Extra-Specia Doilies by Leisure Arts is fantastic
Bought Extra -Special doilies as I had rekindled my enjoyment of crochet after many years. The designs are so much nicer than the old patterns I have. Good instruction,lovely pictures of finished item lets you see if you are working stitches correctly. Have completed one design which worked out perfectly. You need to keep in mind that US stitches are one down from our UK ones i.e. their single crochet is our double crochet. There is also a handy conversion chart for hook sizes.Anyone who enjoys crochet will love this book with its modern designs,as I do.