Crochet Cowls: 15 Bold & Beautiful Designs is a cozy new book by designer Sharon Hernes Silverman who always impresses with her strong writing and crafting skills.
Death Among the Doilies is a craft mystery book written by Mollie Cox Bryan, award-winning author of a scrapbooking-themed mystery series. This book kicks off a new series that continues the theme of mystery fiction but turns away from an emphasis on scrapbooking and embraces other crafts including crochet and upcycling.
Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
Today I’m happy to share with you Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.
I had the opportunity to review Poetic Crochet when it first came out (over on About.com Crochet) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.
Nature’s Gifts for Baby is the first crochet book by Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. She has always made adorable crochet patterns and now a terrific set of them is curated in this title by Leisure Arts.
Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann is an adorable little book featuring fabulous patterns for fun crochet baby shoes of all kinds.