Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches

Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches

A Stitch Dictionary and Design Resource (156 Stitches with 7 Practice Projects)

Keiko Okamoto


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From elegant to funky, popular designer Keiko Okamoto presents a wide selection of crochet stitches in this valuable reference.

Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches includes versatile stitch patterns that can be used in just about any piece. Whether you want to recreate an Irish lace in creamy neutrals or play with stitches that stand out for their unusual shape and dimension, this book has it all. You'll find designs for unusual yarns, unique stitch patterns and some amazing edgings.

Seven practice projects help you cut loose with some creative application, including:

  • Two elegant, lacy shawls
  • Two fun flowery necklaces
  • A bohemian vest in neutral tones
  • A wildly embellished rainbow scarf
  • The most one-of-a-kind bag you'll ever see

A technical section demonstrates the stitches step-by-step, so readers can become familiar with crocheting in the Japanese style.

Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches is a joy for the experienced crocheter, and a valuable reference for needlecraft enthusiasts everywhere!


Keiko Okamoto:
Keiko Okamoto has authored numerous books in her native Japan, covering everything from clothing for women and children to knitted accessories and housewares. She is known for her colorful, unusual stitch patterns, making her work popular on

Cassandra Harada is a fiber artist living in Tokyo who spends most of her time knitting, spinning, and raising sheep for wool. Originally from the US, she has lived in Japan for fifteen years. She teaches knitting and spinning in Japan and America and occasionally publishes her own design work.