Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin have turned their attention to beginners with The Learn To Crochet Project book, where youâ€™ll find the designersâ€™ trademark beautiful photography, simple steps, and encouraging sense of humour. â€œHaving taught hundreds of beginners to crochet between us we know very well what helps and hinders,â€ say the designers. â€œOur 80-page guide takes you from selecting your first hook and ball of yarn through to following a chart and written pattern.â€ 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 Â£12, www.thecrochetproj.etsy.com. PDF Â£10, from The Crochet Projectâ€™s Ravelry shop.