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« on: October 20, 2007 01:19:47 PM »

So, I'm trying to put together my Christmas wish list, with an emphasis on learning more about design.  I've found several great knitting reference books, such as those by Barbara Walker and Elizabeth Zimmerman, Nicky Epsteins Knitting On the Edge, Vogue Stitchionary, Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, etc.

However, I haven't found very many classics or reference for crochet.  I've got Vogue Stitchionary Vol 4 on the list, I already have Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker.
Do you know of any crochet classics or indispensable reference books that would help for designing with crochet?

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007 09:43:11 PM »

My fave is the Crochet Stitch Bible since it has pics of so many stitches, it's fun to look through when you're designing something.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007 06:14:52 AM »

Couture Crochet Workshop by Lily Chin. If you're going to design your own garments, this book is a wealth of information.


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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007 10:29:13 AM »

Interweave's, "Compendium of Finishing Techniques" by Naomi McEneely is a good one to have.  It not only has Crochet also techniques for knit, weaving, etc.
A new calendar called "365 crochet stitches of the year" will be out before Christmas, sometime in Nov.  That's going on my Christmas list.
I also have the Crochet Stitch Bible which someone else mentioned.  I also like it for stitch help.  I'm always forgetting how to do some of them.
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