The latest addition to our best-selling Encyclopedia of Art series (more than 300,000 copies sold!) focuses on the wonderful textures of crochet. All the essential tools and techniques are clearly explained in more than 400 diagrams and photographs, making it an invaluable guide for both beginners and the more experienced crafters. Readers will discover new twists on the basics, and learn how to create complex-looking stitches, openwork and lace, multicolored patterns, shaped motifs, Afghan squares, and much more. A 16-page gallery in the back of the book features a wide range of crochet items from designers around the world, a perfect section to inspire creativity.