Learn to crochet with designer and teacher Nicki Trench
Nicki Trench has taught hundreds of people how to crochet, so she knows what beginners need: clear instructions, and simple patterns on which to practise their newly-learned skills. Learn to Crochet starts with a step-by-step techniques section to teach you all the basic stitches and skills. Once you've learned the basics, there are 25 patterns for accessories to wear, items for the home, and bags and covers for the things you carry with you. The specific skills you will need are listed at the beginning of each pattern, so you can double-check that you have mastered them before you start. Practice makes perfect, and with 25 patterns to choose from, you'll soon be able to crochet with confidence
Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. Her books include Crochet Basics, Cute & Easy Crochet (over 125,000 copies sold), Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, Super-scary Crochet, and Super-cute Crochet, all published by CICO Books. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com and her blog at nickitrench.blogspot.com. The author is based near Lewes, in East Sussex.