This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. If you want to master basic crochet techniques, gain a greater understanding of crochet, or have a quick reference always close at hand then this book is for you. It is packed with step-by-step photographs and illustrations for every crochet technique?"from making a foundation chain to stitching and shaping, fastening off, and seaming pattern pieces. Packed with step by step photographs and illustrations for every crochet technique, you will find detailed descriptions of stitch patterns such as bobbles, popcorns, clusters and shells, as well as ideas on how to use notions and embellishments like buttonholes, flowers, and edgings. Includes a special section to explain how to create beautiful lace, add beads, and work Tunisian crochet.