The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 352 pages
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A classic of stitchwork, The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs has now been updated with all-new diagrams and full-color photography, and showcases 500 designs—from traditional favorites to originals found nowhere else. There are soft and lacy patterns; some that mimic knitting, weaving, or patchwork; and others that use large openwork and popcorn stitches. And every stitch design features a photo, reader-friendly instructions, and a diagram showing each stitch and its placement—so it’s easy to understand the entire design at a glance. The guide also includes a pictorial index, which displays the complete pattern, and directions for all basic crochet stitches. Both beginners and experienced crocheters alike will turn to this invaluable reference for years to come.A Main Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
 

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User Review  - vonne67 - Overstock.com

I own this book in hardbound and use it all of the time for projects so I was pleased to find the super price on the paperbound version at Overstock and have purchased it as a gift for a friend. This ... Read full review

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I got this book for my wife as a gift. She was amazed at the number of stitch patterns in the book. It will be a valuable resource as we both knit and crochet. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
International Crochet Symbols
16
Single Crochet
35
Double Crochet Chains
41
Single Crochet Double Crochet Chains
52
Single Crochet Chains
78
ShellsFilet
97
ShellsSymmetrical
114
ClustersInverted Shells
181
Wraparound Stitches
189
YStitches
202
Picots
214
Bobbles
231
Puff Stitches
251
Puff Stitch Combinations
271
Popcorn Stitches
291

Shells Chains
128
ShellsStaggered
142
ShellsFantail
158
Clusters
169
Dropped Stitches
299
Horizontal Stripe Patterns
331
MultiStitches
346
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\Linda Schapper's artistic vision is expressed in a wide range of media, from patchwork quilts and crochet, to painting and liturgical textiles, all of which are characterized by a folk-art style. She has traveled and taught extensively around the world in more than 30 countries, speaks four languages, and has had some 100 exhibits of her patchwork quilts. She has written eight books, four of them on crochet. She now divides her time between painting, and writing about her liturgical work.

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