"Inside The Best of Interweave Crochet, you'll discover the very best patterns by the top designers of the first 6 years of Interweave Crochet magazine. Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, has compiled the most popular pieces and expert advice from the magazine's first six years into one highly sought-after collection. From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, these designer projects are both original and stylish. Each pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by helpful charts, detailed photography, yarn recommendations, and more. You'll also find the in-depth crochet instructions, tips, and techniques that go beyond the basics to include variations on the basic stitches, garment shaping, Tunisian crochet, lacework, colorwork, and more. The Best of Interweave Crochet offers all the tips and techniques that Interweave Crochet readers know and love. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love the twenty unique and popular projects and expert guidance all in one accessible volume."-- Provided by publisher.