After almost 47 years of crocheting all manner of thread and yarn, and with an extensive library of crochet patterns, this book has stitch patterns that I have never seen before which has added the missing dimension. The ability to change the look and texture of any pattern on a whim! There are bright and clear photos of what each stitch pattern is to look like. Clearly written instructions that both beginner and experienced crocheter's can understand, which can only add to each person's confidence level. THIS is a wonderful book!