A crocheter's (and knitter's) greatest plaint? The "back room," where backs of sweaters and other unfinished stitchery projects reside because there's no time to complete them. Theiss and Rankin to the rescue, with 50 classic styles that can be completed in one Saturday and one Sunday. One bonus of the collection is the European design, simple yet able to be embellished with multiple colors, embroidery, or applique work. All patterns include level of difficulty (more, however, are challenging than easy to stitch), color photographs, charts, and directions. Among the more unusual designs: a long filet top for summer wear, kids' robes, a Santa jacket, and a woman's striped jacket.