Encompassing the full range of key crocheting techniques, this guide is designed to help the reader learn and master each skill before moving on. With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, detailed diagrams, and enticing patterns, "Crochet-opedia" will appeal to newcomers as well as advanced crocheters. An array of fun and fabulous projects help the reader to progress, and exploring advanced techniques such as working chainless foundations, thread crochet, and garment construction will give the reader confidence to try alternate crochet methods. "Crochet-opedia" also comes complete with a handy stitch directory, allowing the reader to browse through thumbnail photographs to easily choose a crochet stitch. Hardcover, 224 pages; St. Martin's Press.