Updated with color how-to photos and the latest techniques (such as felting), this easy-to-follow handbook is a complete guide to everything beginning crocheters need to know to create beautiful handmade projects. You'll learn how to work stitches, rows, and rounds; join pieces; change colors; determine gauge and sizing, understand instructions, hold a hook and yarn, and much more! There are even special illustrations for left-handed crocheters! The book is chock-full of time-tested fundamentals that experienced crocheters will find useful, too. Seven trendy projects include dishcloths, afghans, a koala bear, a scarf, vests, a felted purse, and a baby afghan.