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Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
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14 Reddit comments about Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker:

u/ryonia7311 · 5 pointsr/knitting

I wouldn't say it's just for knitters, but Debbie Stoller of Stitch n Bitch also wrote a book on crochet, in a similar style and format to her book on knitting. I liked it, but I learned knitting and crochet at about the same time, so maybe I didn't think like a knitter yet. Hopefully this helps!

u/sarahgwynne · 3 pointsr/crochet

Get this book: http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Bitch-Crochet-Happy-Hooker/dp/0761139850

It is fantastic at explaining everything from the most basic stitches to reading patterns. Don't try to look at patterns online till you get a good explanation about how to read patterns and how to do the basic stitches. YouTube is also pretty good at showing different stitches, but I though it was easier to start with the book.

Also start out out with a medium or large crochet hook and a equally medium or large yarn. Just look around at your local craft or fabric store at the options and you'll see what I mean about sizes. That's about all you need to get started.

Last spend a little extra money on yarn that isn't super cheap and rough. It's more pleasant to work with.

u/LOWERCASEmurder · 2 pointsr/Hobbies

Needle felting is pretty fun, it’s a good lap project. You can make little animals and plants or appliqué onto any number of things. The price of admission is relatively low if you start with a kit. Also, there’s a lot of stabbing involved, which feels really satisfying.

Has cross stitch burned you out in the needle and thread department? I don’t care for it myself but I really enjoy embroidery. The books age well and are easy to follow. You can continuously add new stitches to your repertoire with practice.

Last one: crochet. The Happy Hooker is a great book for beginners.

May your treatment be uneventful and your recovery swift.

u/arhoglenTFAB · 2 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Crochet is actually really easy. You can easily teach yourself, and there are plenty of internet resources to help you. /r/crochet is a really great community too.

I am self taught from this book: The Happy Hooker.

and if you want more help than that, here is the "beginner" page from my crochet blog

u/amaltheas2 · 2 pointsr/crochet

My grandma taught me to do a sc, but I taught myself the rest from books and youtube videos. Two of my favorite books for learning was Debbie Stroller's The Happy Hooker & Get Hooked. The latter book is directed towards a younger audience, but it was perfect for learning ... everything was simplified! Basic patterns like "working in the round" or a basic Double-Crochet scarf; both have wonderful illustrations & great 'beginner' patterns.

Others suggested that you learn from others ... but that's so overrated! ;-) To this day, I don't know anyone else who crochets ... so it's all me!

u/magicmerlion · 2 pointsr/crochet

This is the book I used to learn. I found it very helpful - lots of diagrams. And the entire second half is a wide variety of patterns.

u/oomps62 · 2 pointsr/crochet

I recommend the book Stitch 'n Bitch: The happy hooker. The beginning part will answer questions about increases, decreases, and terminology. It provides information about shaping garments. Then there are multiple patterns in the book for wearable items... The first part of the books gives you all of the tools to make any of the patterns in the book.

Check to see if your library has it before buying it!

u/labeille87 · 2 pointsr/crochet

The book that really helped me was stitch n bitch the happy hooker. As for tension it's going to be off for a little while so don't sweat that!

u/quick_quip_whip · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
The title was funny, and I'll just assume you don't have it.

i confess I don't actually know what a single skein is, and etsy didn't seem to have any results. What is it?

Anyway, just focus on the positives of the bad job. Just like you said earlier - you'll get through it. And you do have good coworkers, so that's something. Make a game out of it maybe; how many callers in a row will hang up on me, and is it close to what I guessed ahead of time?

u/krq316 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The title of this made me laugh out loud. I thought you might appreciate it too.

I would love love love a pair of these to keep cozy this winter.

Just for good measure...Oh yay another hang up!!

u/IguanaGrrl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yep, your best bet would be to buy the cheapest set of crochet hooks you can find, like these, and then some cheapie worsted weight yarn, preferably in a lighter color like this but I bet you could find it cheaper locally.

YouTube has a lot of great tutorials that really nail it down, but there are also good books out there for beginners, like Happy Hooker that not only has patterns, but also instruction on how to do a number of different types of stitches.

Everything I do uses only slip stitch, chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet, so if you can learn those, you're golden. :D

u/TheNargrath · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Why not? They make such lovely afghans and doilies.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/crochet

I learned a lot from Stitch 'n Bitch. Don't underestimate the library! Mine had a ton of books with great pictures and clear instructions. Youtube tutorials are also great for watching exactly how to do certain trickier techniques.

u/flipapeno · 0 pointsr/crochet