Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a hook before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting in a series of "lessons" using helpful full-color, step-by-step illustrations. Photographed in a film-strip style, the crochet instructions allow the reader to clearly see how each stitch is executed. Every lesson is accompanied by a practice project, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill; as the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, so the reader not only gets instant gratification, they become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going! In addition, Idiot's Guides: Crochet includes more than a dozen unique projects and galleries of stitch patterns for beginner and intermediate-level crocheters. This completely illustrated tome is an essential tool for every beginning stitcher.