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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback matt lam cover finish with extended flaps
  • Publication: 07 October 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219453
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $39.99
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You Can Crochet with Bella Coco

$39.99

A clear & simple course for the beginner by Sarah-Jayne Fragola

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Learn to crochet following Bella Coco's sure and simple methods, and make beautiful items along the way.

Learn to crochet following Bella Coco's sure and simple methods, and make beautiful items along the way.

Sarah-Jayne Fragola is the creator of Bella Coco Crochet, which she started in 2011. She specializes in teaching people to crochet, using simple and structured methods so that anyone can learn how to start! If you are looking for a comprehensive, beginner's guide to crochet, this is the book for you. 

Starting with a section on hook types, your essential crochet kit and the yarns you'll need, you are guided by Sarah-Jayne through the key crochet stitches you'll need before you get stuck in. Each stitch described using UK terms is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, and handy quick-stitch boxes that include key stitch details as well as the US equivalents.

Once you've conquered your stitches, get stuck into your first projects, starting from the easiest designs to the more complex ones to crochet. These 12 projects range from sweet and simple coasters and scarves, to a stunning hexie pillow and hat 'n' mitten set. With each new project, learn a new technique to gradually build your knowledge and familiarity with crocheting.

To reward your efforts, Sarah-Jayne then treats you to a section on advanced stitches that you can use to crochet her 'Showstopper Blanket' a beautiful, textured blanket that you'd be proud to drape on your bed or sofa.

These gorgeous patterns will inspire crochet novices and more confident crocheters alike. 

With Bella Coco, you can crochet!

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Crochet hooks 8
Equipment 12
Yarns 14
Colour 20

Getting started 18
Your first stitches 22
Anatomy of a stitch 43
Measuring a swatch 46
Conversion chart & symbols 47
Crochet stitch quick view 48
Blocking 50

Your first projects 54
How to read a pattern 56
Project: Coasters 58
Colour changes 60
Invisible join 61
Project: Place Mat 62
Project: Infinity Scarf 64
Sewing joins 66
Working in the round 1:
chain method 68
Project: Cowl Scarf 70
Working in the round 2: magic circle method 72
Increasing 74
Project: Face Scrubbies 76
Crochet charts 78
Working a granny square 80
Working a solid hexagon 82
Working a granny triangle 84
Project: Granny Square Baby Blanket 86
Pompoms 90
Project: Granny Hexi Pillow 92
Tassels 96
Project: Granny Triangle Bunting 98
Project: Yarn Basket 102
Shaping, sizing and adapting patterns 104
Project: Hat & Mittens Hat 106 & 108
Decreasing 109
Project: Hat & Mittens Mittens 106 & 110
Colourwork 112
Surface cross stitch 114
Project: Pencil Case 116

Advanced Stitches 122
Showstopper blanket 136
And there you go... 142
Index 144

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About the Author

About Sarah-Jayne Fragola

Sarah-Jayne is the creator of Bella Coco Crochet and a well-known crochet designer. She started her blog in 2011, where she shares her passion for teaching people to crochet. Since then, she has created numerous tutorials to help crocheters build their skills. Sarah-Jayne has more than 14.5 million subscribers on YouTube alone, and a huge following across @bellacococrochet social media. She lives in Nottingham, UK, with her husband and two daughters. 

  • Website: www.bellacococrochet.com 
  • YouTube: @bellacococrochet 
  • Instagram: @bellacococrochet 
  • Facebook: @bellacococrochet 
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Slip Knot

Over the last few years, Sarah-Jayne Fragola has built up an enviable online reputation as a crochet expert with her YouTube tutorials under the name Bella Coco. With this book, she has created a well-laid-out guide for the complete beginner.

The first sections cover the basics such as the 'anatomy of a crochet hook'. There is a table of the different sizing schemes with the recommendations that 'the most accurate measurements for a hook is the metric sizing'. The types of hooks now available are described. After a brief look at other useful equipment, there is a section on the different ways yarns are presented (balls, skeins, hanks, etc.) and how to interpret both yarn weights and types. The following section on colour presents an easy-to-follow look at the colour wheel theory.

The book then moves on to giving step-by-step instructions on the basic crochet stitches - all well illustrated by clear photographs [...] Useful information is then given on swatching, the different terminology and abbreviations used within UK and USA patterns, and the international symbols for charting patterns. This general information part of the book covers the various blocking techniques.

The remaining part of the book is taken up with the nine projects which are 'arranged in order of difficulty, from the easiest to the more complex'. Sarah-Jayne has 'designed the projects so that new techniques are added with each one'.

This book has been very well produced and will be of great benefit to anyone wanting to start on this wonderful craft. It would also be good for anyone wanting to increase their confidence and skill.


Craft Focus, December/ January issue

Sarah-Jayne Fragola is the creator of Bella Coco Crochet, which she started in 2011. She specialises in teaching people to crochet, using simple and structured methods so that anyone can learn how to start! If youre looking for a comprehensive, beginners guide to crochet, this is a great book for you. Starting with a section on hook types, your essential crochet kit and the yarns youll need, youre guided by Sarah-Jayne through the key crochet stitches youll need before you get stuck in. Each stitch described using UK terms is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, and handy quick-stitch boxes that include key stitch details as well as the US equivalents.


Once youve conquered your stitches, get stuck into your first projects, starting from the easiest designs to the more complex ones to crochet. These 12 projects range from sweet and simple coasters and scarves, to a stunning hexie pillow and hat n mitten set. With each new project, learn a new technique to gradually build your knowledge and familiarity with crocheting. To reward your efforts, Sarah-Jayne then treats you to a section on advanced stitches that you can use to crochet her Showstopper Blanket a beautiful, textured blanket that youd be proud to drape on your bed or sofa.


We say: These gorgeous patterns will inspire crochet novices and more confident crocheters alike.


CrochetEnvy.com

Join over a million Bella Coco fans and learn to crochet with her sure and simple method and learn to make beautiful items along the way!

Fragola has created a charming how-to guide for a craft that can be enjoyed for a lifetime Publishers Weekly EDITORS PICK

Let the creator of Bella Coco Crochet, Sarah-Jayne Fragola, teach you how to crochet using her wildly popular methodical and simple method. Join almost one million YouTube subscribers and hundreds of thousands of social media followers in learning from this comprehensive guide for beginners including complete novices. It will also benefit competent crocheters with its wide range of patterns.

This beautifully laid out book: Starts with a section on yarn and hook types; shows you how to work the basic stitches with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs; the projects start with easy patterns and progress to more complicated ones, with each pattern practicing a skill learned; a section on advanced stitches encourages you to progress to more complex work; ends with a beautiful showstopper blanket incorporating many of the techniques and stitches learned along the crochet journey.


Prima

The best crochet books to find inspiration for your next favourite project. Crochet queen Sarah-Jayne Fragola is behind Bella Coco Crochet, a gorgeous crochet brand and YouTube channel that has over 1 million subscribers who adore her stylish crochet projects for all skill levels. Her new book contains 12 beautiful projects in her unique aesthetic of using soft colours to create comfy designs.


Amazon Customer Review

An amazing book for either beginners or those who have crochet experience. I highly recommend purchasing this book and checking out Bella Coco on social media and YouTube.


Amazon Customer Review


Inside Crochet

Bella Coco specialises in using simple and structured methods to teach people to crochet on YouTube, and this book for beginners is a comprehensive guide to everything from choosing the right hook and yarns to using different stitches and finishing your work. New crocheters are advised to progress chronologically through the book, starting with easy projects such as an infinity scarf or coasters and advancing to a hat and mitten set and finally a showstopper blanket.

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