Beyond the Square – Crochet Motifs is my new favourite book. It's bright, colourful and has 150 crochet motifs to try out; BUT more importantly each motif comes with it's own Japanese style pictogram!!
I love Japanese crochet pictograms, it's the only way I can crochet. I have tried the 'other' way but whenever I do I am struck down with Prose Malaise.
Prose Malaise is when whatever you read feels like jazz scat in your head (i.e. complete & utter nonsense).
Judging by the success of Ikea and the influx of Japanese craft books available online I am not the only sufferer. Down with wordy instructions and double down with Jazz!
Anyway back to woohooing….I am going to make a motif right now!