Take a fresh approach to a classic craft! Create these stylish crocheted designs, even if you've never held a crochet hook before. Learn a few basic crochet stitches step by step, and then combine them in innovative ways for sensational sweaters-most designed especially with beginners in mind. Twenty gorgeous patterns feature sizes from extra small to extra large; many of these sweaters will make a perfect weekend project for experienced crocheters. Choose from an array of seasonal styles, such as a summer-weight sleeveless shell with a matching beaded shawl, a classic crewneck pullover, and a comfy cardigan. A one-stop guide to crocheting basics introduces the yarns, stitches, swatches, and smart tips that will ensure a perfect fit.