The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns Paperback – Nov 1 2011
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Each pattern Includes both written and diagram style of pattern which really gives you a clear idea of how to make the stitches, and each pattern clearly indicates the pattern multiples at the start of each description.
One area for improvement would be the diagrams - although they are clear, the pictures are all white yarn, and it looks like a very rough, thinner, yarn was used to make the samples. It would be nice to see how these stitches would actually look with a softer worsted yarn which is what many people would use to actually make blankets and various other items using these stitches. And the difference in color would maybe make it a little more interesting to flip through.
Overall it's a great reference guide if you're looking to try out some new stitches or create an afghan/blanket with some new patterns. I'd think this book would be better for someone who is familiar with crochet and understands how multiples work as it only shows you how to make the repeating pattern, and doesn't walk you through creating a project with these stitches - so you'd need to know how to use these stitches in your own work.
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.
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This is a very detailed book with a lot of excellent illustrations. It has been may years since I used a crochet but it's the ideal book to get me back into the groove!Published 4 months ago by Danielle
Like the book, I still have to use it, I am a knitter trying to learn crochet.Published 12 months ago by Ronca