Subtitle Portable Stitch Companion: Solids, Shells & Fans, Openwork & Lace, and Simple Edgings

Melissa Leapman
Price $16.99 / £12.99
Description Description Adapted from Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters, this beautiful, comprehensive, and easy-to-tote stitch pattern companion is a must-have for your crochet project bag!
In a small, easy-to-tote format, Essential Crochet Starter Stitches is a concise stitch dictionary featuring 100 stitch patterns for solids, shells and fans, openwork and lace, and simple edgings.
  • This rich library of crochet stitch designs covers a wide range of patterns, from a thicket pattern to summertime shells to clover lace.
  • Each stitch pattern includes a photo of a finished swatch and both easy-to-read instructions and a stitch diagram using international symbols. Choose the format that makes you and your crochet hook happy.
  • Most of the patterns are original and are accessible to most skill levels. If you’ve mastered looping yarn over your hook to create a simple chain, you already possess all the skills you need to create an infinite number of stitch patterns.

With information on how to read the patterns, shaping pieces, and designing from scratch, the stunning stitch patterns in Essential Crochet Starter Stitches will serve as a launching pad for your own fun experimentation and for creating unique designs for gorgeous hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, vests, and more!
The Pocket Guides series from Quarry Books offer authoritative instruction and inspiration in a small-scale format that makes it easy to take with you on all your crafting adventures.
Series Pocket Guides
Format Trade Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN 9780760392324
Size6.30 in x 8.13 in / 160.02 mm x 206.50 mm
Published Date November 5th, 2024
Melissa Leapman

With over 1,450 designs in print, Melissa Leapman is one of the most widely published American knit and crochet designers working today. She’s worked with leading ready-to-wear design houses and is the author of several best-selling knit and crochet books, including Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for CrochetersThe Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook, Mastering Color Knitting, 6000+ Pullover Possibilities, Knitting Modular Shawls, InstaKnits, and InstaKnits for Baby. She is a sought-out speaker and teacher at national and international yarn events such as Vogue Knitting Live and her own KNITopiaSM events. She lives in New York City. To see more of her work, visit and @melissa.leapman on Instagram.

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