Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff
author/editor Kim Werker
release date: August 2006
ISBN 10: 0-8230-5092-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-8230-5092-5
8 1/2 x 9 inches
Lion Brand Microspun yarn (100% microfiber acrylic; 168 yds/154m per 2.5oz/70g), 2 skeins in Lily White, 1 skein each in Ebony, Cherry Red, Lime, and Buttercup.
4mm (size G) hook or size to get gauge
Five 3/4-inch buttons
12-inch round pillow form or insert, or materials to make your own (instructions are provided)
4 stitches/4 rows = 1 inch in double crochet stitch worked in the round
Yarns for this book were chosen based on wide availability and low cost. Lion Brand yarns are stocked by many big-chain craft stores as well as available online. Lion Brand Microspun is labeled as Weight Category 3 Light: DK, Light Worsted and is machine wash/dry. It is smooth, soft, and a little shiny. Loosely spun out of several individual strands, it does have a tendency to open up and get "splitty" especially if you have had to rip back some stitches. For substitutions, I recommend using a smooth, easy-care yarn that feels good against your skin. I chose filling colors that were bright and reasonably sushi-like; you could choose the colors in your favorite sushi instead.