Stitchionary. 4.

Printed: 2007

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books. New York

Dimensions 29 × 23 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 29 x 23 x 2

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In the original dustsheet. Binding the same as the dustsheet.

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This fourth entry in the best-selling series of Stitchionaries from Vogue Knitting is just what crocheters asked for! It provides the most comprehensive collection of crochet stitches ever, all culled from the archives of Vogue® Knitting, the most trusted source for knitting and crochet. There’s simply nothing else like it on the market, so it’s certain to become the essential reference in every needleworkers library. Divided into sections that focus on basic stitches, geometric designs, edgings, lace, unusual motifs, and embellishments, it includes concise instructions, charts, and gorgeous photographs of more than 200 colour patterns. Select from a traditional granny square; a lacy rose window; diagonal and cluster spikes; stripes, checks, and ruffles; and a five-petal flower. Crocheters will dip into this inspirational and attractive volume again and again.

First published in 1932, then relaunched in 1982, Vogue Knitting have been the most trusted authority on fashion knitting, delivering expert information about knitting techniques, an insider’s take on the latest trends and happenings in the knitting world and up-to-the-minute designs from the top names both in the hand-knitting industry and on Seventh Avenue. The best-selling Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book has been the go-to reference for over 30 years, and volumes such as Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Sock Book, and Vogue Knitting Very Easy Sweaters, have distilled their expertise for knitters of all skill levels.

Review: I needed a book to dip into when looking for different stitches to make blankets and other projects. It has proved to be really useful and highly recommended.

Crocheter is a term used to describe a person who engages in the craft of crocheting. This term is widely used and accurately describes what the person does. A crocheter can have any skill level from beginner to intermediate/advanced, and loves finding crochet inspiration and free patterns to make.

Crochet is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning ‘hook’. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, bone or plastic. The key difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one is begun, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time. Some variant forms of crochet, such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace, do keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.

Etymology: The word crochet is derived from the French crochet, a diminutive of croche, in turn from the Germanic croc, both meaning “hook”. It was used in 17th-century French lace-making, where the term crochetage designated a stitch used to join separate pieces of lace. The word crochet subsequently came to describe both the specific type of textile, and the hooked needle used to produce it. In 1567, the tailor of Mary, Queen of Scots, Jehan de Compiegne, supplied her with silk thread for sewing and crochet, “soye à coudre et crochetz


19th century crochet from Orvieto, Italy

Knitted textiles survive from as early as the 11th century CE, but the first substantive evidence of crocheted fabric emerged in Europe during the 19th century. Earlier work identified as crochet was commonly made by nålebinding, a different looped yarn technique.

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