I have to admit that don't know how to crochet, but after being sent a copy of Cute & Easy Crochet I am itching to learn.
Cute & Easy Crochet is written by Nicki Trench and published by CICO Books. It starts with a guide to "crochet know-how" and includes 35 projects divided into three sections: starting out, practice makes perfect, and confident crocheting.
The projects include blankets, cushions and scarves, coffee & tea cosies and things like baby bibs, slippers and bears. Each individual project is labelled as either a "beginner", "improver" or "enthusiast" level, so it's really clear which are the tricker projects within each section and a beginner like me would be able to select super easy projects when starting out and gradually develop my skill level.
The book has a soft vintage country cottage feel to it, which isn't a look I always love but there's nothing too old fashioned or twee, the colour combinations are all very yummy, and when I showed this book to the ladies at my knitting club there was much oohing and ahhing! I particularly like the stripey cafetiere cosy and this yummy blanket which I'm delighted to see is marked as a beginner project:
One of the lovely ladies at my knitting group has kindly promised to teach me the basics so - fingers crossed - I shall be crocheting squares in no time...
Cute & Easy Crochet is available from CICO Books, Amazon UK or Amazon USA
[Disclaimer: CICO Books sent me a free review copy of this book, and the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links]