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200 Crochet Stitches : A Practical Guide with Actual-size Swatches, Charts and Step-by-step Instructions

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A practical guide with actual-size swatches, charts, and instructions. 200 Crochet Stitches is designed to get crochet fans discovering new stitches and creative ways of working crochet. It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how-to techniques. Stitches are introduced accompanied by clear photographic step-by-step instructions, charts, and examples of the stitches- as well as feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colourways and how to use the stitches in garments, accessories and homewares. This collection includes crochet's most popular stitch styles: nubbly textured stitches, delicate lacy ones, technically challenging Tunisian, colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and ripples, and finishing techniques. Stitches include ridges, cables, crossed, spikes, filet, mesh-like, trellis, shells, picots, fans, Tunisian, openwork, chevrons, ripples, bobbles and puffs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 13mm | 598g
  • Search Press Ltd
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 350 colour
  • 1844489639
  • 9781844489633
  • 61,846

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May 2015 If you've never bought a crochet stitch book then this book is a fantastic place to start. Why not use the stitches to create your own projects. Crochet is so versatile you'll be amazed how quickly you'll be designing your own things. There are a lot of stitch books out there but this one is so different. It offers so many different types, designs, use of other materials that other books don't. I was really amazed by the diversity of the stitches. They are also explained in both written and chart format so either way you should be able to copy the designs. Different colours, techniques & items such as beads are used to bring so amazing different styles. Some would be brilliant for afghans (blankets) and some would be even better for garments. At the start of the book is all the information you will need to recreate the designs within the book. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. This really is a book you'll use for years to come. I often take my stitch books down whenever I feel like designing something. They give you so much inspiration. If you are new to crochet it's also a fantastic way to increase your skills. You can make a block of each and join them together to make a beautiful blanket (afghan).A fantastic addition to any library! Crochet Addict UK Oct 13 Crochet has become so popular again and I can see great demand for this exciting new book of 200 stitches. This book is useful for all abilities. It shows the basics of crochet so that you can attempt and master any of the stitches. This is a wonderful directory of stitches for anyone interested in crochet. I like the layout of the book, just wish it laid flat for easier use. You can see clearly from the cover what you are getting, how-to close ups, great stitches in colour and charts. There isn't a stitch I don't like, favourites include Alternate, Spider, Sedge, Uneven Berry, Granule, anything involving scallops, shells, waves, chevrons, clusters, raised stitches, loops, lace or fans, Iris, Starburst and Solomon's knot. Without doubt my favourite crochet stitch directory. Superb, colourful, easy to use. I am finally picking up my crochet hook. Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Nov 13 Ever fancied trying your hand at crochet? A trusty friend to have nearby, this guide not only provides essential information for crocheters, it's also there to teach you new stitches and inspire you to try different ways of working crochet. It's packed full of photographed swatches shown at actual size, which is handy when you're trying to recreate the ridges, shells, picots, chevrons, ripples, bobbles and so forth at home. There's also lots of advice on how to use the various stitches when making clothes, accessories and homewares, too. Knit Today Jan 14 You might think you know crochet, but do you have 200 different stitches in your repertoire? We thought not! Sarah's latest book will get even the most experienced crocheters trying new things. Spikes, trellis, shells, Tunisian, chevrons, puffs, bobbles and nubbly patterns... the list goes on and on. The photographed step-by-steps and charts are crystal clear, and the swatches are printed actual size, so you'll see straight away if you're getting it right, or if things have gone awry along the way. Knit Todayshow more

