I have been crocheting for years, but mostly simple things. I purchased this book for the cover pattern of tumbling blocks..need a pattern for a teenage boy - this seems perfect!
But, even though I have croched for years, I found the instructions - illustrations - amazing. I am right handed, but my sister is a lefty and never learned because no one could actually figure out how to teach her...this books lefty illustrations are remarkable...no more telling folks to use a mirror.
Cover afgan would be the perfect project for any beginner - even a child.
Again, Leisure Arts, thanks for larger fonts and crisp colors.
Some of the new books with fancy and small fonts, colored ink and and funky page designs are distracting, and just plain hard to read.