Crochet has NOT changed! Only how we use the items we crochet. The COLORS are how we UPDATE old patterns. You can make any crochet more modern by using "in" colors. Go to USED bookstores! Buy SUPER OLD Granny crochet books for DIRT CHEAP and use those patterns. They are the SAME patterns that are in the NEW just published books. The new books have very few things you can't find in older books or figure out by the older patterns. Ok. I do buy new books but the old ones I got too!