Crochet The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by DK

DK: Crochet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Crochet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide features a mix of classic and modern crochet projects, including things to wear, items for the home, decorative pieces, and cute gifts.

Packed with 101 inspirational projects for crocheters of all levels of skill, Crochet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide walks readers through the basic techniques — with useful practice projects — before embarking on more adventurous crochet patterns.

Crochet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide uses step-by-step techniques and photography to make crocheting as easy as can be.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
In theJapanese Knitting Stitch Bibleknitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.

Shida’s strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including:
cables
popcorn stitches
twisted stitches
edgings
and many more…
A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include:
A classic hat made using large patterns
An elegant scarf in lacy patterns
The ever-popular fingerless mittens
Thick socks that can be made using various patterns
A feminine collar using round stitching
And much more!

This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.