If you want to master basic crochet techniques, gain a greater understanding of crochet or have a quick reference always close at hand then The Crochet Handbook & Stitch Guide 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. The Crochet Handbook & Stitch Guide provides you with all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful garments and embellishments. Detailed descriptions of stitch patterns such as bobbles, popcorns and shells are featured, as well as ideas on how to use notions and embellishments like buttonholes, flowers and edgings. Plus special sections to explain how to create beautiful lace, add beads, work Tunisian crochet and much more.