Crochet is hot news on the catwalk, with Julien McDonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Gianfranco Ferre all including crochet items in their recent collections. It's easy, amazingly versatile and quick - but there are not many exciting patterns out there for the young and fashionable woman. This book aims to change all that. As well as covering all the basic techniques with clear, step-by-step instructions, it also includes 30 specially-designed projects for stylish items of clothing and accessories. In addition, it also has a section on using crochet to customize existing garments to create a unique new look. All the patterns are relatively easy for the beginner, and use a wide range of the interesting new yarns that are currently available.
Sophie Britten is a freelance designer, specialising in crochet and knitwear. She makes specially-commissioned pieces and also teaches crochet and knitting, so the instructions and patterns in this book are tried and tested. Sophie lives in London, W11.