I do a fair amount of handcraft needlecraft projects. My favorite is counted cross stitch, but I am not limited. I indulge in embroidery, crewel work, quilting, needlepoint, knitting and crochet. My skill level varies across these, being highest in cross stitch and lowest in crochet. Never mind, I keep practicing each of these as time permits.
This book is very derailed for all skill levels. The instructions are, I think, more detailed than I have found in other pattern books. The author seems to want to challenge the highly skilled while not confusing the beginner. That is not easy in one thin book. And there are pictures. Lots of pictures and diagrams. This book should be in every crafter's library.
I did try one of the simpler rug patterns with a smaller hook and thinner yarn because my goal was to make something for my dollhouse instead of my regular house. Gauge is everything in crochet, so it came out close to what I was planning.
I received the book I read for this review from Bookish.