The Crochet Stitch Handbook (Hardcover)

The Essential Illustrated Reference: Over 200 Traditional and Contemporary Stitches with Easy-to-Follow Charts

By Betty Barnden

Chartwell Books, 9780785836360, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

The Crochet Stitch Handbook fully explains over 200 stitches. A perfect starter guide for beginners, with advanced projects and details for experts, this book is a wonderful addition to the library of any crafter, crocheter, or knitter.

The handbook includes step-by-step instructions for basic stitches, textured stitches, fans and shells stitches, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace stitches, trims and edgings, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike, relief, Tunisian, multi-color, squares, and special stitches.

Crochet is the technique of making a looped fabric from a continuous length of yarn, using a single hook. The word crochet itself derives from the French croc, meaning a hook (or crook); an old Scottish name for crochet is "shepherd's knitting." It is one of themost portable and flexible of crafts, requiring only a hook and some yarn. 

Master the basic techniques of crochet, and more, to create a fascinating variety of effects with The Crochet Stitch Handbook.

 


About the Author

Betty Barnden is a needlecraft designer whose crochet designs have appeared in magazines and been published by prestigious yarn companies. She has written books on knitting and embroidery, including The Embroidery Stitch Bible; The Crochet Stitch Bible; Filet Crochet; and 200 Knitting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets. Betty continues to inspire crochet fans the world over.