Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin have turned their attention to beginners with The Learn To Crochet Project book, where you’ll find the designers’ trademark beautiful photography, simple steps, and encouraging sense of humour. “Having taught hundreds of beginners to crochet between us we know very well what helps and hinders,” say the designers. “Our 80-page guide takes you from selecting your first hook and ball of yarn through to following a chart and written pattern.” Beginners can show off their newly acquired skills with four beautiful, wearable projects: a cowl (basic stitches), mitts (following a pattern, making something to fit), hat (working in the round, decreasing) and shawl (lace patterns, picots, increasing). Plus the book is spiral bound so stays open while you hook! Print copy £12, www.thecrochetproj.etsy.com. PDF £10, from The Crochet Project’s Ravelry shop.