Emma Brown learned to crochet at her grandmother's feet. By the age of ten, she was crocheting full-size afghans as Christmas presents for her family. The older Emma got, the more about crocheting she learned, making it a point to find the most complicated and tedious patterns she could and bringing them to her grandmother during the summer. Together they would figure them out, and then, soon, Emma did not need her grandmother's help with the patterns any more, and they could just sit side by side and crochet. Emma Brown's knowledge of crocheting is more extensive than most and was built by trial and error - so she knows what really works for someone who is first starting to learn or who wants to progress from the basics to more advanced patterns and techniques. She has started crocheting circle in just about every city she's lived in, passing her knowledge on to others, before deciding to write a book that would encompass the entirety of experience and expertise. Crochet for Beginners is that book!