New Crochet Inspiration: The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches!

I have always been fascinated by stitch dictionaries and the opportunities they offer to explore techniques and pattern. In keeping with that, my book The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches is a collection of not only some old favorites, but also includes some new ways to explore the creative possibilities crochet has to offer.

200 Crochet stitches

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Each section of The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches introduces a different technique: fine lace, chunky cables, and some deceptively simple colorwork. All you need is a hook and some yarn (affiliate link) and you can dive in! Novice crocheters might like to start with the first section, which explores some creative ways to use the basic stitches or feel free to dip into the book anywhere you like. And if you need some help or reminders on basic techniques and crochet terminology, you can find that all in the skills section at the back of the book.

Never run out of crochet inspiration again!

Each of the 200 crochet stitches within this guide is accompanied by step-by-step photographs, charts, and swatches of the finished stitch. And if you are looking for more inspiration, you’ll find suggestions on which stitches are best suited to particular yarns, plus advice on choosing hooks and project ideas you can make with your newly discovered stitches.

200 Crochet stitches

©Quarto Publishing plc, by Phil Wilkins

I hope that the 200 crochet stitches found in the book will inspire your own creativity and that you will enjoy trying something new. In choosing the stitches, I tested ideas on my friends and crochet pupils. As they worked through the swatches and techniques, they grew more confident and bolder in their choice of stitches; they discovered that by tackling each swatch one row at a time, they could master even the most “complicated” lace or cables.

200 Crochet stitches

©Quarto Publishing plc, by Phil Wilkins

I hope that you will use The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches as an invitation to explore the creative opportunities crochet offers us and enjoy the simple pleasure of wrapping yarn over a hook to make something beautiful or practical for you and your friends.

—Tracey Todhunter

Featured Image: © Quarto Publishing plc, by Phil Wilkins


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