Item description for Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Four: Crochet: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series) by Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine...
Overview Presents over 250 basic and complex knitting stiches, each illustrated by a color photograph of a knitted sample swatch.
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 needleworker's 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 color 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. A Selection of the Crafter's Choice Book Club.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.24" Width: 8.94" Height: 0.73" Weight: 2.17 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027207 ISBN13 9781933027203
Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Four: Crochet: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)?
Fabulous Mar 8, 2008
First off, I don't understand the other reviewers dissapointment in the lack of patterns. This is a STITCH DICTIONARY, not a pattern book! No one book could possible contain every set of crochet stitches, although I believe this one does a fair job of representing the spectrum. Color photographs are large and crystal clear, instructions are easy to follow. Overall, a great addition to your personal library.
Eye Candy of Knitting Stitch Dictionarys Dec 29, 2007
The series of Vogue Stitch Libraries are by no means intended to be as complete as Barbara Walkers or probably even the ORIGINAL Harmony guides. However, their production values are SOOOOOOO much better that I find myself going to these in order to get a better view and more inspiration than the Walker or Harmony guides. If you can only afford one set of stitch dictionaries, these probably wouldn't be it. However, if you are a stitch pattern junky like me, these are definitely a good set to add to your collection.
I don't own this book, but Nov 13, 2007
I do have the other Stitchionary books. The first book had beautiful garments in it with no pattern reference. I went to the Vogue Knitting website and sent an email enquiry giving the page numbers (from the book) of the patterns I wanted. I received a quick reply with the Vogue Knitting issues with the patterns. The only caveat is that the issue you want may be out of print.
Take A Pass On This One! Nov 5, 2007
I'm going to paraphrase "Project Runway's" Nina Garcia and say this:
This book confuses me.
Is it a book for beginners? Probably not, since there's no mention at all about how to read patterns or diagrams, which usually intimidates new crafters.
It's also lacking an instructional section on how to combine all of these lovely motifs together to make something wonderful. It would have been nice to see a section on how to weave your ends in, techniques for joining the motifs together and blocking for the new crafter.
So, is this a book for those of us who know what to do with that C hook and a couple of skeins of yarn?
Perhaps. Some of the motifs are quite nice (and some of them are downright funky!), but very, very little attention is paid to the basics, which is a shame.
As the previous poster mentioned, there are no patterns in this book, or web references to find them.
I'm not much of a knitter, but I'd heard great things about Vogue's "Knitting Stitchionary" series, but being a "Crochet Chick With A C Hook" I was eagerly waiting for this one.
Two stars for this one, only because the photographs are incredibly clear.
somewhat inflated Nov 3, 2007
What crocheters don't need is a coffee table dictionary of stitches which is about as unwieldy as a large unabridged English dictionary. I agree with both the two previous reviewers and I have the old Vogue crochet book which has so much more but does lack the charts which this one has. However it appears that all the stitches come from Vogue knitting magazine patterns which automatically limits the selection and if so, then at least it would have been nice to have a reference to the pattern it appeared in. In this respect this 4th volume is quite similar to the first 3 on knitting stitches. Perhaps crocheters want more for their buck than the knitters did. The format is a page or more for each stitch with very large color photo of that stitch. Instructions given both by word and chart and the stitch key for the chart is right next to the chart. Stitches are grouped into a few categories: basics, geometrics, color, lace, edgings and embellishments/unusual. The book is nicely produced and lies flat for ease in usage but is a bit overlarge for my hp printer so I can make a copy without having to use the book. Recommended for anyone who enjoys purchasing all the stitch dictionaries.
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