Overview: Handmade work seems to be enjoying a comeback. This leaves the question for the new crafter: what should I start with? Sterling has an answer. Why not crochet?
Story Telling: This is a how-to book, but it is more of a reference guide.
Likes: This has step-by-step instructions, as well as accompanying photographs for each stitch, or variety of stitches, and pattern stitches.
The book also walks the reader through various ways to get the same effect.
Favorite Pattern: This book works more with the stitches, so there isn’t any pattern per se.
Conclusion: This is a good resource for the beginning and more experienced crotcheter. You may have to pair it with tutorial videos if you are more of a visual learner.