In this work, over 200 crochet stitches are explained in full, each accompanied by a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions, and easy-to-follow symbol charts. Additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch selector and a how-to-use section provide clear guidance for beginners and experts alike.
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer who studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art (where she made her first tubular knitted chairs). Betty has designed knitting patterns for companies such as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years, and she has also designed embroidery projects and kits. Betty regularly contributes to Sewing World magazine.
Introduction How to use this book Crochet essentials Stitch selector The stitch collection Basic stitches Textured stitches Fans and shells Mesh and filet stitches Openwork and lace stitches Trims and edgings Clusters, puffs and bobbles Spike stitches Relief stitches Tunisian stitches Multi-colour patterns Squares Shapes and motifs Special stitches Abbreviations and symbols Glossary Index and credits