300 Crochet Stiches: Volume 6 Paperback – Jan 1 1999
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From Library Journal
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.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are avid on designing your own projects or are often looking for ways to modify projects however, then you will find these books to be a fabulous reference. The pictures are great, the instructions are clearly written and on top of each pattern stitch there is a guide specifying what the pattern stitch multiple is. You will find pattern stitches for texture, mixing color, for filet designs, motifs, edgings etc. These books really are impressive for the purpose they were written for. They are rich in inspiration and technique and you will most definately enjoy leafing through them and drooling over the pattern stitch pics.
If however, you are simply looking for ideas to add texture or creatively mix color and don't want to invest in a book that will show you tons of stitches, most of which you feel you will never get around to using, then invest in a pattern book with projects instead.Read more ›
Looking through this book, I can envision lovely crocheted garments such as cardigans, jackets, tops, shawls, etc., as the stitches here would doubtless match any lovely knitted stitch that exists. In this book, the following chapters are:
Introduction - gives basic crochet instructions (how to hold the hook, making crochet fabric, changing colors, etc.)
Basic stitches - lets you explore how each sc, hdc, dc, and tr work
Variations - basically lets you see how different and beautiful the effects would be if you fish your hook in the different loops of each preceding row
Clusters - about 10 nice stitches that are suitable for making solid fabrics
Textured Stitches - an absolutely lovely collection of stitches that make you want to grab your hook and start working on a piece right away
Spikes - another striking collection of stitches that are so beautifully photographed, you can almost feel the textures!
Relief and Puff - like the "Spikes" chapter, you continue to look at the pictures here as though you're actually holding the finished fabric in your hand
Knobbles and Bobbles; Patterns for Texture and Color - the stitches in these two chapters continue to be so stunning you'll wonder if these are actually possible to work those with crochet (and they actually are!Read more ›
I can put away all my other crochet books now. This one will go everywhere with me. Fellow crocheters -- do yourselves a favor and get this book.
The Harmony Guides V6 and V7 start from the most basic stitch and working up, including stitches for all over patterns, and lace. Between the verbal descriptions, photographs, drawings, and diagrams I think everyone should find a descriptive mode that suits their way of thinking and learning.
I'm not very interested in the all over patterns but it has plenty of crochet lace to keep me excited about what I will be able to do as I work my way through.
Most recent customer reviews
This book is one of the best crochet books I have seen, it is even much better than alot of the books teaching you how to crochet. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004
I love just leafing through this book and looking at all the color pictures of patterns. I have used this book to make laces and edgings. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2001
I haven't been able to put this book down; it almost replaces every other crochet book I have. It teaches everything. It has a large variety of stitches. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2001 by Valerie L. Martin
I am very impressed with the quality of this book. The instructions are easy for me to follow and the photos that show what each finished stitch pattern looks like are fantastic. Read morePublished on July 31 2001 by April Linville
This is an excellent reference book and a tool to design your own creations. After several years of neglecting crochet, I began again and was having trouble with an... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2001 by Mimi
As a budding crochet designer I found this book very helpful. I bought a book called No Pattern Sweater Crochet at geezer. Read morePublished on April 24 2000
This is a reprint of The Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches. Volumes 1-5 are all about knitting; volumes 6 & 7 are the crochet instructions. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000 by D. Hallgren