Calamity-Free Crochet: Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice for by Catherine Hirst

By Catherine Hirst

Get it correct the 1st time! Calamity-Free Crochet is a complete, quick-reference advisor for either new and complicated crocheters. It offers easy-to-follow recommendation on instruments and fabrics, troubleshooting guidance, and step by step ideas. What do you do in the event that your stitches retain twisting? What occurs if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you alternative yarns, and what do you do in the event that your border doesn't lie flat? geared up by means of the phases in a venture, Calamity-Free Crochet offers cross-references among sections and lays out the simplest perform how you can assist you via each step of the crochet process.

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The example is 26" (66 cm) long. adjust the quantity of beads and wire to make a longer or shorter strand. Look for a clasp that complements the theme of your necklace. this type of design will also work with other themes such as spring flowers, fall leaves, babbling brook, and any holiday. indd 36 (Text) (RAY) 8/15/12 8:52 AM 8/15/12 9:12 AM (Fogra 39) Job:08-28837 Title:CPI-The Complete Photo Guide to Beading #175 Dtp:221 Page:36 028-069_ 028-069_ 2 8:52 AM 2 9:12 AM You Will need • 1–2 gram size-8 rounded seed beads • approximately 100 pressed glass beads in a variety of shapes and sizes • clasp 1 arrange the beads along a folded cloth towel or design board.

Insert one end of the split ring into the loop at the top of the first bead unit and twist it into place to complete the key chain. 5 cm) round wire, 18 gauge, fully soft • wire nipper • round-nose pliers • chain-nose pliers • flat-nose pliers (optional) • chasing hammer with domed face • jeweler’s anvil or bench block with smooth surface • piece of 1/4" (6 mm) wooden dowel, 4" to 6" (10 to 15 cm) long • fine-tip marker heather SPiralS neCKlaCe • ruler Complex Wire Working this necklace is a show-stopper!

Pull until the knot is snug on top of the bead. string another bead and repeat steps 1–12. Continue stringing and knotting until all the beads are knotted. to cut the practice strand apart (or any previously knotted strand), use a singleedge razor blade to slice between the beads on a cutting mat or board. indd 43 (Text) (RAY) 43 8/15/12 8:52 AM 8/15/12 9:12 AM (Fogra 39) Job:08-28837 Title:CPI-The Complete Photo Guide to Beading #175 Dtp:221 Page:43 ViNtage Blue Necklace Stringing with hand Knotting a hand-knotted necklace will always have a beautiful, fluid drape to it, because the knots make it more flexible than other types of stringing.

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