Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Crochet Book For Class

I am rethinking the book I use to teach my beginner crochet class out of at Knit Knack. Right now I use Happy Hooker; which for those of you who don't know is the crochet edition of the Stitch n' Bitch series. It is an -okay- book. Cute patterns in it and all but truly, I don't think it is the right book for a beginner class.

So, like a good teacher I had to go to Barnes and Nobel and Jo-Ann's today. Don't laugh...of course I HAD to go! Why, you ask? Well, I was in search of a book that would fit my need and keep my interest and one that I thought was worth the money. I came up with a couple of ideas but I want to run them by you.

My choices, in no particular order...





What do you think? Which one do you think you would like?

9 comments:

Preita said...

You know, I own S&B Happy Hooker, but I found that Blue Print Crochet much easier to follow (for me) I just now use the HH for a dictonary. IMO nothing in there is set up as easy to refrence back to.

Coggie said...

Encyclopedia of crochet is the best of the three for teaching.

Tracie said...

I have the pocket version of the Teach Yourself Visually. I love it because some students learn differently and if they can't figure out what I'm doing, they can see it in the book. I've had it help numerous times.

Knitting by the Pond said...

I guess I would like the 1st one if I were a new crocheter! I am very visual!

Nachaele

knitting2relax said...

As someone who doesn't know crochet, I am torn between the first book and the last book. I'd have to see more of the inside, but right now, the first book has more information from what I can see on amazon.com.

Crochetlocket said...

teach yourself visually !

Sandi said...

I like the encyclopedia of Crochet because it has methods for left and right hand. But the book I learned from is by Coates and Clark and is called "The Learn How Book." It works for knit, crochet, tatting, and embroidery, but has great info on all.

Ashli said...

I just saw all 3 of these (I own the encyclopedia one, other 2 I saw for first time, have also seen the S&B one), and for me, I'd say go with the visual one. It seems the easiest to learn from. I didn't look at them in depth though, so I don't know how much of stitch patterns and such it has, which I love having in the encyclopedia book. *shrugs*

crochetcollection said...

Weell, I know I'm commenting kinda late (oh well), but my favorite book out of the three is the one by Jan Eaton, although I think a beginner may like the visual guide better...I've read through the encyclopedia before, but I can't recall it back to memory at the moment. Anyway, that's my humble opinion!