The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs 500 Classic

10 thoughts on “The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs 500 Classic Original Patterns

  1. MD MD says:

    Definitely encyclopedic Is this the right crochet reference book for you? It depends on what you make and possibly your skill levelPros 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 uite 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 suare 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 writtenThe book includes very little narrative such as discussions of yarns and techniues 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 itI 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 useful

  2. GoldenjoyBazyll GoldenjoyBazyll says:

    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 uickly 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 detail3 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. Beth Beth says:

    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. Jeremy Thomas Jeremy Thomas says:

    Great resource for serious crocheters

  5. EM EM says:

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

  6. Robin Robin says:

    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 uibble is that I wish the photographs showed the edges for each piece Paired nicely with Eckman's much colorful Around The Corner Crochet Borders book to make a uniue scarf Highly recommended for adults who love to crochet

  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    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

  8. Jo Jo says:

    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

  9. Sherry Lee Sherry Lee says:

    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 for free form working which I'm not into yet

  10. Carrie Carrie says:

    I LOVE this book Great for inspiration Very easy to follow

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The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs 500 Classic Original Patterns 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

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs 500 Classic Original Patterns
  • Linda P. Schapper
  • English
  • 20 April 2014
  • 9781579909154