The reader's digest Complete Guide to needlework is one of the best craft books I have ever seen. I found this book at the Goodwill last weekend and I don't know how I ever survived without it. It's a brick of yarny knowledge. It seriously covers anything you could ever think of doing with yarn and needles. The book is great for beginners and advance lovers of needlework. I love that it shows you how to make your own crochet and knit sweater patterns. All the info you'd ever need to adjust patterns or create your own is in here. I really enjoy the different ways it shows you how to make necklines and hemlines for your garments. If you are looking for a resource that will help you improve your technique this is the one. It also covers quilting, Rug-making, macrame, applique, needlepoint, patchwork, tatting, lacework.There are all types of stitches included for each type of needlework. This book builds you up as a baby needlework artist into a well rounded one in just a few lessons. I can't wait to try the other crafts that are covered in this book. I'm seriously madly in love right now.