To someone completely unfamiliar with the art of crochet, it can seem like a dauntingly tricky pastime. For an eager-to-learn novice, a simple and basic guide to crocheting can make a huge difference, and that’s what Crochet for the Absolute Beginner aims to be. Follow along with the clear pattern language and close-up detailed shots as you learn the basic stitches. Learn how to make simple crochet items, from scarves and bags up to afghans and lacework, as you get more comfortable with a hook. With its small size and stay-open, wire-bound design, this book is the perfect portable companion for the crochet enthusiast.