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Book Review: Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell

Monday, November 18, 2013
Crochet Stitch Dictionary
By Sarah Hazell


Every crocheter, whether experienced or just learning, needs a good stitch dictionary in their  crochet library. This latest offering by Interweave, Crochet Stitch Dictionary, is a smart choice.
The visual references that are both colorful and clear result from author Sarah Hazell’s many years of experience as a teacher and designer. The step-by-step photos and charts help crocheters learn how to perfect each stitch. Offering 200 stitches with written, charted and photographed instructions, Crochet Stitch Dictionary is broken down into ten color-coded sections.

The thorough beginning section is sure to make a great crocheter out of anyone wanting to learn for the first time. The illustrations could not be clearer and Sarah offers the basics on hook sizes, reading charts, and how to crochet both flat and in the round. Included in the final section are techniques such as joining motifs, weaving in ends and blocking, all so important for great results!

In between, the 200 essential stitches are organized to allow the crocheter to easily find the stitch they seek at-a-glance by using the table of contents designed in “candy-box” sampler-style. Luxurious color on every page makes it is so easy to find and learn stitches using the color-coding. Stitches covered in the ten sections include Basic Stitches; Fans & Shells; Spikes; Mesh, Filet & Trellis; Crossed & Interlocking Stitches; and Decorative Stitches.


Crochet Stitch Dictionary is a resource intended to inspire as well as to extend crocheters’ skills. Even though you may already have a stitch dictionary, you can’t go wrong adding this book to your collection! Available from Interweave, Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 EssentialStitches with Step-by-Step Photos, includes 192 pages for the retail price of $16.98. 

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