This crochet book is is the best I have seen amazing for beginners. The intro that tells you all the materials you will need is very complete well organized lists. I absolutely love that it explains how to read crochet patterns. Many books leave this out or have a very minimal list or key of abbreviations. The patterns are absolutely adorable and they written very nice and clean easy to follow. My all time favorite aspects of the patterns is the charts/diagrams of the patterns for each element of the pattern. It is so helpful! I hope I can get a copy of this!!!