Crochet Stitches 22 stitches and 5 projects by Leisure Arts:

 

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Crochet stitches (22 stitches and 5 projects) is a great book for beginners and intermediates. This book is very helpful to people who do not know different stitches. This book is easy to read and to follow the patterns. There are useful patterns such as dish cloths and wraps. :Page count 48

Whats inside?

Stitches:

  1. Double-Up Stitch
  2. Little Waves
  3. Ladders
  4. Duet
  5. Little Boxes
  6. Crimp Stitches
  7. Snuggled Shells
  8. Basket Weave
  9. Loose Waves
  10. Sculpted Shells
  11. Odyssey
  12. Gull Stitch
  13. Dual Clusters
  14. Posted Shells
  15. V- Stitches
  16. Interruption
  17. In Depth
  18. Horizontal Chevrons
  19. Alternating Post Stitches
  20. Alternating Shells
  21. Double Crossed Trebles
  22. Tulip Lace

Patterns:

  1. Wrap
  2. Lacy Accent
  3. Dual Custer Dishcloth
  4. Double Crossed Trebles Dishcloth
  5. Cherished Reminder

General Instructions

Yarn information

Personal Opinion:

Personally I find the patterns in this book very helpful and easy to follow. The step by step instructions in this book are very simple to follow. I highly recommend this book to anyone new to crocheting or anyone that wants to learn a few quick patterns.

Where to Buy:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Crochet-Stitches-Book/33730850

Clover’s Takumi Premium Bamboo Knitting Needles US Size 9 (5.5mm

needlesEvery knitter has their own opinion on which knitting needle feels right to them. If you are looking for an easy set of knitting needles Clover’s bamboo knitting needles are a great choice. Bamboo knitting needles are easier to learn with compared to traditional metal knitting needles. The unique texture of bamboo makes it where your stitches do not slide off as easily.

The Pros and Cons:

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Different knitting needles have different pros and cons. I recommend trying different types of knitting needles, so you can find what best fits you. Below is a short list of pros and cons.

Pros

  • 1.The texture of bamboo makes it easier to control your knitting needles
  • 2.The tips of the needles aren’t as sharp as traditional knitting needles
  • 3.Bamboo is light weight
  • 4.Bamboo is an eco friendly material

Cons

  • 1. Bamboo tends to slow you down, because the texture does not allow the yarn to slide as quickly as traditional metal knitting needles.

My Personal Opinion:

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As someone new to knitting, I’ve found that the Bamboo knitting needles are much easier to work with than traditional knitting needles. Thanks to this set of needles my stitches do not fall of as easy. Anyone new to knitting -like me- will find these knitting needles are easier to learn. Personally I love the feel of these needles.  I highly recommend Clovers Takumi Bamboo knitting needles they will make learning to knit so much easier!

Where to Buy:

http://www.clover-usa.com/product/268056/3011/_/Takumi_Bamboo_Knitting_Needles_Single_Pointed_(9_INCH)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Clover-Bamboo-Single-Point-Knitting-Needles/21990054