Crochet Stitch Dictionary

Have you ever designed your own project or modified an existing pattern to reflect your own sense of style? With the right stitch pattern you can create something intriguing in the simple rectangle of an afghan or a ipad cozy.

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Smooth Wave Stitch Pattern

Sometimes making a project your own can be as simple as substituting a crochet stitch pattern (here are some of our favorites). There are hundreds of gorgeous and innovative stitch patterns, and a good stitch dictionary (or three) is an absolute necessity for any crocheter.

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Mirror Stitch Pattern

I would recommend Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos by Sarah Hazell. This collection of crochet patterns includes:

• Basic Stitches
• Fans & Shells
• Bobbles & Clusters
• Spike stitches
• Post stitches
• Mesh & Filet
• Cable stitches
• Tunisian stitches

Each pattern is complete with written instructions, photographs of finished swatches, and detailed stitch diagrams. I love the bright yarns and color photographs. This is especially important for the colorwork designs.

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Wave and Chevron Pattern

You will find the perfect stitch pattern for every project, from solid fabrics to lace and from colorwork designs to 3-D textures. I can’t wait to begin playing with the Smooth Wave, Mirror, and Wave and Chevron patterns. As you can tell, I’m in a bit of a colorwork kick. But this dictionary has something for everyone, including beaded, post stitch, and surface crochet patterns.

Check out more about Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos and begin designing your own projects today.

Best wishes,

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Toni Rexroat

About Toni Rexroat

Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.