Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet
The Happy Hooker
Publication Date: February 2006
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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.
Robyn Goodmark is an elementary school teacher, musician, hiphop dancer, and cofounder of Northern State, a female-fronted hip-hop band that has just released its third album. She lives in New York City.
Adrienne Yan's illustrations have appeared in "YM," "Family Circle," and many other magazines, as well as the Stitch 'n' Bitch book series. She lives in San Francisco.
John Dolan is a critically-acclaimed artist living and working in Shoreditch, east London. For the past three years he and his dog George have sat out on Shoreditch High Street, while John sketched the world around him. Some of his sketches formed part of John s first solo show, George the Dog, John the Artist, which was a sell out in September 2013.