I was expecting patterns when I ordered this book:
But instead you get ideas, templates and inspiration. From the simple:
To the breathtaking:
And everything in between:
Finally, I see some sort of reason for the whole "scrumble" phenomenon. (Finally. 'Cause, you know, I was really wondering about that....)
The book discusses styles of freeform crochet, hooks, yarn weights, etc. There are a very few motifs pictured but there are several motif/stitch guides listed so you can find your freeform mojo. At the back is a gallery of different styles and methods:
I would highly recommend this book for crocheters who are bored with the traditional and are looking for something different. A "next level" if you will. This is no "ch 96, turn, dc in 3rd ch from hook & in each st across" book. Irish crochet lovers would be right at home with this book. I'm definitely keeping this one on the shelf and hopefully I'll have time this summer to play around with one or two ideas. Maybe a kerchief first to get the hang of it & then on to a vest. :)
This won't be for everyone, but if you have a chance to flip through, do so. It's worth a look.