At last, crocheters without the benefit of a friendly instructor can find th help they need in Crocheting in Plain English. Even if you've never held a crochet hook before, Maggie Righetti's sound instructions and encouragement will help get you startd. If youre an experienced crocheter, you'll find dozens of tips for perfecting your techniques. This comprehensive, common-sense guide covers virtually everything you need to know about crochet: Selecting threads and yarns Determining gauge Working with the right tools How to interpret patterns and instructions Increasing and decreasing How to fix mistakes Basic stitches (chain, double, triple, slip) Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches Assembling the finished product How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles and much more Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts or photos. Complet with a detail glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.Maggie Righetti is the author of 'Crocheting in Plain English: Easy-to-follow lessons in patterns, Sensible solutions to nagging problems, The only book any crocheter will ever Need.', published 1988 under ISBN 9780312014124 and ISBN 0312014120.