Today’s book review is going to be on Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell. I received this book as a Christmas present last year and have fallen in love with it. Like the front cover says, there are 200 different stitches you can learn and master. I enjoy new stitches as I feel it helps me learn more about crochet, so I couldn’t wait to get started.
Looking at the contents of this book, I noticed that each stitch mentioned comes with a little picture, so you can see what each stitch will look like. There are also different sections that are color coordinated such as basic stitches, fans and shells, and puffs and bobbles. I felt like this was helpful as they are categorized in some sort of way instead of thrown together without any rhyme or reason.
At the beginning of the book, you have a section talking about the different hook sizes as well as the different yarn weights. You also get a quick overview of how to hold a crochet hook, how to hold the yarn, and how to begin by making a slipknot. Towards the back of the book, you have symbols and abbreviations of each stitch and an index of all the stitches mentioned in this book.
What I love about this book is the endless possibilities you can do with each stitch. Once you have mastered a stitch, you can make it into a pattern. Each stitch is beautifully photographed step-by-step, so you are able to see what each stitch would look like. Underneath the pictures you have detailed instructions that will help you achieve each stitch. I have used this book many times when I’m trying to learn a new stitch or am looking to incorporate a stitch into a pattern. I think this is a great resource that all crocheters should have in their book collection.
Have you checked this book out? What are your thoughts?
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