Annie’s has published a book by Lianka Azulay of Bonita Patterns called Learn Embossed Crochet. The textured technique is rapidly taking the crochet world by storm. So what exactly is embossed crochet?
Crochet taxidermy is a bit tongue-in-cheek, giving a whimsical, colorful spin to the tough sport of hunting and offering an animal-friendly alternative to decorating your home. I remember first seeing it a few years ago from artist Shauna Richardson, followed by other artists. It’s become more mainstream, now, with crochet taxidermy patterns available online. And you’ll find 30 of these patterns in the beautiful, fun book by Taylor Hart.
Established crochet designer Karen Whooley has a new crochet book to delight us. A Garden of Shawls is a beautiful self-published book of one dozen lace crochet shawl patterns. They will help you fall in love with lace crochet, if you’re not already, although the patterns can be adjusted for working with thicker yarns should that be your preference.
Stripe Savvy is a Leisure Arts crochet book designed to showcase the beautiful Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn. There are 14 crochet patterns in this book, each highlighting the possibilities of self-striping yarn.
Cup cozies are a great project to have patterns on hand for because you can make them with scrap yarn, they work up super quickly and they can be great last-minute gifts or party decor. Plus they are just so cute and fun – as we can see in this collection of crochet cup cozies by Michele Wilcox.
Easy Essential Bags is a collection of ten crochet purse patterns that will provide you with every type of bag you might need throughout your daily life.
Mirror Image Scarves is another really smart crochet scarf pattern book to consider for your personal craft library.