Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step manner. You get a review of the basic stitches and stitch combinations, along with a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow instructions for working these stitches. You'll find plenty of tips on changing colors and adding shape to your projects. Plus, you get full-color photos of every project--from potholders to afghans, belts to table runners, skirts to vests, and much more. You'll also discover how to: Decipher crochet lingoMake a gauge swatch, read a pattern, and understand garment sizingWork with the most common stitches and stitch patternsCrochet in the round or with colorShape a design through increasing or decreasing stitchesUse new techniques like felting and working with wireCrochet pictures and words using the filet crochet technique
There are also quick-and-easy designs that are great for kids to make, as well as handy hints on caring for your finished items. Featuring more than 50 fantastic patterns perfect for beginners or those wanting to take their skills to the next level, "Crochet Patterns For Dummies" is your one-stop guide to crocheting success!