Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. Its a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started.Whether youre a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies shows you how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work. This hands-on guide provides step-by-step instructions and full-color photos that make it fun and easy to master the basics as well as more advanced techniques. Youll have the tools you need to:Create consistency with a gauge swatchDecode crochet patterns, symbols, and diagramsStitch a double, a triple, a double triple, and a half double crochetIncrease and decrease stitchesCrochet in circlesWork with different colorsStitch texture and advanced patternsCreate an Afghan stitchMake new styles with filet crochetingJoin seams, sow buttons, add trims, and make pocketsBlock and care for your workPacked with instructions on different projects, as well as common mistakes and safety measures you should take to maximize your progress and fun, Crocheting For Dummies is the only guide you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time!