"e;The Crochet Stitch Bible"e; contains over 200 stitches explained in full, and is a perfect starter guide for beginners, with advanced projects and details for experts. The handy spiral bound design allows this book to be laid open on a work surface for easy reference, and makes a wonderful addition to the library of any crafter, crocheter, or knitter. Includes step-by-step instructions for basic stitches, textured stitches, fans and shells stitches, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace stitches, trims and edgings, clusters, puffs, and bobbles, spike, relief, tunisian, multi-color, squares, and special stitches.
Crochet is the technique of making a looped fabric from a continuous length of yarn, using a single hook. The word "e;crochet"e; itself derives from the French "e;croc,"e; meaning a hook (or crook); an old scottish name for crochet is "e;shepherd's knitting."e; It is one of the most portable and flexible of crafts, requiring only a hook and some yarn. Once you have mastered the basic techniques, you can create a fascinating variety of effects.