Crochet as a hobby has boomed in recent years, with the art being passed down to younger generations. Fashionable and thrifty, making your own garments, gifts, and decorations has become a really popular pastime. The Complete Beginners Guide To Crochet has taken Future Publishing's fantastic content to show you all the essential stitches and techniques you'll need to get started, from your very first foundation chain to adding embellishments like fringe and edging. Once you've mastered those techniques, it's time to put them into practice! Turn to the starter projects section for easy-to-follow patterns from experienced crocheters. Start with the rose corsage and basic bunting, then progress onto more advanced projects like the amigurumi baby sloth. Follow our simple steps and you'll soon be creating beautiful items worthy of the high street. Happy crocheting!