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Lily Chin's Crochet Tips & Tricks: Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know Hardcover – October 13, 2009
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I would have liked a few more diagrams/pictures of some of the more complicated ideas (joining as you crochet for sweaters, etc.), but the explanations were clear. The book is very readable, and the index is good. If you already have a "tips and tricks" book of some sort, you probably don't need this one as well; however, if you do make "big" mistakes and hate to rip, this has very nice solutions for fixing that.
Pick up a copy of this book. It's choked full of information - like having Lily in your living room when you need help.
It's a great book. Don't hesitate!
Not only does it have tips and tricks but it also has information that is beneficial to a beginner. When I decided to ease myself back into Crochet I purchased "The Knitting and Crochet Bible" and while it appears to be pretty comprehensive the information is very basic. AND IT IS HUGE! (Not the best thing to carry when you want to take your references with you).
I would recommend beginners start with Ms. Chin's book for the following reasons: The information is brief, to the point and just enough not to wear you out - the book is compact and can tuck away easily as a reference on the go. The illustrations are easy to follow and understand - whether it is a step-by-step illustration or somewhat finished they are easier (in my experience) to follow than an actual photograph of a piece. Some of Ms. Chin's tips and tricks were of benefit to me immediately - I even got a few Aha! moments reading through. The author is witty - there were times reading through that she injects a little humor and makes it less of a chore to read (those of you who would rather get on with it may actually enjoy reading this book!
While most with experience may not need this - I think it is a must have for those falling in the beginners and intermediate skill set.