You have mastered the basics of crochet, it's time to go beyond the basic. Aim high, crochet in lace patterns that can be stunning and used in unique ways. This book contains patterns, edgings and trims and fully explores lace crochet. You'll find twenty projects included and all the techniques you need fully explained. I like Bullions and Lace, Peek-A-Boo Picots and my favourite is Solomon's Knot. There is one square pattern too and I really like Devon Cross Square. The trims and edgings include some great patterns and I loved Side Shells, Sabrina's Lace, Princess Picot, Irish Roses in a Row and Catherine's Wheel. You'll get the best out of the book when you combine stitch patterns to create unique garments. The Ruffled Circle Sweater is great (it's actually a cardigan), the Devon Cross Shawl is elegant and I loved the boutique hangers - dressing up wooden clothes hangers with lacy crochet. However, I didn't find the projects that enthralling.
Irish crochet and freeform crochet techniques and motifs are also included. So go to town with all this book provides and be willing to use it to create something different. I like the fancy shamrock and the Not-so-Victorian Collar is a great project in this section. In the Freeform section there are three tops to make - I didn't think they were very freeform - just the collar. Learn how to make Bruges Lace too, the technique and a stunning top. These last three sections are brief. This is a great book for crocheters wanting to take a leap to the next level. It's worth it. Clear instructions and photographs.