I have ordered a Japanese craft book off Ebay, well knitting/crochet book, the sewing book will be tackled later. I am not exactly sure how this will work, but they have graphs, so I should be able to make this happen.
Ponder this for a moment:
I especially want these:
Here is a selection from the instructions page:
I will try to make these, all as part of the cause of improving my crochet. It may be a little difficult to figure out, but I have checked Google and this (ウール) means wool, so there you go. I am practically there!
If you read enough Japanese to do it, or you want to live dangerously, you could buy it from Amazon Japan.