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Modern Guide to Textured Crochet
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219538
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Modern Guide to Textured Crochet


A collection of wonderfully tactile stitches by Lee Sartori (Author)

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Book Description

Learn how to create tactile textured crochet for making wonderful items for the home and wardrobe with this collection of 40 versatile stitches!

Modern Guide to Textured Crochet is perfect for the experienced beginner or intermediate level crocheters with some extra ideas aimed at more advanced makers. Expand your crochet know-how as you move from basic techniques, through an array of fascinating new stitches designed to introduce inspiring dimensional effects into your crochet work.

Each chapter guides you through a new stitch or stitch progression with photos, detailed instructions, and diagrams, alongside a variety of textured crochet projects to put your new skills to the test! Time-saving tips and troubleshooting solutions are provided throughout the book and will have you crocheting the simple but on-trend projects in no time at all.

A comprehensive collection of stitches, patterns, and projects, Modern Guide to Textured Crochet allows you to jump straight in, have fun, master new techniques, and take your crochet creations to the next level!

Table of Contents

Getting started 7

An introduction to textured crochet 10
Bobble Stitch 12, Popcorn Stitch 14, Double Crochet Cluster Stitch 16, Treble Crochet Cluster Stitch 18, Double Treble Crochet Cluster Stitch 20, Puff Stitch 22, Shell Stitch 24, Picot Stitch 26, Project - Emmy’s Pillow 28

Spring 30
Tulip Stitch 32, Embossed Stitch 34, Bullion Stitch 36, Lilac Stitch 38, Branches and Vines Stitch 40, Butterfly Stitch 43, Spring Cable 46, Crab Stitch 50, Project - Joanie Shawl 52

Summer 54
Ice Cream Cone Stitch 56, Lemon Peel Stitch 58, Strawberry Stitch 60, Summer Shell Stitch 63, Rose Stitch 66, Diamond Waffle Stitch 69, Summer Cable 72, Modified Puff Stitch 74, Project - Tanya Ice-Cream Tote 76

Autumn 80
Acorn Stitch 82, Berry Stitch 84, Jasmine Stitch 86, Basketweave Stitch 88, Loose Leaves Stitch 90, Fall Cable 93, Houndstooth Stitch 96, Coffee Cup Stitch 98, Project - Carla Fall Cowl 100

Winter 102
2x2 Rib Stitch 104, Spike Puff Stitch 106, Waffle Stitch 108, Frosted Bobble Stitch 110, Feather, Stitch 112, Winter Cable 114, Embossed Holly Stitch 116, Snowflake Stitch 119, Project - Aurora Frosted Beanie 122

Index 126

About the Author

About Lee Sartori

Lee Sartori is a knitting and crochet pattern designer, based in Ontario, Canada. Lee has created patterns for everything from amigurumi dolls, to women’s wear and home decor, adding a modern touch to all her creations. Lee is also a social media influencer and has worked for top crafting companies such as Annie’s and was the crochet expert for the popular PBS show Knit and Crochet Now!

Formerly an assistant editor of Happily Hooked magazine, she currently focuses on design commissions for a number of brands and magazines. Join Lee’s 58K followers on Instagram @coco.crochet.lee, watch her vlog on YouTube @CoCo Crochet Lee or follow her blog on cococrochetlee.com.


Slip Knot

Texture is what crochet does best, one might argue, and this book puts a contemporary spin on some grand old techniques for producing those tactile handcrafted fabrics. 'Proud Canadian', Lee Satori, is known for her contributions to the crochet cause on many fronts, from magazine editorship, through design, to teaching and sharing her expertise on crafting TV. This, her first foray into authoring, is a great resource for any crochet nut looking for ideas and inspiration.

