So before going any further, go order this book (then come back so we can discuss it while it gets to you).
I got a free copy from the publisher, but everything I say here is my own opinion.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (May 7, 2019)
- Language: English
Are you a designer ? You need this book.
Are you an adventurous crocheter ? You need this book.
Are you a crocheter always wanting to better understand your stitches ? You need this book.
The concept behind this book is simple, but so valuable ; 125 stitches explained 3 ways : in even rows (no shaping), and with increases or decreases (at the edges, or internally).
I mean… this hadn’t been done before – and that’s something, but then it’s also a Dora Ohrenstein book so you know it’s really well done.
Before she starts in on the stitches themselves, Dora (! I’m fangirling hard) takes the time to explain what shaping is, as well as a few methods to include shaping in crochet. She also offers guidance on how to use this book.
Each stitch is photographed, and explained in written and chart form. Interesting details are given as well (for example, if the pattern is reversible).
I highly recommend this book – if that wasn’t clear. I don’t know how I designed before this.