About the author
Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter, and vegetable grower. As well as teaching, lecturing, and feature writing on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating, and hen keeping, she is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK’s leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Some of her books include Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting, and Cute & Easy Crochet.
The author is based in Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK.
Crochet Basics is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to learn how to crochet. It is a structured course of 20 workshops and projects, which starts by showing you how to hold your crochet hook and leads you through all the techniques and stitches you will ever need to know. The Getting Started section provides advice on yarns and equipment, step-by-step illustrations show how to work the stitches and there is essential information on how to understand crochet patterns. This is followed by the workshops, each of which introduces new techniques and reinforces those already learned. Each workshop finishes with a project which consolidates these skills. Projects range from items for the home, such as cushions and throws, to clothes and accessories, including a striped sweater, cute camisole, beanie hat and bobble bag. Crochet Basics takes you by the hand and shows you the easy way to learn. And with plenty of projects to spur you on, you’ll soon work your way up from crocheting simple squares to creating your own garments.