I am a learner through and through! One of the things I love to use as a learning tool is books!
Today I am giving an honest review of the Crochet Stitch Bible. This is a purchase I made a few months ago and so far, it’s a winner! Getting the knitting version is next on my list for purchase.
First, this book is perfect for newbie crocheters. There are many stitches you can learn and play around with so as to create some pretty amazing pieces. I love how there is a photo, written pattern and diagram all included. Not all stitch books provide all three of these.
I will say if you’re not used to reading “proper” stitch patterns than this might seem a bit challenging. However, it’s important to be able to navigate different pattern writing styles so you’re not stuck in a rut when it comes to projects and designing.
It might take some time but with practice, you can get it down!
This book is also made extremely well! It’s a large book and very well made. I love how it’s a hardcover too.
Here are my personal pros and cons with the book…
- the photo, written pattern, and diagram are great for learning
- it’s a more sturdy book
- great for beginners
- lots of creative edging ideas
- I feel like they could have shared more stitches.
- too many motif patterns in my opinion
- the pattern wording can be a bit confusing at times if you’re not used to this book writer’s style of pattern writing
Overall I would say it is worth the price. It would definitely become a reference book for any level of crocheter!
When I purchased mine from JoAnn’s I used a coupon. I also used my cashback app, ibotta.
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After my coupon and the cashback, it wound up knocking several dollars off of the price. You will also use the book enough times it will make the purchase totally worth it!
Now for the giveaway!
Summer can bring about a halt in crochet creativity. So I decided I wanted to encourage the makers in the YHN community by offering this crochet book in a giveaway. Sometimes we just need a little extra something to spark our design ideas right?
All you have to do is enter below! Be sure to share this giveaway with others who you think might enjoy it!
The winner will be announced on Friday, May 5, 2017!!!