Our Readers’ Top Pick for a Crochet Stitch Dictionary in 2019

Melissa Leapman's Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters
Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters, Published by Quarto US / Creative Publishing International

For the past few months, I’ve been working on updating my Christmas Gift Guide for 2019. One of the mainstays on the list for the past couple of years has been the book you see pictured here: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters. This has also been the crochet book that sold best through our affiliate links so far in 2019.


I finally made the decision to pull it off our list of best gifts in 2019 — but that’s only because so many of our readers have already bought copies of this book for themselves and all their friends who crochet. It hasn’t actually stopped being a great gift.

I own a copy of this book, and it is one of my most frequently-used crochet references; if you’re looking for a substantial gift to give a crochet enthusiast, one that s/he’s likely to get a LOT of use from, this book is a fantastic choice.

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