Author(s): Nicki Trench
Granny squares are the perfect crochet project for beginners. They are easy to learn and quick to complete.
With full instructions for all the techniques you will need at the start, followed by 25 lovely patterns to put your newly-learned skills to use, Learn to Crochet Granny Squares and Flower Motifs is the perfect book for beginners, and near-beginners who want to expand their repertoire. The repetition of stitches and patterns within granny squares is perfect for mastering the basics, and the squares can then be made up into all sorts of useful and beautiful things, from scarves and blankets to bags and cushion covers. Once you've got the hang of squares, branch out into hexagons and triangles, and then into flower motifs - the combinations of shape, colour and pattern are almost endless. Best of all, you can use up all sorts of yarn from your stash as you practise until your squares are perfect.
Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter and vegetable grower. She teaches, lectures and writes features on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating and hen keeping. Her books include Learn to Crochet, Crocheted Scarves and Cowls, Cute and Easy Crocheted Cosies, Crochet Basics, Cute & Easy Crochet and Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers.