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