I’m working on a project that I’m not quite ready to share yet. In the process I’ve been looking at stitch reference books. I thought I might tell you about some that I’ve liked.
The first is called Crochet-0pedia by Julie Oparka. It was published in 2013 so the projects are very up to date. As you can see in the photo, I borrowed this copy from my local library. For any who don’t know, Wichita has a wonderful library system. So, to all my friends who don’t live here, that’s one more reason you should move.
I like how easy to understand it is. All the basics are covered, including yarn care. There are instructions for a variety of stitches at all levels, as well as over 2 dozen projects. Clear, colorful pictures explain the techniques.
My favorite part is the introduction, where she gives a brief history of crochet.
If you are looking for inspiration or possibly some new stitches to try this would be a good place to start. I do think there are far too few stitches included for this book to be considered the “only crochet reference you’ll ever need”, but what it does offer is done well.