A lovingly illustrated guide for beginners on the classic crochet techniques that will help you get started with your own creations.
The practical instructions give you everything you need to begin - crochet granny squares, flowers or baby gifts. There are 20 projects to practice what you've learned about stitches, techniques and tools.
Gorgeous photos of finished projects will have you inspired to pick up your yarn and hook, and crochet lovely things for your home or treasured gifts to give away. There are high resolution close-up photos of the stitches, to make it as easy as possible to become an expert. Practice by working through the contemporary projects in the book, from a beautiful baby's cardigan to a project basket.
There are more than 100 techniques and crochet patterns to try your hand at. Each are explained, step by step, with clear terms and methods. The instructions let you know the difficulty level, the correct tools and the ideal yarn for different patterns. There's also helpful advice on which color combinations to use for pretty end results.
Without a Hitch
Learn how to read patterns so you can go from novice to skillful in a short time. Inside the pages of this illustrative crochet reference guide, you'll find:
- Easy-to-follow directions with close-up photos of the stitches.
- Over 100 key techniques and 20 projects to practice.
- Advice on yarn and tools.