When I see a crochet pattern, it can be hard for me to envision if the style would fit well on me or not. I like how in Customize Your Crochet, they have already tailored the sweaters to specific body types, so I have much better idea if the garment is one that would work for me or not. It explains the different body types and then has a sweater to create that will flatter that particular type. The instructions are very clear and helpful, with many color photos throughout..
Since I am a novice crocheter, I especially appreciated the tips about fixing things that didn’t turn out quite the way that I had hoped they would. Uneven edges is a problem I have always had and they had some good suggestions on how to prevent and fix that issue. One extra that I enjoyed, was the pretty edgings that I can add to my sweaters to personalize them a bit. My favorite was the Neapolitan Lace that has a lovely scalloped look.