Crochet having rather taken over as my quick hand occupying evening craft of choice (I do want to do more knitting but it needs more thinking about) I’ve been learning to make granny squares from a rather fabulous book called 100 Bright & Colourful Granny Squares. I like this book for lots of reasons (although I’m not sure I call colour variations an additional pattern) but it is in English crochet terms rather than US ones and there is nothing too complicated, good difficulty guides and excellent diagrams of stitch types. I’ve learned lots. I’m almost at designing my own square stage, if not quite.
Doing granny squares is a good way of learning to be accurate and doing different onews keeps me occupied and interested, given I’m still working at the mark two of my winter blanket. It has left me with a stack of bright and imperfect learner squares though, so I decided to make them into a cushion. Maddy bagsied it quickly and, although cobbling squares together is not perfect, I’m really pleased with the result.
This book beats my previous favourite Crochet Motifs (much harder and in US terms).
If that isn’t enough, take a look at my Crochet I Like board for even more ideas.