The Handbook of Crochet Stitches by Betty Barnden is an exciting crochet pattern reference book that no crochet addict should be without. Packed full of beautiful photos and clear instructions, this book should definitely become your crafting bible. Detailed descriptions on stitches, edging and motifs will help with your new pattern questions.
BETTY BARNDEN is the author of "200 Knitting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets, Super Finishing Techniques for Crocheters, "and "Filet Crochet."""An experienced needlecraft designer, Barnden has designed hundreds of patterns for various companies and her knitwear, embroidery, and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines. Barnden lives in the UK.
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. More than 200 crochet stitches are each clearly explained with a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions, easy-to-follow symbol charts, and comprehensive descriptions of all the associated techniques. Whether novice or expert, this book provides clear guidance for all skill levels with additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch identifier, and a how-to-use section. * More than 200 photographed stitches accompanied by detailed instructions * Includes a stitch identifier for easy reference to all 200 stitches