Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram.
This title conveniently groups crochet motifs, stitches and edgings to allow for easy browsing and location of favourites.
It teaches crafters how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet - perfect when fabrics and knitting just don't cut it.
Claire Crompton has worked in the knitting industry for almost 20 years. After a Knitwear Design degree she became a pattern designer for major yarn manufacturers such as Sirdar and DMC. Claire lives in Gunnislake, Cornwall.
Interest in crochet is booming now that crafters have discovered its versatility for clothes, accessories, jewellery and homewares Includes basic techniques and simple projects to get even novices experimenting with new crochet stitches Claire is the best-selling author of The Knitter's Bible (2004) with over 150,000 copies sold worldwide