Crochet is fast and fashionable again since it started showing up on runways and in ready-to-wear fashions. Forget those pointy ponchos and grandma doilies of yesteryear-a new generation of crafters is realizing just how funky and fun crocheting can be. I Love Crochet by Rachel Henderson & Sarah Hazell teaches all the basic techniques and stitches as well as decorative flourishes such as popcorns, bobbles, and fur and bullion stitches. The book includes 25 original projects ranging from chunky scarves and bobble tote bags to pillow covers. And there are great crocheted edgings for tank tops and denim minis and make-it-yourself jewelry and belts-all trendy and fashionable. Every project comes with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photographs. The person who can already knit will pick up crochet in the flick of a hook-and discover it's much more forgiving. The projects are suitable for beginners but will also interest more advanced crocheters. The projects in I Love Crochet are all perfect for giftgiving-as is the book itself.