Crochet is big fashion news and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This adorable new book from the team behind Mollie Makes is aimed at complete beginners, but it's also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. A selection of more than 20 contemporary projects from an international range of crochet experts offers a variety of projects. Some are quick and easy, others are more time and labor-intensive, but well worth the effort. A section at the back of the book clearly explains the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations. The book includes ideas for using crocheted pieces around the home-as accessories themselves, as trim embellishments on existing items, and more. Projects include blankets and afghans; cushions; kitchen items such as placemats, crochet-trimmed napkins, potholders, and coasters; and toys and gifts.