The list author says: "After years of seeing marvelous crocheted items completed by relatives, and a childhood of colorful wearables that totally gave way my late 70's birth, a simple warm scarf crocheted as a Christmas gift a few years ago led to my addiction to crochet. Totally incompetent in knitting...this is my creative, crafty way of adding new things to my wardrobe and beyond....."
"multiple reviews from multiple sources recommend this book to all crocheters. It is full of every possible stitch pattern and a must have if you want to try your hand at scarves with lacy patterns or sampler afghans."
"I recently added amigurumi to myto-do list and this has been my go-to for getting started. The patterns seem to have some slight mistakes, They use UK standards so use the hook guide. In UK double crochet is single crochet here. With a little awareness of crocheting in the round ,you will be able to 'fix' the directions while hooking up some ADORBALE little toys."
"I like the steel ones much better than the plastic. They don't bend and they can get into tinier spots with more invisible stitches. You will need at least one of these for almost any clothing project and all amigurumi."