Tapestry Crochet and More : A Handbook of Crochet Techniques and Patterns by Maria Gullberg
Tapestry Crochet is fun and easy to learn, and a delightful way to pass the time. Even if you have never held a crochet hook, it is easy to get started. Crocheting invites experimentation and improvisation with color, shape and structure. This technique is also known as mosaic crochet and used to be called hard crochet, jacquard crochet, intarsia, and fair isle, but these terms now usually describe different techniques. The book has 20 projects including beautiful crochet designs for "Mayan" inspired bags, totes, warm hats and wrist warmers, flowery lace, colorful potholders and granny squares with techniques and patterns you would never have guess existed. You will also find techniques such as ribbed, relief and double-layer crochet, and loads of practical tips.