The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 440 Patterns for Textures, Shells, Bobbles, Lace, Cables, Chevrons, Edgings, Granny Squares, and More

Nele Braas and Eveline Hetty-Burkart. Stackpole, $27.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-8117-3869-9
Designers Braas and Hetty-Burkart (35+ Potholders to Crochet) cover classic stitches and newly-created patterns in this encyclopedic guide. The authors organize the work into 11 sections based on stitch-type, and their step-by-step instructions cover basic stitches, shells and fans, spike stitches, and mesh patterns, among others. Standout designs include “Staggered Paws,” a botanical-looking stitch; “Spike Stitch Double Crochet Vs,” with pretty swirls and pointy barbs; and “Two-Color Teardrops,” an open design perfect for a throw or blanket. There are edgings galore to choose from, and the Granny Square section is a boon to anyone who loves experimenting with different versions of this crochet staple. A helpful glossary divides patterns by type and level of difficulty, and patterns are both written out and charted, making it easy for readers to choose which way they prefer to conquer each project. Crocheters new and experienced alike would do well to have this on the shelf. (May)
Reviewed on : 04/27/2021
Release date: 05/01/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
Open Ebook - 272 pages - 978-0-8117-6867-2
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