The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns Paperback – Nov 1 2011
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It's full of terrific and fascinating patterns. Some are variations on classic stitches, but many are original to the author. She's organized them by type of design, and by which stitches are used, and explained all of them clearly and simply.
Every stitch pattern is illustrated in a photograph, using off-white yarn against a colored background. I've wondered why the author chose off-white rather than, say, white. However, I find I prefer viewing patterns in a neutral color like off-white over viewing patterns in bright, creative colors; if a particular color scheme doesn't appeal to me, I tend to overlook the pattern itself, which I might like if it were in colors I prefer.
The patterns are also illustrated with a drawing of the stitches, so one can see clearly where the yarn goes, and how the pattern comes together.
I also really like the visual table of contents, which lists the patterns in sequence with page numbers.
If you like to create your own projects, based on others' ideas, but following your own plan and purpose, you'll find The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs to be invaluable.
I am not a fan of the colour of yarn that was chosen to crochet these stitch designs...or the texture of the yarn.
I find it hard to envision the designs occasionally depending on the stitch - mostly because everything is so white!
But this also makes it helpful because you can photocopy the design image you like and then use coloured pencils to colour in the stitches to see what colour combinations you like the most.
Awesome pattern book for creating new projects.
Great for creating for family and friends.
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Like the book, I still have to use it, I am a knitter trying to learn crochet.Published 7 months ago by Ronca