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Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) Paperback – May 16, 2012
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"Big" is the operative word here. There are literally dozens of patterns for tablecloths, edgings, bedspreads, and doilies, all culled from thread company brochures from the 1940s-50s. They've been reformatted for the Kindle, however, so reading them isn't a problem. Also, they've retained the photos and diagrams from the originals. Each project is illustrated with a photo appearing either just before or just after the instructions. This is a definite improvement over other Dover Kindle pattern books, where photos and even parts of instructions are scattered throughout, linked by page numbers from the original book that don't exist in the Kindle edition. This one is very well done and totally easy to follow.
Most of the patterns (except for the bedspread patterns) call for threads that are 1) no longer available, and/or 2) smaller than most current crocheters like to use (the higher the "No." the smaller the thread). No worries -- I just use whatever size I'm comfortable with (usually 10 or 20) and follow the pattern anyway. Yes, it changes the size, but since I make mostly doilies, edgings, and small items like coasters, it's not that much of an issue.
Of the dozens of patterns here, there are probably 20-25 that I'll make for sure, and another 10-15 that are interesting enough to consider. The bottom line, though, is that if you're an intermediate to advanced thread crocheter, you'll definitely find something here that you'll like.