The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Nele Brass and Eveline Hetty-Burkart features 440 patterns - and more! Get a peek inside and enter to win your own copy in this Moogly giveaway!
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Texture, Shells, Bobbles, Lace, Cables - and More!
Like all stitch dictionaries, The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary starts out with the basics - but don't skip over this section! Instead of simple single and double crochets, they jump right into some fantastic variations. The first three entries utilize only chains and slip stitches - and I'm in love!
Each entry includes some a great color photo, a description of the pattern and/or unusual stitch used, charted instructions, and the stitch multiple.
After the basics, there are chapters devoted to Shell and Fan Patterns; Cluster, Popcorns, Bobbles, Puffs, and Nupps; Spike Stitch Patterns; Raised Stitch Patterns; Mesh and Trellis Patterns; Crossed and Interlocking Stitches, Cables; Ripple and Chevron Patterns; Edgings and Borders; Granny Squares.
And here's a bit about the authors!
Nele Braas studied graphic design and photography in college. After completing her studies she did editorial work in various photo editorial departments. Then, she worked as a freelance photographer in the field of architecture, interior, garden, and people for various lifestyle magazines. With hooks and knitting she started as a child and then stopped, before beginning again later in life. She finds the most fun in creating her own designs and making usable pieces.
Eveline Hetty-Burkart works as a freelance editor and author for magazine and book publishers. Her field of work encompasses a wide variety of handicraft techniques from the design through the creative implementation to the manual. Crochet is her favorite. She lives with her husband and son near Hamburg.
Who Loves An Index?
After all 440 stitch patterns, there is also a section for Crochet Basics which will teach you how to read charts - so don't let the charted instructions stop you from trying The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary!
And then the final bit of the book is the Index - and it's so handy! There are so many great touches even here. The patterns are kept in their sections (basic, shells, etc), but alphabetized. In addition to the name of the pattern and the page number, they've included the stitch multiple which is so very helpful! There are also simple symbols used to indicate if the pattern is worked in the round, or if they recommend using a larger than usual hook. I'm in love!
Where to Purchase The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary
The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary Giveaway is open to US and Canada addresses only (void in Quebec). The giveaway ends June 21, 2021, at 12:15am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
One winner will receive a copy of The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Nele Brass and Eveline Hetty-Burkart and will be notified by email.
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