Aimed at the absolute beginner and assuming no prior knowledge, this book starts with basic skills and will serve as a long term reference guide to essential crochet techniques. A thorough and comprehensive guide written by an experienced crochet designer and teacher. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides, photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do and how to do it. Simple "Quick Start" projects build confidence and help the reader progress. Each chapter features: Galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learnt in that chapter. Guest designers and bloggers sharing some of their favourite patterns. Really useful "listicles" sprinkled throughout the pages, for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials. Crochet clinics: Insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common crochet mistakes.