The Hooktionary: A crochet dictionary of 150 modern tapestry crochet motifs

The Hooktionary: A crochet dictionary of 150 modern tapestry crochet motifs

by Brenda K.B Anderson
The Hooktionary: A crochet dictionary of 150 modern tapestry crochet motifs

The Hooktionary: A crochet dictionary of 150 modern tapestry crochet motifs

by Brenda K.B Anderson


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Create bold, modern and fun tapestry crochet designs with this unique crochet stitch dictionary!

One of the most important tools in any crocheter's toolbox is a stitch dictionary - an essential reference packed with possibilities. The Hooktionary is the first and only crochet stitch dictionary to feature tapestry crochet motifs. And it has personality to boot! From unicorns and bumblebees to bold, graphic designs, the 150 motifs this book includes are perfect for the modern maker. Plus, five 'choose your own adventure' projects allow you to mix and match motifs into one-of-a-kind designs that reflect your own tastes.

Inspired by Andrea Rangel's Alterknit Stitch Dictionary, Brenda K.B. Anderson has created a crochet counterpart so that crocheters can join in the fun too. Unlike other tapestry crochet pattern collections, which focus on single crochet stitches - creating slanted color patterns which do not create clean lines - Anderson has used her experience of which kinds of crochet stitches pair well with tapestry crochet to create beautiful, clear patterns, and wearable fabrics.

Swatches are made in one of five different crochet stitch patterns: single crochet through the back loop, center (or split) single crochet, extended single crochet, center (or split) extended single crochet, and front post double crochet, with information about how the crochet stitch anatomy affects both the drape and feel of the fabric and also the look of the charted image, so that you can imagine how a chart would look in another stitch pattern. All the designs are crocheted in the round, so that you can keep the front of the work facing you, and then steeked - a technique that has not been covered in any other crochet book! There is also comprehensive advice on choosing stitches and fixing mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446309575
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication date: 06/13/2023
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 284,599
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brenda K.B. Anderson crochets, knits, and sews into the wee hours after her kids have gone to bed. She loves designing stuffies that make her laugh, and accessories that beg to be worn over and over again by her friends and family. Brenda the managing editor of Creative Crochet Corner, is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and also teaches a Craftsy Class: Crochet Mittens and Fingerless gloves. She has contributed to several books and numerous magazines including Interweave CrochetWeCrochetCrochetscene and Knitscene. She lives in a little house in Saint Paul, MN where it is sweater weather nine months of the year. Brenda blogs about her crafty adventures at

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Choosing Yarn
Comparing and Choosing Stitch Patterns
Crochet Colorwork
Steeking Without Freaking!

Extended Single Crochet swatches and charts
Centre Single Crochet swatches and charts
Front Post Double Crochet swatches and charts
Single Crochet Through the Back Loop Only swatches and charts
Split Extended Single Crochet swatches and charts

Tread Scarf
Snowy Picture Hat
Claddagh Mittens
Badlands Cardigan
Icicles Pullover

Stitch Instructions
How to Fix Colorwork Mistakes
Swapping and Modifying Charts

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