Complete Crochet Course - The Ultimate Crochet Guide
by Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Published by Lark Crafts
Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch--and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience! The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. Ten patterns are perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.
From the cover:
Whether you're a beginner who has never picked up a hook before or an experienced stitcher looking to advance to the next level, this comprehensive book will become your ultimate reference for crochet. It's like having crochet experts Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby right there with you every step of the way. They lead you through the essential skills and techniques you need to know and provide fabulous, stylish garments and accessory projects that apply the concepts and principles you've learned. Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this book is your go-to source for everything crochet.
Advance Praise For Complete Crochet Course
Shannon and Jason Mullet-Bowlsby have written, as the title says, the most Complete book on crochet I have ever seen. Shannon writes clearly and logically and there is something here for everyone. Beginners who work their way through the book will learn all the hows and whys, while experienced crocheters can learn about a specific topic or research a topic in depth. But they all will become thinking crocheters--people who know how to create the appropriate fabric for the item they're making, people who will know how to modify an existing pattern so that what they make is what they intend to make.
And if the words start to make your head spin, Jason's beautiful photography not only illustrates the words perfectly--it's like having a book full of tutorials-- but will inspire anyone who just feels like browsing.
While primarily it is an instruction book, it also includes a stitch dictionary and some patterns, which of course incorporate all the teaching that comes before.
There is a wonderful focus on fabrication, which is one of Shannon's strong points--making a beautiful fine fabric with crochet--not something for which crochet is generally known. Finishing, another topic too often omitted from crochet books, is also addressed thoroughly.
This book should be on every crocheter’s bookshelf--the way Shannon addresses and Jason illustrates the many variations of loops through loops that is crochet, is food for thought for every crocheter.
- Barbara H. Van Elsen, Master Teacher, CYC Certified Instructor Program
I count it as a lucky day when I met Shannon in 2010. It was his first trade show and I was the first editor to review his designs. I immediately realized his talent was extraordinary and our first deal was struck. As we continued to work together, I had the pleasure of meeting Jason and learning that his photography and graphic design (and cooking) skills rounded out the Shibaguyz team. They packaged their first full length book with me in 2012. They have continued to build their fiber design empire with more books, magazine features, and online and nation-wide classroom education. I’m thrilled that Shannon has authored The Complete Crochet Course: The Ultimate Crochet Guide. His expertise in design and education makes it the perfect fit.
- Susan White Sullivan, President, SWS Consulting, Inc. and former Editorial Director of Leisure Arts
Shannon & Jason are a unique combination of talent, enthusiasm, and professionalism. From my experience, they don’t know how to bring anything but their ‘A-Game’ to anything that they do. As educators, they are at the next level. They know how to communicate and to make their students love learning. They are funny, kind, and empower their students to believe that that ‘they can do it’. I can’t wait to buy my signed copy of this book."
- Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc.—home of XRX Books and STITCHES Events
Listen to Shannon & Jason LIVE on Ready, Set, Knit! The WEBS Podcast.
We were on air with Kathy Elkins of WEBS (aka, Yarn.com) in April, 2017 talking about Complete Crochet Course. Click on the button below to listen to the episode. While you're there you might think about subscribing... they'd like that.
The QUOE Reviews Complete Crochet Course
Check out this review by Qualyn Stark of The QUOE. We're pretty sure he likes the book... :)
Yarn Over Pull Through Blog Praises Complete Crochet Course
We've known Patrice Walker for many years now and are occasional readers of her blog, Yarn Over Pull Through. She reviewed Complete Crochet Course recently. Check it out.