Expert crafter Nicki Trench brings you 35 easy-to-follow patterns that will teach you how to crochet.
Nicki Trench, one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts, has designed a series of patterns that will guide you from the initial crochet stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of techniques. Starting you off is Crochet Know-How, which explains all the stitches with clear step-by-step artwork and instructions. Next, there are three chapters packed with patterns to improve your skills. In Starting Out, you will find a simple springtime throw and a pretty hat for a toddler, both of which you’ll find amazingly easy and quick to create. Once you’ve mastered these, Practice Makes Perfect provides more of a challenge. Whip up some cute gifts for babies and young children, including baby bibs and blankets, or treat yourself to a pair of gloves in soft double knit yarn and a chunky seashell scarf to keep you warm on chilly mornings. Finally, Confident Crocheting has more advanced patterns, ranging from a family of adorable Russian dolls to a cherub dress with decorative picot stitching.