Crochet is currently enjoying a huge revival with many people now wanting to pick up a hook in order to create lovely garments and projects for the home. Once mastered, crochet is incredibly speedy and portable. Equipment is minimal and inexpensive. It is easily stowed away in a small bag and can be carried with you on your travels. This book is a definitive reference for all aspects of crochet - from the first chain to the care and maintenance of your projects. It boasts more than 400 step-by-step illustrations and stitch directory photographs to guide you through the process.