Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia
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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.
little birds sitting delicately on the tops of trees. Shell (sh): [(Dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc] in st indicated. Half Shell (half sh): [(Dc, ch 1) twice, 2 dc] in st indicated. Ch a multiple of 10 sts plus 4. Row 1 (RS): [(Dc, ch 1) twice, dc] in 4th ch from hk (t-ch counts as dc), *sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 3 ch, sh in next ch; rep from * to last 10 ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 3 ch, half sh in last ch, turn. Row 2: Ch 2, dc in 1st dc, ch
ch, dc in ea of next 4 ch, [sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] twice; rep from * across, dc in last ch, turn. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea dc across, turn. Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next sc, *[sk 1 sc, dc in next sc] twice, [ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc] twice, [ch 1, dc] twice in prev sc, [ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc] twice, [sk 1 sc, dc in next sc] twice; rep from * across, dc in last sc, turn. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in ea dc and ch-1 sp across, turn. 9 8 Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next sc, *[sk 1
* around, sl st to top of t-ch, do not turn—104 dc. 176 Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia 10_9781118030059-ch07.indd 176 8/26/11 7:12 PM HEXAGON MOTIFS Traditional Granny Square Well known for its construction and simplicity, this traditional hexagon has graced many cherished afghans. Ch 6, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring. Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 2 dc-cl in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc-cl] 5 times in ring, ch 1, hdc in top of 2 dc-cl, do not turn—6 dc-cl. Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc-cl around post of hdc, [(ch 3, 3
ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * around, dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in last 2 dc, sl st to top of t-ch, do not turn—42 dc. Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, [2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, sc in last ch-1 sp, sc in last 3 dc, sl st to 1st sc, fasten off—78 sc. 178 Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia 10_9781118030059-ch07.indd 178 8/26/11 7:12 PM Ridged Hexagon This stitch pattern is eye-catching not only for its raised rounds (perfect for kitchen scrubbies) but
crochet family, but they are unique in the way they wrap yarn overs around the post. They form the basis for a number of amazing stitch patterns. Ch any number of sts. Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hk (sk ch counts as hdc), hdc in ea ch across, turn. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in ea hdc across, turn. Rep row 2 to desired length. 4 3 2 1 8 Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia 04_9781118030059-ch01.indd 8 8/26/11 7:18 PM Waffle Rib A very textured stitch pattern makes for a great