The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary

Without exaggeration, I’m addicted to crocheting – in essence, I’m a hardcore hooker. I grew up in my mom’s yarn store and had access to every possible color and thickness of yarn. I developed a deep passion for crocheting at an early age and it’s only grown as I get older. To me, crocheting is relaxing, spirit-lifting, and soul-rejuvenating. With this craft, I’m able to find my zen place and zone out from all exterior noise. My home has an abundance of yarn so I can start just about any project I want. A lot of times though, I’ll want to make a hat, headband, or blanket, but I’m craving a change. I feel the need to amp up my wearables with some fresh new crochet stitches. Well, I found the perfect resource. I was able to find lots of pretty stitches in The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary that would work with any project.

The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary

The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers a fantastic collection of 440 crochet stitches or patterns. This compilation of using several basic stitches to create everything from different textures to a variety of granny squares is a crafters must-have. If you are just learning to crochet, would need to know your basic crochet stitches. I would flip to the back of the book and read through the basic stitch information as well.

  • Basic Stitch Patterns
  • Shell and Fan Patterns
  • Clusters, Popcorns, Bobbles, Puffs & Nupps
  • Spike Stitch Patterns
  • Raised Stitch Patterns
  • Mesh and Trellis Patterns
  • Crossed and Interlocking Stitches, Cables
  • Ripple and Chevron Patterns
  • Edgings and Borders
  • Granny Squares

As I peruse and thumb through the book, I’m overwhelmed with all the gorgeous patterns. Some I recognize and am familiar with, but there are many I’ve never seen before as well. Within each chapter, you will find that some have sub-sections offering variations of that type of pattern. Each pattern includes a full-color swatch along with some written instructions – not detailed instructions, a key, and a chart to follow. Some of them will also show you what the pattern looks like with two different colors. It’s important to know that you will be creating the patterns from the charts.

There are lots of patterns for knots, wavy lines, fans, shells, lace, bobbles, grids, puffs, clusters, checkerboards, columns, spikes, teardrops, eyelashes, swirls, furrows, diagonals, eyelets, brickwork, lattice, chevrons, edgings and so much more. secret code: pinstripes

Shell stitch crochet pattern

None of the patterns offer a skill level for readers to gauge from. Just glancing at the swatches, you can get an idea of which patterns would be easier to accomplish and which would be far more difficult to make. It doesn’t hurt to attempt any pattern, practice makes perfect.

Some patterns are made in rounds, while others are in rows. That’s good to know and will help you decide which pattern to use for your specific project. I can see that The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary will be a valuable resource for both beginner and expert crocheters. I love it and have already planned my next few projects with some of the included stitches.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

52 Comments

  1. I LOVE to crochet, but am getting bored with the same stitches and patterns. I’d love this so I can learn something new and create more interresting designs with the new stitches.

  2. My grandma used to crochet and my youngest is trying to teach themselves how to.

    I would love to win this wonderful book, so that I can gift it to them.

    Thanks for the chance and for the amazing giveaway 💜

    Good luck everyone 💜

  3. My grandmother taught me how to crochet about 50 years ago and, now that I’m retired, I’d like to learn more about it and broaden my skills.

  4. I have always wanted to learn all about crochet this would be so wonderful to learn ty for the opportunity!

  5. I’ve crocheted for years and my daughter is now trying to do it but she thinks TikTok knows more than me. This book would help her and she wouldn’t have to be taught by her mother because what do I know. LOL.

  6. I would love to pick up a hobby that not only sets my mind on ease but, I can use the skills to make things for others.

  7. I began teaching myself to crochet about 3 years ago, and I’m eager to learn more stitches. Crocheting is a huge stress relief, which I really need these days!

  8. I would like this book as I started a project a month ago and couldn’t remember how to do one of the stitches even though I had done it before. Good to have instructions when you forget.

  9. Even though I have been crocheting for over 35 years I still am learning new stitches and this would be a great reference book for me to learn a few new ones.

  10. I’d love to have a better resource for different stitches. I’m trying to teach my children, but I don’t know many stitches yet.

  11. Crocheting has been wonderful stress release for me and I’d love something like this so I can learn to do more

  12. I’m mostly a knitter, but this year I want to learn how to crochet (beyond the few basic stitches I already know).

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