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Debbie Stoller is the co-publisher and editor-in-chief of the third-wave feminist magazine, BUST. Ms. Stoller founded the NYC Stitch'n Bitch group. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Shadow, and way too much yarn

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I've had the knitting version for years - even though I've not caught the knitting bug - but hadn't read the crochet one. Picked it up through Kindle Unlimited and zoomed through it. Really enjoyed the historical information. That was my favorite part. I can't see myself making anything from the patterns included but still enjoyed the book.
 
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amcheri | 19 other reviews | Jan 5, 2023 |
I’ve been a knitter for many many years, but have always wanted to learn how to crochet but, as my yearly attempts always seemed doomed to failure I was beginning to believe that old saying ‘knitters can’t crochet, and crocheters can’t knit’; until I found this book.

If you are starting from scratch after many frustrating attempts, this is the book for you and is a perfect example of what ‘learn how to’ craft book should be like. Written in a clear and easy to understand manner, which is also laced with humour, this book covers it all. If you are a visual learner, don’t despair, as this little tome is full of easy to understand illustrations that add weight to the ‘lessons’ they are contained in. I found them very useful as, for some reason, when my brain wasn’t prepared to process the words the illustrations helped them sink in and stay there.

The book starts with a brief history of the craft and then progresses from there through tools, getting started, how to read charts and finally finishing with some easy first patterns to follow. It covers yarns and the hooks that go with them, so even the most die-hard knitter will maybe have to shell out a couple of dollars to get themselves started.

The only thing I would say about this book, other than how wonderful it is, is that it would have been nice if the beginners patterns wear more along the line of household items and accessories rather than the usual wearables; however, this didn’t take away from my thorough enjoyment this book gave me, and the feeling of accomplishment that I now have from using it.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who, like me had given up hope of ever learning to crochet. Crocheters who want to learn to knit, don’t despair as this Author also has a book that covers this written in the same fashion.

Originally reviewed on: http://catesbooknuthut.com/2014/08/08/review-stitch-n-bitch-crochet-the-happy-ho...




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Melline | 19 other reviews | Aug 13, 2022 |
This is a great book for both beginning and experienced "hookers". I love the patterns in the book and the crochet explanations are clear and easy to understand.
 
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MBTC | 19 other reviews | Jul 9, 2022 |
Good Instructions at the beginning for when I forget how to do a stitch.
 
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