This is a book review of Handbook of Crochet Stitches by Betty Barnden.
This book is brilliant for expanding your knowledge and range of crochet stitches. It contains instructions for many different stitches which allow you to create bobbles, holes, patterns and other effects. There are also instructions for how to create different styles of flowers and borders and different types of granny squares. The glossary of stitches contains photos of all the stitches in the book, this is a very helpful feature if you are looking for a particular type of stitch. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. This book is suitable for complete beginners because of the detailed description of basic skills at the start of the book. It is also suitable for advanced crocheters because there are also more complex stitches. Overall I would give this book 5/5 because of the variety of stitches and the detailed instructions.