I wish I could say that I bought this for my grand-daughter, but it was actually for me. It's taken me over 30 years to master crochet and now I'm loving it. Very clear and simple diagrams and instructions on just where to place the yarn and hook and master the basic techniques. I must be very 'sad' - but found myself looking out for Peg and Pip's tip!. Two of my friends have also bought this book and we would recommend this to any one who wants to start this lovely hobby.