Inspired by the lovely old potholders from times past, this hands-on manual offers lovely kitchen patterns and projects for crocheters of all skill levels. Small projects, including placemats, dish cloths, and towels, can be completed in a short amount of time and offer a convenient outlet for trying out new yarns, color combinations, and stitches, or even learning to crochet. The back of the book includes a “Crochet School” with step-by-step illustrations. Combined with a crochet hook and a ball of yarn, this helpful tool is all a crocheter needs to get started on adorable kitchen accoutrements. Hardcover, 119 pages; Trafalgar Square Books.