My friend and fellow crocheter Margaret Hubert is the author of The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet released by Creative Publishing International in 2010. The book features 100s of crochet stitches each documented with a beautifully photographed closeup and both written and charted instructions. It’s ideal for those who prefer a visual learning style. The book features several projects including examples of Margaret’s freeform crochet. Other projects are by well known crocheters which demonstrate different crochet techniques along with complete patterns. I can’t say I’m completely unbiased about this book. Margaret invited me to write an article on Crochet: Developing a Craft as a historical introduction to the book. I have reprinted the article here on my blog with permission of the publisher. After reading the article I’m sure you will want to check out the whole book.
Hubert, Margaret, 2010, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, Creative Publishing International, Inc., Mineapolis, MN, 272 p. ISBN-13 978-1-58923-472-7