Book Review: The Crochet Stitch BibleBy Rachel Choi – 18 Comments
The Crochet Stitch Bible is one of my favorite and most used crochet book in my collection. Yes, there’s lots to rave about in this book, which I’ll be sure to tell you about. But there is always small flaws, which I’ll share with you as well.
|As the title implies, The Crochet Stitch Bible is a book containing lots of stitch patterns, over 200 to be more precise. The stitches are organized into 14 different categories from basic stitches to special techniques such as texture, shells, lace, and Tunisian, just to name a few. Having so many stitches to choose from can be overwhelming, but the most convenient part of the book is that there is an eight page “Stitch Selector” where you can preview a small picture of each stitch without having to thumb through the entire book.|
If you have trouble reading crochet patterns, then you’ll probably have trouble reading these too. But good thing each stitch pattern comes with a picture of a completed swatch and a stitch diagram. If you need more experience working with stitch diagrams or with reading patterns, this book also provides you with a great abbreviation list and symbol chart. Just be patient with learning.
In addition to the great stitch patterns, this book also serves as a great reference book. It’s hard to remember all the stitches and crochet techniques you learn, so having this book comes in handy. The beginning of the book covers a lot of the basics of crocheting, such as how to get started holding your hook and yarn, basic stitches from single crochet to Solomon’s Knot, changing colors, measuring your gauge, and blocking. The only downfall is that the pictures aren’t too detailed. For those that require lots of step-by-step photos for basic stitches, you’ll be better off using the How to Crochet tutorials here on Crochet Spot.
Overall, I’d say The Crochet Stitch Bible is a great book to keep as a reference. If you’re a designer the stitch patterns are a great way to get inspiration. But remember, these aren’t patterns for a particular object like clothing, blankets or toys. These are patterns to show you how to crochet certain stitches so that you can create whatever you would like with it. I would recommend this book for someone who already knows the basics and desires to explore even more crochet stitches and techniques.
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