The elegant art of crochet is making a comeback and this book contains everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade items that are destined to become heirlooms.
Are you one of those rare people who give unique, beautiful crocheted gifts and have special touches like lace doilies and homemade afghans around your home? Or are you a rare person who has the skill and patience to learn the fine an of crochet Whether you are a beginner or an advanced crochet connoisseur, this book is for you. It has clear, easy-to-follow guidelines for the crochet novice anil intricate designs to intrigue the expert. Our goal in putting together the Encyclopedia of300 Crochet Patterns, Stitches ami Designs was to give you a source of fabulous designs that are as simple as possible to create. We want to help you keep alive an ancient art thai has been passed from grandmother to grandchild, but is in danger of dying out. These days, machines crochet items as small as doilies and as large as sweaters and afghans. All crochet pieces are beautiful, but machine crochet items just don't have the special splendor or the special meaning that a piece crocheted by hand does.