INTRODUCTION CROCHET BASICS choosing yarn holding the hook and yarn chain stitch double crochet treble crochet working in rounds joining seams finishing touches BAGS AND PURSES Beaded evening bag Beaded sparkly purse Autumn shades shoulder bag Multi-stripe shopper Felted mesh bag Floral purse SCARVES AND SHAWLS Curly whirly scarf Glittery tassel scarf Pompom shoulder shawl Funky chunky scarf Sparkly soft wrap Tweedy cape HATS, MITTENS AND MORE Stripy mittens Flower beanie Winter woolly hat Flower hair clip Gorgeous corsage Elegant choker Delicate necklace Cool keyring
Last year there was a 400 percent increase in the number of knitters and crocheters under 35 since 1998.
Helen Ardley studied Textiles at Huddersfield University in the UK before becoming a full-time crochet and knitwear designer. She has worked for a number of international companies, and was the crochet designer for Patons. Helen now works as a freelance crochet and knitwear designer and is the author of Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots, also published by Hamlyn.