The crochet stitch bible by Betty Barnden

crochet_bible Blurb:

Author Betty Barnden shared her knowledge of needlecraft design with embroiderers in The Embroidery Stitch Bible–now she uses her expertise as a hand-knitter to bring readers The Crochet Stitch Bible. This is the book crochet enthusiasts have been waiting for. Hundreds of traditional and contemporary stitches are photographed and accompanied by detailed charts in this essential illustrated reference.



In a nutshell:

I liked it:  x  Yes      No      So so

For people who like: crochet, obviously.

My thoughts: 

This is a must have for every crochet lover who wants to know more stitches than just single crochet row after row after row. It is very clearly structured and easy to use.

In the beginning, there is a short history of crochet (something no crochet books can do without seemingly), an explanation of various stitches and a few instructions on, for example, how to change colors or sew separate pieces together.

I particularly liked that all stitch patterns are shown in small thumbnails on a few pages at first to quickly flick through. Then, on the according page you find the pattern explained in detail accompanied by a symbol chart (which I always prefer).

The pattern categories cover the whole range from basic, filet, lace, trim, puff stitches to Tunisian crochet, and many more. It also offers patterns for various shapes, like clover, triangle, ammonite or Celtic octagon. If you can’t find a stitch pattern in this book, you are a hopeless case.

Product info and buy link :

Title The crochet stitch bible
Author Betty Barnden
Publisher Krause Publications
ISBN 978-0873497176
I got this book from the library
Buy link Buy The Crochet Stitch Bible
More info The buy link to Amazon also lets you look inside


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to hear other opinions.

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