The Happy Hooker

The Happy Hooker

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet

Book - 2006
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Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the "knitting superstar," has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch 'n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation , together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters--which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch 'n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool.

Written in the author's cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book--featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout--is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns--including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects--the kind that make Stitch 'n Bitch rule--for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid's Sock Monkey Poncho.

No, these aren't your grandma's doilies.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 9780761139867
0761139869
9780761139850
0761139850
Characteristics: 292 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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Aug 09, 2018

I would rank myself intermediate to advanced in terms of my crochet skills. All of the patterns in this books are super easy and fun to do. Aside from that, they looked really, really good! I made just about every project in this book and they all turned out quite good. That being said, what I like most about this book is the fun, lighthearted way it is written. Debbie seems very down to Earth and approachable in her writing, and the stories from each of the contributers were just plain enjoyable.

I want Debbie to write another crochet book that is even bigger than this one. Definately take a look at this.

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