Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet by Debbie StollerStitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet by Debbie Stoller

Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet

byDebbie Stoller

Paperback | February 13, 2006

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Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the “knitting superstar,” has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch ’n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch ’n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters—which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch ’n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool.

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.
Debbie Stoller is the bestselling author of the Stitch'n Bitch series of knitting books and calendars. She comes from a long line of Dutch knitters, has a Ph.D. from Yale in the psychology of women, and is the editor-in-chief of Bust magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Title:Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker: Stitch 'n Bitch CrochetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 7.94 × 0.69 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761139850

ISBN - 13:9780761139850

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Crochet Book Used this book as a reference book and it has pictures of the different stitches. There are small projects to make to learn the different stitches.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Hooker My last crochet experience was in Home Economics when I was 16 years old. I was able to crochet a purse from the Happy Hooker with absolutely no problem. There is a section that shows you exactly how to do the particular stitch. Excellent!!! I am now a "Happy Hooker" as well. Anne
Date published: 2008-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! I'm new to crochet, and I wish this had been the first book I bought to try to learn. It's fantastic!! Pictures and written instructions are easy to follow and very thorough. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to crochet and wants an indepth lesson!!
Date published: 2008-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I LOVED IT! As a self-taught knitter this book was the perfect continuation of my growing hobby. With the Happy Hooker I was able to teach myself how to crochet. The patterns are modern and are easily to manipulate into your own patterns. If you like handy crafts I would definitley pick up this book.
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Beginners and those with experience This book had great explainations for beginners, in addition to many different patterns that are also fun for those with experience. I was a first timer when I got this book, and am now working on my first real project - the bunny slippers :) Highly recommend this book for anyone interseted in crocheting, and for those who loved Stitch 'n Btich.
Date published: 2006-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good book! This book has great patterns! Although, I would not pick up this book if you were new to the hobby. Some of the patterns are a bit complicated and some have errors (you can download the corrections). This book is great if you have a few projects under your belt and you want a little more of a challenge. If she wrote a second book- I would buy it !!
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't get lost by the pretty pictures This is a great book for crocheters, paticularly for those who are already familar with crochet. It might be a little hard to follow for complete newbies but the author does make an effort to make the techniques as clear as possible with many illustrations. However, the projects get a little annoying when you don't have the exact yarn that they use (which is often) and you have to consider gauge and measurements. A beware for beginners: although the projects look absolutely fantastic, they're tricker to make than you would assume; so start with easy projects and work your way up.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funkilicious Glory! I was so delighted to finally get my copy of the Funky Hooker, that I barely even glanced through it in the store. When I got home I flipped through it, keeping my stash of yarn in mind, trying to find something I could make quickly. When I saw the pattern for the YeeHaw Lady (the cowboy hat pictured on the cover) I knew that I had to make one for my daughter. Between buying the book on Thursday night and finishing the hat on Saturday morning, it was a joy to make. The patterns are easy to read and there's plenty of variety to satisfy everyone's taste. The first half of the book contains both a history of crochet (and its relevance in relation to knitting) as well as great instructions on learning to crochet for beginners. It also contains a small section detailing a few stitches to help out those who'd like to desgin their own (which is the philosophy of Stoller). Debbie Stoller's funky style and hip chic combine to make a great book worthy of the trendy resurgence of crochet!
Date published: 2006-03-12

Table of Contents

Part One: Learning to Crochet
1. Voulez-Vous Crochet Avec Moi?
2. Hook, Line and Sinker: The Tools of Crochet
3. Get Shorty: Making the Chain Stitch, Single Crochet, and Slip Stitch
4. Walking Tall: Making Half-Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Triple Crochet
5. The Shape of Things to Come: Increasing, Decreasing, and Working in a Circle
6. Hooked on a Feeling: Making Fancy Stitches
7. Picture This: Making Images in Crochet
8. Off the Hook: Sewing Your Pieces Together, Blocking, and Adding Decoration
Part Two:The Patterns
1. Scarves and Shawls
2. Hats
3. Bags
4. Spring & Summer
5. Fall & Winter
6. Accessories
7. Home, Gifts & Baby


Editorial Reviews

Stoller's "Stitch 'N Bitch" and "Stitch 'N Bitch Nation" have become icons of the knitting craze: every hip young needleworker has at least one of them next to the yarn stash. Now, she uses the same approach that made her knitting books so successful in this entré e to sexed-up hookwork that takes pains to show crocheting isn't for grandma anymore. Stoller provides everything short of the hook and yarn a crafter will need to learn how to crochet. From a history of the craft to mind-bogglingly complete instructions and dozens of charted and explained patterns (the majority of which are for women's clothing and accessories— there are no afghans here), it's all presented in Stoller's bright, witty style and accompanied by cheery color photographs. Beginners will like the easy construction of the " Stripes (and Stripes) Forever Scarf, " and intermediate crocheters will enjoy whipping up a " Cupcake, " a purple sweater confection. Experienced crocheters have patterns here too, such as the astonishing lace " Go For Baroque" sweater. This latest entry into the "Stitch 'N Bitch" canon is sure to be another bestseller.