Anyone who loves to crochet needs to have this book on their bookshelf!
Crochet diva Melissa Leapman divulges 200 of her favorite crochet stitch patterns in this bookenough designs to keep you busy stitching for years! Many of the patterns included are original designs, and others are garnered from Leapman's years of experience in the industry. The book is geared toward crocheters of all skill levels and is formatted in a way that encourages readers to learn and grow as they sample from the patterns.
The beginning of Melissa Leapman Stitch Collection fearures a pattern library with a full explanation of stitch multiples and how they work. Suggestions are offered about how to design basic projects, including afghans, pillows, hats, and more. The book's second section offers stitch patterns arranged by typefrom lace to cables to colorwork and beyond. Each stitch pattern is accompanied by easy-to-read instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo. If the reverse side of the fabric is interesting for a given pattern, both sides will be presented. A unique icon is used to mark these special patterns, making them easy to seek out for versatile scarves and blankets, which must look attractive on both sides.
Readers will want to make hats, scarves, shawls, and more for themselves and friends. The patterns just beg to be stitched.
No one can deny itthis book is off the hook.
|Publisher:||Creative Publishing int'l|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Melissa Leapman is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books: Hot Knits and Cool Crochet (Watson-Guptill, 2004 and 2005), Cables Untangled and Continuous Cables (Potter Craft, 2006 and 2008). Her newest releases, Color Knitting the Easy Way and Mastering Color Knitting were published in 2010. The must-have Stash Buster Knits was published in Fall 2011, also by Potter Craft.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book, Melissa Leapman's Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters by Melissa Leapman is perfect reminder guide for those who can't remember those different stitches. I know before I received this book in the mail that I wish I had something like this nearby when I was crocheting. I would had not been searching online to understand the stitch or symbol needed to complete the projects I've been doing, which takes more time than it needs to be! So when I got the book in and looked through the book, it is like the dictionary of stitches! It really helps me understand what each is and how to perform them. This just makes it so much easier! I love to crochet and I am trying to remember stitches, but it's hard when I don't use most of them that often and there are so many to remember! Therefore, with this guide and the 200 different stitch patterns explained inside makes it super simple and faster to refer too, while crocheting! Also, it's in real images of the design showed under each stitch mentioned and the symbol example below. I really love the work that the author did with this book! It's extremely helpful and a companion I love to have around. Finally, I would highly recommend any crocheter to take a look into this book if you need a reference guide for all those stitches you use in crocheting!