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A classic of stitchwork, The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs has now been updated with all-new diagrams and full-color photography, and showcases 500 designs—from traditional favorites to originals found nowhere else. There are soft and lacy patterns; some that mimic knitting, weaving, or patchwork; and others that use large openwork and popcorn stitches. And every A classic of stitchwork, The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs has now been updated with all-new diagrams and full-color photography, and showcases 500 designs—from traditional favorites to originals found nowhere else. There are soft and lacy patterns; some that mimic knitting, weaving, or patchwork; and others that use large openwork and popcorn stitches. And every stitch design features a photo, reader-friendly instructions, and a diagram showing each stitch and its placement—so it’s easy to understand the entire design at a glance. The guide also includes a pictorial index, which displays the complete pattern, and directions for all basic crochet stitches. Both beginners and experienced crocheters alike will turn to this invaluable reference for years to come.A Main Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.


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A classic of stitchwork, The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs has now been updated with all-new diagrams and full-color photography, and showcases 500 designs—from traditional favorites to originals found nowhere else. There are soft and lacy patterns; some that mimic knitting, weaving, or patchwork; and others that use large openwork and popcorn stitches. And every A classic of stitchwork, The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs has now been updated with all-new diagrams and full-color photography, and showcases 500 designs—from traditional favorites to originals found nowhere else. There are soft and lacy patterns; some that mimic knitting, weaving, or patchwork; and others that use large openwork and popcorn stitches. And every stitch design features a photo, reader-friendly instructions, and a diagram showing each stitch and its placement—so it’s easy to understand the entire design at a glance. The guide also includes a pictorial index, which displays the complete pattern, and directions for all basic crochet stitches. Both beginners and experienced crocheters alike will turn to this invaluable reference for years to come.A Main Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.

30 review for The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic Original Patterns

  1. 5 out of 5

    MD

    Definitely encyclopedic! Is this the right crochet reference book for you? It depends on what you make and possibly your skill level. Pros: - Wow! 500 stitch patterns! - Clear illustrations of common stitches - List of crochet symbols - Photo index in the front. Tiny photos (after all, there are 500!), but sooo much better than having to page through! - Provides a close-up photo above a symbol diagram of the same stitches. Really helpful for seeing what's happening. Written-out instructions too. Definitely encyclopedic! Is this the right crochet reference book for you? It depends on what you make and possibly your skill level. Pros: - Wow! 500 stitch patterns! - Clear illustrations of common stitches - List of crochet symbols - Photo index in the front. Tiny photos (after all, there are 500!), but sooo much better than having to page through! - Provides a close-up photo above a symbol diagram of the same stitches. Really helpful for seeing what's happening. Written-out instructions too. Covers all bases! - Includes some quite large patterns. - Did I mention 500? Cons: - Some really useful and commonly-used stitches are not included such as magic circle and standing stitches - Shows only one method for picots. This is why so many people hate picots. - Patterns are only given numbers, no names. Many of the classic patterns included do have names and it would have made sense to include the name. - No instructions for increasing or decreasing. If you want to make something that isn't a square or a rectangle you are left completely on your own on that. - Assumes you are working in rows with turns at the end. If you are making a hat, cowl, doily, etc. without turns, many of these stitch patterns won't work as written. The book includes very little narrative, such as discussions of yarns and techniques. For me, that's a plus because it would most likely be pretty cursory and not add anything to what I already have. Others may miss it. I found some great ideas here, but I'm not sure how much I'll end up using it because of the amount of shaping I'm doing in my current projects. Maybe when I move on to something else I'll find it more useful.

  2. 4 out of 5

    GoldenjoyBazyll

    I am like a woman possessed with my chochet This book is outstainding because it shows so many different variations on basic stitches. I particularly love the index of stitches front of the book. You can decide which you are interested in attempting and find it quickly! Again, directions are clear and concise. All stitches are shown in photograph form and all in white yarn- really makes it easy to see the detail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3-19-13 Just finished a throw using one of the larger lace pa I am like a woman possessed with my chochet This book is outstainding because it shows so many different variations on basic stitches. I particularly love the index of stitches front of the book. You can decide which you are interested in attempting and find it quickly! Again, directions are clear and concise. All stitches are shown in photograph form and all in white yarn- really makes it easy to see the detail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3-19-13 Just finished a throw using one of the larger lace patterns and it was easy to follow and the pattern came out beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Wonderful book for the Crocheter whether beginner or expert! The amount of designs gives you so many options with your work! I am a beginner and found it so helpful with making a sweater (easy pattern) that I wanted to change the edges. I recommend this one to any and all who do yard crafting.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Thomas

    Great resource for serious crocheters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Judy Dotson

    I have had this book for years & use it daily in winter & frequently the rest of the year.

  6. 4 out of 5

    EM

    This book is a great resource for a huge variety of crochet stitches. The instructions and pictures are clear and easy to follow.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Not the most exciting book in the world, but an essential reference for the avid crocheter who likes to make their own patterns. Well-written instructions and clear diagrams. My only quibble is that I wish the photographs showed the edges for each piece. Paired nicely with Eckman's much more colorful Around The Corner Crochet Borders book to make a unique scarf. Highly recommended for adults who love to crochet. Not the most exciting book in the world, but an essential reference for the avid crocheter who likes to make their own patterns. Well-written instructions and clear diagrams. My only quibble is that I wish the photographs showed the edges for each piece. Paired nicely with Eckman's much more colorful Around The Corner Crochet Borders book to make a unique scarf. Highly recommended for adults who love to crochet.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Not a sit-down-and-read-cover-to-cover novel, but this is rather an encyclopedic reference for crochet stitches. Shows you ends results with various yarns. Good index in the back. Grouped into categories so you can pick a style if you're deciding or look one up if you're learning how to do a particular one for a pattern you already have. Not a sit-down-and-read-cover-to-cover novel, but this is rather an encyclopedic reference for crochet stitches. Shows you ends results with various yarns. Good index in the back. Grouped into categories so you can pick a style if you're deciding or look one up if you're learning how to do a particular one for a pattern you already have.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Great compendium and nice to see each stitch design in the same color. This is the updated version which is great, but a bit surprised to read the author's notes (check the bit about forgetting how to crochet). At any rate it's a large and comprehensive stitch bible. Great compendium and nice to see each stitch design in the same color. This is the updated version which is great, but a bit surprised to read the author's notes (check the bit about forgetting how to crochet). At any rate it's a large and comprehensive stitch bible.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Lee

    I wasnt really inspired by this book to jump up and dive into a project. Yeah, it has like 500 stitch designs but its just that. No real projects or suggestions for what to do with them. I guess its more for free form working, which I'm not into yet. I wasnt really inspired by this book to jump up and dive into a project. Yeah, it has like 500 stitch designs but its just that. No real projects or suggestions for what to do with them. I guess its more for free form working, which I'm not into yet.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Helpful. Nice patterns.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Joanna DiCioccio

    Great collection of stitches to get your creative crochet design juices flowing.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    Prob need to buy this its so good.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Not really sure how to rate this... a great reference really

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    I LOVE this book. Great for inspiration. Very easy to follow.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kendra

    Excellent reference

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Trotto

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michele Salgado-Nacke

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jayla

  20. 4 out of 5

    Marie Rowley

  21. 4 out of 5

    soleah staves

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tatiek

  23. 5 out of 5

    M C ATKINS

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Pope

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bebe_HarryPotter❤️

  26. 4 out of 5

    Irma Nieves

  27. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Davis

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cher

  29. 4 out of 5

    marie Nohavicka

  30. 5 out of 5

    Roberta Jane

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