Beginners of all ages will love the step-by-step photos and kid-friendly instructions in Cool Stuff Teach Me to Crochet from Leisure Arts.
This how-to-crochet guide book has easy lessons and 12 fun projects: Chain Loop Daisies, Loopy Hair Scrunchie, Spiral Coaster, Round Pillow, Ruffled Hair Scrunchie, Curlicue Key Chain, Striped Scarf, Dog's Toy Ball, Floppy Hat, Cat's Toy Fish, Cotton Dishcloth, and Ripple Lap Warmer.
The lessons call for medium weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook; some projects use additional hook sizes. Helpful notes for parents and teachers are included.
The book is written for ages 9 to 14, but adult beginners will also appreciate the clear instructions and detailed photos.