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« on: October 02, 2008 05:22:59 AM »

What I am after is not a book with patterns, but something like a directory/encyclopedia of different crochet stitches.  Oh, and preferably in US terminology, not UK.  There are lots on Amazon but I have no idea which of them are any good.  Does anyone have any particular recommendations before I just go ahead and order one?

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 08:04:20 AM »

I like the Crochet Answer Book for that:

http://www.amazon.ca/Crochet-Answer-Book-Solutions-Question/dp/1580175988/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222959784&sr=8-1

er, just re-read your post, and this one is probably not what you need.

This is the stitch guide I have:

http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Book-Crochet-Stitch-Designs/dp/1579909159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222960049&sr=1-1

I haven't had a chance to use it much yet, but I like it so far!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 05:28:42 AM »

I'd go with the Harmony guides, I love mine.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 05:42:31 AM »

Thanks guys!

I have one of those Harmony books by Erika Knight about cable stitches (in knitting) and it's quite nice, so that might be worth a look.  Shame none of the bookshops near me actually stock many craft books, I might have to take a trip into town to see if I can some.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 03:36:54 PM »

The Reader's Digest stitch guide is great, I use mine constantly. It's knitting and crochet which is great if you do both.

http://www.amazon.ca/Ultimate-Sourcebook-Knitting-Crochet-Stitches/dp/0762104058/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223073336&sr=1-2
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