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    "Happy Hooker" - new Stitch -n- Bitch crochet book

    Thoughts? I got it from the library the other day and I haven't had a chance to do much more than skim thru it yet.

    But my first reaction was that the how-to info looks great, but I wasn't all that jazzed about the patterns. To me it seemed to reflect the reason why I finally decided to learn to knit atfer years of crocheting: there just seem to be more good-looking knitting patterns than crochet ones. So many crocheted items to me still look grannyish and that's how a lot of the patternsin this book looked.

    But there were a few patterns I liked, including a granny square bag thingy.

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    Nod. I loved the knitting patterns in the previous books, but wasn't as stoked on the crochet patterns. It's a good addition though, and I can let people borrow it and not cry if it doesn't come back home.

    I think single crochet can look great with appliques, but single crochet doesn't work well for some apparel, sometimes.

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    The instructions are easy to follow (atleast so far....), but the only thing I've commited to attempting to make are the skull oven mitts.

    I'm a knitter at heart. Although, I did purchase Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson. I finished my first project and I'm going to frame it and give it to my sister for her birthday. The design says "Irony is not dead". I thought my sister could put it on her desk at work. She's a divorce lawyer.

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    I just bought the book because I learned to knit from the Stitch N Bitch books and am hoping to learn to crochet from this one. So far so good. I use the books more as a reference than for the patterns anyway.

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    I just bought the book because I learned to knit from the Stitch N Bitch books and am hoping to learn to crochet from this one. So far so good. I use the books more as a reference than for the patterns anyway.

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    I haven't had much of a chance to try stuff out, but the little bit I did was fun.
    The instructions are very clear, and helped me realize what you actually are supposed to do in crochet. I realized I was crocheting wrong actually, and I did not know the proper technique at all. It was more of me randomly guessing how to do it, and being mostly right, but not quite.

    The patterns...I love them! I thought that they are some of the best crochet patterns I have ever seen. Everything is completely wearable, and super cute. Unfortunately the things I want to make take a lot of yarn!
    But I love the armwarmers, the blazer, the hats...there are tons of things in there I want to make.

    I'm very happy I got this book.

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    I really liked the handbags. And I too was not crocheting correctly at all but I am figuring it out now. All in all was worth the money to me

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    I completed the Skull Oven Mitts!!!! I think they are totally cute. I'm giving them to my brother for his birthday.
    It was harder in the beginning, I hate crocheting off the chain. But easier once you get going, and faster!

    I also learned how to crochet a round last night. I attached a little string to the edging and made my fluffy grey cat wear it like a hat!! He only kept it on for a few minutes, but it was worth it!

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    i definitly love the book and most of the patterns! i too learned i was crocheting wrong before. i also never knew how to read a pattern, but these are mostly pretty straight-forward. i've made the pdq hat twice, the skullholders, the arm warmers, the "in bloom" bag, the fat-bottom bag, the garden scarf, the one-skein scarf, and now i'm in progress on the short-n-sweet (or whatever it's called) shrug thingy. it's the hardest so far though, because i don't understand what's going on with the sleeves.
    but all in all, an A+ from me!

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    i definitly love the book and most of the patterns! i too learned i was crocheting wrong before. i also never knew how to read a pattern, but these are mostly pretty straight-forward. i've made the pdq hat twice, the skullholders, the arm warmers, the "in bloom" bag, the fat-bottom bag, the garden scarf, the one-skein scarf, and now i'm in progress on the short-n-sweet (or whatever it's called) shrug thingy. it's the hardest so far though, because i don't understand what's going on with the sleeves.
    but all in all, an A+ from me!


 
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