- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Search Press Ltd (14 Oct. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844485110
- ISBN-13: 978-1844485116
- Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.7 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handbook of Crochet Stitches: The Complete Illustrated reference to Over 200 Stitches Paperback – 14 Oct 2009
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Create your own garments and mix and match stitches and edgings with the help of this guide that includes over 200 stitches. Whatever your ability, you will be bale to follow the basic techniques, easy-to-use stitch library and symbols and charts in this compact 256 page book. All the usual stitches, but some more unusual ones too. Shapes and motifs include flowers.-KarenPlatt.co.uk We all need reference books and machine knitters can do a lot worse than have a good handbook of crochet stitches. We can add many decorative edgings to machine knitting, so do look out for [this book]. It's an essential guide for crochet workers of all abilities. Over 200 crochet stitches are explained in full, each accompanied by a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions and easy to follow charts. Additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch selector and a how-to-use section provide clear guidance for all abilities. The book also includes a detailed introduction to yarns, hooks, accessories and basic crochet stitches. It's illustrated throughout in colour, with easy to use charts and samples.-Machine Knitting Monthly Ideal for anyone who wants to invent their own patterns, this helpful little guide gives you over 200 illustrated stitch patterns to experiment with - from basic patterns to textured stitches, fans and shells, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace, spikes, relief stitches, trims, clusters, puffs and bobbles - and more! There are flower patterns and special stitches like overlaid steps and woven checks, too - all in all, an invaluable guide.-AllAboutYou.com
About the Author
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer who studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art (where she made her first tubular knitted chairs). Betty has designed knitting patterns for companies such as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years, and she has also designed embroidery projects and kits. Betty regularly contributes to Sewing World magazine.
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I found exactly what I wanted with this book. It isn't too big, so is really easy to carry around, but is full of great stitches. It does have the basics for people learning from scratch, but I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner as there are better books such as Crochet Unravelled or one of the books by Sue Whiting for people just starting out. I've also got The Encyclopaedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton which would be OK for the basics and is worth considering, but if you have mastered the basics and want to get more creative this book is for you. Its main section is a collection of stitches that can be used in your projects. It gives instructions for the basic stitch pattern, which you then incorporate into the project you want to make. It is well laid out and the various stitches are clearly photographed and easy to find.
You'll be delighted to know I used the "Wheel Circle" on page 214 as the basis for my circular cushion cover and it has worked out beautifully. I am already leafing through the pages working out what I am going to tackle next.
The majority of the book is taken up by written and chart instructions for more than 200 stitches. Cleverly, the stitches are separated into chapters based on stitch type: "basic" "textured" "fan and shell" and so on. And a different brightly coloured yarn is used in each chapter.
I have already completed a beautiful alpaca/silk blend purple scarf using one of the stitches - and have received many compliments!
Now I wanted to remind myself and practise some stitches to lead onto maybe making something.
There are very clear instructions on how to do all the basic stitches, hook types, yarns etc.
The rest of the book is photographs of different patterns made using the basic stitches also with full instructions.
This would be useful if you wanted to design your own garments and use different patterns.
It's a pretty to look at book and useful for reference and practise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great little book - very well explained......I'm really pleased with it.Published 6 days ago by Mrs B
The absolute hit! This book is not for novices. You have to have the basics of crocheting. You do not need to know English to cope with reading patterns because they are graphic... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Monika M.
My wife is delighted with this book. It arrived in the time stated. Thank you.Published 3 months ago by James E McCamphill