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The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet

by Nancy Queen Mary Ellen O'Connell

Join the clique of the Chicks with Sticks! Anyone can do it. Anyone. Stop thinking. Stop being afraid. Stop sweating, you'll get the hook all damp. Yes, with the help of the Chicks with Sticks, anyone can learn to crochet in just a weekend--and by Sunday night, beginners will know what they're doing and have the confidence to do it. Advanced beginners (the ones who have already made an afghan square) will have fresh, fashion-forward projects to wear around town. First up is an introductory section on tools and materials. Then the Chicks present a series of lessons that each introduce a new skill and patterns that help readers learn and master it before moving on. The more than 30 projects range from cool belts to stunning scarves, from felted bags to stylish wraps and sweaters. Throughout, the Chicks with Sticks are standing by with quips and anecdotes, support and sisterhood. Learning to crochet has never been so entertaining . . . and so empowering! * One in three American women knits or crochets. Let's make it two in three! * Perfect for busy young women on the go * Emphasis on having fun and making cool projects

The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting

by Nancy Queen Mary Ellen O'Connell

Chicks, start your sticks! This time it's all about knitting Stop letting worry knit your brows, ladies. Let go of your fear of knitting, and take hold of The Chicks with Sticks® Guide to Knitting. With more than 30 simple, chic projects plus simple step-by-step instructions, this book is the complete guide to starting and enjoying this fun, rewarding hobby. New knitters can finish up their first projects in a weekend; more advanced beginners (that is, the ones who have knitted scarves before) can move to the next level. Call your posse and settle down in the living room or at the coffeehouse. The Chicks with Sticks will take care of the rest, from essential tools and materials to basic lessons to more than 30 doable projects, including cool belts, beautiful scarves, felted bags, stylish wraps, and snuggly sweaters.

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