This is a really good book, I m a self-taught crocheter who doesn't particularly like to follow patterns from A to Z, but much rather design my projects and choose the types of stitches etc.. And this book is definitely a must-have, showing and explaining very clearly the great variety of stitches, edgings and shapes to choose from, inspiring you to want to do so much!! Very well laid out, well targeted chapters, clear photographs.. The only things it could be improved on, to my opinion, could be a larger format, and also an idea of the measurements or scales on the photographs, I felt some motifs look small in the book, but once swatched they turn out to be much larger and are only suited for large projects to get the effect of the repeats. A scale placed on the photos would perhaps make it easier to grasp the effects straight away, making it easier to pick and choose motifs.. But again, a fantastic book, and I wouldn't give it back!