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Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

ISBN: 978-1-118-18316-8
288 pages
December 2011
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Visual instruction for 300 crochet stitch patterns

This visual encyclopedia features step-by-step instructions for 300 gorgeous crochet stitch patterns, from basic stitches to cables, lace, textured stitches, mesh and filet crochet, fans and shells, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike stitches, colorwork, and more. Each pattern is accompanied by a full-color photo and a chart. Every crocheter needs a book like this on her shelf—the content is timeless and will have a place next to the crochet hooks for many years to come.

Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives crocheters quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enables them to create their own designs or modify existing patterns with ease.

  • Patterns are represented in both charts and words to suit individual crocheters’ preferences
  • A detailed color photo accompanies each stitch pattern
  • Hardcover packaging makes the book durable for a lifetime of use

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced crocheter, Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia is a book you'll turn to again and again.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Simple Stitch Patterns 1

Slip Stitch Patterns

Single Crochet Patterns

Half Double Crochet Patterns

Double Crochet Patterns

Treble Crochet Patterns

Combined Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 2 Textured Stitch Patterns 18

Simple Texture Stitch Patterns

Bobble Texture Stitch Patterns

Cable Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 3 Lace Stitch Patterns 50

Chain Space Stitch Patterns.

Shell Stitch Patterns

Cluster Stitch Patterns

Wave Stitch Patterns

Pineapple Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 4 Unique Lace Stitch Patterns 88

Filet Stitch Patterns

Short Row Stitch Patterns

Brussels Stitch Patterns

Loop Stitch Patterns

Partial Motif Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 5 Colorwork Stitch Patterns 113

Mosaic Stitch Patterns

Embroidery Stitch Patterns

Charted Color Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 6 Tunisian Stitch Patterns 136

Simple Stitch Patterns

Textured Stitch Patterns

Lace Stitch Patterns

Color Stitch Patterns

CHAPTER 7 Square and Hexagonal Granny Squares 165

Classic Granny Squares

Hexagon Motifs

Lacy Motifs

CHAPTER 8 Flower, Snowflake, and Joining Motifs 203

Flower Motifs

Circular Motifs

Snowflake Motifs

Joining Motifs

CHAPTER 9 Edgings 247

Simple Edgings

Shell Edgings

Special Edgings

Appendix: Glossary 268

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Author Information

Robyn Chachula is a crochet designer with a background in structural engineering. She's the author of Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter and Baby Blueprint Crochet. Fans can catch her as one of the crochet experts on "Knit and Crochet Now" on PBS, or on her blog, Crochet by Faye (www.crochetbyfaye.blogspot.com).
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