500 Crochet Stitches

500 Crochet Stitches

The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:

500 Crochet Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to-crochet primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your crochet items.

The comprehensive pattern library includes 500 crochet stitches, including basic stitches using single and double crochet, trebles, and some new techniques to get the fabric you want for that special sweater or hat. Lace and openwork stitches are a starting point for exploring the airy shawls, and afghans crochet is famous for. Use one of the many motifs to create an heirloom blanket, or mix and match motifs to create a truly unique piece. There are also edgings and trims you can use on yourcrochet and other projects, including sewn items and knitted ones.

Each is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample crocheted swatch. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions.

Based on The Harmony Guides , which have been a longstanding and valued reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years, with over half a million worldwide sales, this edition is updated with eye-catching photography and innovative new stitches, but also never forgetting the heritage of the guides.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250067302
Characteristics: 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Five hundred crochet stitches
Call Number: 746.434 FIV


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Tricia00 Dec 26, 2016

Please note that this is a reference book. It does not provide patterns for specific projects. However, I have found it to be incredibly helpful in learning new stitching, edging, and square patterns. If you are interested in expanding your technical knowledge of crochet, this book is definitely worth checking out!

AL_KATI Oct 06, 2016

Definitely found a few stitches I hadn't known about, like a herringbone half double (turned out super cute look on my doggy's sweater!). Good if you want some stitches and edging ideas.

May 01, 2016

Good reference book.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DCL

To Top