500 Crochet Stitches is both a how-to-crochet instruction book, and a dictionary of crochet stitches. The first 32 pages are filled with all the information you need to get started with crochet - everything from how to hold a hook and work the stitches, all the way to working from patterns, and finishing and caring for your crocheted items.
The pattern library includes 500 crochet stitches, ranging from basic stitches up to complicated lace, openwork, and even cabled stitches. Each stitch is fully explained with written instructions and a full-color photo of a sample crocheted swatch. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions. The stitches also include edgings and trims that you can use on crochet and other projects, including sewn items and knitted ones.
Hardcover. 288 pages.