I was amazed at the outcome of the first pattern I tried. It was very easy, the pattern was easy to read & easily transferred to the actual pattern. When I finished just the first 12 - 15 rows, I was so very pleased with the pineapple, just couldn't believe it was so easy! I have been crocheting 35 years & would never try the mile-a-minute, now its all I want to do! Even tho I have only tried one pattern from the book I plan on trying them all!!!