So if you are looking for a basic beginner book, you might find this useful. If you are a beginner looking for some basic starter patterns, you'll find them here. Here, I'll show you .... (now remember, the time was 1959) ...
Place Mat - Single and double crochet with a size 10 hook. The finished mat measures 12.5 x 20
Filet Edging - Applied to a pillowcase. It uses a No 12 crochet hook.
Doily with Treble Crochet - Created with a No 10 crochet hook.
Shell Stitch Tote Bag. Dimensions are not given. You'll need a steel crochet hook no. 1/0
Crochet Afghan - The finished pieces measures 50" x 68". You'll need an Afghan Hook No 8.
Knot Stitch Sacque - Sized for infants. It requires a size E crochet hook.
Rib Stitch Hat - Requires knitting needles No 7.
Classic Pullover and Cardigan with Stockinette Stitch - Sized for bust 32.5 - 38. You'll need 2 sets of knitting needles, No 3 and No 6.
Mittens - Size Medium, created with Double Pointed Needles, Size 3.
Anklets - Size Medium. You need one set of double pointed needles, size No 2
Boys or Girls Cable Stitch Sweater - Sized 8 - 14. It's created with one pair each of No 4 and No 6 needles.
Tatted Edges for Napkins and Towels using a Tattle Shuttle.
Tatted Round Doily - This pretty pieces measures 7" in diameter.
Embroidered Bridge Cloth - chart is given
It's pretty clear what's covered in the lessons by the scope of the patterns. I enjoyed looking through the booklet. It's always fun to see what patterns represent the given time period.
I've copied this book to PDF format and listed in my shop, should you be interested.
Thanks for dropping by,