Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia

Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia

Stitch patterns are to knit & crochet wear designers, are what fabric is to traditional fashion designers. The repeats that create the open-weave of mesh, dips and pulls of a spike, the bunches of bobbles–the directions and math involved to obtain these effects are the gateway to any garment’s drape and design. Whether we “plug-and-play” a stitch pattern into our own concept (think: using an existing fabric to cut and sew into an original garment), or simply use the information as a jumping-off point (think: heavily tweaking a graphic to use as the print on your own fabric design), stitch treasuries are an invaluable resource for designers. They’re like our bibles. For hobbiests, they offer an absolutely attainable blueprint to altering an existing project to make it their own.

Double Crochet Group, crocheted with Sheep(ish).

Behold, my friends: the inspiration well just got deeper! My friend, brilliant designer and engineer, Robyn Chachula has a new book out that offers a mind-blowing 300 stitch patterns. Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia will have you feeling like a crocheter in a candy store (hush, you know what I mean), when you flip through its pages! Whether you’re looking for a kicky little edging, a cute applique, or a sophisticated stitch–this book is one you’ll want in your hands now and on your bookshelves forever!

madena lace
Madena Lace, p. 108

lorena motif
Lorena Motif, p. 223
Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia is available now in stores and online. For more information on the book and Robyn’s other projects, go to: CrochetbyFaye.com.
To follow along with Robyn’s full, blog tour chek out:
Oct 10- Getting Loopy, http://gettingloopy.com/

Oct 12- Go Crochet, http://www.gocrochet.com/

Oct 13- Hook and I, http://www.thehookandi.com/

Oct 17- Vickie Howell, http://vickiehowell.blogspot.com/

Oct 18- Modeknit, http://modeknit.com/

Oct 19- Knitgrrl, http://www.knitgrrl.com/

Oct 20- NexStitch, http://www.nexstitch.com/blog/

Oct 24- Styled by Kristin, http://www.styledbykristin.com/

Oct 25- Yarn Craft, http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com/

Oct 26- Crochet Doctor, http://thecrochetdoctor.blogspot.com/

Oct 31- Manhattan Craft Room, http://www.brettbara.com/


9 Responses to “Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches: Visual Encyclopedia”

  1. Kate

    So excited for this book! I just want to try one of everything, it really is like candy!!! Thanks for the review!

  2. VickiT

    Oh my gosh, those pictures you’ve shown are making me really want a copy of this book even more. I am sure it would be excellent for me to learn so much more. Thank you for the review.

  3. x

    I love to drool over stitch guides, – especially the Japanese ones. This one looks as if it has to have a place in my crochet collection;-)

  4. Yarnitect

    Ahhh, thanks for a beautiful post…written in such eloquent prose with stunning photography. I giggled in delight at this post. Of course, the subject matter intrigued me right from the title! I would sooo love to get my hands on a copy of this book. I simply can’t imagine life without it in my arsenal! I was particularly impressed with the double crochet group with Sheep(ish). Swoon!

  5. Kelly Black

    I’ve listened to Robyn’s interviews during her blog tour and can’t wait to see the book in person. I love how she communicates her passion for crochet and how this book is a collection of so many stitch patterns she recommends.