The designs in this book are beautifully photographed and even if you don't crochet you will appreciate the charming decor that was used to showcase the refreshingly current projects.
I must agree with the first reviewer that the title is misleading as more than 2 thirds of the patterns in this book are for afghans, and the remaining third is for wearables with the exception of only 3 projects. I must also agree that the slipper project left me unimpressed but it is only one pattern amongst many impressive ones. I personally love the look of Lion Brand yarns but substituting should be easy for the price-conscious crocheter as every pattern lists the specific yarn weight used. Those who are looking for fashionable and figure flattering garments will be pleased while those who are looking for that gorgeous oversized sweater will find themselves out-of-luck though may find some consolation upon discovering the Chenille Pea Coat pattern. As for the children and men in your life you will only get a small taste of childrens patterns and you will be hard pressed to find a mens pattern.