Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
About the Author
Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.
Table of Contents
Introduction : in the loop History of crochet : handcraft with a past Yarn : fantastic fibers Tools : get hooked! The slipknot : knot a problem! Hands on : hold it! Building basics : making a foundation chain Single crochet stitch : let the fun begin! Adding stripes : go color crazy! Finishing your project : wrap it up Figuring gauge : how do you measure up? Project 1 : dishcloth Project 2 : striped scarf Project 3 : pretty purse Project 4 : afghan section Survival skill : lifesaver Around the world : here, there, and everywhere Kids crochet : crocheting for a cause Fashion forward : crochet sets trends Timeline : what happened when? Trivia : fun crocheting facts.