Neatly presented on a 'four seasons' theme, the cleanly laid-out swatch instructions in this stitch catalogue, as well as the projects that demonstrate applications for those textures, serve to demystify some of the more fabulous and famously challenging crochet effects. For example, it offers cables, crocodile stitch (couched as 'loose leaf stitch'), 'embossing', and bobbles, puffs and popcorns in multiple guises. I had a go at her intriguing 'butterfly stitch; (p.43), which calls upon an array of techniques to creates what appears to be appliqued butterflies on a plain base (but actually they are worked in as you go). I can see these as a lovely fluttery border on a spring blanket or bag. I was also keen to attempt the 'feather stitch' (p.112) and try my hand at her pattern for the 'summer cable' (p.72).

Much of what's on offer is an inspired repackaging of traditional stitches for today's sensibilities and Lee is a 21st century woman who will have particular appeal to a new wave of young needle folk, which, in turn, will help to keep this rewarding craft alive into the future. 


I love that this book is so clear there is a wide variety of stitches that can be used for a whole host of items, the instructions are all very clear and easy to follow and patterns are explained really well Id highly recommend this book if you want to expand your range and skill.

Inside Crochet

This colourful book is a stitch dictionary of dozens of textured stitch patterns, grouped around the seasons. Spring shows off pretty tulips stitch, summer has gorgeous rose and strawberry stitches, autumn gives three-dimensional berry stitch and loose leaves, while winter finishes the year with cosy waffle stitch and a stunning snowflake pattern worked in raised stitches. Each season, as well as the intro, also has an associated project, including the beautiful Joanie Shawl and fun Ice-Cream Tote. 


Add style and texture to your crochet projects

With stitches such as popcorn, waffle, ice cream and strawberry, this book is more than just a feast for the eyes. Clean, modern layout with easy to understand instructions for each stitch introduced. This book assumes you have a basic knowledge of crochet stitches, but does cover suitable yarns and hooks. Each stitch is shown with a colour photo of the sample piece, 3 additional close-up colour photographs showing the stitch in stages, a detailed written pattern and easy to read diagram style pattern. The book contains 5 projects to crochet, so is more of a book to learn stitches to incorporate into your own projects rather than a project book. A great focus on learning new stitches without being distracted by too many projects.


Excellent reference book

This is a brilliant book to inspire the development of crochet skills. There is a huge range of fascinating textured stitches, each one clearly explained with descriptions, written instructions, diagrams and luscious photos. There are four full projects which are lovely, but mainly I would say this is a book I will refer to again and again for the inspiration and techniques to use in all manner of crocheted items.

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Take your crochet to the next level

The getting started section of the book gives advice on different types of yarn to use for textured stitches. All the stitch patterns are given in written form as well as charts so whichever method you prefer it's there. Clear step-by-step photographs are also included. My favourite thing about this book is the way it is organised into the seasons of the year. Each season has a selection of textured stitches to try with a project at the end (in seasonal colours) so you can practice what you have learnt. But personally I can't wait to try out these textured stitches in my own projects. I can see this book becoming one that I refer back to again and again.


A Collection of Wonderfully Tactile Stitches.

Bobble stitch, popcorn stitch,puff stitch do you know the difference? If not this book explains everything for you. This book will teach you 40 tactile stitches and is suitable for all levels of crocheting ability, from beginner to expert! Lee Sartori has a fun and informative blog and a bright and cheery instagram account. You may already follow her. The book is organised by seasons and I can highly recommend it, if you crochet you need this book!

Why I love Textured Crochet Best:

  • Excellent reference book for learning new stitches.
  • Has written patterns and charts.
  • Abbreviations on each page (so you don't have to keep turning to back or front of book to check)
  • Clear and simple photographic examples.
  • A few projects included and some beautiful squares to make up into a blanket.

Favourite Textured Crochet Project?

So hard to decide but I love the Tanya ice cream tote and the Joanie Shawl, although I would make them both in a single neutral colour. The textures are superb!

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Perfect for experienced beginners or improvers, there are also extra ideas for advanced makers. You'll start with basic techniques then try lots of new stitches. With troubleshooting solutions and time-saving tips, you'll enjoy crocheting the simple on-trend projects.

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