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The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert is a wonderful book for beginners and expert crocheters alike. The photographs are really clear and well taken to show off the stitches and projects in there, plus Ms. Hubert has added schematics as well. For beginners, she's got a lot of the basics laid out, with clear, understandable instructions. For more advanced crocheters, she really has put some unique stitch patterns in the book that I haven't seen in other books. Definitely a great source book.