I've always been 98% knitter, 2% basic crocheter. I can do afghans and simple little flowers etc but nothing more complicated. What always held me uup was the counting how many chains totitches to leave at the beginning of the next route before beginning again with my hook. This little booklet was ideal, as it didn't confuse me with too much information, just have me the basic knowledge I needed to carry on with the next route in whatever stitch I was working in. As for it using American stitch terms sec? I'm sure just about all of my fellow crafters can switch between the two, just as one does with knitting. I.e. stocking/stockinette, moss/seed stitch, cast off/bind off and so on. Just keep a basic US/UK terminology guide to hand and you're set. Of course it's not a whopping great book of patterns and stitches, that's a house of a different colour and, to be honest, that's the kind of book that kept me scared and away from crochet for most of my life, it's just a nice little 'how to' guide to help you just take that little leap from 'too hard, I'll stick to what I know and love' to 'ok, looks like fun, let's give out a whirl. I can't remember whether this little book(let) was free of not but I can't imagine it cost a lot. Nicely done!!!
Still a bit confused with some of it but the Tunisian crochet was is to follow, as were some of the other stitches. It is nice that these crocheters were will to pass on their expertise for free. Will certainly be looking at their websites in the future, so a big thank you to them and Amazon for providing the platform.