Once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, you’ll soon want to extend your knowledge to make ever-more complicated and attractive designs. The internet is full of great guides, videos, forums and ideas. Although the internet is a wonderful resource to learn anything new, sometimes you just can’t beat a good old-fashioned book. Real pages, no scrolling and no hotspots necessary.
My latest good read and highly recommended is: 200 Crochet Stitches – A practical guide with swatches, charts and step-by-step instructions. ISBN 978-1-84448-963-3
It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how-to techniques. Stitches are accompanied by clear step-by-step photographs, written instructions, charts and stitch samples. The collection includes crochet’s most popular stitch styles:
- textured clusters, puffs and bobbles
- delicate lacy shells and trellis
- technically challenging relief stitches
- colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and waves
- essential skills and basic stitches.
Go on, indulge yourself.