Crocheting School has no author listed. It is a Italian translated book published by Sterling Publishing in 2002.
What did I think? I’ll give this one a thumbs up (with reservations).
I admit that I always like drawn illustrations of techniques rather than photos. Photos of the finished stitches are fine, but it’s sometimes hard to understand how-to’s from photographs. It’s pretty clear that this book has a European slant and would be bit difficult to use for a real novice. I would suggest it for a learn-to-crochet, but overall it has redeeming value that I will discuss later.
Notice the clever use of illustrated hand holds with photographs of yarn. I thought this was a very interesting way to show a technique, but didn’t go quite far enough.
I kept looking for the two American favorites – Granny Squares and the Ripple Stitch. I found the Granny, but not the Ripple.
The section on edgings is very good, although we would probably not use the term “trims”.
This is a new technique to me and is one of the reasons that I gave this a thumbs up. I would definitely refer to this type of explanation.
Another clever technique that I might use in the future.
Circles into squares – this is a real basic for granny square lovers. These circles/squares are a bit more advanced. This gives me another reason to keep the book!