Table of contents

PRELIMS ( 5pp ) INTRODUCTION( 2pp ) There is a new energy in crochet, proving that it is as popular on the catwalk as it is in the home. Choosing the right yarns, stitches, and colors is vital to this process. This book will help you to gain confidence in all these areas. ABOUT THIS BOOK ( 2pp ) An explanation of how the book is organized, the workshop architecture, how to read the charts, and where to find specific information. STITCH SELECTOR ( 6pp ) An at-a-glance visual index to the stitch collection, so you can compare and contrast the possibilities and choose the stitch you want. PART ONE/ THE BASICS ( 1 2 p p ) * Hooks, markers, calculator, and crochet chart * Yarn types and weights, traditional and non-traditional * Gauge * Essential crochet skills * Different ways to hold the hook * Different ways to hold the yarn * Left-handed crochet * Working in rows * Working in the round * Techniques for maintaining the correct stitch count when working sts of different height * Reading charts: row by row, and in the round PART TWO / STITCH COLLECTION ( 170pp ) Basic stitches: * Double crochet-front loop/back loop/front and back loop, alternate * Half treble * Treble * Double treble * Paired DC * Paired HTR * Crossed HTR * Crossed TR * Spider st * Up and down st * Woven * Pike waffle * Wide checkers * Wattle * Sedge * Granule * V * Htr V * Twin V * Three and two * Diagonal trip * Shallow DC * Wide DC/HTR/TR/DTR * Track * Sieve * Floret * Linked HTR * Herringbone HTR * Herringbone TR * Silt * Trinity * DC cluster * Aligned cobble * Grit Fans and shells: * Close scallops * Open scallop * Rope * Tulip * Peacock * Iris * Arcade * Sprig * Thistle parquet * Little fans * Starburst * Boxed shell * Acrobatic * Fantail * Crow's foot lattice * Interlocking shell * Shell network * Picot fan * Basket * Block and offset shell * Diagonal shell * Shell and V * Cool * Hexagon * Catherine wheel * Petal * Fan and V * Triple Picot V * Offset V * Mat Clusters, puffs and bobbles: * Aligned treble clusters * Alternate treble clusters * Pique st * Large clusters * Lace clusters * Honeycomb * Ball * Pineapple * Raised Pineapple * Forked Clusters * Twin clusters * Raised forked clusters * Bead st * Boxed bead st * Bullion st * Alternate popcorns * Paired popcorns * Raised popcorns * Spot st * Global connection * Zig-zag lozenge * Mixed cluster * Pebble lace * Crown puff lattice * Aligned puff * Popcorn waffle * Blackberry salad * Zig-zag popcorn network * Simple Marguerite * 5-star Marguerite Spike stitches: * Basket st * Spiked boxes * Small daisy * Brick * Brickwork * Outline squares * Double crosses * Rake st * Eyelash * Birdsfoot spikes * Tooth * Mirror * Alternate spike * Interlocking block * Spiked squares Relief stitches: * Front raised trebles * Back raised trebles * Raised treble ridges * Raised treble rib * Basketweave * Diagonal raised trebles * Raised ripple * Raised brick * Chain loop st * Relief squares crinkle st * Crossed ripple * Dots and diamonds * Relief arch * Slot * Woven shell * Compass point * Loop/fur st * Corded ridge * Thistle * Tulip cable Mesh, Filet, and Trellis: * Basic mesh * Firm mesh * Arch mesh * Picot arch * Triangle * Triple picot V * Bar and lattice * Picot lattice * Ruled lattice * Doubled lattice * Ladder st * String net * Ridged string network * DC Picot string network * Zig-zag double string network * Fancy picot * Puff cluster trellis * Honeycomb trellis * Block trellis * Shell trellis * Honeycomb * Crazy picot mesh * Filet squares * Offset filet net * Solomon's knot Crossed stitches: * Cable stitch * Open ridge * Diagonal spike * Zeros and crosses * Cabbage patch * Crossed treble crochet * Crossed lace loop * Crossbill st * Hot cross bun * Broadway Interlocking stitches: * Wedge st * Interlocking diamonds * Little pyramid * Inverted triangles * Bridge * Crosshatch * Flying shell * Sidesaddle shell * Connected spiral * Interlocking block Waves and chevrons: * Wavy checkers * Wavy chevrons * Wide chevrons * Simple chevron * Crunchy chevron * Peephole chevron * Ridged chevron * Sharp * Close * Wave and chevron * Textured wave * Long wave * Little wave * Smooth wave * Chevron Tunisian crochet: * Simple st * Knit st * Purl * Plain * Net * Ribbed * Running * Basketweave * Mesh * Little fan * Chevron * Corded * Fan * Open cluster * Plough and cable FINISHING TECHNIQUES ( 8pp ) Explanation of how to finish work successfully and get a professional finish, including: weaving in ends, blocking, joining seams, and washing instructions. INDEX , RESOURCES , AND CREDITS ( 3pp )show more

About Sarah Hazell

Sarah Hazell started out as a committed knitter but soon discovered the joy of crochet and has been a tireless devotee since. She imparts her flawless design know-how as a design consultant for Rowan Yarn, and as a tutor in textiles.show more

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