200 Crochet Stitches: A Practical Guide with Actual-Size Swatches, Charts, and Step-by-Step Instructions

200 Crochet Stitches: A Practical Guide with Actual-Size Swatches, Charts, and Step-by-Step Instructions

By: Sarah Hazell (author)Paperback

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A practical guide with actual-size swatches, charts, and instructions. 200 Crochet Stitches is designed to get crochet fans discovering new stitches and creative ways of working crochet. It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how-to techniques. Stitches are introduced accompanied by clear photographic step-by-step instructions, charts, and examples of the stitches- as well as feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colourways and how to use the stitches in garments, accessories and homewares. This collection includes crochet's most popular stitch styles: nubbly textured stitches, delicate lacy ones, technically challenging Tunisian, colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and ripples, and finishing techniques. Stitches include ridges, cables, crossed, spikes, filet, mesh-like, trellis, shells, picots, fans, Tunisian, openwork, chevrons, ripples, bobbles and puffs.

About Author

Sarah Hazell started out as a committed knitter but soon discovered the joy of crochet and has been a tireless devotee since. She imparts her flawless design know-how as a design consultant for Rowan Yarn, and as a tutor in textiles.

Contents

PRELIMS ( 5pp ) INTRODUCTION( 2pp ) There is a new energy in crochet, proving that it is as popular on the catwalk as it is in the home. Choosing the right yarns, stitches, and colors is vital to this process. This book will help you to gain confidence in all these areas. ABOUT THIS BOOK ( 2pp ) An explanation of how the book is organized, the workshop architecture, how to read the charts, and where to find specific information. STITCH SELECTOR ( 6pp ) An at-a-glance visual index to the stitch collection, so you can compare and contrast the possibilities and choose the stitch you want. PART ONE/ THE BASICS ( 1 2 p p ) * Hooks, markers, calculator, and crochet chart * Yarn types and weights, traditional and non-traditional * Gauge * Essential crochet skills * Different ways to hold the hook * Different ways to hold the yarn * Left-handed crochet * Working in rows * Working in the round * Techniques for maintaining the correct stitch count when working sts of different height * Reading charts: row by row, and in the round PART TWO / STITCH COLLECTION ( 170pp ) Basic stitches: * Double crochet-front loop/back loop/front and back loop, alternate * Half treble * Treble * Double treble * Paired DC * Paired HTR * Crossed HTR * Crossed TR * Spider st * Up and down st * Woven * Pike waffle * Wide checkers * Wattle * Sedge * Granule * V * Htr V * Twin V * Three and two * Diagonal trip * Shallow DC * Wide DC/HTR/TR/DTR * Track * Sieve * Floret * Linked HTR * Herringbone HTR * Herringbone TR * Silt * Trinity * DC cluster * Aligned cobble * Grit Fans and shells: * Close scallops * Open scallop * Rope * Tulip * Peacock * Iris * Arcade * Sprig * Thistle parquet * Little fans * Starburst * Boxed shell * Acrobatic * Fantail * Crow's foot lattice * Interlocking shell * Shell network * Picot fan * Basket * Block and offset shell * Diagonal shell * Shell and V * Cool * Hexagon * Catherine wheel * Petal * Fan and V * Triple Picot V * Offset V * Mat Clusters, puffs and bobbles: * Aligned treble clusters * Alternate treble clusters * Pique st * Large clusters * Lace clusters * Honeycomb * Ball * Pineapple * Raised Pineapple * Forked Clusters * Twin clusters * Raised forked clusters * Bead st * Boxed bead st * Bullion st * Alternate popcorns * Paired popcorns * Raised popcorns * Spot st * Global connection * Zig-zag lozenge * Mixed cluster * Pebble lace * Crown puff lattice * Aligned puff * Popcorn waffle * Blackberry salad * Zig-zag popcorn network * Simple Marguerite * 5-star Marguerite Spike stitches: * Basket st * Spiked boxes * Small daisy * Brick * Brickwork * Outline squares * Double crosses * Rake st * Eyelash * Birdsfoot spikes * Tooth * Mirror * Alternate spike * Interlocking block * Spiked squares Relief stitches: * Front raised trebles * Back raised trebles * Raised treble ridges * Raised treble rib * Basketweave * Diagonal raised trebles * Raised ripple * Raised brick * Chain loop st * Relief squares crinkle st * Crossed ripple * Dots and diamonds * Relief arch * Slot * Woven shell * Compass point * Loop/fur st * Corded ridge * Thistle * Tulip cable Mesh, Filet, and Trellis: * Basic mesh * Firm mesh * Arch mesh * Picot arch * Triangle * Triple picot V * Bar and lattice * Picot lattice * Ruled lattice * Doubled lattice * Ladder st * String net * Ridged string network * DC Picot string network * Zig-zag double string network * Fancy picot * Puff cluster trellis * Honeycomb trellis * Block trellis * Shell trellis * Honeycomb * Crazy picot mesh * Filet squares * Offset filet net * Solomon's knot Crossed stitches: * Cable stitch * Open ridge * Diagonal spike * Zeros and crosses * Cabbage patch * Crossed treble crochet * Crossed lace loop * Crossbill st * Hot cross bun * Broadway Interlocking stitches: * Wedge st * Interlocking diamonds * Little pyramid * Inverted triangles * Bridge * Crosshatch * Flying shell * Sidesaddle shell * Connected spiral * Interlocking block Waves and chevrons: * Wavy checkers * Wavy chevrons * Wide chevrons * Simple chevron * Crunchy chevron * Peephole chevron * Ridged chevron * Sharp * Close * Wave and chevron * Textured wave * Long wave * Little wave * Smooth wave * Chevron Tunisian crochet: * Simple st * Knit st * Purl * Plain * Net * Ribbed * Running * Basketweave * Mesh * Little fan * Chevron * Corded * Fan * Open cluster * Plough and cable FINISHING TECHNIQUES ( 8pp ) Explanation of how to finish work successfully and get a professional finish, including: weaving in ends, blocking, joining seams, and washing instructions. INDEX , RESOURCES , AND CREDITS ( 3pp )

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844489633
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781844489633
  • ISBN10: 1844489639

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