So, do not quote me, as I cannot claim to be the highest authority on crochet by any means, but I know what I like and I found this visually stimulating, (crochet porn)!!!!
Front cover 'says whats in the tin' using photos of crochet swatches. Instructions are in the form of written patterns and include symbols too. Content is as expected, Intro to Crochet, A little Historical piece on crochet which is quite interesting, then onto Basic's etc......... The terminology is US, but for all us Brits if your anything like me you can translate with your eyes closed as so many crochet patterns are American. What I liked best about this book is the Speciality Crochet Methods at the back, which includes:- Tapestry Tunisian, Bruges Lace, Polish Star, Intermeshing Crochet, Overlay Crochet, Freeform, Hairpin Lace and Broomstick. These being some of the techniques I am yet to try but would like to investigate further. There is also a pattern for each of these techniques to try out, which may or may not be my cup of tea, but are great for practising with.
Marks out of 10 well I would give it a firm 8 I am a visual person and it is an easy book to look at and work through. A great reference book.
Paperback RRP is £16.99 ISBN - 13 978-1-58923-472-7
Is available on Amazon too.
Have a good weekend..................Nicky xx