Welcome to Crochet 911 & Knit 911

There are wonderful resources available online, in print and on CDs to help make your crochet and knitting experience more enjoyable. In addition, consider taking classes at your local yarn department or store or joining a guild.

  • Knitting & Crochet Online Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards and Web sites
  • Magazines
  • Books and CDs

Crocheters, hand knitters, and machine knitters worldwide communicate with each other via the Internet on a variety of Bulletin Boards and Chat Lists. Be sure to visit the Bulletin Boards at the Craft Yarn Council web site ( www.knitandcrochet.com ) and at The Knitting Guild Association (www.tkga.com), Crochet Guild of America (www.crochet.org), as well as many offered by guild chapters.
In order to be a "member" of a given list, you need to register with the computer that owns the list, or "subscribe." The easiest way to subscribe to many of the following lists is by going to www.woolworks.org, a very useful-to-knitters web site. Once on the home page, go to Resources, knitting related Computer Resources, Fiber-related Mail Lists. Another suggestion is to log on to www.egroups.com. From their home page, search for knit and crochet list.

Crochetpartners.org-one of most popular chat areas for crocheters
Crochet.about.com-a compendium of crochet information from a variety of sources.
Knitlist-log on to www.groups.yahoo.com/group/knitlist-The first and one of largest of the Net's mailing lists about knitting.
Knitmac, Machknit-log on to www.egroups.com and search for Machine knitters' lists.
knittersreview.com -- forum, plus how tos but more advanced
Knitting.about.com-a compendium of knitting information from a variety of sources. KnitU-www.knittinguniverse.com-a popular knitting site managed by XRX, publishers of Knitter's Magazine
stitchguide.com--wonderful stitch diagrams and video
woolworks.org -- pattern discussions but more advanced; lists charities

Also visit the web sites of the Craft Yarn Council of America
( www.knitandcrochet.com ) and its members. They are full of helpful tips, yarn product news and free patterns.

All American Crafts Inc. - www.knitnstyle.com
Bernat/Patons - www.BERNAT.com
Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection - www.bhg.com/crafts
Boye Needle/Wrights - www.wrights.com
Caron International - www.caron.com
Clover Needlecraft, Inc. - www.clover-usa.com
Coats & Clark - www.coatsandclark.com
Craftrends/Primedia - www.craftrends.com
Dynamic Resource Group - www.DRGnetwork.com
Herrschners/The Yarn Shoppe Catalogue - www.herrschners.com
Interweave Press - www.interweave.com
Knitter's Magazine - www.knittinguniverse.com
F+W Publications - www.krause.com
Leisure Arts - www.leisurearts.com
Lion Brand Yarns - www.lionbrand.com
Martingale & Company - www.martingale-pub.com
Mary Maxim - www.marymaxim.com
Storey Publishing - www.storey.com
The National Needlework Association - www.tnna.org
Vogue Knitting - www.vogueknitting.com

Industry magazine are another excellent resource for technique information, tips, and patterns.

Annie's Favorite Crochet (www.AnniesFavoriteCrochet.com)
Creative Knitting (www.DRGnetwork.com)
Crochet! (www.CrochetMagazine.com)
Crochet World (www.Crochet-World.com)
Family Circle Easy Crochet (www.fceasyknitting.com)
Family Circle Easy Knitting (www.fceasyknitting.com)
Hooked on Crochet! (www.Hooked-On-Crochet.com)
Interweave Knits (www.interweave.com)
Knit1 (www.knit1mag.com)
Knitting Digest (www.KnittingDigest.com)
Knit It (www.bhg.com/crafts)
Knit 'n Style (www.knitnstyle.com)
Knitter's (www.knittinguniverse.com)
Vogue Knitting (vogueknitting.com)

Books are an invaluable resource for every crocheter and knitter and there are thousands from which to choose. Listed below are those books that include helpful information, along with patterns that require less shaping and intricate stitch work. The publishing company is listed first, followed by the book title.

Artisan Div. Of Workman Publishing
Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick

Caron International
Learn to Knit Video

Coats & Clark
Crochet Made Easy CD-Rom
Knitting Made Easy CD-Rom

F+W Publications (Krause)
The Crochet stitch Bible by Betty Barnden
Easy Knitted Accessories by Jeanette Trotman

Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Interweave Press
Crocheters' Companion by Nancy Brown
Knitter's Companion by Vicki Square

Martingale & Co.
First Knits by Luise Roberts
Knitting with Novelty Yarns by Laura Militzer Bryant and Barry Klein
The Ultimate Knitter's Guide by Kate Buller

Simon & Schuster
A Passion for Knitting by Nancy J. Thomas and Ilana Rabinowitz

Sixth & Spring Books
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book edited by Trisha Malcolm
Vogue Knitting On the Go Series
Beginner Basics (knitting) edited by Trisha Malcolm
Crochet Basics edited by Trisha Malcolm

Storey Publishing
Hooked on Crochet by Candi Jensen
Knit Baby Blankets edited by Gwen Steege
Knit Scarves! By Candi Jensen

Wiley Press/Hungry Minds
Crocheting for Dummies by Susan Brittain and Karen Manthey
Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen

XRX Publishing
The Knitting Experience: Book 1 The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley and Alexis Xenakis
The Knitting Experience: Book 2 The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville, Elaine Rowley and Alexis Xenakis

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