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Crochet Stitch Dictionary
200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photosby Sarah Hazell
A crocheter’s go-to resource!
Great for new and experienced crocheters alike, Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers 200 stitches with detailed written, charted, and photographed instructions.
This essential book presents 8 color-coded crochet stitch sections, including:
Step-by-step photo instructions clearly explain where the yarn goes each step of the way. In addition, each stitch pattern shows a finished swatch in actual size.
Crocheters will enjoy the eye-catching “candy-box” sampler pages that start every section. Available at their fingertips at any time is a special foldout flap containing a key for all abbreviations and symbols used.
Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers excellent useful instruction and inspiration for all crocheters.
7.5" x 9.75"
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Sarah Hazell is a freelance workshop tutor and knit and crochet designer who joined Rowan Yarns in 2006. She coauthored I Love Crochet as well as Exploring Colour in Knitting. Sarah designs for Let’s Knit and has a regular monthly feature in Knitting magazine.
Just downloaded this book and had to quit looking at it long enough to give my thoughts this very instant.
This book has everything and is for everyone regardless of their level of skills. You not only get countless, gorgeous crochet stitches you may have never seen before, but the directions are extremely clear and in more than one way. You have written directions as well as the new symbol directions and actual photos showing close ups of the stitch.
But wait, I'm not done yet. You also get clear instructions concerning color and ways to create something original. Suggestions and technique will be an inspiration to anyone who owns this book.
You also have a choice of a soft bound book or e-book. I love collecting books but have taken a liking to e-books and digital patterns a great deal. My projects are usually lengthy and by the time they are finished, the pattern is wore and nearly illegible. With digital copies, I print out the portion I am using at that point in time and if it becomes wore, I print out another one all the while saving the original on my computer. And who hasn't misplaced a pattern during a hiatus from your work. In time, I want an I-Pad to keep my digital editions on and use it rather than print outs on paper. That way, I have the ability to enlarge what my eyes have a hard time seeing. And hey, going green when you can is always a good thing.
If you are a gift giver of handmade heartfelt items, you would love this and the person on the receiving end will be speechless thinking you had to spend a lot of time making something so beautiful.
I taught myself to crochet with a book my mom bought me when I was only 7 years old and have made many things but put my hook down to stitch reproduction samplers a number of years ago while still keeping my eye open for new crochet books and patterns and at 53, the eyesight isn't as good as it used to be but I cannot wait to start creating new things with my hooks.
Okay, so I got carried away on my review but in short, all I am trying to say is...if you love crocheting, you really should consider purchasing this book.
Happy Hooking from,
(Posted on 1/25/2014)
(Posted on 1/25/2014)