Ditch the dowdy and focus on fashion! Crochet connoisseur Lily Chin reinvents the craft in Couture Crochet Workshop-a modern, ultra-fashionable approach to crochet that will have you running for your crochet hook and yarn. There's nothing more satisfying than creating a beautiful garment that fits like a glove. Lily shares all her inside tips and tricks for crocheting ready-to-wear clothing and jewelry while demystifying garment making with thorough explanations about choices in yarns, stitches, hooks, silhouettes, measuring accurately, and more. Lily's philosophy focuses on constructing stylish, elegant wearables that fit well. She begins with a comprehensive review of crochet techniques and how to read charts. She then jumps into instruction for making customized patterns. Crocheters start with simple styles then build their skills as they move into circular construction, manipulating lace, and working with shell stitch and chevron stitch. Step-by-step instructions, practical illustrations, and gorgeous photography round out this crochet workshop. High-fashion is brought down to earth with this divine collection of patterns that include a metallic ribbon Chanel jacket, a spangled evening bag, a lace sleeveless sheath, a beaded mesh tunic, a chevron wedding gown with matching fingerless gloves, a buttonless jacket created in textured yarns, a lace shift dress with matching mohair lace camisole, and even a twin-set with matching necklaces and bracelet. Lily's patterns will revolutionize the crocheter's approach to the craft. Even if you're a beginner, Couture Crochet Workshop with Lily Chin will have you hooked on creating these one-of-a-kind garments.