunning photography combine to create this must-have resource for quilters of all abilities. Techniques covered include quilting basics such as making a quilt sandwich, hand and machine quilting, basting and binding a quilt. Other techniques include big stitch, sashiko, free motion, corded and stuffed (trapunto) quilting. There are instructions for over 100 different patchwork blocks, with detailed instructions for different kinds of piecing such as English paper piecing, foundation piecing and strip piecing. Techniques for applique are also included which cover different types of applique such as needle-turn; reverse, inlaid and shadow applique as well as using freezer paper and fusible web.

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Crocheted Mitts & Mittens: 25 fun and fashionable designs for fingerless gloves, mittens, & wrist warmers

Amy Gunderson

No matter what the season or the outfit, keep your hands covered in high style! From toasty warm mittens with bobbles and ribbing to lacy cotton hand covers perfect for summer fashion, this collection of 25 exciting new patterns has you covered. * Trendy new designs include mitts with removable crocheted emoticons, pretty-in-pink mitts laced up with ribbons, and buttoned elbow-length fingerless gloves in a lovely lacy shell pattern * Designs for all seasons are worked in a full range of fibres, including wool, acrylic, linen, silk blends, and cotton, as well as metallic, variegated, and self-striping yarns * Learn how to employ a range of techniques and stitches, including basket-weave, tapestry crochet, hairpin lace, crochet applique, and motifs * Stylish looks for men and women Stitch Guide includes step-by-step photos to guide you through new stitches and techniques AUTHOR: Amy Gunderson is the creative lead for Universal Yarn and the author of Knitted Mitts and Mittens (9780811712996). Her innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet! Magazine, Interweave Knits, Knit.wear, Knit Now, Knit ‘n Style, and Creative Knitting. Amy also sells her patterns through her online store on Ravelry. Follow Amy on her blog (getoffmylawndesigns.com/blog/) and on Twitter (@gundersonamy). 200 colour photographs

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Quilts of Illusion

Laura Fisher

An illustrated collection of almost 200 optical illusion quilt designs which show movement, depth and a multiplicity of patterns on the flat surface of the quilt. Designed for both the beginner and the expert, it gives instructions for making your own optical illusion quilts.

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Super-Quick Colorful Quilts

Rosemary Wilkinson

The twenty gorgeous patchwork quilts in this collection are designed for beginners and any quilter whose time is limited. Using just three shapes, they show an amazing variety of designs made all the more exciting by a clever choice of fabrics in three groups of colorways. These shapes are cut quickly using the rotary cutter rather than with a template, and they are machine stitched together with chain-piecing wherever possible. The quilt “sandwich” (of backing fabric, batting and the pieced top) is held together with machine quilting, big stitch hand quilting or with simple ties and buttons. Two methods are used for the binding-one using four strips applied separately to the four sides, producing abutted corners, and the other, slightly more complicated, using a continuous binding, mitered at the corners. Simple applique is introduced using a heart template and a technique called slashing. Chenille is used as an alternative to piecing to produce a highly textured surface for a really cuddly quilt.

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The Crochet Book

DK Publishing

Stitch-by-stitch instructions with illustrations that will guide you through crocheted baby blankets to baby shoes, and many more lovely things for you or your home. A complete guide to crocheting for beginners and practiced crocheters with more than 130 techniques and stitches. As a bonus, there are 80 projects for you to practice and enjoy! If you are picking up your first crochet hook, this book will lead you through the basic stitches and starts you off with classic granny squares for blankets. Learn how to craft delicate lace and openwork pieces to create home décor items. The clear instructions and step-by-step, close-up pictures of the various stitches make your first projects simple and fun to complete. The instructions let you know the difficulty level of each pattern, the correct tools and the ideal yarn for you to use. If you’re a confident crocheter there are plenty of new stitches and patterns for you to try your hand at. Create baby and adult clothes, baby shoes and amigurumi toys for yourself or as treasured gifts for loved ones. There’s something very special about receiving a handmade present! New Edition Newly updated with a fresh design and brand-new photography that shows the stitches with gorgeous clarity. Learn how to read patterns so you can go from novice to expert crocheter in no time! * Easy-to-follow directions with close up photos of the stitches. * Over 130 key techniques and 80 projects to create. * Advice on yarn and tools.

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Plus size crochet: Fashions that fit & flatter

Margaret Hubert

At last, a book of crochet patterns devoted entirely to the plus-size woman!Plus-size gals are a group that seems to be neglected in the plethora of crochet books on the market. The author, Margaret Hubert, has often been approached at trade shows and through her classes by women in this size category, begging her to design patterns that would fit them. A plus-size crocheter cannot simply take a smaller pattern and increase the number of stitches or rows to get a garment that fits and flatters. There are lots of proportion considerations when designing patterns for larger sizes.

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Knitting the galaxy: The official Star Wars knitting pattern book

Tanis Gray

eaturing 28 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. Bring the power of the Force to your needles with the first official Star Wars knitting pattern book. Featuring 28 knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite movie moments, characters (both human and alien), droids, ships, and more.

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Knitting with Disney: 28 Official patterns inspired by Mickey Mouse, The Little Mermaid, and more!

Tanis Gray

Bring the magic of Disney to your knitting needles with the first official book of knitting patterns inspired by classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Cinderella and films like Alice in Wonderland , The Little Mermaid , Moana , and more. Featuring 28 beautiful knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Knitting with Disney includes patterns for toys, apparel, and decor pulled straight from and inspired by favorite Disney movies. Take a trip to Neverland with an adorable amigurumi Tinker Bell. Celebrate the circle of life with a vibrant sweater based on The Lion King . Or make an authentic Disney costume replica of one of the Seven Dwarfs’ caps or Kuzco’s poncho. Projects range from simple patterns to more complex projects for knitters of all skill levels and include sizing from extra small through 6XL. Filled with classic quotes and fun facts from beloved films, Knitting with Disney will have fans everywhere bundling up to rewatch their favorite movies, and knit fun projects for themselves, friends, and family.

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Knitting Magic: More patterns from Hogwarts & beyond.

Tanis Gray

Discover even more knitting magic with a brand-new collection of knitting patterns inspired by the characters, creatures, and artifacts of the Wizarding World. Featuring over 28 new projects pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, Volume 2 includes patterns for toys, apparel, and costume replicas pulled straight from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

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