Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the â€śknitting superstar,â€ť has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch â€™n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch â€™n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crochetersâ€”which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch â€™n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool. Written in the authorâ€™s cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated bookâ€”featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughoutâ€”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 patternsâ€”including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projectsâ€”the kind that make Stitch â€™n Bitch ruleâ€”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, Kidâ€™s Sock Monkey Poncho. No, these arenâ€™t your grandmaâ€™s doilies.
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