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220 More Crochet Stitches: Volume 7 [Paperback]

The Harmony Guides
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Jan. 1 1999 The Harmony Guides
The Harmony Guides are a series of highly practical, illustrated guides to hand knitting and crochet, explaining basic techniques from start to finish. This volume offers 220 crochet stitches, and includes all-over patterns, edgings and trimmings, motifs, and Irish style crochet.

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These two crochet stitch compendiums were first published as The Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches and The Harmony Guide to 100s More Crochet Stitches. Stitch patterns are an excellent source of inspiration for crocheters wishing to put together their own individual designs, and these collections are among the best this reviewer has seen. 300 Crochet Stitches includes lace patterns, motifs, filet, clusters, shells, bobbles, and looped stitches, while 220 Crochet Stitches covers all-over patterns, edgings and trimmings, motifs, and Irish-style crochet. Full-color illustrations are superb, and stitch patterns include both diagrammed and written instructions. If only the publisher had matched the good-quality paper and printing with a strong binding; as with all the "Harmony Guides," these titles will require rebinding after a few circulations. Recommended for public libraries not owning the earlier edition.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1.0 out of 5 stars mostly re-hashed stitches March 22 2002
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Format:Paperback
I purchased this book, sight unseen, based on the glowing reviews given here. I'm very disappointed and would send the book back if the hassle of doing so wasn't greater than the cost of the book.
I have the very first Harmony book of crochet stitches, which is decades old... the one put out before they started numbering them and telling you how many stitches they contain. I thought this book was a sequel to that original one, but it is not.
It appears that they simply tore apart the original book and made it into two seperate books. This one, vol. 7, contains very few stitches that are not in the original. For instance, in the first section "All over Patterns" there are only 18 stitches that are solid fabrics suitable for clothing (versus openwork, filet, edges or motif patterns) and only two of those are new to this book. If you're new to crochet and want open work stitches this book would be great. But if you've been around awhile or want stitches that make solid fabrics suitable for clothing or warm afghans, skip this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!! Nov. 26 2001
Format:Paperback
As with the 300 Crochet Stitches, this book is wonderful! Just when you think there can't be another stitch, here comes 220 more! You'll find it helpful in every aspect of crocheting, especially if you like designing your own things. I'm an afghan nut, and between these two books, no two afghans are ever going to be the same again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source for New stitch Combinations Oct. 17 2001
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This book is excellent!! As a pattern designer, I use this book to give me ideas for texture and even designs. I think I open it almost every day!!
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