on April 1, 2007
I am a beginner crocheter, and bought this book because I wanted some very easy crochet patterns. I was very pleased with the selection of patterns! The patterns are all beginner-to-easy and progress from projects made with simple rectangles to ones requiring some shaping/trims. I really liked that nearly all of the patterns use relatively inexpensive, easy to find yarns that can be purchased at any craft store, unlike some crochet books that call for expensive, hard to find designer yarns. I did give the book a "4" overall instead of a "5" however, because I think the learn to crochet instructions at the beginning of the book would be a bit difficult for a person who has never crocheted at all to follow - they are all black & white drawings. Color photos would be more helpful. Overall though, a great book!