500 Crochet Stitches and 750 Knitting Stitches

In order to complete this book review, I received a complimentary sample copy from the publisher. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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500 Crochet Stitches – The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible © 2015 by Pavilion Books Reprinted with permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

 

Title: 500 Crochet Stitches – The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible
Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Author: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 978-1-250-06730-2

 

500 Crochet Stitches – The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible contains 500 unique and fabulous crochet stitches. Each stitch pattern comes with full instructions as well as a stitch diagram to show you how to complete the stitches.

The book starts off with information about tools and equipment and how hold the crochet hook and yarn. Then it moves on to showing the steps of basic stitches like the single crochet and double crochet, as well as a few other commonly used stitches. There is also information on gauge, increasing and decreasing, abbreviations, terms, and a stitch diagram key. After all of the great, useful information for beginners, the book then moves on to basic stitch patterns that are easy for a new crocheter to start off with.

After going through many detailed stitch patterns, there are instructions for different squares and motifs which are great for making afghans and doilies.

Finally, there is a section for edgings and trims to help you complete your projects. There are a ton of unique trims and edgings that range from simple to extravagant.

If you are more of a knitter, then you will love 750 Knitting Stitches – The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible.

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750 Knitting Stitches – The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible © 2015 by Pavilion Books Reprinted with permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Title: 750 Knitting Stitches – The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible
Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Photographs by: Geoff Dann, Holly Jolliffe, Michael Wicks
ISBN: 978-1-250-06718-0

750 Knitting Stitches – The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible contains 750 amazing knit stitches. Each stitch pattern comes with full instructions to complete the stitches. Like 500 Crochet Stitches, 750 Knitting Stitches starts off with the basics of knitting like how to cast on, bind off, and how to work basic stitches. There is also information on increasing and decreasing as well as how to add edgings and change colors. The book starts off with basic stitch patterns that are easy for new knitters to follow along with. It then progresses to more intricate stitches. There is a section on cables and aran stitches, lace and eyelet stitches, colorwork stitches, and finally edgings and trims.

If you want to learn more about crochet and knitting, make sure to pick up these wonderful books! I hope you will purchase both of these great books and learn a bunch of new stitches!

Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for providing me with a copy of each of these book for my review! You can see more about 500 Crochet Stitches and 750 Knitting Stitches from Macmillan Publishers For more information about St. Martin’s Griffin, visit their Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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